Author Archives: Paul Williams

Silver Award Winner!

Congratulations to Selkirk Parish Church who is the first congregation to achieve an award under our new scheme. They are the first to achieve a Silver Award!

The assessors commended the congregation for the following:

  • the clarity of your planning and monitoring of your action plan;
  • your eco-policy, which we may use as an example for other congregations to consider;
  • your active involvement in aspects of global living, especially the toilet-twinning;
  • the active involvement of members of your congregation in the ECS local network and national
  • the overall impression of an imaginative and creative church, fully committed to environmental


From Auchtermuchty to Xanadu A Tattie Talk  by John Marshall

From Auchtermuchty

to Xanadu

A Tattie Talk  by John Marshall

followed by

Tattie Supper

Monday 2nd October 7.30pm

Lauriston Hall

28 Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ


The humble potato has an exotic and fascinating history. We are fortunate to have John Marshall, award-winning expert on the potato (seen recently on Gardener’s World), to deliver one of his entertaining Tattie Talks.

You are invited to join him afterwards for supper. The event is free.

Mission Statement:

St Peter’s is extending the invitation to foster greater care for the environment, encourage stronger interfaith links and together extend the message of justice and peace to the wider community. The evening will be hosted at Lauriston Hall.

This event is free of charge. For those who wish, there will be an opportunity to make a donation to Mary’s Meals to provide a meal a day for the world’s poorest children, of all faiths and none, in a place of education.

Book with Liz Brown

New Award Winner!

Congratulations to Renfield St Steven’s Parish Church on achieving their first award!

The assessors particularly identified the following for commendation:
❖ the extent to which care for the earth has been integrated into the worship of the congregation
(clearly not something that is done just once a year);
❖ contacts outwith the immediate congregation seem to be wide and close, particularly with
Christian Aid and with Lamboi in India;
❖ attempts to reach out to the local community, and wonder if this could be extended to include
the likes of the Community Garden;
❖ the church’s weekly information sheet is clearly a very important source of communication not
just to church members but, more importantly, to the general public, and should be made
available to all centre users during the week;
❖ the use of website/Facebook – it is hoped that gaining the eco-award will figure prominently