Eco Church is a unique online survey that enables parish churches to both record what they are already doing to care for creation and to take further steps.
The survey covers all areas of church life:
1. Worship and Teaching
2. Management of Church Buildings (if applicable)
3. Management of Church Land (if applicable)
4. Community and Global Engagement
It gently challenges parish churches to review the hymns we sing and the food we serve; of the energy used and of the ethics of our investments; of the wildlife that finds a home in our churchyards and of the water that flushes our loos; and so on…
Accompanying the survey is a whole new suite of online resources to help churches undertake actions. As your church completes the survey you will collect points towards an Eco Church Award. There are three levels of Eco Church Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The very first Eco Church Award – a Bronze – was presented in January 2016 to St Paul’s Cathedral by the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams at the launch event who welcomed the new scheme as part of a ‘tectonic shift’ in Christian thinking through which environmental concerns will ‘embed more deeply’ in church culture.