What's Happening


We now have another awarded Church, 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.

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.

Training and events

In house training  Part of the Learning in Faith offer there is Eco Church training on 15 March 2019 or 19 May 2019. It is free to parishioners in Derby Diocese.

Fashion Revolution Week is from 22nd April 22nd – 28th April 2019. Events will be run looking at the issues of modern fashion and what it means to our world.

A local event will take place at St Peter's Church Belper, DE56 1EZ, on Friday 26th April 2019 7-9pm. Includes clothes swop, fabric swop, craft activism amd workshops including how to mend your clothes and space to talk about and discuss the issues. 

Rewilding: A Christian Perspective, Saturday 27th April, Rippon College Cuddesden, Oxford, 10-4, booking essential. Christian Rural and Environmental Studies and John Ray Initiative. 

Eco Church

19 parishes in this Diocese have registered as Eco Churches. Two 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.

Repair Cafe helps reduce waste through mending. 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.

Lent 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 Lent 2019. A call to the church in Britain to acknowledge our complicity in consumerism and climate change, and to use the season of Lent to talk about these topics as a community.

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

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 is available on You Tube. For Powerpoint slides email.

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

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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