Environment

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.

Creation Care Resources for Parishes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic and the hardship, suffering and loss of life it is bringing is at the forefront of most of our minds right now. However, the other emergencies for Christ’s creation, climate breakdown and nature loss, continue. Here are a range of resources to help you to act with love and compassion on both, for the renewal of all of God’s creation. 

Worship 
In this time when we cannot meet collectively at church, why not rediscover Christ in His creation. Resources here

Home Energy
Being at home all the time can put a strain on our energy bills and therefore our carbon emissions. Top tips here

Church Energy Use
Advice from the Church of England on steps to take for Church closure e.g. switching heating off, allowing wild areas to grow in the churchyard and encouraging outdoor worship. Click here.
 

The Archbishop of Canterbury explains why every Christian needs to engage with issues around climate change.

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 32 July 2020
Issue 31 May 2020
Issue 30 April 2020
Issue 29 March 2020
Issue 28 January 2020
Issue 27 November 2019
Issue 26 September 2019
Issue 25 July 2019

Subscribe to the Environment Enews here
 

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 [at] leeds.anglican.org (Anita Shaw)
Area Environment Champion - Leeds
Caroline Hewlett Caroline Hewlett
Area Environment Champion - Ripon North
Ruth Newton
Joint Area Environment Champion - Ripon East
Andy Ive
Area Environment Champion - Ripon West
Anthony Hartley
Area Environment Champion - Wakefield
Ian Fletcher Ian Fletcher
Area Environment Champion - Bradford
Vacant
Area Environment Champion - Huddersfield
 
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