Archdeaconry of Bellville has committed to the Environmental ministry


On the 17th October 2015 the archdeaconry of Bellville hosted environmental workshop at St Faith parish in Epping. It was opened and inspired by vibrant, green archdeacon Ven. Andrew Wyngaard who reminded everyone about the importance of taking care of the environment and that it is everyone’s duty to make to make a difference. The workshop included lay leaders and clergy training (Season of creation), Youth (How to be Young Green Anglicans) as well as Sunday School Environmental Program (Ryan the Rhino, the story of creation).

After insightful sessions the archdeaconry decided on the following actions :


Activity             When Who is responsible
Environmental Green March and Season of Creation              September 2016 Youth initiate , whole parish
Reduce littering in the church and get Recycle bins                   ASAP Parish office/luyanda
Garden: Request trees from Stodels and create an outside garden.                By Easter Mr Bouwers
Change the security lights to motions sensors. Target which lights can be left off during services. Change to low energy globes.                  ASAP Parish Office
Have an environmental portfolio on parish council. Luyanda Nyubuse was chosen.                  Done



Mr Luyanda Nyubuse

will bring these action points to parish council and follow through


Will Invite Green Anglicans to the parish to introduce the program This year and next year Louisa will speak to the church wardens



Invite green Anglicans to a Sunday service    Water week (March),                    (June)   Youth Month Ezra
Theme one of the youth services after seasons of creation            June 2016 Ezra
Environmental friendly camp site              2016 Ezra
Sunday School teachers bought Rhino Books and will start immediately        17/10/2015 Hayley, Antoinette
Suggest that the Diocese all use Ryan the Rhino during 2016. Take the suggestion to Diocesan Council.all S/S use rhino for the first 10 weeks of 2016 (Diocese) Next Diocesan Council Meeting Brigette
Percy Matanda will send cd of songs in book (Ryan the Rhino) 2016 Percy
Give feedback to the parish  on workshop 2015/2016 Hayley/Antanette


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