Eco Bronze Award

An Award for the Minster

MEG (Minster Environment Group) is pleased to announce that the Minster has achieved the bronze Eco Church award.

Eco Church awards (under the umbrella of Arocha UK) have been set up to help churches to examine the way in which we care for God’s world in our worship and teaching; in how we look after our buildings and land; in how we engage with our local community and in global campaigns, and in the personal lifestyles of our congregation.

An online survey asks many questions in five different categories and each category has to score at least a bronze level to gain an award. When we first started on this survey about 2 years ago, we discovered that, although in most areas we were at bronze or silver level, the buildings and land section did not score enough for an award.

In the past we have twice achieved the old ‘EcoCongregation’ awards. But this one is tougher! The Minster is a grade 1 listed building and that makes some modern energy saving strategies impossible for the time being. However there have been small changes we can make and the Churchwardens and PCC have worked on these. For example, we have changed to a totally 'green' electricity tariff.

It would be great to achieve the silver level! The Minster is an old building but there are ways of making her ‘greener’. It is also up to us as individuals to look at our lifestyle and our care for creation as part of our Christian discipleship. Alison Francis

For your diary: November 2nd – 4th Wimborne Green Festival – a weekend of film/talks/information sharing/music/food/worship and prayer

Next Sunday

23rd SEPTEMBER 2018 SEVENTEENTH AFTER TRINITY
8.00amHoly Communion BCP
9.45 amParish Eucharist
11.30amBaptism of Claudia Anderson
6.30pmEvensong BCP

Forthcoming Events

Thursday 20 September 5:00 - 5:30pm
Evening Prayer

Friday 21 September 8:30 - 9:00am
Morning Prayer

Friday 21 September 11:00 - 12:00pm
Holy Communion at St. Margaret's Chapel

Friday 21 September 12:00 - 2:00pm
Lunch and Chatin Church House Lounge

Friday 21 September 1:45 - 3:00pm
Q.E. Year 9 Welcome Service

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