Climate change is an important topic worldwide and many of our churches are subsequently working towards becoming more eco friendly in their everyday practices.

Pershore Abbey and the parish of Hanley Castle with Hanley Swan aim to eliminate the use of harmful, plastic oasis in their flower arranging, instead using old-fashioned methods, such as chicken wire, string and offcuts from hedge pruning to stabilise their arrangements. Hanley Castle with Hanley Swan have also installed hedgehog boxes and created wild areas in their churchyard.

In Kidderminster, St Cassian’s Chaddesley Corbett have installed LED lighting, which will significantly reduce their electricity bills and thereby, their carbon footprint. They have recently achieved the Silver Level Eco Church Award, following their adoption of environmentally-friendly habits. What changes could your church make to become more environmentally-friendly?

Access useful resources on the Eco Church website: https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/resources/