Category Archives: Moray

A “Feast” of ideas, information, news and views available at this year’s Local Networks Seminar!

The Local Networks Seminar 2014  will take place on Saturday 6th September, 11am – 3.30pm at Dunblane Cathedral Halls.

We hope you agree the programme (menu!) available here sets out an exciting and challenging day. It is, in fact, a “feast” for all those involved with our local networks aimed at providing food for thought for the year ahead!

It is important that as many networks as possible are represented at the Seminar and we have already circulated an invitation to network co-ordinators and key network members. However, we are now opening the invitation out to all network members but, as space is limited, please book early to avoid disappointment!

TO REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR: please email margaret@ecocongregation.org.uk with your name, network and church by Monday 25th August.

Dunblane Cathedral is about a 5 minute walk from the train station, up the Main Street (see http://www.dunblanecathedral.org.uk/Location.html) . Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh arrive in Dunblane approx. every 30 minutes and some trains from the North also stop at Dunblane, although it may be necessary to go through to Stirling and change. There are also some intercity buses that stop in Dunblane. If it is necessary for you to come by car, please let us know if you are able to offer a lift.

Moray Network meeting: Energy Use in Church Buildings

The next meeting of the Moray network will take place on Tuesday 3rd June at 7.30pm at Spynie Kirk, by Elgin (IV30 8XJ). The topic is Energy Use in Church Buildings.

“Most of our church buildings were never designed to conserve energy. What can we do to save energy and reduce fuel costs? Anne Thomas from Hilton Parish Church, Inverness, explains how they have used available grants to improve insulation, install solar panels and other energy saving measures to reduce their carbon footprint and save money in their church buildings.”

All are very welcome.

You can download a poster to print out and share with your congregation here.

Network event, Fochabers, 10th March: Looking at the Bible through Green-Tinted Lenses

The next Moray network event will be on March 10th at 7.30pm at Bellie Parish Church, Fochabers IV32 7DG.

Looking at the Bible through Green-Tinted Lenses

A talk by Reverend Trevor Jamison, Environmental Chaplain for Eco-Congregation Scotland, on reading the Bible as an inspiration for environmental action.

 

You can download a poster to print & share with your congregation here: Moray network poster

2013 Local Networks Seminar

The 2013 Local Networks Seminar took place on 7th September in Dunblane Cathedral Halls.  The Seminar is organised to provide  an opportunity for networking between the networks, to provide ideas for action and for networks to give feedback to ECS.  This year 14 of our 17 networks were represented and they participated in discussions ranging from “Ways of Understanding the Human Role in Creation” to looking at issues such as plastic recycling, recruitment and personal lifestyles.  Swap Sessions on ideas for network activities were also a main feature of the day.

A full report of the Seminar can be downloaded here.

Local Networks Seminar 2013 Report

Eco Awareness Coffee Morning – Bellie Church Hall, Fochabers – Saturday 12th October from 10.00am – 12 noon

An Eco Awareness Coffee Morning is being held in Bellie Church Hall, Fochabers on Saturday 12th October 2013 from 10.00am – 12 noon.  There will be Displays, Tables and Demonstrations of Rag Rugging.  You will also be able to see Art Competition entries by Milne’s Primary School.

Everyone welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there.

To download further information please click on the link below:

131012 Bellie Church Eco Awareness Coffee Morning