Eco Churches

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.

It was so good to get together with representatives from 6 HCT churches in April at Sussex Green Hub, to share information and ideas. 

Who could go along from your church to join us on 28 May 2pm @ Sussex Green Hub?

 https://www.facebook.com/events/467030078512436/ 

HORSHAM ECO CHURCHES NEWS

Includes: Local News, Resources & Grants, Webinars & Conferences, Petitions & Campaigns.

Horsham Eco Churches April 2022 News

One of the slides from a 19 minute audio-visual presentation by Horsham Eco Churches. Download the presentation and select slide show, from beginning. Hyperlinks in the slides take you to more information. You can edit the slides for use by your church.

Horsham Eco Churches Audio-Visual Presentation 12.1.22

Drop in to chat about Eco Church at Sussex Green Hub.

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
London Road Methodist Church, Horsham
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:

Worship and teaching 
Management of church buildings
Management of church land
Community and global engagement
Lifestyle

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. 

Complete the Eco Survey to gauge where your church currently is, you may find you already qualify for an Eco Church Award!
 
Our Vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully. 
 
A Rocha UK is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world and committed to mobilising Christians and churches in the UK to care for the environment.
 
Together We Can leaflet can be adapted and used by your church or community group, print double sided A4 and fold to an A5 leaflet. 
 
Climate change can seem overwhelming but together we can do simple things to help our planet and reduce our bills.
 
CREATION CARE AWARDS SCHEME
 
Encourages households to make changes to care for God’s earth, the online questionnaire and printable certificates recognise progress made, and resources provide ideas for your next steps towards Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
 
A webinar with Bishop Ruth Bushyager (Bishop of Horsham), Revd. Dr Dave Bookless (Director of Theology, A Rocha International), Annabelle South (St Paul’s Action on Climate and the Environment) and Helen Stephens (Church Relations Manager, A Rocha UK) launched the scheme, exploring topics including:
 
  • 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.
Creation Care Information, Video and Webinar:
https://creationcare.org.uk/
 

 

OTHER WEBLINKS 

A FAIRER EASTER FOR PEOPLE & PLANET
 
West Sussex County Times column by Fairtrade Horsham and blog by Horsham Eco Churches for Sussex Green Living. 
 
THE 12 Rs OF CHRISTMAS
 
West Sussex County Times column by Horsham Eco Churches for Sussex Green Living. How we can enjoy a greener, more sustainable Christmas.