St Margaret’s has registered as an Eco Church.
We are the first in the Deanery to do so and aim to become a Centre of Excellence!
What is ECO Church?It is a Christian enviromental movement encouraging church communities to make changes in their
Community and global engagement
… to reflect God's care for the Earth
How does it work?
An online survey measures our progress in these 6 areas of church life and we gain points towards an award. We started with 217 points out of 990 (which is low), and we are working hard towards a Bronze Award
What have we done so far?
Horsmonden Village Footprint Group planted enough trees on Saturday 23 November 2019 to absorb 120kg of CO2 per year
- Changed to 100% green energy supply
- Done a biodiversity survey of the churchyard
- Joined the Fairtrade Foundation
- Held an introductory Frugal Lunch in support of A Rocha
- Started a seasonal Eco Corner to educate, encourage and inform.
- Started monthly Eco themes
- Started a 3yr Eco Management Plan for the churchyard
- Sown selective wildflower seed in the churchyard
- Involved our Youth making bird boxes
- Increased our ‘green’ liturgy, preaching, prayer and worship.
Prepare for a ‘greener’ Christmas & make New Year resolutions to reduce our carbon footprint.