God both created and sustains this earth. Responding to Jesus’ love makes us want to look after God’s world.
We use the Eco Church scheme run by the UK part of the international conservation charity A Rocha to help us check how our churches are doing in living in a good way.
- St Mark, Ampfield On Boarding
- St Denys Chilworth
- St John the Baptist, Flexford Road Bronze Award
- All Saints, North Baddesley Bronze Award
What’s the Eco Church scheme about?
Eco Church from A Rocha UK is a way for churches to ensure that they are caring for God’s earth in everything they do. The assurance scheme covers things like:
- how we look after church buildings and property
- the way we manage land like churchyards and burial grounds
- whether we talk about the environment enough when we talk about God in Church.
Being part of the Eco Church Scheme also helps the people who go to our churches make better personal decisions about what they can do to reduce their environmental footprint. A Rocha are also well known for being advocates for good government and company policy on the environment.
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