We are delighted to have qualified for a Bronze Award from A Rocha UK.
We completed a survey questionnaire (available from Home - A Rocha UK) and after finding a few tweaks that had to be made to how we use resources, we proudly received our award.
We are members of Horsham Eco Churches and are now working towards our Silver!
"To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation,
and sustain and renew the life of the earth"
- one of the five 'Marks of Mission' promoted by the Anglican Communion worldwide
What is Eco Church?
At St Margaret's we have long been supporters of A Rocha, the Christian environmental charity.
As well as supporting them financially we are looking at our environmental impact as a church, using their Eco Church scheme which results in Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.
We're also affiliated with a local group, Horsham Eco Churches, where congregations support each other in making an environmental difference in our church life and as ambassadors to our communities.
Alongside A Rocha, our vision is "... to care for creation as an integral part of loving our neighbours and following God faithfully."
To find out more, go to Eco Church - An A Rocha UK Project
Making St Margaret's land greener
Partnering with Wild About Warnham, we have adopted a few small-scale practices for the benefit of wildlife, for instance:
See more about Wild About Warnham on Facebook and Twitter, or on the Warnham Parish website - click here.
The Queen's Green Canopy
In celebration of her Jubilee year, HM Queen launched an initiative promoting the planting of native species of trees throughout the UK.
St Margaret's took part by planting young hedge trees, repairing our boundary hedge and filling the gaps with species that will support wildlife, with help from Warnham community volunteers.