Eco-Congregation Scotland is a growing and diverse movement of churches of every size and denomination throughout Scotland. They share the conviction that our society's wholesale exploitation of the natural world is a dishonour to God the Creator; and that to do nothing in the face of environmental destruction is to fail in our duty to worship God and to care for the poor. Since February 2010 Eco-Congregation Scotland has been a registered charity and all participating churches and organisations are invited to become members.
As well as taking action in their own church life, Eco-Congregations are working together in Local Networks and promoting the programme to other churches through talks, workshops, events and materials.
Eco-Congregation Scotland has five staff:
David joined in September 2018 to provide spiritual and theological support to churches in Care for Creation. He is a United Reformed Church Minister, seconded full-time for this role as our ecumenical Eco-Chaplain. David visits congregations across Scotland, online or in person, with encouraging and challenging Biblical preaching.
David is based in Edinburgh
Judith has a 15-month probationary placement with Eco-Congregation Scotland in a chaplaincy capacity, training for Church of Scotland ministry. Formerly our Programme Co-ordinator, Judith supported Local Networks and eco-congregations with our annual programme of events, training and activities.
Judith is based in Inverness
Net Zero Co-ordinator
James joined in December 2017 and supports churches working towards Net Zero emissions and applying for climate-related grants, sharing his experience running a carbon saving project based in church buildings. He was CTBI Climate Sunday project coordinator in the run-up to the COP26 Glasgow climate conference.
James is based in Blairgowrie
Sarah joined in November 2022 ensuring administrative support for trustees, staff and volunteers, maintaining our database of eco-congregations, communicating directly with local churches and updating our online map with the latest registrations and Award recipients.
Sarah is based in Edinburgh
Stephen was appointed in September 2018 to run the charity, building and supporting the growing number of eco-congregations, developing work in partnership with environmental and church groups.
Stephen is based in Glasgow.