GENERAL RESOURCES

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

ENERGY RESOURCES: AUDITS & GREEN ENERGY

Get access to a professional Church Energy Audit – expert energy efficiency advice tailored to your church building to make it warmer, more welcoming AND cost less money to run. Find out also about  switching your church electricity supplier so that your church can easily go on a green tariff.  Read more…

ECO CHURCH

Eco Church is a new programme, managed by A Rocha UK and designed in association with the Church of England, Christian Aid, the Methodist Church and Tearfund. It helps 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-Church Award, and is supported by a wide variety of resources. Find out more … and take the Eco-Church survey …

ENVIRONMENT MAP

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…

FOR CREED AND CREATION BOOK

For 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…

RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES

CHURCHYARD RESOURCES

Churchyards 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

Forest 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…