Eco Church: Working Together to Net Zero

May 22, 2020

First Eco Circuit Award Achieved

May 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 Award

November 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. .