For the 10.30 congregation, October 2019 was a month of focus on Creation and our impact on the environment – this was a spur to take a closer look at what we are doing and how we might improve. So, we registered for the Eco Church project, you can find a lot more information at this address: www.ecochurch.arocha.org.uk and see us on the map! And we are now working towards the initial Bronze Award.
At its November 2019 meeting, the PCC committed to improving the environmental credentials of our church by endorsing the undertaking of work towards an Eco Church Award.
The A Rocha Eco Church survey covers all areas of church life: Worship and Teaching; Management of Church Buildings and Land; Community and Global Engagement; and Lifestyle. As such, it challenges churches to act – in respect of the songs they sing and of the food they serve; of the energy they use and of the ethics of their investments; of the wildlife that finds a home on their land and of the water that flushes their loos; and so on…
Already, an expert auditor has completed an energy audit and submitted a comprehensive report that we are working through. Plans are being developed to make the Churchyard more welcoming to wildlife. And we don’t want to be exclusively focussed on ourselves, so a community group, Climate Action Wendover, has been formed to get broad involvement in activities that will make life in Wendover even more sustainable and healthy! All are invited to join in any of these projects.