Clothes Swap

On Saturday 16 March, the Eco Group is holding a Clothes Swap from 10am – 12pm in the Lower Hall in St Michael’s Centre.

What is a Clothes Swap? 

It is described as “where people gather to exchange clothing that they no longer wear.  This helps in responsibly rehoming clothes that no longer have value to you but could be just the right thing for someone else’s wardrobe. In a world thriving on overproduction of clothes, a clothes swap is a way to extend the lifetime of the clothing we already own, and making our wardrobes more economic”. 

For this event, please bring men’s, women’s or child’s (age 5 and above) clothes, shoes or accessories that are of good quality, clean, dry, and wearable (no underwear please) to swap and update your wardrobe!  When you bring some clothes, you will be given a token to “buy” items that other people have brought along!

Donations for WaterAid as part of World Water Day.

Plant Swap

On Saturday 8 June we are hosting a Plant Swap from 10am to 12pm in St Michael’s Centre. It’s running at the same time as the Repair Cafe and will bein the Lower Hall.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to share surplus plants (and seeds) and pick up new plants. We ask for a small voluntary donations if you don’t bring any plants to swap. 

If you have grown too many seedlings or have divisions/cuttings of plants or self-sown seedlings, then bring them along to share with others.

All plants welcome: Flowers, Vegetables, divisions, cuttings, seeds, bulbs, annuals, perennials, houseplants etc.

Please label your plants/seeds and bring plants in single containers ready for people to take away. 

If you have plants to share, or if you would like more information, please contact Rebecca Bishop via the office, or just bring along your plants on the morning.

Eco Church

Several members of St Michael’s have been working hard, on ways we can better our care for God’s world in our worship and teaching; in how we look after our buildings, in how we engage with our communities, and in our personal lifestyles. 

We are pleased to report that we have now achieved our A Rocha Eco Church Bronze Award. 

As you know the Eco Group have been working hard over the last few months and this work has been rewarded with us achieving our Eco Church Bronze Award. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 6 July 7pm in Seminar Room 2 where we will be looking at how we can progress towards achieving the Eco Church Silver Award, plus looking at what initiatives we can focus on going forward – all are welcome!

More info on some of the things our Eco group have been looking at is here