Parish Eco News & Inspiration

Creation Care – what have you been up to?

We would really like to hear how you have been caring for creation in your church services, youth and children’s work, cell or house groups and in the community. Or if you have made changes to your church building to lower your carbon footprint do get in touch and share your photos and a brief write up about your activities.

Your photos and stories will help to inspire others.


Mike Jones has shared news about a recent event.  St Marks, Lache cum Saltney had a ministry day when people could sign up to new activities.  They have a 'Friends Of St Marks Eco Church' (FOSMEC) group who are promoting green activities and support eco initiatives. They have had 10 new people sign up which is a great encouragement as they start preparing to work towards their gold award.


Jane Hill from St Mary’s Upton has shared some snaps from their recent Living Lightly and Sustainability Fair.

Jane says - We served Fairtrade refreshments throughout the morning and had a two-course LOAF lunch.

Stalls were run by church members, A Rocha UK, Tearfund, Flourish Bees, a local community group who brought along their local honey for sale, and a local Co-op provided all the goods for the Fairtrade Stall and were very enthusiastic and helpful. They helped with the stall and gave us a donation of money and a cake for the lunch.

My Eco Church Stall displayed photos and items relating to all five areas of the Eco Church Award Questionnaire and people asked me questions and discussed the issues with me.

The Chair of our St Mary’s Eco Group ran a display and gave out leaflets and magazines about A Rocha International, which started from St Mary’s 40 years ago.

The Energy Saving at Home and Recycling stalls included quizzes, as well as displays.

People could learn how to make a waxed food wrap to take home and bring in items for repair on the Repair Stall.

There was also a very popular clothes swap and an opportunity to sample and order Eco-Friendly cleaning products.

This was the first time we have run a Fair like this (although we have hosted many other different ones) and Jane suggests that personal invitations to friends, neighbours could increase footfall. All the stalls and the refreshments and LOAF lunch were very popular, and the stall holders had lots of interesting conversations. We can definitely recommend the venture, although it involved a lot of hard work.


Please let us know about your Eco Events together with your contact details to the Environment Team

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