Church of England Diocese of Carlisle St. Cuthbert, Lorton

Eco Church Gold Award

26 Jan 2021, 11 a.m.
<div>Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us get this far, especially the sub-committee, consisting of:</div><div>Rosemary Riley - Project Manager and lead on Community and Global Engagement</div><div>Rachael Edmunds - Lead on Lifestyle</div><div>Revd Sandra Ward - Lead on Worship and Teaching</div><div>Robert Baird - Lead on Buildings</div><div>Tanya St Pierre - Cumbria Wildlife Trust rep and Lead on Land</div><div>Glenis Postlethwaite - Melbreak Communities Steering Group rep</div><div>Keith McNeil - Churchwarden</div><div>We cannot claim to be the first Church in Cumbria to achieve this award as Levens got there before us, but we are certainly the first in NW Cumbria and one of only 15 churches in England and Wales to be awarded this. I daresay we are one of the smallest and most rural churches too!</div><div>Here are some comments from the assessment panel:</div><div>“We particularly took note of your Eco Church team which represents a cross section of your church and local community. It is clear how well networked you are within your local community with school links, coffee mornings, swap shops, youth cafe, eco-days and sharing environmental news on a regular basis. As well as the influence you have at different levels on an individual and community level. We were encouraged too by the regular Eco Church item at the PCC. Despite the use of oil – your use of data loggers shows that you are doing all that you can to heat up your building in the most efficient way. We recognize that Rev Sandra Ward played a crucial part in integrating creation care into the worship and teaching and we hope that you can continue to build on this following her departure.”</div><div>

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