Quick links to the current Eco-Church activities:
Eco-Acts: These are the environmental challenges given to the congregation at St John’s to achieve
In Genesis, God gave humans a responsibility: to look after the Earth on God’s behalf, to enjoy it and rule it in the way that God would.
Psalm 24:1: “The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it”
As part of loving God, we at St Johns have made a commitment to be good stewards for our environment as part of our faithfulness to God
About St John’s Eco-Church
St John’s is committed to being good stewards for the Earth as part of our faithfulness to God.
During the year we encourage our own congregation to:
- Think Sustainably
- Speak Sustainably
- Be Sustainable
What this means is that we actively engage our community (both church, Egham town & surrounding communities) to create actions towards reducing waste by:
- Reflecting & Rethinking one’s own living to reduce green house emissions
- Reducing by repairing, composting, and learning about waste generation and its impact on Greenhouse Gases and water resources
- Reusing by repurposing, swapping, freecycle
- Recycle when there is no other choice and where possible always recycle the materials that are 99% recycled (metal)
Our Community Activities
Note: All activities are subject to government restrictions due to Covid-19
Once a year, we hold an eco-festival for our church and surrounding community to be involved in. In 2020 we will celebrate Hope & Vision for our Environment with a Build Back Better theme. The eco-festival will be held throughout the month of July with activities at St John’s Church as well as online. To find out more click here: St John’s Eco-Festival
Repairs & Upcycling
The Be Creative is a group within St John’s that as well as crafting, they help people to creatively use waste (upcycle) and repair items. They normally meet throughout the year every Friday and will feature in the Eco-Festival.
The Shed is an exciting project located in The Caddey at St John’s Church, which enables people to work on small repair jobs or create something new from wood, metal or plastic, learning new skills in a safe and welcoming environment, and enjoying fellowship and friendship with others.
Tools are provided and there is full support from a qualified team who are highly experienced in a range of crafts and in teaching and training.
The Shed is open to everyone whether you are an expert or a complete beginner so just come along and see what is going on. Opening times: 10am-12pm on Thursday
To connect with us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org