Since joining the project in 2017 at All Saints' we have taken steps to make our buildings more energy efficient, to manage our use of water more carefully and to highlight environmental and ecological issues globally and locally. We have taken steps to improve our churchyard for wildlife by installing numerous bird and bat boxes as well as beginning to survey the diverse wildlife which make its home in the churchyard. We have held "open days" for the local community, inviting people to explore the churchyard and its wildlife for themselves. Our church services and other meetings regularly highlight our human responsibility towards the planet which we believe God has committed to our care. These and other activities led to All Saints' Sawley winning a prestigious Silver Eco Church Award in 2018.
We continue to work together to support the values of the Eco Church Project.
In the near future solar panels will be installed on the church hall roof, further improving the building's energy efficiency.
An Eco Holiday Club for over sixty local children was held in August 2021. Whilst being a 'fun' experience for the children they also learned about the care of the environment and, among other things, met hedgehogs from a local rescue centre and saw owls up close. Click here to see the photos