Caring for God's creation as part of our duty as Christians
Our churchyard has for many years been managed in an environmentally friendly manner. Back in 2005, with the support of Rev. Jane Beloe and others, Rev. Shirley launched the Eco-congregation initiative.
Eco-congregation is a tool to help churches address environmental issues in all that they do. Churches are encouraged to use the resources provided to look at three main areas of church life:
- spiritual: worship and teaching
- practical: things to do with buildings, land and church management
- mission: reaching out, both locally and globally
This initiative was revitalised in 2009 under Rev. Bruce, and following an environmental audit, action plans and a Churchyard Management Plan were developed.
Our Eco-congregation Policy was approved by the PCC in March 2013.
A small group of parishioners has been involved in taking this forward, and planned actions are reviewed annually. If you would like to help with this initiative, please contact the Parish Office (01329 832162 stjohnsoffice(at)btinternet.com) or Robin Boston (01329 832618 w.boston(at)virgin.net)