Streetly Methodist Church

Having replaced an old heating system with new one fuelled by a biomass boiler, Streetly Methodist Church began thinking about a 20-year future plan and how caring for the environment might feature in it. They signed up to Eco Church when it launched and began working towards an Award. A particular highlight was working together to plan a big Eco Weekend. The church was also thrilled to see their young people get involved in a range of fantastic eco projects. However, it wasn’t always easy to persuade people of the merits of devoting time and resources to environmental matters and considerable effort had to be made to get sufficient numbers enthusing about this aspect of mission. That effort has proved very worthwhile with the environmental focus drawing the congregation together in all sorts of ways, and the local community talking about what the church has done – including achieving a