We are proud to announce that Jackie Baillie MSP will present the Eco-Congregation Scotland award to Alexandria Parish Church on Saturday 23rd June at 10:30am.
The Fairtrade Cafe and the Bookroom will be open and the event is open to anyone who would like to attend! Please click on the link for directions: http://www.alexandriaparishchurch.co.uk/
Twenty volunteers from the three Eco-congregations in Helensburgh cleaned the beach from Kidston Park to Cairndhu.
The rubbish had mainly been washed up from the River Clyde, but there was also a large amount of peoples food litter. The group removed several large items of furniture, piping and pallets. The smaller items in great number were plastic bottle tops and cotton bud sticks. The local churches do this beach clean each year. This year there were fewer big items like tyres, but more smaller items like cans and bottles. The beach would look so much better, if people took more care disposing of their rubbish.
Pictured below are some of the Eco-Congregation volunteers.
Alexandria Parish Church situated on the shores of Loch Lomond has received their 1st Eco-Congregation Award. Congratulations!
Principally the award was awarded for:
– The strong leadership and support for the incorporation of environmental stewardship in Christian life demonstrated by the clergy.
– Imaginative re-use of materials, most notably the recycling of the wood from the old pine pews as bookcases and the creation of a library of books and DVD’s for the church community.
Well done and enjoy the sunshine!