Eco Church 5th Anniversary – Bishop Nick’s Sermon

April 12, 2021
We are very grateful to Bishop Nicholas for joining us for our online EC 5th anniversary service and for sharing his sermon notes below.

Churches launch nature count to assess biodiversity within “National Park” of churchyards

April 12, 2021
Hundreds of churches have already signed up to a week-long ‘nature count’ occurring this summer, which will encourage people to visit churchyards and record what they see.

URC West Midlands Synod achieves first Eco Synod award

March 12, 2021
Congratulations to the United Reformed Church West Midlands Synod which has become the first across the denomination to achieve an A Rocha UK Bronze Eco Synod award. In its award application, the Synod evidenced a long-term commitment to reducing its environmental impact by rewriting their eco-policy which was approved in October 2020, and agreeing clear mission pledges to reduce their carbon footprint and reporting annually on progress. It is also working towards installing solar PV panels and electric car charging points at all suitable manses; investigating the possibility of doing the same for the Synod Office; and considering a.

Eco Church turns five – celebrate with us!

January 28, 2021
On 26 January Eco Church became five years old. Covid has prevented a face to face ‘birthday party’, but on 26 March we will be holding an online event to celebrate the extraordinary development of the programme, to thank all who have contributed, and to pray together. And we have so much to thank God and you for. Five years ago, when Eco Church was launched, we set a target to reach 10% of churches (or about 4,500) across England and Wales in 10 years. The idea, based on research, was that 10% would be a ‘tipping point’ after.