Eco Stewardship

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

Our Eco Vision

Our vision is that the Diocese of Winchester tackles climate change and other environmental issues effectively.

We will help churches, schools, other organisations and individual people make the necessary changes in what we do and how we live by providing information, encouragement and support.

As a first step, in March 2022 the Diocesan Synod declared a climate and ecological emergency. This helps the church set priorities for planning and allocation of resources.

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The Reasons Why

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First Steps – Towards a Sustainable Church

Beginning the journey towards sustainability for you and your church.

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First Steps – Towards Net Zero Carbon (NZC)

First Steps – Towards Net Zero Carbon (NZC)

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Tools & Resources

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Getting more involved

Getting more involved

Find out how you can get more involved in helping your church become more eco friendly.

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Good News – Making Progress

Good News – Making Progress

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Caring for God’s Creation

Waste on land and in the oceans, the extinction of plants and animals and the crisis of climate change threaten God’s creation. The latest UN report states that human activities, our activities, have unequivocally caused global warming.

Individually, and together as the whole church, we must change what we are doing to tackle this crisis –

  • for our own sakes,
  • for the sake of the whole of humanity,
  • for the sake of the whole of nature,
  • and because God cares passionately for his world.

Church buildings, schools and various activities all contribute to climate change, so we must change how we do things. A major step is that we have set a goal of reducing our emissions to net zero by 2030, a prophetic statement by word and example to our country and the whole world.

The good news is, this is possible! Although there are still only a few, some parishes and individuals have already achieved net zero carbon.

This section of the diocesan website provides information and resources on many different aspects of caring for God’s creation.