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Eco-Congregation Scotland  operates as an ecumenical charity with the core vision of “A Scotland that cares for God’s creation, now and forever”. It is a growing movement of over 300 churches and is supported by financially by the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the United Reformed Church. Recognised by ACTS, it also receives funding from the Scottish Government, SCIAF and Christian Aid, as well as local church congregations and private individuals.


The movement is also part of the wider Eco-Congregation movement in the UK and overseas.  Each country’s movement is run independently, but retains links with each other. Eco-Congregation Scotland is also linked to the European Christian Environment Network










Since 2008 Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) (https://ctbi.org.uk/category/witnessing-together/environment/) has compiled a programme of resources to encourage and assist churches to observe Creation Time a. These include suggestions on a variety of ways in which churches, groups and individuals could choose to focus on a creation theme at this particular time of the year.


The Annual Trossachs Picnic and Pilgrimage,

Usually on the last Sunday in August walkers and cyclists set out on a pilgrimage journey from Callander Kirk to Trossachs Church, a distance of about nine miles. Our pilgrimage is designed to be a reflective journey to weave our lives into another story, and so become a prayer which is acted out. The journey is therefore part of the experience and so walkers and cyclists meet up along the route to share times of reflection and activity.


Afterwards everyone enjoys a lovely picnic tea in the grounds of Trossachs Church, taking in the views, the beauty and wonder of creation and, hopefully, the sunshine!



At Trossachs Church we are joined by others who make their journey by car and who are also invited to stop and reflect along the way. Together we process into the church and hold a service, which stresses our responsibility to be good stewards of God’s earth and further draws us into the story of creation and our Celtic forebears.

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The 2016 Trossachs Picnic and Pilgrimage.