Diocese of Llandaff has been awarded the Bronze Eco Diocese Award

May 4, 2021
We’re thrilled to announce that the Diocese of Llandaff has been awarded the Bronze Eco Diocese Award, the first Bronze awarded Eco Diocese in Wales. Helen Stephens, Church Relations Manager for A Rocha UK, said “It’s really encouraging to see Llandaff Diocese’ commitment to reach Net Zero carbon by 2030, involvement in this year’s Climate Sunday campaign and to see the progress being made by churches engaged in Eco Church at a parish level”. The Diocese of Llandaff is the most populous of all six Dioceses in Wales. It covers an area taking in the west of Cardiff in.

GOING BEYOND BRONZE

May 4, 2021
Sat 8th May, 10am-1pm - online event - £5+booking fee, concession available. Join this event for a morning of inspirational speakers exploring how as Christians we can demonstrate that the Gospel is good news for God’s earth. We will explore how to go ‘beyond Bronze’ to reach the Silver and Gold Eco Church awards.  Keynote speakers are Ruth Valerio (Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral), Helen Stephens (Church Relations Manager, A Rocha UK) and Jo Chamberlain (Environment Officer, Church of England). This online event is organised by Dioceses of Rochester and Canterbury, but open to all.

Eco Church 5th Anniversary – Bishop Nick’s Sermon

April 12, 2021
We are very grateful to Bishop Nicholas for joining us for our online EC 5th anniversary service and for sharing his sermon notes below.

Churches launch nature count to assess biodiversity within “National Park” of churchyards

April 12, 2021
Hundreds of churches have already signed up to a week-long ‘nature count’ occurring this summer, which will encourage people to visit churchyards and record what they see.

URC West Midlands Synod achieves first Eco Synod award

March 12, 2021
Congratulations to the United Reformed Church West Midlands Synod which has become the first across the denomination to achieve an A Rocha UK Bronze Eco Synod award. In its award application, the Synod evidenced a long-term commitment to reducing its environmental impact by rewriting their eco-policy which was approved in October 2020, and agreeing clear mission pledges to reduce their carbon footprint and reporting annually on progress. It is also working towards installing solar PV panels and electric car charging points at all suitable manses; investigating the possibility of doing the same for the Synod Office; and considering a.

Eco Church turns five – celebrate with us!

January 28, 2021
On 26 January Eco Church became five years old. Covid has prevented a face to face ‘birthday party’, but on 26 March we will be holding an online event to celebrate the extraordinary development of the programme, to thank all who have contributed, and to pray together. And we have so much to thank God and you for. Five years ago, when Eco Church was launched, we set a target to reach 10% of churches (or about 4,500) across England and Wales in 10 years. The idea, based on research, was that 10% would be a ‘tipping point’ after.

Beacons of hope: Eco Church approves 1000th award as church wakes up to environmental responsibility

January 6, 2021
A Rocha UK is pleased to announce that Hereford Cathedral is the recipient of its Eco Church scheme’s 1,000th award for creation care.

Eco church conference Saturday October 10th

September 23, 2020
Please join us for our forthcoming online Eco Church conference on 10 October hosted by St Albans. Register here.