In 2013 the first steps were taken by Woking URC to become an “Eco Church”. This was followed, in 2015, by the formation of a Green Team to drive the change, and to use A Rocha UK’s Eco Church programme as a framework, with guidance on practical action to care for God’s earth. The work counts towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Eco Church award.
The Eco Church survey, with its suite of supporting resources, considers five key areas of church life:
- Worship & Teaching
- Management of Church Buildings
- Management of Church Land
- Community and Global Engagement
In May 2023 another major step was taken by the Church Meeting deciding to aim for Net Zero by 2030, with a new Environmental Policy and detailed Action Plan. To help fund the costs required over the next six years, a Care4Creation Fund has been set up. If you would like to support this, you can donate online.
If you would like more information on Woking URC’s Eco Journey or would like to join the Green Team, please contact either Mary or Chris Temple.