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  1. Bath Abbey interior is shown without chairs to highlight what will benefit from new heating

    Bath Abbey uses Roman drains to provide cutting-edge heating for the future


    Bath Abbey is using an ancient water way to heat the World Heritage site. 

    2 min read
  2. The Bishop of Norwich on a garden bench

    Courageous decision-making is needed to tackle climate change says next environment bishop


    The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, outlines the challenge following his appointment as Lead Bishop for Environmental Affairs.

    6 min read
  3. Sunlight streams through tree's branches

    Church garden becomes therapeutic space for treatment amid Covid-19 restrictions


    A church garden has provided space for a trauma clinic to conduct therapy sessions.

    2 min read
  4. Online service contributors.

    Vicar who works in supermarket joins lorry drivers and farmers in national service celebrating 'forgotten heroes' of Covid-19 pandemic


    Farmers, lorry drivers and supermarket workers who helped keep food on our plates during Covid-19 pandemic will participate in the Church of England’s national service this week.

    3 min read
  5. Contributors to our weekly online service.

    Farmers mark Harvest Festival with call for climate change action in national online service


    Farmers will speak of their commitment to fighting climate change during the Church of England’s national online service.

    3 min read
  6. Vicar Will Hughes poses on the roof of a church with solar panels

    Let there be light – churches installing solar panels on roofs to combat climate crisis


    Churches and cathedrals are taking on the climate crisis with solar panels on their roofs.

    3 min read
  7. Someone standing in a church with an iPad showing emissions information for their church building.

    More than 3,000 churches receive carbon footprint certificate thanks to new tool


    New data reveals that more than 3,000 churches are using a tool created by the Church of England to understand their carbon footprint.

    2 min read
  8. Young person holding a sign saying "there is no planet b"

    Faith leaders make call for environment-focused economic recovery


    UK faith leaders have called on the Government to ensure its economic recovery plan does not bypass care for the Environment

    5 min read
  9. Cargo  arrival at the sinking island of Tuvalu, Mid-Atlantic, east of Papua New Guinea.

    Bishops warn of 'Environmental Racism'


    Church of England bishops have joined with counterparts from around the Anglican Communion in signing a statement warning of 'Environmental Racism.'

    2 min read
  10. General Synod sets 2030 Net Zero carbon target


    The Church of England’s General Synod has set new targets for all parts of the church to work to become carbon ‘net zero’ by 2030. 

    3 min read