Environment

As Christians, we are called to be good stewards of the earth which God has entrusted to us. We are also called to love our neighbours; this includes our global neighbours who are feeling the effects of climate change first and worst; and our future neighbours, who will inherit this world from us.

These principles are summed up by the Anglican Church’s fifth ‘Mark of Mission‘- ‘To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth’. The Diocese of Bath and Wells is committed to shrinking its own carbon footprint to Net Zero by 2030 and to encourage and equip churches and individual Christians to understand the fifth mark of mission and put it into practice in their worship, work and witness.

In this section you will find a host of ideas and resources. Click on the topics below our browse the rest of the section using the right hand menu.

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Environment policy

Our new Environment Policy and an updated 5-year action plan for targeted and timely action. Find out more about the policy.

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Eco Church

A Rocha’s Eco Church initiative is a great place to start caring for creation! Find out about Eco Church

Middlezoy Church recycled pew ends on altar

Sustainable buildings

Find out how you can make your church buildings more sustainable

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Encouraging biodiversity

We have joined forces with Somerset Wildlife Trust to get Wilder Churches. Find out how to get involved.

Adult and child creating tree artwork

Resources for young people & children

Want to inspire young people and children to care for creation?  Find resources here.

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Become one of our Eco Champions

Find out more about sustainable living and how to become one of our Eco Champions