Green award for Wokingham church

Wokingham Methodist Church Michael FORD /

A Wokingham church is celebrating after being awarded a coveted green status. The Eco-Congregation initiative aims to encourage churches to address environmental issues in everything they do, from the buildings they meet in to the ways in which they meet the needs of the local community.

Wokingham Methodist Church learnt last month that it has won the award specifically for its church gardens and the integration between age groups.

The citation says:

“The assessor highlighted these aspects of your work and worthy of particular commendation.

“The integration of all the activities with different people taking the lead in their own areas … [It] also related to what was taught from the pulpit and to the young people.

“We particularly liked the link with local allotments and gardens – not only to generate some income, but also in how it had resulted in fresh produce being brought into church.”

The church has been sent a plaque which it can display.

The Revd Nick Thompson, minister of the church, said: “This is such good news! We live in a time of great concern about the world and its fragile environment and it is so important for Churches to live as good, responsible and creative stewards of all our God-given resources.

“I am so proud of all the people here, from the youngest to the oldest, who have worked so hard together for this award.”

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Last modified on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:06