First United Reformed Church to achieve Eco Gold Award

Congratulations to St John’s Marsh Green for achieving their Eco Gold Award. St John’s are the first URC church to gain this award and the ninth church to achieve Gold since our Eco Church scheme started back in January 2016.

Rob Weston, Convener of the URC’s Environmental Task Group, Minister for Tavistock United Reformed Church and Interim Minister for Lavington United Reformed Church said:  “I’m delighted to see the first Gold Eco Church award within the United Reformed Church, it is quite clear that the whole church across the UK is waking up to the need for urgent action.  As Convener of the URC’s Environmental Task Group, I believe the Eco Church award scheme offers such a great range of resources and advice that every local URC should be signed up and involved in making a difference. The scheme is suitable for large and small churches, urban and rural, climate change is an issue for us all and every church can make a positive change.”

Read about St John’s inspiring achievements including church nature reserve, rainwater tank and ethical banking here: