We have a Green Dream: for SMV to play its part in renewing the face of the earth by using resources responsibly, creatively and unselfishly. As individuals, and as a church, we will model care for the planet by cutting down our environmental footprint and seeking ways to promote environmental conscience in our city.
In January 2019, the Parochial Church Council established a Green Team. This environmental action group meets once a month to discuss how to bring the church into an awareness of all matters concerning the care of our environment. It has commissioned an energy audit for the church and we are beginning to identify a range of interventions in order to reduce our carbon footprint. At the same time, Julia Hollander and Charlotte Bannister-Parker have initiated a series of podcasts on Climate Change and Spirituality. If you would like to be involved in the Green Team, please contact Tess Blenkinsop via the parish office: firstname.lastname@example.org. [Updated 27 June 2020].