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Carlops Parish Church of Scotland is the first church to receive our Gold Award.

Our award plaque – made from recycled church pews by the Greyfriars Recycling of Wood project.

Carlops Parish Church (Church of Scotland) is the first congregation to be awarded a Gold Award under our revised awards scheme. This is a considerable achievement as the standards set for the new Gold Award are extremely high.

The application described a wide-ranging and interesting variety of action embedded in the life of
the congregation.

The assessors particularly identified the following for commendation:

  • the thorough approach to planning, implementation and ongoing evaluation of your
    Development Plan
  • the regular inclusion of environmental concerns in worship
  • the cooperation with the Community Council and Village Centre Management Committee
  • the circulation of the Church Newsletter to all homes within the parish
  • their proactive approach to recycling, responsible travel and energy use
  • their charity work and promoting Fair Trade and Christian Aid
  • their patio-garden project, another example of working with others to benefit the community
  • the involvement of the congregation in lobbying MPs and MSPs, to express opinion on issues
    such as Climate Chaos, Global Poverty and Climate Justice
  • the overall impression of an imaginative and creative church, fully committed to environmental
    issues

Congratulations to everyone at Carlops for this significant achievement which recognises lots of hard work over many years.

 

 

Next Esk & Tweed network meeting 24th April 2017 in Peebles

Eco-Congregation Scotland ESK and TWEED NETWORK

MONDAY April 24 2017 at 7.30 PM

MacFarlane Hall, Peebles Old Parish Church, Peebles

AGENDA

1. WELCOME

2. TALK BY DAVID BETHUNE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY    3. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

4. NEWS FROM THE NETWORK CHURCHES

5. NEWS FROM ECO-CONGREGATION SCOTLAND

6. AOB

7. DATE AND TIME OF THE NEXT MEETING.

8.  CLOSE

Exciting new developments from the Local Networks Seminar 2015 – Report now available!

The 2015 Local Networks Seminar took place in Dunblane on Saturday 26th September. This year the main themes discussed at the Seminar have been used to propose an exciting new way of providing web-based resources, which can be downloaded and printed out to encourage more participation in our congregations.

After considering what other resources are available, the ECS Board now plans to invite individuals / congregations / networks, with the relevant experience and expertise, to contribute to developing and writing the new resources.

Local Networks Seminar Report 2015  also lists a whole host of topics and speakers from networks all around the country (see Appendix 3). If you are not already involved in a network, take a look and see what you might be missing! Everyone is welcome at network meetings – you don’t have to be from a registered congregation. Full information about your local network can be found here.