What's Happening


Saturday 15 June there will be a presentation with update on Eco Diocese at Derby Diocesan Synod.

Derby City Council passed the Climate Emergency motion unamended and with no abstentions.

TEARfund rubbish campaign.

St Barnabas Derby has recently achieved a silver Eco Church award. Congratulations to all of them for reaping this accolade and helping us all in our aim to become an awarded Eco Diocese.

A new song for season of Creation listen, find sheet music and rehearsal recordings so you can practice for this Season 1 Sept-4 Oct 2019.

Climate change and carbon reduction manifesto unveiled by Derbyshire County Council but the motion to declare a climate emergency was not passed. In Derbyshire, Wirksworth Town Council and New Mills Town Council have already declared climate emergencies.

Whistlewood Common new roundhouse building scoops an award.

Arocha 'When Silence is not an option' blog. Embedded in the article is a link to the rally on 26th June 2019.

Christian Climate Action events  and support of Extinction Rebelllion April 2019. Greta Thunbergs speech to MPs.

ARocha Extinction Rebellion blog.


Training and events

In house training  Part of the Learning in Faith offer there is Eco Church training. Next date TBF.

Talk on climate change by former MP Alan Simpson on Thursday 20 June 2019 in Chesterfield, Saints Centre and in Wirksworth Friday 21 June, 7-9pm at Wirksworth Town Hall

The Time is Now Wednesday 26 June 2019 Derbyshire Climate Coalition lobby event, details click on link, coach pick up points from Chesterfield, Belper, Derby. Booking required.

Buxton festival fringe Mountains of the Moon, family friendly eco related production, 19/20th July 2019.

Eco Church

28 parishes in this Diocese have registered as Eco Churches. Three have achieved awards. Eco church FAQs. 1100 churches have registered across England. 3 Dioceses have achieved Bronze Eco Diocese awards - Salisbury, Guildford and Birmingham. To make contact to support a local church or find volunteering opportunities contact or go to find a church.

If you want a presentation for your PCC there is free to use material at Promoting Eco Church. This includes a powerpoint presentation and film clips.

Other resources

Repair Cafe helps reduce waste through mending items that might otherwise be discarded. Please note there are conditions to using the name and logo. There may be one nearby you can access.

Latest newsletter from the Church of England's Environment Programme. In it there's everything from news from Katowice, looking forward to Earth Day (April) and how Manchester Diocese is supporting an intiative to become the first Cycling City.

Latest newsletter from ARocha UK. In it they suggest 3 environmentally friendly choices for 2019: cut down on meat, drive less and grow your own food.

Bi monthly updates and news are sent out in Find newsletter. More frequent shares on facebook.

Study resources

Tenants of the King, a 4 part study looking at what the Bible has to say about climate change, from Operation Noah. Worth looking at purely for answers to common questions pages 22-25. Copies were offered at clergy Conference 2018. A group batch can be loaned with usb/dvd resources contact.

Joy in Enough from Green Christian offer a confession as a basis for your focus. A call to the church in Britain to acknowledge our complicity in consumerism and climate change.

Resource from Bristol Diocese, 'Living well in God's world.'

Faith in a Changing Climate USPG downloadable study resource with case studies from across the Anglican Communion. Printed copies are available on request. It includes a very helpful page on Climate Change FAQs (p6&7). Copies were circulated by Rev Richard Reade at Clergy Conference 2018.

Living Lent invites you to make 6 changes for the benefit of the Environment.

Church Mission Society study resource 'The Possible world'.

further resources...


Service resources can be found at shrinking the footprint,  and Germinate.

 Season of Creation resources 2018 and Green Communion resources 2018 are also useful.


Prayers you can use launched in association with Climate Coalition and Cafod  'Green Hearts'

Creation Communion  and school resources from Operation Noah including baked alaska clips


Resources and recent news archive

Churches of all sizes can show their commitment to Gods creation by switching to a renewable energy supply. You can obtain advice on switching to renewable energy at The Big Church Switch.

Food in the Anthropocene, how changes in diet could feed the planets population.

Living the change

Frack Free Barlborough talk with Dr Ian Fairlie, international toxicologist talking about radon risk in Fracking. For Powerpoint slides email.

The blog from A Rocha  Time for Deep Reflection and Bold Action.

Eco Church featured on the Songs of Praise episode on Sunday 3 March 2019. Catch up on iplayer. St James Piccadilly (urban London Church) featured and has received a gold Eco Church award.

Resources and Waste Strategy. DEFRA announce Businesses must pay for recycling or disposal of products as a way to dramatically change recycling and recovery rates.

Sustainable Heating and Lighting conference [Powering Gods Northern Powerhouse Dec 2018] resources to download. 

Plastic-Less Living

For more about reducing use of plastic see Plastic-Less Living on Facebook. 

Greenpeace have a #pointlessplastic campaign.

Also see the find article which you are invited to publish, if editing it please ask permission before publishing.

Plastic Free Shopping map. Why not check your retailer is here?

Advice from Friends of the Earth on plastic and clothing.






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