Thank you for your interest in joining Eco-Congregation Scotland. Congregations from all denominations across Scotland are invited to join our network of over 600 eco-congregations. 

(If you are based outside of Scotland, information on other eco-congregation networks can be found here.)

To check if your congregation is already registered, have a look on our interactive map, or contact us

If you are already registered and would like to become a member or renew your membership go to our Member Page

Benefits of registering your congregation

  • partner with over 600 other congregations in Scotland 

  • support through our Local Networks and Programme Coordinators

  • recognition of your church's environmental work by being able to call yourselves an eco-congregation.

  • access to information through free resources, events and our regular newsletter

Registration is free of charge. However, as you register your congregation, you also have the opportunity to become a full member. 

Benefits of membership

  • Members are eligible to take part in our awards scheme.

  • First access to our events

  • Opportunity to shape the future of the movement in Scotland. (One named person from your congregation will be able to vote at our AGM on behalf of your congregation).

  • Our programme coordinators and environmental chaplain who will be able to help you develop the environmental and spiritual activities in your church and guide you towards application for one of our awards.

  • Through a small annual fee, your membership will support the ongoing work of our local networks and our awards programme.

How to register 

STEP 1: Get Approval from the Congregation or Parish

As this is a commitment by a congregation or parish, we need approval from its decision-making body. This varies by denomination but it could be the Kirk Session, Vestry or Parish Council - or it could be a pastor, minister, priest or other clergy.
You do not need to have done any environmental work to register as an Eco-Congregation. Registration is a statement of intent - that your church is concerned about the environment and wants to do something about it in the future.

STEP 2: Complete the Registration Form 

Where possible, please complete our online registration form. 

If you are unable to access the form online please download a copy, complete and return to the address on the form. If you need assistance completing the form or would like to request a copy to be posted to you please contact us.

STEP 3: Confirm your membership status 

On the registration form you will be asked to confirm if you would like to sign up to be a full member. Current membership fees can be found here.
Registered congregations who choose not to become members can register for membership at a later date.


What happens next?

Once you have completed your registration form:

  • we will send you a certificate that you can display within your church

  • you will be added to our mailing list so that you can receive updates about upcoming events and ways to get involved.

  • we will connect you with your local Eco-Congregation network covering your area of Scotland.