Caring for creation is an essential part of Christian ministry and mission. Find out more about how we can all be part of Christ’s restoration work for creation on these pages.


Environmental Mission Training Day 8th June 2019

10am - 4pm St Marks' Church, Harrogate, HG2 AYG

God’s creation is in trouble and consequently so are we. People are speaking up: students coming out on climate strikes; councils such as Leeds, Kirklees, Otley, Harrogate declaring climate emergencies; Extinction Rebellion protests; even David Attenborough has spoken up and called for action. But what would Jesus do? And what should my church do?

Join us for a day designed to help you and your church live out the good news of the gospel.  

Learning   Practical Workshops   Connecting

Is creation in crisis?

What does scripture tell us about caring for the environment?

How to become an Eco church?

Can we worship with creation?

How to reduce the church carbon footprint?

Blessings by churchyard biodiversity?

Church eco action in the wider community?

Cost: £10    Flyer

Resurrected Bites Cafe for Pay as You Feel lunch

To book a place, please contact: jemima.parker [at] leeds.anglican.org (subject: Environmental%20Mission%20Training%20Day, body: Jemima%2C%0A%0APlease%20could%20you%20book%20me%20on%20to%20the%20training%20day%20on%208th%20June%20at%20st%20Mark's%20Church%2C%20Harrogate.%20%0A%0ANAME%3A%20%0A%0ACHURCH%3A%0A%0AEPISCOPAL%20AREA%20(please%20delete)%3A%20%20Bradford%2FHuddersfield%2FLeeds%2FRipon%2FWakefield%0A%0AEMAIL%20ADDRESS%3A%0A%0AANY%20DIETARY%20REQUIREMENTS%3A%0A%0AANY%20ACCESS%20OR%20SPECIAL%20NEEDS%3F%0A)


How to become an Eco Church

The Diocese of Leeds is working to become an Eco Diocese. Help us on our journey by registering to become an Eco Church. 

Use the resources on the Eco Church website to celebrate your achievements in caring for creation in your church and work towards attaining a bronze, silver or gold Eco Church Award. 

St John's, Sharow Churchyard












Have you joined the Green Journey?

The Diocese of Leeds works in partnership with Green Energy Consulting to offer parishes a package of energy saving services. Click here to find out how you could be saving money and cutting your carbon footprint.


Have you got a Parish Environment Representative and Policy?

The Diocesan Synod adopted a new Diocesan Environment Policy in March 2019. You can find out why a new policy was written and adopted here. It is the first step in our endeavour in becoming an Eco Diocese.

Read about the 5 year plan to implement the policy here

We would encourage every church to have a nominated Environment Representative on the PCC and to adopt your own Parish Environment Policy. You can adapt this model to suit your church. 


Our Hope for God's Creation

Watch this video to discover what some churches in Yorkshire and the North East are doing to help care for creation.



God's Green Fingers

The Environment e-news of the Diocese of Leeds
with an article for your parish magazine to download, resources, news and events. 

Issue 23 March 2019
Issue 22 January 2019
Issue 21 November 2018
Issue 20 September 2018
Issue 19 July 2018
Issue 18 May 2018
Issue 17 March 2018

Email jemima.parker [at] leeds.anglican.org (Jemima Parker) to subscribe.

Contact us                                 

Jemima Parker Jemima Parker
Environment Officer
01423 569121
Office hours: 9am - 4pm,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Charlie Scott

Charlie Scott
Ministry and Mission Administrator
0113 353 0238
Anita Shaw
Area Environment Champion - Leeds
Caroline Hewlett carolinejhewlett [at] btinternet.com (Caroline Hewlett)
Area Environment Champion - Ripon North
Ruth Newton
Joint Area Environment Champion - Ripon East
Joe Priestley joepriestley [at] riponcathedral.org.uk (Joe Priestley)
Joint Area Environment Champion - Ripon East
Andy Ive
Area Environment Champion - Ripon West
Anthony Hartley
Area Environment Champion - Wakefield
Area Environment Champion - Bradford
Area Environment Champion - Huddersfield
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