Eco-congregation

Eco-Congregation

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Selkirk Parish Church is registered as an Eco-Congregation.

This commits the congregation to take action to promote our caring for God’s creation and to do all that we can to be good stewards of the world entrusted to us.

For detialed information about waste recycling, see:Zero Waste leaflet 2019


  • Prayer in the Park

    Prayer in the Park, 1st Aug 2021

    In the most recent in the series of monthly events Towards COP26, 16 people met on Selkirk Hill on Sunday afternoon, 1st August, to think and pray about climate issues. Being outside in a beautiful green space, rich in flowers, grasses, trees, and running water on a lovely afternoon helped focus our minds some of the issues affecting the planet. 

    We prayed for countries most impacted by climate change and for leaders and politicians who will be attending COP26 in Glasgow to be ambitious in their commitments and actions.The Wave of Hope photo will join Tearfund’s visual petition.


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  • Eco-chaplain visit

    Eco-chaplain visit – 11th July 2021

    David Coleman at SPC

    This Sunday, Rev. David Coleman, environmental chaplain to Eco-congregation Scotland, led our service. Our Gold Award was acknowledged, and we were inspired and challenged to see our environmental concern as integral to our faith and action. David also conducted the service in Ashkirk, where he was fed and watered afterwards at The Smiddy and at Martin and Barbara’s house.


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  • Christian Aid “kiltcycle”

    Christian Aid “kiltcycle” (Saturday 24th April 2021)

    Congratulations to (and thanks from) Jane and Jack Peers, who cycled 50 miles around all 5 church buildings in the parishes of Ashkirk, Ettrick & Yarrow, and Selkirk, to raise money for Christians Aid. Watch the short video here.

    If you want to sponsor them, you can do so here.


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  • April event “Towards COP26”

    The April event organised by Selkirk Parish Church eco group has the title:

    Governments? Thinking?

    On Thursday 22nd April 7 – 8pm, the speaker will be Ewan Jones, a chartered consultant engineer working in energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings. In his own time, Ewan has completed a low carbon refurbishment of a 110-year old house and is the Environment Officer for St George’s Church in Leeds.

    Ewan will explain the broad strategy being developed by our Governments to decarbonise buildings, transport, industry and power generation and how these sectors are increasingly inter-linked.

    As always, there will be the opportunity for questions and discussion and sharing ideas how we can engage with our politicians.

    Please contact anne@dbethune.com to be kept informed and receive Zoom details for this and future events.


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  • SPC Eco-event March 12th

    “Transport – 20% of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions”

    Join us on Friday 12th March, 7-8pm, for an online presentation by Jack Peers, followed by questions/discussion.

    The talk will reflect on the changes in transport during the last 60 years and the increase in global emissions this has caused. It will also suggest some changes we might make to our lifestyles to significantly reverse this trend.

    Join Zoom meeting

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 922 2168 8810

    Passcode: 265626


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  • SPC February Eco-event

    Being an environmentally-conscious Christian

    Join us on Monday 8th February, 7-8pm, for an online presentation by Rev. David Coleman from Eco-congregation Scotland, followed by questions/discussion.

    Join Zoom meeting

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 970 5368 2320

    Passcode: 806674

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  • COP26 – what is it?

    COP26 – what is it?

    Join us on Monday 18th January, 7-8pm, for an online presentation by Fiona Buchanan from Christian Aid, followed by questions/discussion.

    Join Zoom meeting

    Meeting ID: 971 4718 3597
    Passcode: 629241

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  • Recycling for Good Causes video (Nov 2020)

    Link to our new Recycling for Good Causes video:


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  • church garden 2020

    church garden ready for 2020

    The church garden is in good shape. Hopefully, by the time these vegetables are ready to beharvested, Open Door will be up and running again!


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  • Earth Hour 2020

    Don’t forget ….


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