Behind the scenes several people have worked very hard to apply for recognition in this Eco Church scheme and we’re very pleased that St. Mary’s has been awarded a Silver award by Eco Church!
Eco Church is an award scheme run by A Rocha UK, a Christian environmental charity ‘working for the protection and restoration of the natural world.’
The scheme aims to support and inspire churches of all denominations to take practical action to care for God’s earth.
We completed an online survey, answering questions on the various ways in which our congregation is committed to caring for the environment and how management of our church buildings demonstrates our awareness of sustainability issues.
We have received a plaque confirming our Silver award, which has been mounted above the entrance to the church inside the porch
We hope to build on our success and investigate the options for gaining a Gold award!
For more information on the scheme, visit https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/