Climate Justice

Climate Justice is an ethical issue because it impacts most those who are the least responsible for causing it. As Christians we recognise that our western lifestyle is unsustainable and we need to change. We are called by God to be good stewards of the earth’s resources, and Justice requires that we seek to redress the inequalities in access to good food, clean water, and sustainable fuel.

What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

Our threefold Aim is to Inform – Inspire – Initiate

  • Inform the church on environmental science and why we must act now.
  • Inspire the church through Scripture to act to conserve the earth’s finite resources as obedience stewards of Creation
  • Initiate practical activities for others both inside and outside the church to take on in their homes, families and in the community.

What do we do?

At the end of 2022 we were thrilled to receive the BRONZE Eco-Church award from A Rocha. The aim of the award is to celebrate the ways in which we engage with caring for the earth as a key part of our Christian faith. It covers worship and teaching; management of our building and the churchyard; community and global engagement; and lifestyle.

We are constantly looking for ways to shrink our carbon footprint. We recycle, compost, carry out litter picks and enjoy outdoor worship from time to time.

We are now turning our attention to how to move on to the silver award.

In the churchyard, there are bird boxes, log piles and conservation areas to promote particular wild flower species. Laminated identification sheets for the most common flowers are available in the church porch..

Look how the wild flowers grow: they do not work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that not even King Solomon with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers. So I tell you… do not worry. Your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things.”

(Matt. 6:28-32)

Sylvia Harland and Julie Taylor