16/03/2016

Have you made the Big Church Switch?

Bishop Paul is encouraging churches in our diocese to make the big switch to renewable energy contracts.

The Big Church Switch, supported by Parish Buying in partnership with Christian Aid and Tearfund, encourages churches to lead the way in switching to, and therefore increasing the demand for, renewable energy.

Since its launch on Ash Wednesday, over 300 churches have registered their interest in switching to renewable energy contracts.

Christians of all denominations are increasingly linking climate change with their faith’s call to care for creation and the world’s most vulnerable people.

Bishop Paul said “Bishop James was a pioneer in the way our mission impacts our care for the environment. I agree with him. Sustainable, renewable energy represents a vitally important way for us to nurture the fragile resources entrusted to us by God. It is not only a good theological response to the issue of climate change, but it makes long-term economic sense too. I encourage everyone responsible for our buildings – whether it’s our parishes, schools or Fresh Expressions - to consider making a big difference to the environment by making the Big Church Switch.”

What is Parish Buying?
Parish Buying is a service set up and run by the Church of England to assist parishes in their buying on core purchases like energy, telecoms and office products - saving them time and money to release back into mission and ministry.

You can find more information and register your interest on the Big Church Switch website.

Big Church Switch