Environment

Eco church

We are currently working towards Eco Church accreditation with A Rocha

Eco Group

St Michael’s Eco Group meet roughly every 6 weeks and are currently working on the following areas:

  • Repair Cafe – our first one is on Saturday 14 May
  • Sunday Refreshments –  We no longer have any disposable mugs left and so it is very important that you remember to bring your reusable mug to church. We have new St Michael’s reusable mugs that will be on sale after the 9am, 10:30am and 6:30pm services at £4 each. 
  • Toilet Twinning  – Update coming soon
  • Sustainable Travel – Update coming soon
  • Clothes Swap – Update coming soon

We are also phasing out normal A4 paper in the centre and using ECO friendly paper which uses less wood to make and comes with less packaging. Also, all of our toilet paper in the centre is now 100% recycled paper.

It is hoped that by all of us making small changes we can help to influence the culture at St Michael’s to help us look after our Environment. If you would like any more information on the Eco Group please contact Andy Mead on opsdirector@stmichaelsbristol.org

 


Prayer for Climate Change

You spoke into the silence
Light suffusing darkness.
You spoke into the silence
Blowing clean life giving air into the space
You spoke into the silence
Warmth and cold infusing the air
You spoke into the silence
Solid ground formed out of gushing water.
You spoke voice carrying over the sound
People, plants and animals came to life.
You spoke each creation balanced against the next so life would be abundant and sustainable.
You saw everything you had made and declared it to be very good.
You spoke choosing to give us humans stewardship over all that You had made.
We speak and act
Darkness of pollution limits light levels and damages the air we breathe.
We speak and act
Ground poisoned, burnt, stripped bare.
We speak and act
Spoiling, limiting, destroying quality of life and life itself.
We speak and act
Without hearing Your call over the noise of the world to be good stewards.
You speak. You create. You want us to be stewards of Your creation.
We come to You to re-learn how to care for the earth and people you have made.

 

Katrina Rowland

Climate Factsheet from Tearfund – download here