St Mary’s Church, Twyford – Congratulations on your Bronze Eco Church Award!

Eco church is an award scheme designed to motivate and resource churches in the UK to care for the planet as part of their everyday work and witness.  Recognising that we were now in a climate crisis, we as a church community were determined to do something about it.  By registering as an Eco church, our task was to work through a survey of questions relating to five categories – namely, worship and teaching, management of land, management of buildings, global and community engagement and lifestyle. Depending on the quality of answers, we were awarded points which after a year added up to a bronze award.  The journey towards this award involved the participation of the vicar who appointed an eco champion, the Parochial Church Council, the churchwarden and members of our Twyford community with expertise in different fields.  A team effort with thanks due to all  – but this is just the beginning as we head towards a silver award.