Celebration as church wins award

Eco-congregation assessor Pam Martin (left) presents a Eco-congegation award to Coun Sheila Denwood and the Rev Michael Gisbourne watched by parishioners at St Paul's Church Scotforth at a special coffee morning marking the occassion.

Eco-congregation assessor Pam Martin (left) presents a Eco-congegation award to Coun Sheila Denwood and the Rev Michael Gisbourne watched by parishioners at St Paul's Church Scotforth at a special coffee morning marking the occassion.

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ST Paul’s Church in Scotforth has been awarded “eco-congregation” status, for its efforts in making links between the community, the environment and the Christian faith through practical action.

The award was celebrated at a coffee morning at the church’s parish hall on Saturday, which also showcased church organisations and community links, including Green flag eco-schools, Piccadilly Garden in Scotforth, Transition City Lancaster, and street pastors.

Coun Sheila Denwood, a member of the church, congratulated everyone involved. She said: “It is more than three years since the idea was first mooted to apply for this award. The subject has certainly concentrated our minds, and it is excellent that we have been successful.”