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Below you will find the latest environment resources from the Diocese of Oxford.

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

Including general leaflets, Inspired by Creation postcards, and details about Speakers, facilitators and courses. Find all the General Resources…

 

FOR CREED AND CREATION BOOK

for-creed-and-creationFor Creed and Creation: A simple guide to greening your church is a great little book produced by the Diocese of Oxford full of practical suggestions for making your church more energy efficient. From the way the building is run, to how rubbish is recycled and the light switches used. It will help to reduce your bills and put you on the right track to tackling your churches carbon footprint – a great starting point for any church exploring how to be a ‘greener church community’. Read more…
 

ENVIRONMENT MAP

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The environment map shows you many of the environment based projects and groups active in the Diocese of Oxford – from eco church building projects to biodiversity in churchyards and local community groups focussed on environmental issues.

Find a project or group near you – or add your own project to the map. Read more…
 
 

ENERGY RESOURCES

churchimageFind out how to monitor your energy use with our Energy Monitoring Scheme, get access to a professional Church Energy Audit, and get help  switching your church electricity supplier or the Bulk Oil Purchasing scheme.
 
Find all the Energy Resources…

Church Energy Audits

Get expert energy efficiency advice tailored to your church building to make it warmer, more welcoming AND cost less money to run. Read more…

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES

calendar-fpWe have lots of information and advice for those churches wanting to explore installing renewable technologies, including Solar PVWood Fuel (Biomass), and Heat Pumps. The diocese also compile a Suggested Eco-Professionals Directory.
 
Find all the renewable energy resources…
 
 
 
 

CHURCHYARD RESOURCES

Churchyard Case Study - St Mary & St John Oxford2Churchyards provide vital green and quiet space, as well as vital homes for endangered species in some areas. The diocese encourages churches to explore simple ways to use your churchyard to create a haven for wildlife, for heritage, and for people.

Find all the Churchyard Resources…

 

FOREST CHURCH RESOURCES

wytham-4Forest Church is a fresh expression in nature, drawing on contemporary research that highlights the benefits of spending time with nature in wild places and much older traditions when sacred places and practices were outside. The idea provides for a fresh way of connecting with God in nature, and local groups are springing up all over the place, including in the Diocese of Oxford. Find out more…
 
 

RESOURCES FROM OTHERS

 

Eco-Congregation Scheme

Arocha+Eco_smallThe Eco-Congregation is a scheme, managed by A Rocha UK, to help churches demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. The scheme helps churches explore environmental stewardship, audit their current practices and work towards an action plan as part of achieving the Eco-Congregation Award, and is supported by resources covering a range modules that encompasses the spiritual, practical and missional aspects of church life, and provides a mentor to work with your church. Read more…

National CofE Shrinking the Footprint Resources

You will find lots of other resources on the national CofE Shrinking the Footprint website at: www.churchcare.co.uk/shrinking-the-footprint/