The environment and climate change

We believe that responding to climate change is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God's creation. Our environmental campaign exists to enable the whole church to address - in faith, practice and mission - the issue of climate change.

"Actions have to change for words to have effect"

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Solar panels on Gloucester Cathedral roof

Shrinking the Footprint is the Church of England's national environmental campaign. We are here to help you take action on the environment.

Amazing work is already taking place in churches across the country and we are well placed to share news, tips and resources.

Sign up to our newsletter for quarterly updates and take a look at our most recent issue to see what we're up to.


‘Creationtide’ or the ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in the annual church calendar (from 1st September to 4th October) dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.

The season may have ended but there are resources available on the website that are useful year round.

Plastic free Challenge

Visit the ChurchCare website to find out more about the plastic free challenge that took place during Lent 2018. 

Also of interest

Contact us

Contact our environmental policy officer


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Our climate change policy

Learn about our climate change investment policy

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