We believe that care for the natural environment, which is God’s creation, is a fundamental duty for all Christians.

We’re all aware of the climate crisis, and our UK government have a target of net zero emissions by 2050. The Church of England have committed to net zero carbon by 2030.

How can we achieve net zero carbon?

We can go one step at a time. The first step is for every church to fill out the Energy Footprint Tool (EFT). It records churches’ energy use and calculates their carbon emissions.

Data from the EFT will help us know how best to target the support we’re going to be offering to churches over coming years.

We also encourage all our churches to sign up to Eco Church (scroll down for more info). Eco Church is a wholistic approach to creation care. The free online survey and supporting resources are designed to equip your church to express your care for God’s world.

Get in Touch

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Jack Edwards

Diocesan Environmental Officer

Eco Church

Eco Church is an award scheme for churches in England and Wales run by A Rocha. In the Diocese of London we have over 200 churches registered, with more than 100 churches having received awards.

If your church is interested in registering, or has registered and would like support getting to your next award, please get in touch with your Episcopal Area Leads below.

Latest statistics

For up-to-date information about registrations and awards, please see our latest Eco Church Map (use the zoom in the bottom left to get closer):

Episcopal Area Leads

For each of our Episcopal Areas, we have a lead contact (or two), who is often heading up a small group from across the Area, helping support churches around Eco Church, as well as Net Carbon Zero, biodiversity, Community engagement and other topics. They are people who have led churches on Eco Church and have a wealth of experience and connections.

Please do get in touch with your lead if you would like some more help and support:

Contact your Creation Care Area lead:

Fr Chrichton Limbert

Edmonton Area

Fr Chrichton Limbert, Christ Church Southgate
Revd Derek Winterburn

Kensington Area

Revd Derek Winterburn, St James Hampton Hill
Reverend Daniel Gerrans

Stepney Area

Revd Daniel Gerrans, St Michael London Fields

Two Cities Area

Martin Carr, LLM, All Hallows By The Tower

Two Cities Area

Alison Moulden, Westminster Churches Net Zero Officer
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Willesden Area

Revd Tina Rapson, Uxbridge Parish

The Environment and the General Election

A General Election is due in the UK in 2024. With many important topics competing for attention, the Church of England Environment Working Group has produced a handy guide to help keep the environment high up on the list of issues which all political parties are concerned about. Climate change and biodiversity loss should form part of election campaigning and policy making in the new parliament.

The Working Group has identified five current environmental policy areas. You could choose one or more to bring up with a candidate or party member on the doorstep, to form a question to ask at a hustings event, or to help you write a letter to your candidates. You could also use the information to comment on social media, in discussion with family and friends, or as a starting point for intercessions.

There are also some ideas to help you if you want to take things further and explore more deeply.

And finally, there is some information about how to find out who your MP is.

To download the guide, please click below.

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