Silver Award for St Columba’s By the Castle

Congratulations to St Columba’s by the Castle on achieving their Silver Award –

Our assessors commended them for their excellent communications and the many opportunities for ‘eco’ themed discussions within their Forum, Fellowship hour, Bible study and House groups.



The assessors were also impressed by:

  • The Day 4 Girls project, which has involved congregation members as well as others outside the church
  • The ways in which members can bring concerns/issues which are then discussed and debated
    through various forums, leading to specific actions and initiatives; e.g. discussions in the local
    community about the issue of air pollution are to be commended.
  • The Quiet Garden, which is an inspiring use of church grounds in response to the needs of the
    local community
  • The research and ways in which ideas are developed, for example in the development of the
    heating system and in the introduction of the Changeworks recycling boxes.