The Creation Care Scheme for Households

The Creation Care Scheme for Households

21 September 2021 by Sue Charlton in Climate Change.

The Creation Care Survey Scheme: Encouraging households to care for God’s world.

The Creation Care survey scheme was designed by Annabelle South from St. Paul’s Dorking and launched in December 2020. The survey offers a clear framework to help individuals, couples and families to engage in living more sustainably.

It aims to encourage households to make changes in caring for God’s Earth, by indicating what stage you are at and providing hints, tips and ideas to progress further.

A group of parishioners at St. Stephen’s Church, Ealing, met in January to watch a recording of the launch webinar, with guest speakers Bishop Ruth Bushyager (Bishop of Horsham), Rev. Dr. Dave Bookless (Director of Theology - A Rocha International) and Helen Stephens (Church Relations Manager - A Rocha). They heard that the survey covers seven areas of household life:

  • Prayer & Worship;
  • Home; Garden;
  • Travel;
  • Food;
  • Possessions;
  • Community & Global Engagement.

Completion of the easy-to-use questionnaire for each section shows how you are doing and the hints and tips of how to do more towards a sustainable life style are useful and helpful. You will be rewarded for registration and then as you reach Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards - with a certificate for each stage.

We at St. Stephen’s would thoroughly recommend Creation Care in your churches. It’s a great tool in helping us all to do the best we can to live as energy efficiently as possible - working together towards restoring God’s Creation.

Sue Charlton

_To find out more, or to sign your household or church up to the scheme, go to the Creation Care website._

A short video from Annabelle South, creator of the survey, giving an overview of her motivations and hopes for the scheme:

Sue Charlton

Sue Charlton

Sue is a member of St. Stephen's Church in Ealing, serving as Mission Team Lead. She co-leads the People & Planet group and leads their Eco Church Team. They gained a Silver Award in January 2021 - and are now working towards Gold.

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