skip to Main Content
A Church of the Caterham Team Ministry: Caterham Deanery - Diocese of Southwark - Church of England
Eco Church Report

St Mary’s Church is registered on the A Rocha Eco Church scheme. Liz Cooke and Jenny Green completed the survey which looks at 5 areas of church life – Worship and teaching, Buildings, Land, Community and global engagement and Lifestyle. In order to make progress in the area of Community and global engagement donations were requested to enable Toilet twinning through a Tear Fund scheme. Thank you to everyone who donated. We now have enough to twin one of the toilets. We are continuing to make progress on working towards our Bronze Eco Church award.

In November members of St Mary’s attended an Eco Church talk given by Karen Park Eco church lead for Horsham Churches together. This was organised by Rev Helen Burnett for Caterham Churches together. She spoke well with lots of great ideas and it was an excellent opportunity to talk to others in our local area.

During Lent members of St Mary’s attended some of the Lent climate pilgrimages organised across our Southwark diocese by Bishop Martin of Kingston. These were very good opportunities to develop awareness and to come together to reflect and pray.

Having attended a Climate Fresk workshop in Croydon in January Liz and Jenny thought it would be good to have a local workshop. The aim of Climate Fresk is to teach the science behind climate change and empower individuals to take action. On Saturday April 13th Climate Fresk came to Caterham! 14 people from St Mary’s, Caterham and surrounding areas participated. The session, delivered by Gill Harris and Anne Priefer was indeed fun and interactive. We’re so grateful to them for facilitating this amazing workshop, giving up their Saturday morning free of charge. There was much healthy debate, discussion and ideas for action.

Plans are shaping up for the Big Green Day to be held in St Lawrence’s Church on June 15th alongside St Mary’s summer fayre. This will be part of Great Big Green Week and part of Caterham festival.

Liz Cooke & Jenny Green
 Eco Church representatives

Back to Group Reports
Back To Top