Carlops has been an Eco-congregation since 2004 and has won awards for its environmental work.  In 2012, it became only the sixth church in Scotland to gain the third, highest level award from Eco-congregation Scotland and in 2015, the third to receive a continuing award, confirming that the standards achieved earlier are being maintained.  

The Eco Group meets regularly to organise activities for the congregation and the whole community. Activities include a Carlops “Litter walk”, gardening to maintain and improve the immediate surroundings of the church, an extensive recycling programme, and hosting talks and exchange-of-experience seminars on environmental and humanitarian issues.

Eco work brings us into contact with other similarly minded groups, especially Eco-congregation Scotland.  In 2012, Carlops established the Esk and Tweed Eco-congregation network so that eco-supporters from congregations in the north and eastern Scottish Borders could meet and discuss issues of common interest.  For more information, click here.

Carlops Eco-services

Every year since 2006, members of the Eco Group have composed and delivered a service on an environmental theme.  These services may be used freely by other churches and organisations.  Click for more information and the full text of the Carlops eco-services.

Eco Group; caring for the Environment