Climate Crisis

“It becomes ever clearer that climate change is the greatest challenge that we and future generations face. It’s our sacred duty to protect the natural world we’ve so generously been given, as well as our neighbours around the world who will be first and worst affected. Without swift decisive action the consequences of climate change will be devastating.”
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

“..the global climate emergency is a crisis for God’s creation, and a fundamental injustice..”
From General Synods Motion on Climate Change 2020

Fifth Mark of Mission - Strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

It is all of our responsibility to make changes to our lives to save the planet for future generations. 

One world bannerAt the March 2021 meeting of Diocesan Synod, it was agreed that our diocese should aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 at the latest, committing to develop an action plan and resources for sustainable living. 

This includes: 

  • policies and procedures to minimise energy use and waste, and increase the use of renewable energies;

  • the incorporation of creation care into the prayers, liturgies and worship of our churches;

  • discipleship and learning resources to support changing and developing understanding and practice in our personal and corporate lives.

Synod requested a report on process every two years, beginning in 2022.

The diocesan Climate Crisis Task Group aims to support the diocese in achieving this aim through: 

  • Co-ordinating the diocesan response to the Church of England’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions (‘net zero’) by 2030.

  • promoting creation care and all aspects of environmental concern in the Diocese as a fundamental part of Christian discipleship, especially through the Eco Diocese and Eco Church scheme.

How can you get involved? 

Other resources

  • Watch the short film on the views of young people.

  • The Church of England's Net Zero webinars (Including a number of webinars from our diocesan Heating Adviser under the 'webinars on low carbon solutions - heating, lighting, solar and more' section. The one this Tuesday is 'to replace or not to replace'.)

  • A practical path to zero net carbon - download PDF.

  • Resources for 'sustainable preaching' based around the weekly Sunday lectionary.

  • Climate Sunday resources

Called to Action

Our Called to Action series offers regular ideas as to how we can all make small steps to change our planet.

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