Author Archives: Paul Williams
Congratulations to Inverkip Parish Church on achiving their First Award! They were commended for their ‘enthusiastic team, who are capable of pushing further improvement following recommendations, an asset to the community.’
In case you missed it, the congregation has been shortlisted to receive a Church Times Green Church Award.
A reflection on our world at St Michael and All Saints Episcopal Church, Helensburgh
Eco-Congregation, Stirling Methodist Church, are hosting a Public Meeting on Climate change on the 5th September at the church on Queen Street, Stirling. The meeting is organised by Friends of the Earth Scotland, Stirling – why not pop along?
We’re always looking for new ways Eco-Congregations can get involved in the wider environmental movement and recently we’ve been talking to RSPB Scotland about the Glasgow ‘Wild-Fest‘ and plans to celebrate the spirit of the Garden Festival on its 30th Anniversary in 2018.
RSPB Scotland will be working with partners, organisations and community gardens right across the city, and holding events suitable for all ages and a wide range of interests. They’re inviting Eco-Congregations across the city to join them!
As part of Wildfest this year (see image), there are opportunities to join in with the bioblitz in Glasgow Botanic Gardens, or enjoy a picnic to live chamber music at the Hidden Gardens. Take a walk through Partick to find out more about the project to save Glasgow’s house sparrows, or take part in a bat walk, minibeast hunts, and more.
You don’t need to know anything about wildlife, and you certainly don’t need to own a pair of binoculars!
In 2018, RSPB Scotland is looking to reignite the spirit of the Garden Festival with a big event and is eager Eco-Congregations who wish to take part to get in touch and help shape it. We’re certainly keen for congregations to show-case how the church is caring for creation and participate in bringing the festival together.
We’ll be setting up a local meeting in Glasgow later this year and we encourage anyone who is interested to come along. It is an opportunity to meet people of other eco-congregations in the area as well as hear about the Wild-Fest project and how your congregation can be a part of the festival in 2018.
Events will also be taking place in Edinburgh, so if you are interested to know more about that – get in touch!
If you think you might be interested or want to know more about the plans, you can get in touch with David Bethune at email@example.com