Eco Church has left the building!June 3, 2020
A Rocha UK are encouraged to see that many Eco Churches have been as busy as bees during the lockdown period. One story in particular from Westfield and Cannington United Reformed Churches, two Silver awarded Eco Churches, had us buzzing with excitement...
Eco Church conference updatesMay 22, 2020
Please save the date for Eco Church autumn conferences being held in St Albans on 10 October and Manchester on 21 November at North Trinity High School. Chelmsford on June 12 will now go ahead online. Booking details to follow.
Eco Church: Working Together to Net ZeroMay 22, 2020
First Eco Circuit Award AchievedMay 20, 2020
A Rocha UK are delighted to announce that the Winchester, Eastleigh & Romsey circuit has achieved a Bronze Award as an Eco Circuit. This is the first such award in the country and is the result of many working together to make this possible. Sue Keegan von Allmen, superintendent minister of the Winchester, Eastleigh and Romsey circuit writes, “I was delighted when members of Romsey Methodist Church proposed that we should become an Eco-Circuit. We agreed to do so in December 2018. Since then we’ve been developing policies and sharing the process with individual churches. The circuit staff and.
From Bronze to Gold in one year – St Helen’s, Isle of Wight receives Eco Church Gold!December 20, 2019
A small village church in the rural parish of St Helens has become the first church on the Isle of Wight to receive their Eco Church Gold award and only the tenth church in the whole country – across all denominations – to have achieved this award, out of 2300 registered churches. Although a small rural parish with seemingly limited resources, the St Helens congregation has demonstrated passion and commitment in response to the climate emergency, under the leadership of Revd Ali Morley. A Rocha UK’s Speakers Coordinator, Simon Brown who visited and assessed St Helen’s efforts earlier this.
First United Reformed Church to achieve Eco Gold AwardNovember 14, 2019
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. .
‘Our work does not stop here.’ Christ Church Toxteth Park achieve Eco Church Gold.October 16, 2019
Congratulations to Christ Church on their Eco Church Gold award!
First Quaker Meeting House to achieve Eco Gold AwardOctober 3, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that the seventh Eco Church Gold award goes to Cotteridge Quakers. Importantly, this is the first Quaker meeting to achieve the gold standard. Our Church Relations Manager Helen Stephens says, ‘Quakers have a wonderful ethos of seeking to live simply – and in truth, peace and equality – on this earth. There is much we can learn from them. Eco Church is a way of them measuring and celebrating what they are doing as well as giving them more ideas for next steps. Achieving a Gold award requires a significant commitment including wider community.
Green Communion 2019August 30, 2019
Join with other churches to celebrate Creation Time and hold a Green Communion in September. Download your free resources here.
First Methodist Church to achieve Eco Church Gold AwardJune 3, 2019
We're delighted to announce that Stratford-Upon-Avon Methodist Church has become the first Methodist Church in the country to receive a Gold Eco Church award.