What is Eco Church?
Eco Church is an initiative run by A Rocha in partnership with the Methodist Church, the Church of England, Tearfund and Christian Aid. It provides resources and guidance to help churches show they care for the environment in their worship and teaching, their management of buildings and land, community and global engagement and individual lifestyles.
‘Our vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully.’ http://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/
Eco Church at Royal Wootton Bassett Methodist Church
We have registered with Eco Church and are working towards achieving our first award with the scheme.
We were pleased to welcome Dr Martin Hodgson as a speaker from Eco Church in January 2018. We are continuing to include Eco Church in our worship by exploring environmental themes in our All In Sunday services. We seek to give praise to God for his amazing creation, to understand the issues affecting the natural world and consider how to respond as a church.
Please see our Services page for more details. You can also read more about our progress with Eco Church in our monthly Crosstalk magazine or check out our Eco Church noticeboard in our church.
Have hope in God for the future
Sometimes, it can be hard to know how to act best to look after the environment. As individuals, we can feel powerless and overwhelmed. But we’re not alone. Acting together as a church, we can all contribute in different ways and support each other to care for God’s creations, for our future and the generations to come.