Eco Church April Update

A very big Thank You to all who came to the Strode Room on Saturday 4th March to support Fairtrade. The donations, raffle, and cake stall made over £400, which I have sent to The Fairtrade Foundation. The Traidcraft Stall made £140 and Waste Not Want Not, over £170, thus a total of over £600.

Fairtrade Beaminster: Many think of Fairtrade as food products from the other side of the world. However, Fairtrade status promotes the same ethics to local towns, businesses, and community groups. Beaminster Earth Alliance is working towards gaining this status for Beaminster.

The Volunteer Group had a first working party in Michael’s Wood. This is the school woodland, between the school sports field and Pavilion playing field. We planted snowdrops, litter picked, and started a dead hedge prior to adding a live hedge next autumn. We hope to be joined by some school students at the end of March. This is a part of the Wildlife Protection and Promotion Core Project, connected to the Beaminster Earth Alliance. If you are interested in joining the group please contact Gillian by email –

The Church’s Carbon Zero Project has saved 36,365 kW of Gas this winter so far.

Gill Perrott