In 2005, the Parish was the first one in the Diocese of Chester to become an Eco Congregation. That scheme sought to help churches to make the link between environmental issues and Christian faith, and respond in practical action in the church, in the lives of individuals, and in the local and global community. The Eco Congregation scheme has now evolved into the Eco Church project run by A Rocha. The Parish is again in the forefront of responding to the need for us all to respond positively to the challenges of the pressures that humans put on the environment on which we depend – God’s wonderful creation.
In 2018, Caldy gained a Bronze Eco Church Award. In 2019, St Bridget’s did the same. In 2020, St Bridget’s gained a Silver Award. The aim now is for both parts of the Parish to gain a Gold Award, something which very few parishes across the whole of England have so far achieved.
The Award covers five essential aspects of church, community and individual life – our worship and teaching, our buildings, our care for the land that we are responsible for, our engagement with the local community and with global issues, and our personal lifestyles. We are seeking to engage with all of our church community, to highlight the part that we can each play in reducing our negative impact, and to help the Church of England to reach its target of being carbon neutral by 2030.