Eco Church Update – February

Eco Church – What’s Happening?

There are several events of interest happening over the next few weeks:

On Sunday 2nd February from 2pm Point-in-View will be planting a new orchard in their meadow at the Chapel in conjunction with Wild Exmouth. Members of all churches in Exmouth are invited to come and witness this, and take part too, to mark this commitment and cooperation in protecting God’s world. Please come in suitable gardening wear if you wish to participate!

On Saturday 22nd February at Exeter Cathedral there is a Big Green Event which runs from 10am to 4.30pm. Keynote speaker: Bishop Nick Holtam, Lead Bishop for Environmental Affairs, with displays, discussions and several workshops on such topics as biodiversity, climate science, food, worship and Direct Action. See This needs to be booked – details on the website.

On Sunday 1st March at 3pm there will be a second meeting of the Exmouth Churches Environmental Group – and for any others interested. Like the first meeting this will be held at Glenorchy and chaired by Rev Martin Nicholls. Further details to follow.

Exmouth Town Council has set up a Climate Change Working Group and the full Council has adopted ten initial recommendations to help combat Climate Change – it’s great to see they’re rising to the challenge and may we do all we can to support and encourage them.

Finally, we’re delighted that we have at last received money back for the electricity generated from our solar panels. Our first FIT (Feed in Tariff) statement covering the months mid April – mid December 2019 gave a ‘total generation’ payment of £324, with an ‘export payment’ (to the National Grid) of £216, making a grand total of £540. A very nice Christmas present for us!

Geoff Smith