Bearing fruit: an invitation from eco-congregation Scotland

by | Apr 16, 2021 | Events

Anne Thomas draws our attention to this on-line event, and asks whether Hilton Church might consider a tree-planting project.

Church and Community Orchards Project – Scotland and Hungary
Monday 19 April 2021
7.00pm – 8.30pm

Click here for details.

An orchard does not need a big plot of land. Orchards come in all shapes and sizes. Come and be inspired by the work which has been going on in Hungary and Scotland to plant church orchards.

Join us to hear about the exciting project that has seen church orchards in Scotland twinned with church orchards in Hungary. You will hear about the project, how it began and get an overview of the amazing work that has been happening through congregations in both countries.

Does your church have any ground around where a few fruit trees could be planted? There will be a follow-up event on Monday 14 June when we will hear more from the four Scottish eco-congregations involved – Greyfriars Kirk and St Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church both in Edinburgh, Colston Milton Parish in north Glasgow and Newton Mearns Baptist Church – about how they have developed their own orchards in the grounds and surrounding areas of their churches.

The twinning project saw The Church of Scotland and Reformed Church in Hungary lead work in partnership with Ökogyülekezeti Mozgalom (Eco-Congregation Hungary)Eco-Congregation Scotland, training from a UK charity The Orchard Project and funding from the European Christian Environment Network (ECEN). You can read more online.

Please register to receive the Zoom meeting link and join us on Monday: