United Church Winchester

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 We invite all those who want to share in the exploration of what the Christian faith means to join us in worship and fellowship. We offer lively, relevant and interesting worship and assure you of a warm welcome.

As well as services on Sundays and Friday and groups who meet for fellowship, we have a Coffee Bar which is open to the public every week day morning from 10am - 2pm and on Saturdays from 10am - 12pm.  We also host various events open to one and all.

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Hope for Planet Earth – Witness: Matthew Crocker

Profile

Matthew is 9. He is in year 4 at All Saints Primary School and part of our younger junior church group.

Evidence

Notes from a chat with Matthew in May 2018.

Why are you interested in nature?

“I’m interested in nature because of all the trees, bushes ad flowers around me with all sorts of seeds that disperse in different ways. Some fly, some float and some spin like helicopter blades. I love climbing trees.  When I watched Blue Planet 2 it was amazing.  It reminded me of the Great Barrier Reef, when we snorkelled there.  I worry that all the coral reefs will die out leaving no home for the fish.”

What do you do to care for nature?

“At Tents on the Green last year I was surprised that I could make a smoothie using a bike to create energy. It was really cool. At home I helped plant trees and fruit bushes and some vegetables, for sustainable food. At school we are growing potatoes. We planted sycamore trees at school… and get to play on the field which has natural tunnels in the undergrowth. I joined a mass bike ride with Dad to help people know they’re not alone when riding bikes. It’s fun to ride my bike. We sometimes do that to church.”

 

What do you hope?

“I wish adults would help stop climate change more effectively! I hope that the nations of the world will agree that we should try to stop global warming as much as we could, meaning everything should go back to what it should be (no pollution). I feel good when I plant plants that will help take away the CO2…it is good because it gives out oxygen. If there were no trees we wouldn’t be alive – it’s a kind of cycle.”

 

Jo Crocker