We are delighted that St Mark’s Church, Holbrook, has won a silver Eco Church Award, in recognition of our efforts to care for God’s earth in each of these areas: worship and teaching, management of buildings and land, community and global engagement and lifestyle.
Eco Church is the Christian charity A Rocha UK's award scheme for churches in England and Wales. The Eco Church vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully.
We are grateful to all who have helped us to achieve this award, making a difference by (for example):
Washing up instead of using disposable items
Caring for St Mark’s gardens
Looking after our buildings
Engaging with the local community.
Our first steps towards an Eco Church gold award were setting up hedgehog hotels and bird nest boxes in St Mark’s gardens. We are reviewing our carbon footprint and engaging with local sustainability groups and churches, discussing recycling, food waste, clean energy and sustainable living.
Join St Mark’s Eco Team and help us take further steps to care for God’s earth; contact St Mark’s Eco Church champion, Karen Park, St Mark’s church office or phone 01403 261380 for more information.
Have a look at the Eco Church online suite of resources for churches and families which includes more information on prayer, energy, food, waste, lifestyle and ethical investment.
Eco Church leaflet
Further information about caring for God’s earth:
Horsham Eco Churches
Christian Aid - Climate Change
Tearfund - Climate Change