Welcome to our Eco Church Page. Enjoy looking through our gallery of Eco Church photos and all the activities you can be involved with this year
As part of Liverpool Diocese Rule of
Life we have become an
Eco - Church and have obtained
our GOLD Award in March 2021
Rachael Kiel is our new adult
Environmental officer and champion
(alongside Rev Laura) for the
church and she is keen to ensure
we all do our very best for Gods
Creation and ensuring good stewardship as we prepare for the future. Working with a team of youth who are also Environmental minded for St Cuthberts, more things will be posted on a regular basis.
We do not see creation care as simply an add-on to the usual ‘business’ of being church. As Christians we believe that God is our Creator. He not only created the world that we might live in it, he gave us stewardship of it. With this comes responsibility:
Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it… (Isaiah 42:5)
What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)
In 2019 we were awarded a silver Eco Church award. This was the culmination of many years of work and discovery by the leadership team. We knew that the journey did not stop there, and we have continued to make changes to all parts of the survey and on March 5th 2021 we achieved Gold. We will continue to strive to care for creation throughout our church life.
The vision of A Rocha is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully. They invite churches to complete a survey addressing five key areas of church life:
Worship and teaching
Management of church buildings
Management of church land
Community and global engagement
Click on the logo below to find out more about A Rocha and Eco Church. Click on the image to learn about Wild Christian, A Rocha’s community of families and individuals exploring the connections between Christian faith and the natural environment.
We can all do our part so below you will find out some top tips.
Do come and join in with us on this exciting days held throughout the year and this year during Covid -19 we will also be celebrating our Environment and what we can do as a church on various Sundays during 2021 We will be holding Climate Sunday in September 2021 building on what we have done in 2020.
We wish to support not only Christian aid and Tearfund but this year can we please pray each week for Watersheds Ecosystems which is a conservation project in Kenya.
As part of our commitment We have also off set our carbon and will continue to use 360 Carbon to monitor ourselves and continue to bring down our net Carbon by 0.9 TCO2 by 2023.
What can I do?
Here are things you can do to help: What can I do at home, at work or at school to make a difference?
Start by taking a quick survey to find out your carbon footprint.
WWF have a good Carbon Calculator. as do 360 Carbon about How did you do?
Make one change a week to green your lifestyle. 52 eco tips.
Take the Church of England Plastic Reduction Challenge. 40 small actions to reduce your single use plastic consumption.
What about the things I just can’t change? Try carbon offsetting to pay the true cost of some of our lifestyle elements. Climate Stewards is a Christian carbon offsetting organisation
Find out what God is already doing to care for the local environment. What other local community groups exist? Could you join or support them? Help out at Croxteth Hall perhaps? we are surrounded by beautiful landscape volunteer for either the church grounds or the local halls and help clear litter and plant trees and plants to offset carbon.
check out the pdf of tips for more ideas
Did you Know?
Did you know that the UK throws away 7.2 million tonnes of food each year? Most of it could have been eaten.
There are many ways to reduce what is left and make sure spare food is put to good use: Get some tips from Love Food Hate Waste
Share leftover food after a church event using the Olio app
Prayers based on Psalms, with “the enemy” being climate change or “the powers that be” that are causing it – by Ruth Jarman
A prayer based on Psalm 4 by Ruth Jarman
“Answer me when I call to you,
O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
be merciful to me and hear my prayer.”
How long, O men and women, will you turn the glory of the earth into dangerous pollution?
How long will we love the delusion of consumerism and seek the false gods of money and possessions?
Help us to remember that you have set apart the godly for yourself;
that you will hear us when we call to you.
In our exasperation and anxiety do not let us lose hope;
when we have quiet times in the day,
let us search our hearts and be silent.
Help us to live our lives sacrificially and to trust in the Lord.
Many are asking “What is the point? The earth is finished. Who can save us now?”
“Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord.
You have filled my heart with greater joy
than when their grain and new wine abound.
I will lie down and sleep in peace,
for you alone, O Lord make me dwell in safety