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Eco Circuit

Find out more about our Circuit's environmental work.

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Eco Circuit

 

The North Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit had its Bronze Eco Circuit Award confirmed by A Rocha UK in November 2022. Working on the Eco Circuit programme affirms the Circuit’s attention to the care of God’s creation and encourages the adoption of Eco Church by churches in the area. Follow our journey on the timeline at the bottom of the page. You can find out more about Eco Circuits by clicking on the image of the certificate above.

 

To find out more about Eco Church, relevant worship resources and other environmental work happening around the Circuit, visit the Social Action Mission Stream page.

 

 

Eco Circuit Resources

Resources to help Eco Church leads / church leadership teams meet different Eco Church targets. 

Recycling 

Help encourage church members and other visitors to your churches to recycle more. This resource is available in two formats -plain text to copy and paste into newsletters or websites, and full colour for display on noticeboards.

The Eco Church page of the Putnoe Heights Church website has links to blog posts, downloadable newsletters and information about their projects which might be helpful to other churches. The second link takes you to a blog post written for the Methodist Church's 2022 Advent theme 'There is Room For All of Nature.' 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eco Circuit Timeline

These resources are produced for Continuing Local Preachers Development but could be used by other groups too.

These services have been created by churches on the Circuit. Supporting information for the Creation through the Bible service can be found here.

Kempston East Methodist Church is awarded Bronze Eco Church Status

Priory Methodist Church in Bedford is awarded Bronze Eco Church Status

Henlow Methodist Church is awarded Bronze Eco Church Status

Kempston West Methodist Church is awarded Bronze Eco Church Status

Sandy church registers and discovers it can gain a Bronze Award

6 more churches have been encouraged to register for Eco Church.

Bronze Eco Circuit status awarded by A Rocha UK. We became the first Eco Circuit in the District and only the second Eco Circuit in the country. 

A discussion at Circuit level begins on how to include Manses as part of Eco Church

Willington Church (which includes the official home of the circuit office) is awarded Bronze Eco Church status.

50% of the Circuit’s churches are registered with Eco Church in line with the Methodist Church's Action for Hope targets.

Beeston is awarded Bronze Eco Church status

Circuit website is revamped and updated to include more local Eco Church and Eco Circuit information

Circuit applies for Bronze Eco Circuit award

Circuit Environmental Policy agreed at Circuit Meeting

A report called ‘Action for Hope’ presented to the Methodist Conference includes targets for Eco Church which will help to drive Eco Church within the Circuit.

Circuit registers for Eco Circuit

Flitwick awarded Bronze Eco Church status

Putnoe Heights (a larger suburban church) awarded Bronze Eco Church status

Our churches shut owing to Covid-19 and many Eco Church plans are put on hold

Sharnbrook (a small village church) awarded Bronze Eco Church status

Tearfund Plastics Pledge against single-use plastics is launched and 11 churches sign up

We become a Fairtrade Circuit

A new Minister to the circuit proposes that we look at Eco Church

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