Being outward looking...
...means being concerned with the world beyond the church doors. From inside our wonderfully bright church, with its large clear glass windows, we can see houses and flats, trees and sky.
God's creation is beautiful and full of the possibility of teeming life. Our use of the earth's resources and our failure to respect the environment means that the impact of human activity has often been destructive. Pollution, over-exploitation of the land and wastefulness have led to species extinction and poor living conditions for millions of people. And global warming presents the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.
The first pages of the Bible are set in a garden. The last pages speak of a glorious city, free of injustice, pain and sorrow. Because our church is set in a garden within one of the world's greatest cities, we have a real opportunity to think practically and creatively about helping in the cause of environmental justice.
Caring for creation is an integral part of loving our neighbours and following God faithfully.
That's why we're building on a series of achievements to participate in A Rocha UK's Eco Church movement.
Already we have updated our heating systems, installed energy efficient lighting in the church, made big improvements to our neighbourhood centre with double glazing and roof insulation. We have one of the largest solar PV installations on a church in London, generating up to 20kW of clean electricity.
But we want to do more.
We'll update this page with more information about our progress, so check back regularly.
Forthcoming event: Stepney Eco Conference 28 April 2018.