On the 26th January 2021 Eco Church became 5 years old. When it was launched, a target was set to reach 10% of churches (about 4500) across England and Wales in 10 years. Today they are well over half way there: a total of 3100 churches have registered and over 1000 awards have been achieved. We in Wilmslow United Reformed Church are proud to be part of that community as well as having achieved Silver level award status.
The pandemic had an impact on our Church life, forcing us to reduce many of our activities, but giving us time to consider where we want to take our ECO journey next. We have just updated our carbon footprint calculation for the congregation and now need to think carefully about other opportunities we can grasp in the years ahead.
There is an article about the carbon footprint feedback in the Christmas newsletter.