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Eco Church: building for the future

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St Luke's Holloway

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Eco Church

Eco Church: building for the future

An Eco Church conference, supported by Cloudesley, at St Luke's, Holloway to explore together how we can better care for God’s earth in our church life through the framework of Eco Church.

Exploring issues around church buildings and carbon reduction and, as Lent approaches, how we can enrich our lives with less.

Speakers include Caroline Pomeroy, Director of Climate Stewards, Rich Bee, Engagement Director, A Rocha UK with worship led by Joel Payne of Resound Worship.


Why should I come to an Eco Church conference?

If you haven’t been to a conference already – or even if you have – this event will provide an opportunity to deepen our understanding of caring for the earth, to hear from others and share ideas about what’s possible even in a constrained building space (e.g. Listed status) or with limited finances.

The workshops will help to explore how we can act intentionally, effectively and with urgency in response to our changing climate and planet. We’ll share ideas in plenaries and workshops and, as importantly, have chane to talk to and learn from each other as we look outwards to our local and global communities.

It's so much easier when we do this work with others, in community, and this conference is a chance to make connections with other people who can encourage you along the way.

Workshops include:

Learning to 'sail' our buildings - how we can make our building environments work better for us and the climate. Led by Robyn Pender from Historic England, who will share the secrets of the Building Performance triangle, and show how older buildings can actually help us both cut energy use and create a more comfortable, useable church.

Learning from Cloudesley’s Sustainable Church Buildings Project – during 2018 in conjunction with Cloudesley and London Diocese’s Shrinking the Footprint, 20+ Islington churches undertook efficiency projects in their buildings including LED lighting, insulation and solar panels. Led by Catherine Ross, Cloudesley, and Brian Cuthbertson, Head of Environment and Sustainability for London Diocese, with input from Islington churches, this workshop will provide a very practical opportunity to learn from their experiences.

Worshipping our creator God, led by Joel Payne from Resound Worship, ‘a collective of British Song Writers seeking to resource the church with songs that engage the heart, mind and soul.’

Fossil Free Churches - a chance to learn more about divestment from fossil fuels and investment in clean alternatives, how your local church can invest ethically and encourage national Churches to move forward on divestment. Led by James Buchanan, Bright Now Campaign Manager for Operation Noah


There will also be a chance to hear stories from churches at various stages of their Eco Church journey including St James's Piccadilly, who with a Grade 1 listed building still managed to reach Gold!

A tasty vegan buffet lunch will be provided.

A suggested donation of £10 on the day towards this and other conference costs would be much appreciated.

Do join us if you possibly can.

More details to follow.

FAQs

Will there be anyone who can answer technical questions about renewables or ways to get grants or will it be a more general introduction to Eco Church?

There will be a focus on buildings and carbon reduction and there will certainly be an opportunity to talk to people who could offer some technical expertise – we’ll do our best to try to provide some info on grants – or at least ways to approach fundraising.

How do I get to St Luke's, Holloway?

If you’re coming in to London from any of the mainline train stations then you will need to take the tube to Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line). St Luke’s is a 10- minute walk from Caledonian Road. Exit the station and turn left, the follow the road until you get to an intersection. Cross straight over North Road (on the left) and you will be on Hillmarton Road. The church is halfway down the road on the right hand side.

Buses: 17, 91, 259

Alight at stop F on Hillmarton Road, the closest stop for the church, continue straight ahead and St Luke's is on the opposite side of the road. The bus stop outside the station (bus stop D) is also where you can catch one of the buses mentioned above and it's 2 stops to St Luke's.

You can find more information about journey times on the Transport for London website.

Is lunch provided and will you cater for specific dietary requirements?

Yes! A buffet lunch of sandwiches, pakoras, samosas and fruit will be provided by a London based vegan catering, family owned business.

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