Green Communion to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Eco Church award scheme

You are invited to a Green Communion – St John’s, Ayres Road, Old Trafford. Sunday February 5th, 2017 @ 10am.

St John’s will hold a Green Communion to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Eco Church award scheme on Sun 5th February.

St John’s delights in care of creation as part of its mission. ‘Cycle to church for body soul and planet’ the cycle racks preach. ‘Water me when thirsty’ and ‘pick me when I am ripe’ say the labels in our community run allotment in the church grounds.

Since 2012, the church has hosted solar panels on the south facing roof, so that St John’s Sunshine, a volunteer led renewable energy co-op with solar panels on the roof feeding electricity to the neighbouring community centre and awarding sunshine grants to local groups.

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St John’s is now working towards receiving an Eco Church Award. Since Eco Church launched last year, over 450 churches across England and Wales have registered. It was set up for churches to demonstrate how they are caring for God’s earth in different areas of their life and work. They do this by filling out a survey that takes them through five key areas of church life (worship and teaching, management of church buildings, management of church land, community and global engagement, lifestyle).  Churches are then supported through the scheme as they make their way through the three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold.

More info about the service from John Hughes 0161 872 0500 john_dhughes@yahoo.co.uk

More information about the Eco Church scheme can be found here.

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