When St James’ Church, Chipping Campden did an environmental audit, it inspired members of the congregation to take action at home.
The church was recently awarded a silver eco-church certificate (by A Rocha) and the process got congregation members thinking about ways that they could be more eco-friendly at home.
Churchwarden Naomi Morrey decided that she would organise bulk buying of recycled toilet paper. Bulk buying proved to be the most cost-effective way of stocking up on eco loo roll, so she decided to offer the scheme more widely.
The church has been collecting orders from church members, their families, friends, neighbours, and even workplaces. On delivery day, the boxes cramp the administrator’s office, but they are soon collected and distributed.
Vicar Craig Bishop said, “It is wonderful to know that a church initiative is not only impacting homes and workplaces in the town but also helping other people around the world. The company that we use donates 50 percent of their profits to build toilets in communities around the world who don’t have access to a toilet.”
Want to find out more about becoming an Eco Church? Visit https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/ for more information and to register.