ECO Church

An A Rocha UK Project

 

 

ECO Church is an award scheme for churches in England and Wales that want to demonstrate that they care for God’s Earth. The PCC of Capel and Ockley has committed your church, St John the Baptist, to the scheme, while St Margaret’s, Ockley have set out on their journey in Sept 2018. Find out more about the scheme on www.ecochurch.arocha.org.uk

11/09/2018: St Margaret’s Ockley embarks on Eco Church journey

St Margaret's Ockley embarks on Eco Church journey

St Margaret’s Ockley embarks on Eco Church journey

08/07/2018: St John the Baptist Capel receives Bronze Award

St John the Baptist Capel receives Bronze Award

St John the Baptist Capel receives Bronze Award

ECO News

The gift of giving

This Christmas, why not choose a charity gift from Christian Aid to give to your loved ones. It will bring a smile to their face and to someone further afield who needs a little bit of help from a friend. A few examples: £9 buys a child a school bag with books and pens, £13 pays for fishing training and £15 donates a pair of hens. These and many more useful gifts can be found here<charity-gifts.christianaid.org.uk/>. You will receive a voucher representing your chosen gift to add to someone’s stocking.Read More »

Plastic waste reduction

The best way of making our oceans plastic-free is by not letting the rubbish get there in the first place. One source of plastic is milk containers. Even though these are recyclable, evidence suggests that this only happens with a small proportion. They are not easy to avoid but one way is to order from your local milk man. Glass bottles are used on average 25 times and then recycled into new glass bottles. Perhaps a little more expensive but surely we’re worth it!Read More »

Ethical shopping

Most banks have no rules as to who they deal with and what projects they fund as long as it is legal. There are a few that have higher standards. Look up your bank in the list and see how they rank. Ethical banks put the charges where the costs are so you pay a small monthly fee but it puts the mind at rest to know that they don’t invest in weapons trading for example. This is just one of the things you can check on the following website: www.thegoodshoppingguide.comRead More »