Eco Church

St Matthew's Church

Donnington Wood


One of the few good things about the current situation is the reduction in pollution levels. This has meant we have enjoyed some beautiful clear skies recently. I love looking at the stars and this is a good time of year to do it. Look directly overhead for the saucepan shape of ‘the plough’ to locate Ursa Major, one of the largest constellations in the northern hemisphere.

Three of the other planets in our solar system are also visible without any special equipment. Look for Venus low in the west just after sunset and later in the night Jupiter and Saturn close together in the south east.

As your eyes adjust you will gradually see how many millions of stars there are. It can make you appreciate what a tiny part of creation we are, but it’s comforting to think that the people we can’t be close to at the moment might be looking up at those same stars.

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them. Psalm 8:3-4 St Matthew’s is working towards an eco - award and we’ve been thinking what each of us can do. Lead person is Heather she can be contacted here

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