Eco Church is A Rocha UK's award scheme to encourage and recognise churches in England and Wales that demonstrate the gospel is good news for God's creation.
Churches in every area of the country and every diocese have joined the scheme, and there are a number of awards churches work towards. We, at St Peter’s, are working towards the Bronze award.
Please read why St Peter's has joined.
Please read about the Areas of Focus.
- Churchyard improvement
Since the Autumn of 2021, and under the leadership of Lynne Watson, the churchyard has been transformed in the area close to the main entrance from Burwood road. Volunteers from the church, the local community, interested individuals and groups, have all worked to clear the backlog of invasive trees, unwelcome bushes and undergrowth.
The Churchyard maintenance is the responsibility of the Elmbridge Council whose minimalist approach led to graves disappearing under brambles and undergrowth and many of these have now reappeared for the first time for years.
How can you help?
- Sign up on How Eco Church Works - Eco Church (arocha.org.uk), and receive their emails.
- Join a working party for the Churchyard improvement.
Contact Lynne Watson directly or through the Parish Office.
- If you are interested in a wider role then contact Andrew Strong or Lynne Watson directly or through the Parish Office.