See the new St Mary’s Wild Churchyard page HERE
We join with the vision of A Rocha Uk in aiming to be a church caring for creation as an integral part of our stewardship and life with all of God’s creation. We are working towards the bronze ‘Eco Church’ award, and would love your help if you are keen to get involved in this area of our church and community life. Please get in touch if you are interested. Our first area of focus at the moment is developing a wild churchyard area at St Mary’s, with Shalford Guides joining in leading this wildlife project.
In the words of A Rocha, we hope to work together to ‘equip our church to express our care for God’s world in our worship and teaching; in how we look after our buildings and land; in how we engage with our local community and in global campaigns, and in personal lifestyles. Please see A Rocha Uk website and Diocese of Guildford website for further details and examples of churches with Eco Church awards, and watch this space. Better still, help create this space and get in touch with us at St Mary’s….
“As Christians we are called to be stewards of God’s wonderful creation. The challenges facing this creation are numerous and well reported, but there are plenty of small steps that we can take to help care for our planet.Bishop Andrew
“Often this starts with ourselves, as individuals and churches. Simply evaluating how our lifestyle impacts the planet and making changes to minimise our negative impact where possible can make a big difference.
“That’s what Eco Church is all about. Packed full of useful resources and suggestions it is a great tool and I’d encourage churches to sign up and join the drive to care for God’s Creation.”