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Links to wider church initiatives and environmental websites

The Church of England’s Diocese of St Albans environment website is the gateway for exploring green initiatives in the diocese. Among the many items on this website you will find the diocesan environmental policy, targets, advice on building efficiency and details of the Living Churchyards project which encourages wildlife-friendly churchyards. 

You can also access and read the Archbishop of Canterbury’s speeches on environmental matters at this website, and find links to al the key national Christian environmental groups.

The Church of England’s ‘Shrinking the Footprint’ campaign web page http://shrinkingthefootprint.cofe.anglican.org/ includes an interesting and useful children and young people’s ‘Go Green’ quiz.

At http://ew.ecocongregation.org/links you will find links to the green websites of all Church of England diocese, as well as links to the environmental issues websites of the Baptist, Methodist and United Reform Churches. 

http://www.amberlinks.org/ is a website which provides a 'one stop shop' for all sorts of environmental links covering areas such as

  • climate change
  • sustainable lifestyles
  • environmental issues
  • energy efficient homes
  • campaigning
  • community groups
  • faith focus
  • young people

The Energy Saving Trust  provides advice on saving energy in the home and has a user friendly website providing a good deal of useful information and advice.   The Carbon Trust is a UK government funded company which provides information and solutions mainly for businesses.  It provides one means of calculating an organisation’s carbon footprint.

Sunday Worship

A special welcome to St Peter’s Church, St Albans - We invite you to worship with us

Sundays  
8.00 am Holy Communion (said) - Book of Common Prayer
9.30 am Holy Communion (sung) - Common Worship with crèche and Junior Church
  Second Sunday - All-age service with orchestra
11.15 am Choral Mattins - Book of Common Prayer (service of morning prayer led by a choir)
 6.30pm  Choral Evensong
Weekdays  
9.00 am Morning Prayer in the Lady Chapel (about 30 mins)

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Greening the Church Meetings
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Meetings usually last for up to 90 minutes. If meetings on Wednesday or Thursday evenings are likely to be difficult for you in 2010, and you want to participate in these meetings, please let Dennis Parker know (denjpark@btinternet.com).

Join Us

Are you thinking of trading in your SUV for a hybrid?

Do you routinely use reusable shopping bags?

Do you use recycled paper in your printer?

Are you trying to avoid purchasing products encased in large amounts of packaging?

Have you switched to low energy light bulbs and a green energy supplier?

Are you routinely sorting your waste into recycling containers of different kinds?

Do you sometimes cycle or walk rather than driving?

Do you know the arguments for and against carbon offsetting?

Are you considering offsetting the carbon emission consequences of your next flight?

Do you see the link between religion and environmentalism?

If any of these sort of issues interest you, why not join us in helping to move the green community initiative forward ?  You can join by contacting either Dennis Parker (denjpark@btinternet.com) or Sally Martin (martins3632@btinternet.com) and/or by just coming along at any time to one of the evening meetings organised in 2009 to take the initiative forward.  

The dates and other details of these meetings are given above.  You can commit yourself to just as little or as much as you want.  You can just give your view if you wish, or you can help organise some of the actions which we are planning to take forward in 2009 and beyond, and you can help shape these initiatives at the same time.  If you have no experience of environmental issues, then it does not matter.  However, if you have experience of them, come along and let us learn from your experience.

  

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