Eco-Examples

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Dublin

We have been delighted to hear of the progress made by St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Blackrock, since we visited in Autumn 2012 to talk to enthusiastic members of the church about how they could get going on environmental matters. We thank their Eco-Congregation coordinator, Cherry Poynton, for sending us this update: We have created a […]

Kilbride Presbyterian Church, Co Antrim

Kilbride Presbyterian Church, near Doagh, Co Antrim, is a small rural church which reaches out and fosters positive relationships with nearby churches as well as the local community. People from all walks of life regularly come together to participate in a wide-range of cross-community events, including craft fairs, fun days, carol-singing and walks of faith […]

Diocese of Cashel and Ossory

The Diocese of Cashel and Ossory (Church of Ireland) has undertaken many eco initiatives. The diocese adopted a Green Charter in 2008, which all parishes have signed up to and display on their premises. The Diocese Eco Committee has brought this charter to General Synod in the hopes that a similar charter will be adopted […]

Clonakilty Methodist Church, Co Cork

Clonakilty Methodist Church, Co Cork, has been eco-aware and eco-active for many years. After receiving an Eco-Congregation Ireland (ECI) award in 2008, the congregation continued its eco endeavours and in January 2013 became the first church in Ireland to receive a second ECI award! The following is a summary of their eco-initiatives: PRACTICAL: - a […]

Inchicore parishes, Dublin

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) group in Inchicore, Dublin, has been working hard on eco matters since 2008. The group consists of members of three Oblate parishes – Mary Immaculate, St Michael’s Parish and Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell. The group has worked hard to raise awareness of the interconnectedness of […]

Kerry Diocese

Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese of Kerry have been impressively eco-aware and eco-active in recent years and the diocese well deserves to become the recipient of Eco-Congregation Ireland’s first ever diocesan eco award. This will be presented in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, by our chairperson, Sr Catherine Brennan, on Sunday 20th May 2012. Each year […]

Maghera Parish

Maghera Parish, Co Londonderry, is opening its grounds to create an organic green space! Plans are underway to convert the space known as the rectory walled garden into an amenity for members of the local community. The vision is to incorporate allotments, a heritage fruit tree orchard, an outdoor gym/play area, a Swedish barbecue area […]

Rathfarnham Parish, Dublin

Rathfarnham Parish Eco Group, Dublin, has organised a number of events in recent years to raise eco awareness among parishioners and the local community. Two Walk/Cycle to Church Sundays have been organised to encourage those who are fit and able to walk/cycle to church rather than take the car. A prize was offered the first […]

Rathfarnham Quaker Meeting

Rathfarnham Quaker Meeting worked its way through the Eco-Congregation Ireland checklist (see Resources Section 1), which helped them identify what the Meeting had already achieved and to see what areas might be prioritised. The Meeting has signed up to Airtricity, uses energy-efficient light bulbs, where possible, and has clearly-labelled bins for recyclables. All cleaning products, […]

Fitzroy Presbyterian Caring for Creation Group

The Caring for Creation Group at Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, Belfast, got underway a couple of years ago by firstly completing the Eco-Congregation Ireland church check-list (Section 1, Resources). Members of the group found this was a useful exercise, which showed up several areas where they could work on eco-awareness and practice. The group started weekly […]