Who we are
St Mary’s Eco Church is a newly seeded church community by the river in Lambeth, created by Lambeth Palace and the Diocese of Southwark (Church of England) to respond to the climate emergency and biodiversity.
Our vision is to create innovative spaces for people to encounter each other, the rest of nature, and God, celebrating our differences and diversity.
Meet the team
The Revd Dr Sharon Moughtin
Vicar of St Mary's Eco Church, Lambeth
Sharon has been Vicar of St Mary’s Eco Church, Lambeth since its launch in November 2021. Her passion is for education within communities and she believes education has a strong role to play in responding to the climate crisis. Sharon is Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London with a specialism in metaphor and Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
A recent graduate of St John’s college, Cambridge, specialising in ecology and environmental conservation. Tom is exploring a calling to ordination and is enjoying uniting his zeal for both of these in his role with the Eco church.
What we do
Seedlings: a group for Under 5s and their parents/carers with a natural focus, which meets weekly in Archbishop’s Park. Together we take a moment to notice the wildlife and environment around us, singing songs and engaging in a range of activities and natural art that follow the seasons.
Ecoality: an after-school eco group for secondary school children which meets weekly in Archbishop’s Park, where we Learn, Serve, Gather, and simply be present
Engage: a nature themed weekly drop-in on Sundays from 2.30-4pm in Archbishop’s Park. These newly launched pop-ups invite passers by and the local community to notice the wildlife and beauty in the park, and to take part.
The Eco Chamber: an eco-discussion group with a pop-up bar. Each session takes a different focus with different views aired and discussed on topics such as hedgehogs, food, heating, Fairtrade and COP27. These events are free and open to all Lambeth residents and beyond.
Pop ups: drop-in natural art activities for all ages and abilities in public venues including Battersea Power Station for Christmas and Southwark Cathedral during the Gaia installation. We are an official partner of In a Field by a Bridge with Team London Bridge
Where we are
St Mary's Eco Church is a pop-up church based around the south bank of the River near Lambeth Palace. Frequently spotted in Archbishop's Park.