St Albans is a proud winner of an A Rocha Eco Church bronze award!
A Rocha UK is a Christian Charity. Their vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully. By participating in their Eco Church scheme, St Albans is helping them to bring this vision to reality.
For an introduction to the Eco Church scheme please watch this video:
The Scheme covers 5 key areas:
- Worship and Teaching
- Community and Global
How can we get involved?
Scripture tells us that we are all responsible for the care of creation, and so we all need to take steps beyond those taken in the church building and look at our own lifestyles. The first step is to do a lifestyle audit: click here for the A Rocha Lifestyle Audit Guide.
Once you’ve done that, run projects to offset carbon and have a simple guide to help you calculate your carbon footprint and then offset it. Operation Noah is another great source of advice and resources.
The Church of England has a great page detailing all the actions you can do to help the planet and we have also prepared our own information to help you tread more lightly on the earth, and we've also had this page recommended to us by some friends on the other side of the pond!
We are also always looking for new ways to make our church and community more eco-friendly. If you have any ideas or would like to get involved please get in touch by emailing the parish office.
And as a p.s. please see below for a couple of recent videos from a clergy training day for our Willesden episcopal area: