Eco Church

We are an Eco Church. This means we try to put care for the environment at the heart of everything we do. Our buildings are heated by a biomass boiler that uses wood pellets. We are in the process of increasing the insulation in our main hall. We try to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible.

 Brownies in Ecogarden

We also have an Eco Garden which is lovingly cared for by a group of adults and children in the church and also the Brownies. Most of our Brownies have earned their Environmental badge. In 2016 and 2017 we entered the Eco-Garden into the Royal Horticultural Society's It's your Neighbourhood Scheme (part of Britain in Bloom). We won a Thriving Award in both years

It's your Neighbourhood Scheme

Our woodland area was cleared of laurel and rhododendron in 2016, revealing the full splendour of our beech trees. We encourage use of the woodland by our uniformed organizations and others. We have built an outdoor stage, allowing us to have live music groups playing at our festivals.

woodland Clearing Team

We hold an annual Eco Festival in September. In 2017 we focused on trees. We became a charter branch of the Tree Charter charity and they sponsored our festival. We gathered more than 600 signatures for their charter. The charter celebrates the link between trees and woodlands and people. It will be revisited annually to remind governments, businesses and individuals of the importance of trees and make sure we look after them. Tree Charter gave us a 'legacy tree'- a Sessile Oak - which we planted in Sutton Park near Streetly Gate.

Tree Planting Ceremony in Sutton Park

The Eco Festival on September 29th 2018 will be called 'The Good Life' and will focus on crafts. You will be able to meet weavers and dyers and woodcraftsmen and buy home-made produce as well as listen to live music and eat food from the barbecue.