Join us on our Eco- Church journey as we intentionally seek to be better stewards of our corner of our wonderful world!
We have changed over our energy supplier to one that generates power from renewable energy.
We have replaced the old filament light bulbs with LED lights inside St Mary's.
At St Mary's we are being consious of the cleaning supplies we purchase. We have switched to using Faith in Nature handwash in our loo and kitchen. We are also using vegan antibacterial sprays.
Ocean Saver pods can be diluted in warm water and fill old spray bottles! They come with a sticky label so everyone knows what's inside! Let's be kinder to our environment by re-using plastic when we can!
The St Mary's loo is twinned with a toilet in Cambodia!
We use a food waste bin in our kitchens at both churches, and also separate paper and plastics for recycling.
We have installed a bat box for our nocternal neighbours in the St Mary's churchyard:
And two homemade bird boxes:
We have also installed a bird box in the CHS grounds..
And a bike rack to encourage cycling to church:
We have begun work on clearing a section of wasteland adjacent to St Marys to create a memorial garden for people to come and sit, enjoy nature and remember lost loved ones. We plan to plant bee and butterfly friendly flowers and plants.
We have changed our washing up liquid to Ecover and twinned our kitchen tap!
Some of the youth Group visited the Gaia exhibition at Chelmsford Cathedral:
In October 2022, we registered as a Fairtrade church, commiting to buy and serve Fairtrade tea, coffee (and sugar)