ECO Church

ECO Church is a scheme that helps us to identify how we can care better for God’s earth across the following 5 key areas of Church Life:-

  • Worship and teaching
  • Management of church buildings
  • Management of church land
  • Community and global engagement
  • Lifestyle

As we do more in each area, we build up points towards an award.  To help us focus more on the environment and work towards gaining our  bronze award, we have established an ECO Group. We meet around once every 6 to 8 weeks and would love to welcome new members.

Find out more at https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/how-eco-church-works/

Lent Suggestion

If you are interested in doing something to help our planet for Lent, our suggestion this year is to look at Living Lent (http://www.livinglent.org/) which encourages people to consider changing habits during lent for benefit of Climate.

Seasonal fruit an Vegetables

Eating UK grown seasonal fruit and vegetables is a great way of reducing your carbon footprint and is much tastier too.  Things to look out for in April include:-

  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • Spring Greens
  • Kale

Click here for a full list. 

Locally grown fruit and vegetables can be purchased at the following Farmers Markets:-

  • Droitwich Spa – Victoria Square, WR9 8DS – First Saturday of the month
  • Webbs of Wychbold – WR9 0DG – Second Saturday of the month

Creation Time Sermon – Jeremy Kidwell

Jeremy Kidwell was our visiting speaker during Creation Time in the autumn.  If you missed his sermon or would like to listen again, you can find it by clicking here.  

Songs of Praise – Churches Go Green

The Songs of Praise theme for the 3rd of March was ‘Churches go Green’ . A number of Churches who are caring for God’s Creation in different ways were visited and interviewed.  For those of you who can access the BCC iplayer, the episode is still available.  

Carbon Footprint

To help understand the relative impact that each of us has on our changing climate and how we can reduce this, we are encouraging everyone to complete a carbon footprint calculation.  There are various different versions available.  Two examples to try are:-

https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/ quick and straightforward from WWF (note does not work in some browsers)

https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx more accurate but much more time consuming.

Information

Links to some resources that might be of interest:-