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

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 ...
​Interfaith Walk & Study Visit 18 August 2019 ​Interfaith Walk & Study Visit

Developing renewable power, building community and preserving the natural environment

Birmingham Churches: "There's No Planet B"
8 July 2019
Birmingham Churches: "There's No Planet B" Churches around Birmingham are facing the challenges of climate change together.
Environmental  Iftar at St Peter's Church
4 June 2019
Environmental Iftar at St Peter's Church We have held three iftars at St Peter’s in Hall Green since 2015 and each one has been thoroughly enjoyable and memorable. An iftar is the meal held every evening at the end of a ...
On Yer Bike, Global Warming… (Part 2)
3 June 2019
On Yer Bike, Global Warming… (Part 2) John Nightingale completed the 100 mile cycling Velo in 8 hours 33 minutes, much slower than most of the 17,000 entrants who passed him on the way, but in good shape, without aches and pains, ...