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St Paul’s is proud to be an ‘Eco Church’. We currently have our Bronze accreditation and are working toward achieving Silver status.
Braving the hot weather at our Eco Afternoon last weekend, we built a hedgehog house in the Vicarage Garden, had fun creating a really good compost heap for St Paul’s, and learned about the type, history and condition of most of the trees growing in the church garden.
We’re delighted to announce our 2023 Eco Afternoon, which promises to be a fun and informative day for everyone. We’ll be holding a variety of talks and activities, for both adults and children.
The main events will be:
2pm: In the vicarage garden: Build a Hedgehog House
In the church garden and church:
3pm: Compost Heaps ~ How They Work Best
3:30pm: Talking Trees 4pm: Church Land Management
There’ll be a ‘Home Made/Home Grown’ stall selling cakes, jams, local honey, plants, crafts, nesting boxes and any other home made items.
We will also be serving refreshments.
Please join us, and bring family, friends or neighbours to help spread the Eco Message far and wide!
Following on from last week’s Eco Church plant survey in the church garden, Spectrum conducted a fascinating survey of wildlife this morning. We looked in the Bug Hotel, our specially preserved wildflower area and some other parts of the garden.
These are the insect species which the children spotted:
Ants – 7
Beetles – 1
Butterflies – 2
Bees / Wasps – 3
Flies – 6
Bugs – 2
Spiders – 1
Slugs – 1
Ladybirds – 2
As part of our Eco Church initiative, the St Paul’s Sunday Club, Spectrum, have conducted a survey of plants growing in our ‘wilded’ area.
At our Earth Day Eco Afternoon on Saturday 22 April, we built a nesting box for the church garden. We have several more nesting box kits available, so if you would like one for your garden, please enquire in church.
Our picnic table has now been repaired!
In church, Rebecca Kendrick from the Thames Landscape Strategy gave an informative talk on initiatives to rewild the Thames riverbank between Weybridge and Kew, including an explanation about tree maintenance and the need to mitigate future flooding along the Hurst Park Riverside.
We have reviewed our lawn mowing policy to encourage pollinators and native plants.
Every week during Lent St Paul’s will be posting ideas for enhancing our Eco Lifestyle.
As an Eco Church, we would welcome any new ideas for enhancing our Eco practices and invite people to contact us with suggestions at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you!
Thanks to everyone who helped to organise, contributed to or attended the
St Paul’s Eco Church Re-Wilding Forum on Saturday 3rd September 2022.
The talks, presentations and ensuing discussion about the way forward for St Paul’s Church and the wider locality made for an informative, thought provoking and interesting afternoon.
Activities for children in the church garden included artwork – creating an ‘Eco Warrior’ with natural articles found around the garden – and making Bee Bombs!
St Paul’s Church, Church Rd
East Molesey, KT8 9DR
020 8941 2071
Registered Charity 1127837
We are on the corner of Church and Palace Roads.