Search

24 Islington churches go green in £600k drive to be environmentally friendly

PUBLISHED: 13:06 22 June 2018

Rev Mark Jackson, co-minister at St James's Church, Clerkenwell, shows off new energy efficient lighting to Cloudesley director Melanie Griffiths. Picture: Cloudesley

Rev Mark Jackson, co-minister at St James's Church, Clerkenwell, shows off new energy efficient lighting to Cloudesley director Melanie Griffiths. Picture: Cloudesley

Archant

Twenty-four Islington Church of England churches will receive £600,000 in grants this year to help cut use of electricity and gas.

The churches are going environmentally friendly and using the cash to install solar panels, LED lighting and modern heating systems. Collectively, the projects could save over 100 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year.

The money is coming from Islington’s own grant charity Cloudesley, as well as £45,000 from the Allchurches Trust.

St James’s Church in Clerkenwell is one establishment to benefit from the money. It has changed to energy efficient LEDs.

Co-minister Rev Mark Jackson said: “We have wanted to make our church more environmentally efficient as we seek to be good stewards of God’s creation.

“We are so grateful for the grant from Cloudesley, which has allowed us to change all our church lights to LED.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Islington News Stories

A cyclist is critically injured after she was hit by a car in Clerkenwell this morning.

Islington’s revamped Milner Square Gardens has been celebrated by the community following its £235,000 revamp.

A murder investigation has been launched after a 25-year-old man was stabbed to death in Tufnell Park last night.

Yesterday, 18:35

An Islington teen reached the finals of the London Fashion Week in Covent Garden on Monday.

Yesterday, 18:21

Verity Painter is the first woman to become a licensed UK boxing MC. When she isn’t doing that she’s voicing adverts or reading the Gazette to the blind. The ‘Queen of Queensberry’ spoke to Lucas Cumiskey.

Yesterday, 15:28

A trailblazing scheme from Islington Council will give small independent businesses the chance to rent top quality workspaces at genuinely affordable prices.

Yesterday, 13:50

Two rogue landlords have been prosecuted for dangerous and sub-standard conditions after Islington Council found 35 people living in a two bedroom flat in Grosvenor Avenue.

Mon, 19:26

Emily Thornberry today branded Universal Credit a “complicated and intimidating system” while speaking at a community conference in Holloway Road.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now