Horsham Eco Churches encourage and inspire other churches on their Eco Church journey, to share ideas and find out more about caring for God’s world, using resources from A Rocha UK’s Eco Church award scheme.
Registered Eco Churches
Brighton Road Baptist Church – Silver Eco Church Award
Holy Innocents Parish Church, Southwater
Holy Trinity Church, Horsham
Holy Trinity Church, Lower Beeding
Horsham United Reformed Church
St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Roffey
St. Margaret’s Church, Warnham
St. Mark’s, Holbrook – Silver Eco Church Award
St. Mary’s Church, Horsham
St. Nicolas’ Church, Itchingfield
Trafalgar Road Baptist Church, Horsham
Free Eco Church registration, survey and resources help you care for God’s earth in five key areas:
The survey takes into account whether or not your church has buildings or land. Save and update your survey at any point. Collect points and consider further actions to gain points towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Eco Church Award. For example, switching to a green energy company or using Fairtrade tea and coffee.
Climate change can seem overwhelming but together we can do simple things to help our planet and reduce our bills.
- Why we, as Christians, must care for God’s creation.
- How our household and personal actions can make a difference.
- How the Creation Care scheme can help you better care for God’s earth.
- 360 Carbon Calculator
- Christian Aid – Climate Change Campaign
- Climate Stewards – Websites, Books & Carbon Offset
- Burning Down the House: 14-19 year olds’ views
- Church of England Webinars on Getting to Net Zero Carbon
- Fairtrade Horsham
- Operation Noah
- South East Climate Alliance
- Sussex Green Living
- Tearfund Reboot – take action on the climate crisis
- Twin Your Bin Twin Your Tap Twin Your Toilet
- Wild Christian – connecting faith, nature & climate
- WWF Environmental Footprint Calculator
JOINT STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
For the first time, the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion have jointly warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact on poverty, and the importance of global cooperation.
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Justin Welby urge everyone to play their part in ‘choosing life’ for the future of the planet.
In a joint statement, the Christian leaders have called on people to pray, in this Christian season of Creation, for world leaders ahead of COP26 this November. The statement reads: ‘We call on everyone, whatever their belief or worldview, to endeavour to listen to the cry of the earth and of people who are poor, examining their behaviour and pledging meaningful sacrifices for the sake of the earth which God has given us.’
The joint declaration strikes a clear warning – ‘Today, we are paying the price…Tomorrow could be worse’ and concludes that: ‘This is a critical moment. Our children’s future and the future of our common home depend on it.’
The three Christian leaders spoke against injustice and inequality, saying: ‘We stand before a harsh justice: biodiversity loss, environmental degradation and climate change are the inevitable consequences of our actions, since we have greedily consumed more of the earth’s resources than the planet can endure. But we also face a profound injustice: the people bearing the most catastrophic consequences of these abuses are the poorest on the planet and have been the least responsible for causing them.’
The statement calls on people to:
- Pray for world leaders ahead of COP26
- For individuals: To make meaningful sacrifices for the sake of the planet, working together and taking responsibility for how we use our resources
- For those with far-reaching responsibilities: To choose people-centred profits and lead the transition to just and sustainable economies
Read the full statement here: