Caring for our Planet
All Saints Church is committed to
caring for our planet and this is an important part of what our Church does in
our commission to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, with the aim:
To seek to transform unjust structures of
society, strive to safeguard the integrity of
creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
A Fairtrade Church
All Saints is proud to say that it is a
Fairtrade Church, having gained this status in 2014 and renewed this pledge in
2020. This means that we serve only Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar at
Church events, and actively promote the buying of Fairtrade goods throughout
“Fairtrade is about better prices,
decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for
farmers and workers in the developing world.”
For more information go to:
An Eco Church
All Saints is also a member of the A
Rocha Eco Church Scheme and in November 2021 we were awarded an Eco Church Silver
What this means is that we have used
many opportunities in our worship and teaching to learn more about our
responsibilities in caring for our planet including setting aside the months of
September and October to focus on God’s creation.
We have also made improvements to our
how we light, heat and insulate our buildings, what we buy for the Church and
Hall (including changing our fuel supplier to a more ‘green’ one, and changing
our loo roll and washing up liquid to eco-friendly products), and how we re-use
and recycle what we have. And the small area of land that we have is
gradually being changed to one that attracts birds and insects, with added
composting facilities and the recent addition of a water butt.
We use Fairtrade goods and locally-grown food
when we can, and dispose of our food waste in an eco-friendly way. We have
also ‘twinned’ one of our toilets – 3 more to go! Everyone is actively
encouraged to buy eco-friendly products and re-use and recycle as much as they
We are now working towards a Gold Award.
Reducing our carbon footprint
All Saints Church has measured its carbon footprint and has pledged to
become a Net Zero Carbon Church by 2030.
An action plan is in place to achieve this. This will be challenging with a Victorian
Church and a 1960’s Church Hall, but we are committed to doing this.
For more information go to: https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/