A Rocha UK – Caring for God's Earth

  • Faith fills the fair

    andy at birdfair 2016 3Passion for nature must lead to protecting nature. That’s the message A Rocha UK chief Andy Atkins gave delegates at Birdfair – the wildlife lovers’ ‘Glastonbury’.

    Speaking at the Sunday worship service run by A Rocha UK and A Rocha International, Andy (pictured) said, ‘We’re to love what God has created as he loves it. And that love starts with enjoying creation – something birders know about – but continues through nurturing and protecting’.

    Andy welcomed the fact that church leaders – from the Archbishop of Canterbury to Pope Francis – have recently emphasised the importance of nature to God. He invited people to join A Rocha UK in seeking to restore and protect the nation’s once thriving nature.

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Make a stand!

Hot on the heels of the Eco Church appeal fund, A Rocha UK set up their first ever stand at the Christian Resources Exhibition. You can join them by backing the campaign and equipping thousands more churches to become eco-friendly.

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Loo paper rolls out eco agenda

Selling loo rolls has helped boost the flow of environmental action at one Hampshire church. It's among a stream of activities as part of the Anglican parish of Nursling and Rownhams becomes engaged with Eco Church.

Youth and their leaders at St John’s, Rownhams, have been selling toilet paper after church at a fiver per roll. Cash raised enables them to twin the church's WCs with toilets in Africa and Asia. ‘We reached gold award level straightaway in one section, but didn’t even have a bronze in the community and global engagement part,’ said parish administrator Claire Thompson. ‘We’ve now done enough to apply for bronze – and working towards silver.’

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