Land and Nature

The crisis affecting nature is as great as the climate crisis. Caring for creation means looking after our land for the benefit of nature and people.

Church of England guidance

Resources to help you

Caring for God’s Acre works nationally to support groups and individuals to investigate, care for, and enjoy churchyards and burial grounds.

The Eco Church scheme is a great way to get all parts of your church life working to care for creation. It helps you to engage practically and spiritually, with people in your church and the community beyond.

Start by filling in the Eco Church survey and see how close you are to winning an award already.

Find help with churchyard management, inspiring examples of how Church land at all levels is being managed, hear from Bishop Graham Usher about becoming more aware of nature, and get informed about the big picture of the twin crises for climate and nature.

The Bats In Churches Project is working with churches, bat workers and heritage communities to find bespoke, sustainable solutions for some of the worst affected churches in England and provide advice for any church that has resident bats.

Get involved

In Conversation series from the Church Commissioners Rural Assets team