Our Green Journey: 2015-2019 Gold Eco-Church award

In 2016 the church registered for the new Eco-Church programme.

We continued efforts to improve energy efficiency and to reduce water usage in the church premises.

We continued to share our concern for a better and sustainable world. The church helped to organise and hosted a Stratford Climate Action Day on 22 June 2019. We have worked with local groups on Climate Emergency related issues. In addition, the church works to encourage other local churches in Stratford Churches Together to become Eco-Churches.

One of the aims of being an Eco-Church is to help to build a just and equal world. In gratitude for having better toilet facilities in the refurbished premises, we responded to the Tearfund appeal for Toilet Twinning. We raised £900 to twin 3 school toilet blocks in Sierra Leone, Chad and Uganda and 3 individual latrines in Liberia, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo. As a Fairtrade Church we continue to promote using Fairtrade refreshments in the premises and have a monthly Fairtrade stall after Sunday service and a special service in Fairtrade Fortnight.

We achieved a Gold Eco-Church award in 2019.