Greenway Benefice lives up to its name

Published: Tuesday August 10, 2021

Eco Week, 12-18 SeptemberThe Greenway Benefice is encouraging people locally to do something for the environment, big or small, during the week of 12 September.

Living up to its nickname of Greenway, the benefice, which includes Badgeworth, Shurdington, and Witcombe with Bentham is running an Eco Week week for the third year. There are lots of ways to get involved.

The Revd Susan Cooke, the Greenway Benefice Vicar said, “You might like to plant something to attract bees or do a litter pick. There are so many different things you can do, including thinking about the way you invest money, or who supplies your electricity. You might choose to use your car less, and take the bus or walk everywhere for the week. Or you might encourage others by sharing an invitation to join in on social media – it’s up to you.”

The week is open to everyone and anyone – individuals, schools, businesses, or families.

1 September marks the start of Creationtide, a time of year in which Christians renew their focus on the environment and care for God’s creation. This year Climate Sunday is on 5 September and Creationtide runs till 4 October.

With COP26 being held in Glasgow this autumn, and the climate reaching a crisis point, it is more important than ever that we take steps to act and encourage large-scale political and industrial changes.

What is your worshipping community doing to demonstrate your commitment to care for the environment this year?

Share your stories with us on social media and let Susan know on the Greenway Benefice’s Facebook page.

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