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

Eco Diocese Award Celebration
25 March 2019
Eco Diocese Award Celebration Saving the planet, one church at at time...
On Yer Bike, Global Warming…
28 February 2019
On Yer Bike, Global Warming… Could you cycle as many miles as you have years?... Read on to see why 76 year old John is hoping to cycle at least 76 miles to raise money for a climate justice.
Season of Creation
1 August 2018
Season of Creation We are keen to encourage churches in Birmingham to join this great wave of prayer for the environment.
​Discounts on LED lighting
28 September 2017
​Discounts on LED lighting LED Hut are giving phenomenal discounts on bulbs to Parish Buying members.
​How green is your church?
6 April 2017
​How green is your church? The Parish Buying Service was set up five years ago by the Church of England, with the aim of saving churches money, time and to provide protection in the form of good contracts.
ECO Diocese follow up
17 January 2017
ECO Diocese follow up So far Birmingham diocese is one of only three dioceses who signed so can we be the first to be accredited? We could but only if we have churches committed to being Eco churches.