Stepney Area holds first eco conference
The first ever Stepney area eco conference took place on the 28th April at St Paul Old Ford. Delegates from across the Stepney area came to be inspired to make caring for God’s creation a key part of their church’s mission and ministry.
We were joined by a host of speakers, including A Rocha (UK) CEO Andy Atkins, who challenged us to think about how a toxic environment disproportionately impacts the health and wellbeing of those in poverty, and how we as Christian’s can use A Rocha’s Eco Church model to transform the environmental impact of our churches.
Maxine Morgan, St Paul’s Eco Champion said about the day:
“We’re so grateful to our contributors for making the day so interesting and I hope we’re all ready to go out and make a difference for the planet!”
With excellent theological input from the Bishop of Stepney, and workshops focused around buildings and land, campaigning, youth and children, liturgy and worship, and lifestyle there was plenty of food for thought for those who attended.
A delicious environmentally friendly lunch was provided by St Paul’s café.
St Paul Old Ford are hugely grateful to the Diocese of London, the Stepney Episcopal Area, Cloudesley, Toilet Twinning and A Rocha (UK) for their input and support to make the day an enormous success.