This second edition will include some new questions, revisions to existing responses and associated point scores. There will be a section for additional information about any constraints in a church’s context – or about any activities not covered by the questions.
The award scheme is now into its second year, with almost 550 churches registered and nearly 100 awards confirmed. Eco Church is big project run by a small team – so they’re looking to recruit a new volunteer.
The revised scheme comes after churches provided suggestions for making Eco Church even better. Having logged all the feedback, the Eco Church team have been hard at work acting on it. ‘These changes have taken some time, and we’ll need to manage the launch of the new survey carefully for our users,’ said A Rocha UK Churches and Resources Manager Nigel Hopper, who runs Eco Church. ‘But we thought it was important to act on their feedback.’
Registered churches will be contacted directly in the next few weeks with details of the exact timing of the launch of the new survey – and how it will affect their existing saved responses.
When the additional team member is appointed, they will work from A Rocha UK’s Southall office one day each week, assisting with some day-to-day administrative tasks associated with running Eco Church. Duties will include responding to enquiries from churches via email and phone, fulfilling requests for Eco Church information leaflets, and processing award applications.
Anyone interested in this opportunity is invited to email a copy of their CV, along with a covering note outlining why they want to volunteer with the Eco Church team. (Pictured is one of the many churches that took part in the recent Green Communion initiative)