At St Edward's Church we are committed to care for God's earth as part of our everyday work and witness. As Christians we are called to be stewards of God's creation. For each individual this means evaluating how our lifestyle impacts the planet and making changes to minimise our negative impact where possible. As a Church and as a Community we encourage each other in these lifestyle changes.
Our Gardening as Therapy group is taking part in Grow Wild, the national outreach learning initiative of Kew Gardens, who produced a really great blog about our Gardening project and Forget Me Nots on their website. Blog link
National Resources Wales provided us with a bat box and a bird box, which were put up by members of the Sunday School. Photos
We are also taking part in the A Rocha UK Eco Church award scheme. This helps us to look in detail at five key areas of church life:
- Worship and teaching
- Management of church buildings
- Management of church land
- Community and global engagement
A Rocha ("the rock" in Portuguese) is an international network of environmental organisations with a Christian ethos, founded in Portugal in 1983.
Learn more about A Rocha and Eco Church here.