Eco Diocese

On 14 September 2016, Bishop David signed Birmingham up as one of the first three Dioceses to register intent to become an Eco Diocese. This intent was officially launched within the Church of England - Birmingham on 20 October 2016. 

Eco Diocese status is an accreditation awarded by A Rocha UK, a Christian charity that works for the protection and restoration of the natural world. It awards Dioceses Bronze, Silver or Gold status, based on various criteria.

Click here to find out more about Eco Diocese criteria

Eco Diocese accreditation demonstrates our desire to put caring for God's creation at the heart of our vision and ministry. As well as writing a comprehensive environmental policy, we embedded environmental justice in our Diocesan Goals, as part of our Transforming Church strategy *needs to link to TC.

Eco Churches

An important criteria for achieving Eco Diocese status is that a significant percentage of our churches must have registered for and received an Eco Church award. We are aiming for 10% of our churches to be registered and 5% awarded by 2018, which would give the Church of England - Birmingham Bronze Eco Diocese status. 

We'd love your church to join those already registered and awarded. Find out more about becoming an Eco Church here.


Environment News & Events

​Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation
26 February 2020
​Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation 'Switch off the floodlights’, ‘turn down the heating’, and ‘plant a tree’ all calls to action as part of the Church of England’s first ever Green Lent campaign starting today.
The Archbishop's Lent Book 2020 - "Saying Yes to Life"
12 February 2020
The Archbishop's Lent Book 2020 - "Saying Yes to Life" Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ever official green Lent campaign, launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
 #LiveLent campaign
16 December 2019
#LiveLent campaign The Archbishop's Lent Book "Saying Yes to Life" and the #LiveLent campaign will both focus on environmental issues.
CofE Environment  Bulletin
16 December 2019
CofE Environment Bulletin From the Church of England Environment Programme.
Parish Buying - make your church greener
26 November 2019
Parish Buying - make your church greener This month Parish Buying is focussing on how to make your church greener.
​Parishes can now invest their savings fossil-free
5 November 2019
​Parishes can now invest their savings fossil-free Many of our parishes have been accustomed to investing their savings with the CBF (Central Board of Finance) Church of England Funds, and a number of us have been concerned that those investments should not ...