Eco Congregation and Fairtrade Church

Eco Congregation, FairTrade and Eco Matters Group 

We gained our first Eco Congregation Award in 2011 followed by another in 2014. This scheme has now become Eco Church and we are working towards this.

We became a Fairtrade Church in 2011 and we continue to support the Fairtrade campaign. 

Our daily coffee morning at Victoria uses Fairtrade coffee, tea and sugar and we actively encourage all Church and community groups who meet on our premises to use Fairtrade products.

We have a regular Fairtrade stall where Fairtrade tea, coffee, suagr, biscuits, preserves and other household items can be purchased.

We have an active and well supported Eco Matters group who have actively campaigned for the removal of unnecssary plastic packaging, including campaigning for the removal of plastic collars on four pack drink cans and polythene magazine sleeves, and for a ban on single use plastic containers and items such as cutlery.

This year our Church Council agreed a single use plastics policy and we are now working towards implementing it across our church community.

We believe that “The Earth is the Lord's" and we remain committed to our goal to strive for a fairer, greener world.