As a church, we feel that we need to take a lead in trying to preserve and improve our environment. As such, we are taking part in the La Rocha initiative called EcoChurch.
This is an award scheme where churches and benefices can earn gold, silver or bronze awards depending on how they perform against criteria set by La Rocha.
The criteria are assesed over five areas (Worship and Teaching; Buildings; Land; Community and Global Engagement; and Lifestyle).We achieved the Bronze award on 10/3/2020, the Silver on 30/9/2020 and are now working towards the Gold standard.
We attend regular meetings held across the diocese to encourage, assist and learn from other churches taking part in this scheme.
Our current focus is on recycling sites and local repairs - futher details of the benefice actions within this scheme can be found on the relevant pages of the benefice website.