Environment Matters

The environment matters to St. John’s.

There is an ECO GROUP in the church, to help people at St. John’s look after the environment better as individuals and as a church. Currently it is considering how the church land, especially the church field, can be used to support the environment and they welcome suggestions.

To contact the Eco Group click here

ECOFEST A team from St John’s Church organises, an annual eco-festival in their grounds, usually in June. It attracts many of the local environmental groups, so is a great event to find out more about what is going on locally. People can also enjoy refreshments and entertainment from local choirs and musicians. For more information, click here.

WASTE ELECTRICAL and ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (WEEE) RECYCLING. There is a recycling: point in St John’s foyer for batteries and small electrical and electronic items. This facility is being provided in partnership with Durham County Council; for more information on what can be recycled please see the following link: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling – Durham County Council

DECARBONISING the CHURCH of ENGLAND. In 2021 St John’s has been involved a research project with Durham University’s Energy Centre for Doctoral Research, providing recommendations to reduce CO2 emissions.