Streetly Methodist Church to host Eco-weekend

What: Streetly Methodist Church Eco-weekend
Where: Streetly Methodist Church, corner of Thornhill and Hardwick Roads, Streetly B74 3EH
When: Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th October

streetly methodist church eco weekend

Anyone with an interest in the environment should head to Streetly Methodist Church over the weekend of 15th and 16th October when they will be hosting an eco-themed event.

The following talks will be taking place on the Saturday between 10am and 5pm:

  • 10am – 10.40am Conserving our local natural history, Matthew Barker, Sutton Park Ranger;
  • 11am – 11.40am The what and the why of Bird Ringing, Brewood bird ringers;
  • 12pm – 12.40pm Greening your garden, Roots to Fruits, Midlands
  • 2pm – 2.40pm Restoring Britain’s countryside, Ted Talbot, Countryside Manager for National Trust Peak District
  • 3pm – 3.40pm Green energy matters, Louise Cooke, Bioengineer and Carbon capture by trees in Staffordshire, Richard Davies; and
  • 4pm – 4.40pm Green living, Ruth Valerio, Eco Church.

Speakers attending the event include Ted Talbot, National Trust countryside manager for the Peak District and Ruth Valerio of the EcoChurch organisation.

Take a look at the electric car that will be on the drive and visit an exhibition about the biomass boiler that now heats the church.

There will be also be exhibitions of green projects by young church members and the Brownies and Scouts, as well as material from Brewood Bird Ringers and Roots to Fruits Midlands.

On the Sunday the green theme continues during the morning service at 10.30am and at a special dedication service at 6pm. In the afternoon from 3-5pm there is will be the opportunity to join in a multi-faith discussion about how different religions address our relationship with the environment. The discussion will be led by Nadiya Takolia of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme: www.interfaith.cam.ac.uk.

Admission to the exhibitions and displays is free. Tickets for a full day of talks plus lunch and refreshments can be bought for a reduced price of £7.50 at: Streetlymethodistchurch.org.uk. Alternatively payment for admission to individual talks and refreshments can be made on the day.

The weekend is part of Streetly Methodist Church’s journey to becoming an Eco-church, putting care for the planet and for its people at the centre of what they do.