St Michael's Baddesley Clinton : A small, rural, listed church becomes net zero carbon

St Michael's, Baddesley Clinton (Diocese of Birmingham) has successfully achieved net-zero carbon through a number of recent measures. The small parish church, located in the Diocese of Birmingham, runs entirely on electricity. Recent projects to improve the efficiency of heating and lighting include the conversion to under-pew heating and LED lightbulbs. The effect of this has been a massive reduction in the amount of energy used in the day-to-day functioning of the church. 

In further pursuit of net-zero, the team at St Michael's has also calculated travel emissions and offsets them via a scheme which supports community projects worldwide.


What was done?

Why we acted

Discussion Questions for "Why we acted"

In this video, people are sharing the motivation which led them to get involved with this environmental project. They share lots of ideas, prayers and hopes which you might like to discuss. Here are a few questions to help you think, but you might like to start your discussions by talking about the parts of the video that stood out most to you. This video is part of a set of videos, and there are some common themes across them all, particularly around ‘stewardship’ and caring for creation, and around justice for people in poor countries or for future generations. So other videos might include some interesting questions which relate to this video too. Feel free to explore them all!

  1. What does it mean to steward or take care of the world in a way that looks after everyone who lives in the world? What about the plants and animals? Should they be included within our stewardship? How does what Patrick says about justice at the end of the video affect your answer?
  2. What steps would you take to encourage others if you took on the role of an encourager like Patrick?