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Chelsea Methodist ChurchChelsea Methodist Church
Kings Road, London

Actions carried out which helped gain the
CEL Millennium Challenge Certificate

  1. Fair trade goods are used in the café, open to King's Road during the week. They are also exploring use of the nearest farmers' market (Wandsworth)
  2. The Church has switched electricity suppliers to one using renewable energy sources (spring 2001)
  3. Energy efficient light bulbs have been given to those on low incomes, courtesy of LEB
  4. Lower wattage light bulbs were used when refurbishing church's Narthex welcome/reception/coffee area
  5. Water-saving 'hippos' were put in the church toilet cisterns
  6. A restful garden has been created in the church courtyard (previously a barren space)
  7. Recycled paper is used for service sheets, newsletters, notepaper and photocopies. There are bins for recycling paper once used. A copy of the weekly Methodist Recorder is "reused" by taking it to Wandsworth Prison Library once read!
  8. An informal car pool arrangement exists to get others, particularly frailer members, to services and meetings
  9. Prayers and sermons for environmental concerns are made use of.
  10. The majority of the church's money is envested in an ethical Methodist fund. Consideration is being given towards moving the current account to the Co-op or Triodos.
  11. The church is working towards a no smoking policy - a decision taken summer 2001 which will include volunteers training for one-to-one counselling
  12. The church has signed up for the Eco-Congregation Programme, launched Sept 2000 - this will be our way of keeping involved with the topic
Chelsea gains EcoCongregation Award - 2006


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Derby: St Osmund's Church, St John's Col. Durham Uni. Falmouth Baptist Church
Finstall, Bromsgrove, Worcs St Benedict's RC Church, Handforth, Cheshire Harrogate: St Peter's,
Herringthorpe URC Rotherham The Benedictine Sisters of Minster Abbey, Kent Mansfield Baptist Church, Notts
Muswell Hill URC Selly Oak, (Meth) Birm'm Settle Northern Friends Peace Group
Sheffield: St Mark's, Broomfield Sheffield: St John's Park Skipton, N Yorks
South Norwood Baptist Church, Croydon Studley Church, Warks

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