Climate change is a reality. We all have a responsibility to care for creation and for this world. There is still time but we must act now both as individuals and collectively as church. The PCC is committed to this and has begun to consider how we might aspire to become an Eco Church.
21st April 2021Church News
Climate change is a reality which will affect us all, and our children and grandchildren. We have not cared for creation as we should have done. The need to do so is woven throughout scripture from the Book of Genesis to the words of Jesus. It is our responsibility as Christians, both as individuals and as church acting together.
It is not too late to act, to show that we do care. The Diocese of Durham has adopted Care for Creation as one of its key strategic aims. The National Church is committed to being carbon neutral by 2030.
The PCC of St Mary’s has endorsed this and is committed to taking steps to involve the whole church in this and encourage people to change their lifestyles. Eco Church is an approach that can be taken so that we can all make a contribution towards this. A small group within the PCC is currently investigating the best ways to proceed on this. To that end we will be aspiring to become an Eco Church. Be prepared to be involved with this. We’ll let you know how in due course and when we have some detail. In the meantime you can find information on Eco Church at https://.ecochurch.arocha.org.uk.