Eco Diocese

Eco Diocese is an initiative run by A Rocha UK to encourage diocesan-level engagement with Eco Church, and promote local church participation in the scheme. 

To become an Eco Diocese, a Diocese must meet the following criteria:

  • Register its intent.
  • Appoint an individual or group to coordinate progress.
  • Write an environmental policy.
  • Have a certain percentage of churches in the Diocese registered and awarded Eco Church status.
  • Achieve Eco Church status for its Diocesan House or Office.
  • Embed environmental issues into its ministerial education.
  • Manage Diocesan investments ethically.
  • Work collaboratively with other Dioceses and faith groups.
  • Establish a habit of recording and celebrating environmental achievements.

There are currently 18 Dioceses who have been awarded Eco Diocese status: Birmingham, Bristol, Canterbury, Coventry, Europe, Gloucester, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, Llandaff, Manchester, Oxford, Southwark, Southwell & Nottingham, St Asaph, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, Swansea & Brecon, and Winchester.

A giant globe hangs in Salisbury Cathedral
A giant globe takes the breath of two onlookers suspended high above Salisbury Cathedral's medieval nave

Register your intent to join Eco Diocese here.