Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:58



Diocesan contact Stella Collishaw (Mission and Ministry team) is acting interim DEO leading on on Eco Diocese. If you register as an Ecochurch or obtain an award please inform her. 


Details of your events, or news of progress in your patch for us to celebrate and photos illustrating it should go to Communications Team. See 'Whats Happening' section for upcoming events.


If your PCC are talking about making Environmental changes there are a number of people who are willing to support you and who will preach on Environmental issues, both licensed Readers and clergy.  


There is also an ecumenical group of volunteers that meet called The Derbyshire Churches Environment Network. 

It is chaired by Anne Knyhynyckyj, Reader, All Saints Wingerworth. 

Practical activities from the group:-

  • supporting training for example Eco Church in the Learning in Faith programme
  • supporting Derby University public lecture programme from the Environment and Sustainability research department Sept 2019 - Jan 2020, Autumn 2021
  • signposting to the latest virtual training resources 2020-2021 from key partners
  • Supporting the development of the Land and Biodiversity conference Oct 2021
  • offering an information at clergy conference Nov 2019 with the support of members from All Saints Wingerworth
  • a mailing to all PCCs and incumbents July 2019 about Climate Emergency 
  • pilot development of a series of talks and discussions beginning October 2019
  • leading the presentation at June 2019 Synod where there was an update report about progress on Eco Diocese and, as requested, offering reasons to make a policy against fracking
  • a paper for the Parsonages Committee on Solar PV
  • architect training partnered with DAC
  • advice to individual parishes and Eco church leads



Contact the commitee ...




Stella Collishaw

Community Action Officer in the Mission and Ministry Team, Diocese of Derby. She has recruited to this group in 2019. 2020 updating this page on the website and developing ecumenical links. Invitations to your next chapter meeting, Deanery Synod or PCC to talk about Eco Church or to offer the exisiting training to you locally can be sent to her and potentially shared among her contacts. Send in notice of your local events, good news stories, photos and events to share. If you want to recommend or review resources you have used also do this.

01332 388685; Facebook StellaCollishaw


Anne Knyhynyckyj, is the chair of the Derbyshire Churches Environment Network. She is also a Reader at All Saints Wingerworth bronxe awarded Eco Church. 


John Beardmore

07785 563116;

Offers technical support and advice on sustainability issues, including facilitating decision-making processes, and the design and diagnosis of heating and renewable energy systems. He is a member of the DAC and on the board of Operation Noah.


Richard Henderson Smith 

0115 9460395; 

World Mission and Development Officer with the role to remind people about the urgent and ongoing needs of those most at risk and deprived beyond our horizon. He points out that the impact on the planet and it resources impact the poorest in the world.

He presented facts on health and fracking June 2019 Diocesan Synod.


Graham Truscott

07810 556743;

Since 2009 Graham Truscott has been a cleantech entrepreneur with an environmental passion. He is a founding director of the pioneering Whistlewood Common Limited, demonstrating permaculture design and 21st century socio-enviro-economic paradigms. Other current enterprises include Aceleron Limited and Hevasure Limited (a circular economy lithium-ion battery enterprise and an energy-saving heating/cooling systems monitoring business respectively). Amongst other activities he is a Commercial Advisor to The National Forest, an engaged participant in the University of Derby Low Carbon Business Network and a founder member of Extinction Rebellion (Derby).


ArchDeacon Christine the Archdeacon of Chesterfield is the link member of senior staff on these issues up to 2020.


Steve Retout from Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham.


Anne and Howard Clarke members of St Peters Belper, a silver awarded Eco Church.


John Payne Churchwarden at Eyam and member of Green Christian.


Jane Webb retired Baptist Minister and member of Broadway Baptist Church Derby.


Godfrey Meynell, Church Warden at St Michaels Kirk Langley and member of Extinction Rebellion.


Tom Wyke is the regional link from Christian Aid.


Stephen Pratt is Methodist Minister in West Hallam.


Bryan Jones is a Reader and Church Warden in All Saints Mackworth parish.


Rita Brierley member from St Matthews Darley Abbey.







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