Eco Church & Eco Diocese

 

The Eco Church scheme is run by Arocha U.K and is an excellent way of involving a church congregation in addressing the challenges for the Church of England and, in particular, the Birmingham diocese, in their commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.A Rocha UK aware scheme

There are five sections: Worship and Teaching, Buildings, Land, Lifestyle, Community and Global Engagement.  Bronze, Silver and Gold awards are given depending on the number of points gained in each section. By April 2020 60 churches were registered, of which 21 churches had achieved bronze standard and 4 silver standard. 

In 2019 the Birmingham diocese became the third diocese across the country to be awarded a Bronze diocesan award and it will shortly be applying for the Silver award.  In this diocese Eco Church is coordinated by Beryl Moppett who may be contacted at:  [email protected]

We would like many more churches to take part in this scheme. So, if you would like to be in touch with a church with an award, then Beryl can put you in touch with any of the following:

Churches with Bronze awards

St Michael Sutton Coldfield

St Matthew Perry Beeches

St John Perry Barr

St Barnabas Kingshurst

St Germain Edgbaston

St George Edgbaston

St John Sparkhill

Elmdon Church Solihull

Christ Church Selly Park

All Saints Kings Heath

St Peter Hall Green

Holy Cross Billesley

St Helen Solihull

St Nicholas Kings Norton

St Mary Wythall

St Mary Tanworth in Arden

St Francis Bournville

St Lawrence Northfield

St Mary Lapworth

The Ascension Stirchley

St James Shirley

 

Churches with Silver awards

St Peter Maney

St Paul Balsall Heath

St Peter Balsall Common

St Christopher Springfield