"For the Church of the 21st century, good ecology is not an optional extra but a matter of justice. It is therefore central to what it means to be a Christian"
Dr Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury
Green ENC is not a network. It is a ‘thread’ that runs through what we do as individuals and as a community.
Here are a few ways to get involved:
- Join the task group – we have a short meeting every 3 months to plan and record activities
- Join the Green ENC database for updates
- Contribute to the Green ENC blog
- Email the office so that we can capture your ideas, thoughts and activities
Psalm 24:1 The Earth is the LORD's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
ENC has been awarded A Rocha Ecocongregation status.
This means that we have made progress in:
- growing in faith and understanding
- taking practical action
- impacting the local and global community
Our award status runs from 2013-16. When we reapply in 2016, only the new activities done since the first award will count towards the second award.
See what we did to get the award here
See the ENC green travel plan here
More information about the A ROCHA ECOCONGREGATION AWARD
The Award scheme is designed to:
affirm the good environmental work of churches
witness to the wider world that churches care for God’s creation.
The Award is given to churches that have:
undertaken an environmental check-up or audit
undertaken activities or initiatives in each of the following three areas:
'spiritual': worship and teaching — linking environmental issues with the Christian faith e.g. through services, children's work or an adult homegroup
practical: practising what is preached e.g. an energy, churchyard or recycling project
mission: reaching out — worked with or through their local community on environmental issues e.g. a litter pick, project with a school or other community group, gaining positive publicity.