Since beginning the Eco Church group at St Giles in late 2021, we have been working towards a Bronze award on the A Rocha Eco Church scheme. We have introduced many measures at St Giles for the five areas of Church Life. These are: * Worship and teaching, * Management of church buildings, * Management of church land,
* Community and global engagement and * Lifestyle. St Giles was finally awarded the Bronze Award on 28th March 2022 and has now been awarded the Silver Award ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/
One measure that we have taken is to apply to be a Fairtrade Church. For many years we have been using Fairtrade items as part of the refreshments served at St Giles and we have celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight.
Watch this space to find out how we got on!
Meet the Bangladesh youth leading a green movement - In northern Bangladesh, young people are taking the long view and heading up a quiet revolution to tackle plastic. Read more via the link www.tearfund.org/stories/2023/04/meet-the-youth-in-bangladesh-leading-a-green-movement
Would you like to help St Giles with its Eco Church projects? If so why not join the Eco Church group? We meet around once every two months and are always looking for new ideas and ways to promote the Eco Church message. If you would like to join us please speak to Kim, Carolyn, Sam or Pauline to find out more!