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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

    30/03/2021

    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

    25/02/2021

    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

    23/10/2020

    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

    02/10/2020

    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

    25/09/2020

    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

    25/09/2020

    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

    02/09/2020

    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

    03/07/2020

    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'

    22/06/2020

    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

    12/02/2020

    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