St Mary’s Church has been awarded a bronze Eco Church award as part of a Rocha UK project. St Mary’s is the first church in the Severn Valley benefice to receive an award. More details of the scheme can be found on their website https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/how-eco-church-works/
As a member of this scheme St Mary’s completed an Eco Survey which covered different areas of how the church contributes to God’s Earth in different areas of its life and work. The answers provided gained points towards an Eco Church Award – the more any church does, the more points they get! St Mary’s is now looking to build upon the progress already made to gain a silver award.
The survey covers five key areas of church life:
- Worship and teaching
- Management of church buildings
- Management of church land
- Community and global engagement