Eco Church

St Luke's Church in Hedge End

Eco Church Scheme

What do you think stewarding God’s creation means? Members of St Luke’s came up with:

Cherishing what God has created for us and preserving it for future generations.

Walking with Christ in the world while treading lightly amongst his wondrous creation.

We are falling short in our role as stewards of God’s creation. Climate change is causing unprecedented damage to the natural world and people across the globe. For future generations, the consequences of doing nothing becomes increasingly severe. Yet even though it can seem like a daunting issue, we are resolved to do something about it. That’s where Eco Church comes in.

Eco Church’s vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully. Watch the clip below to find out more.

Status & Vision

St Luke’s is registered on A Rocha’s Eco Church scheme. We are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact and becoming better stewards of God’s creation. We are very close to achieving a Bronze Award. Help us get there!

Eco Church Survey Dials

Categories

Visit A Rocha’s website if you want to know more about the Eco Church scheme.

Get in touch if you want to get involved in the Eco Church committee or have an idea you would like to share.

Climate Change

Anthropogenic climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity. People, communities and societies around the world are already suffering the consequences. Crops are failing due to extreme droughts. Families are being driven from their flooded land caused by rising sea level. Wildfire seasons are being extended. Wildlife species are going extinct as a direct cause of changes to the climate. This is happening now. It will get worse but there is hope if we act.

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish student who brought about the climate change school pupil strikes all around the world, gave a talk on why she has taken a stand.

For a closer look at the influence of climate change on the environment, if you have access to it, watch “Our Planet” on Netflix. There is an associated website which contains clips like the following which summarise well the actions we all need to take to tackle this issue.

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