As a college, St Hild are committed to taking seriously the gift of God’s creation. In summer 2017 we were honoured and excited to have been awarded an Eco Church Bronze Award by Christian charity, A Rocha.
The award celebrates and recognises ways in which our students and staff are already considering the environment, and holds us to account to enable us to build on this over time. It highlights a commitment to consider the environment relating to five main categories:
- Worship and Teaching
- Community and Global Engagement
In light of becoming an Eco College, our students commit to taking an ecological audit annually, and regularly practise lift-sharing. We consider patterns of worship that encourage reflection on the gift of creation and our responsibilities as part of God’s world, and address ecological issues as part of our teaching plans. Additionally, we have a developing relationship with Bunda Bible College in Tanzania, where the effects of climate change are a pressing issue.
More information on the Eco Church Awards can be found on the A Rocha website.
“I’m delighted that St Hild College has been able to pioneer this important award in the theological education sector. To receive the good news that Christ is Lord is intimately connected with a lifestyle that seeks to steward the created world God made through him. We hope that in our efforts to live more sustainably and thankfully we can help our churches point more people to this life-changing gospel.” - Mark Powley, Principal