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General Synod carries Oxford motion on the climate emergency

First published on: 11th July 2023

The Oxford Diocesan Synod motion, Responding to the Climate Emergency, has been overwhelmingly supported by General Synod. The motion calls for the National Investment Bodies of the Church of England to scale up investment in renewable energy and other environmental solutions and asks the Government to review planning regulations to aid the installation of renewable technology on church buildings.

Creation Crew - a new missional community

First published on: 5th July 2023

The Creation Crew, at St Andrew's Church, High Wycombe, is a diverse group who enjoy the local environment and want to help care for it.

Test your boiler day

First published on: 19th June 2023

On Tuesday 4 July, the Environment Team and the Church Buildings Team are calling on all churches in the Diocese to turn on and test their boiler, ahead of the autumn heating season.

Introducing our Deanery Environmental Leads

First published on: 7th June 2023

Fifteen Deanery Environmental Leads support local churches to care for creation.

Contemplating rural beauty

First published on: 16th May 2023

A wildlife-friendly contemplation garden has helped St Giles’ church, Great Coxwell to an Eco-Church Bronze Award from A Rocha UK.

Al Jazeera English documentary explores faith and climate

First published on: 21st April 2023

The climate action work of the Church of England in the Thames Valley features in an inspiring new documentary from Al Jazeera English.

Chinnor Churches Go Wild

First published on: 4th April 2023

Churches in the village of Chinnor, in Oxfordshire, are joined in a commitment to caring for God’s creation and the natural world.

Diocesan Synod: working together for the renewal of the Earth

First published on: 30th March 2023

The March meeting of Oxford Diocesan Synod took time to consider care for creation and the many different strands of work now underway, and our New Congregations programme.

Electric vehicle charging stations installed at Church House Oxford

First published on: 13th March 2023

The Diocese of Oxford, which recently announced a £10m programme of environmental works to improve the carbon footprint of vicarages, has taken the next step towards net zero with the installation of EV charging stations at Church House Oxford.

Communities mobilise to count endangered species in churchyards

First published on: 10th March 2023

Parishes can now register to participate in Churches Count on Nature, an annual scheme where people visit churchyards and record the plant and animal species they encounter.

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