Environmental Stories

Swift nest boxes have been set up at the St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh as well as a prayer labyrinth and further developments to the grounds. A prayer installation was prominent during COP26.  Find out more on their website.

St Columba’s by the Castle, Edinburgh have developed their beautiful church garden and opened it up to members of the public as part of the Quiet Garden movement. As they care for the space around their church building, they are engaging with the community of Edinburgh and allowing others to meet with God through nature. Find out more on their website

St Anne’s, Dunbar has held many eco events, including bike workshops, hustings for local council elections and events during COP26. Find out more on their website. 

Far Infrared heaters were installed at St Mary’s, Dalmahoy in early December 2021. These units emit heat that can be felt on the skin and is also absorbed by solid surfaces, such as wooden pews. As they do not heat the air, they are a more efficient way of keeping people warm in large spaces. The Tado thermostat is linked to an app, allowing a church member to control the heaters off site. A secondary glazing project is also in the pipeline, with funding secured from the FCC Scottish Action Fund. This secondary glazing will reduce draughts and help to keep the church building warmer still.  Find out more about St Mary’s on their website.

Monthly ‘Mossy Church’ is now being run as part of the children’s ministry at Ps & Gs Church Edinburgh, allowing the children to learn more about God and his creation, as they spend time in the church gardens. Find out more about mossy church here.