Synod agrees to new Faculty Rules


The Church of England’s General Synod has approved new legislation to help churches meet carbon reduction targets through changes to the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules. These changes will now be presented to both Houses of Parliament and if approved, will come into force on the 1st July 2022. 

Most of the changes will make it easier for churches to make adaptations such as insulating pipes, draft-proofing doors and windows, fitting new non-fossil fuel boilers, electric pew heaters, electric car charging points and soft furnishings to help worshippers feel warm and comfortable.  

The change in Rules come as part of a wide-ranging approach to meet the 2030 net-zero carbon target set by General Synod in February 2020

Further details can be found on the official press release