An Eco Congregation

Sadly Howard died from cancer in April 2018.  A service of thanksgiving for his life was held on 24th May, with more than 400 people attending.  Howard will be missed by the many organizations with whom he worked.

In June 2005, Shrewsbury URC became the first church in Shropshire to win the Eco Congregation Award, after demonstrating that it makes the link between Christian Faith and environmental issues. The Green Team has encouraged the congregation to embrace a variety of initiatives, including creation awareness, recycling, energy conservation and local and global outreach. This is an ongoing programme which tries to involve all aspects of church life.

There is more information on this Christian environmental programme at

Howard Hutchings, a leading member of our eco team, went on the pigrimage2paris in November 2015.  There is an interview with Howard on the United Reformed Website.



The British pilgrims going to Paris. Howard is third row back, in the middle, between the gentleman with the beard and the lady with the head scarf

The chair of the Eco Group is John Brownlie