30 January 2024
A Rocha UK's Eco Church award scheme has been introduced to help churches demonstrate that the Gospel is good news for God's earth.
In 2023, eighteen churches in Chelmsford Diocese received the Eco Church Bronze Award and a further twelve received a Silver Award. The Chelmsford Diocesean Office was also awarded a bronze award.
One of the latest churches to receive a silver award is All Saints, Springfield, where the Eco Church group, having worked hard over the last few years to put sustainability and care for God’s creation at the forefront of people minds, said:
“This is a real achievement by the whole church, and we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all our congregation and supporters for what they are doing to make our church and our community more environmentally-friendly and sustainable''
All Saints' Rector, the Rev Sally Croft, added: “I hope that we continue to be mindful of our actions upon this fragile balanced planet and work towards the next award, communicating our eco passion not only to our church family but the community in which we serve.”
More information about Eco Church and how your church can get involved can be found on the Diocesan Website.