Our Eco Churches

God's love makes us want to care for the world. We use the Eco Church scheme to help us do this well.

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.

Participating churches

  • St Mark, Ampfield
  • St Denys Chilworth
  • St John the Baptist, Flexford Road ;
  • All Saints, North Baddesley

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.

"God's eternal power and divine nature have been made known through his works since the creation of the world"

Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Some recent Christian writings and resources on creation and environmental issues

News - Ecochurch

Ecochurch: pollinators under threat - for TrinityV

We are running out of pollinating insects: Ecotip: Plant flowers for bees and other insects; try for a long flowering season so they always have food available.

EcoChurch for the fourth Sunday after Trinity

In Acts the believers were recorded as ‘having everything in common’. Could building a reuse tradition in @acbchurch benefit our communities both practically and theologically?

Ecochurch for the third Sunday after Trinity

This week in the ecochurch collection: Water for wildlife, and a developing world perspective on how we look at water from a theological point of view - an issue of increasing importance as Global Heating and migration pose continuing challenges.

Ecochurch for the second Sunday after Trinity

Stop running the tap when you don't need the water! Simple behavioural and technical changes could cut your households water use by around 10%. More energetic changes could halve the amount you use without damaging your quality of life