Community church helps clean up the streets of Bognor
Beginning on Victoria Drive, where the church is based, the team quickly dispersed to a variety of nearby roads with trash pickers and trash bags looking for trash.
After a hard day’s work, the 32 volunteers cleaned up 25 bags of garbage, despite the rain.
Associate Minister Drury said he was pleased with the turnout, especially given the less than ideal weather and attributed the day’s success to the community’s desire to embrace change.
“This is part of a larger initiative that we have been preparing for some time as a church,” he said. “We wanted to become more of an eco-oriented church. So we put together an eco-pilot group that allows us to reflect on how we, as a church, as a building, as a community and as individuals, could take care of creation. and do it both in the city and in the locality.
“So I think after promoting this quite a bit, people seemed to want to get stuck. More people than expected which was really good. “
Of course, there are a thousand and one ways to help the environment that aren’t garbage collection, but Mr. Drury said it was the best reflection of the church’s community focus.
“The beach is cleaned quite well on a regular basis, while the streets might not be a lot of fun to clean, but in fact this is where the need is greatest. I think it was about doing something that would have a direct impact on our local community and help everyone who lives here. “