A Rocha UK is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world, both as a response to the biblical mandate to care for the earth, and as a demonstration of the Christian hope for God’s world. Eco Church is A Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.
At the heart of Eco Church is a survey that enables churches to both record what we are already doing to care for God’s earth, and to reflect on what further steps we can take to that end and then act accordingly.
The 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 we sing and of the food we serve; of the energy they use and of the ethics of our investments; of the wildlife that finds a home on our land and so on…
As our church completes the survey we will collect points towards an Eco Church Award. There are three levels of Eco Church Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. In order to qualify for an Award, our church must attain the required standard in each of the areas covered by the Eco Survey that apply to St Katharine’s.
St Katharine’s is now completing our Eco Survey to gauge where our church currently is in relation to the three different levels – Peter Holland has been leading this for us and we hope you will join us in thanking him for championing this initiative and helping us achieve our Bronze Award!
We now achieved our Bronze award status from ECO Church!
You can find out more about Eco Church their website https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/