3 Counties Church

Eco Church Award


We believe that God created the world, animate and inanimate, which means that even the smallest insect and pebble is the work of His design.  We believe that in the bible God commands man to look after the environment for His glory.  Responding to climate change is an essential part of our responsibility to be good stewards of God's creation. We believe that what we do and the way we live affects not only us and our children, but every other person sharing the planet.

We are committed to managing the environmental impacts of our Church wherever possible. We seek to care for God’s world in our worship and teaching; in how we look after our buildings and land; in how we engage with our local community, and in our personal lifestyles.  That is why we created our Green team to consider our church’s environmental footprint, promote a balanced approach to our stewardship of the planet and raise the profile of environmental and ecological issues.

We have made changes by using:

  • LEDs instead of standard bulbs  
  • Eco friendly cleaning products and recyclable consumables
  • Large containers to reduce plastic waste
  • Recycling bins in the church
  • Fairtrade tea and coffee
  • Reducing our use of disposable cups
  • Green electricity
  • A bike rack to promote environmentally-friendly transport

3 Counties Church has an Eco Church award.  This scheme is led by A Rocha (www.arocha.org) for churches throughout the UK who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.  

If you have any ideas for how we can reduce our waste/take other steps to reduce the impact we have on the environment please consider joining the Green Team or speak to Tony Harrould.

What else can I do?

  • Avoid flying and limit your driving
  • Use less electricity/gas and switch to green providers. 
  • Install solar panels and generate your own electricity.
  • Grow some of your own food/buy British fruit and veg in season and support local shops.
  • Eat less meat and dairy, eat some vegetarian or vegan meals every week.
  • Repair, re-use, borrow or share rather than buying new
  • Insulate your home and install double glazing where possible.
  • Save water
  • Plant trees for special occasions such as baptisms or weddings.