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. 

Eco Church, Creation Care & Climate Sunday Information

Watch or download this audio-visual presentation by Horsham Eco Churches. (Download then select slide show, from beginning, to view the presentation.) Edit slides for use by your church.

Horsham Eco Churches Slides – HCT Forum – revised 14.10.21

Horsham Eco Churches News

Horsham Eco Churches October 2021 News – revised

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:

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. 
 
Horsham Eco Churches at the Kinder Living Home Show