How to become an Eco Church

We are committed to becoming an Eco Diocese. Supported by Rocha UK we want our churches and support office - St James House - to become Eco Churches. You can find out more about Eco Churches here

Eco Church is an award scheme for churches who take the environment seriously and want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.

Eco Church works through 5 key areas of church life:

  • Worship and teaching
  • Management of church buildings
  • Management of church land
  • Community and global engagement
  • Lifestyle

Churches gain bronze, silver and gold awards by registering online and working through these 5 categories and filling in the survey (see printable version of survey).  There are many relevant resources available on the Eco church website and also some Eco Church case studies and webinars on the national CofE website.

There are currently over 20 Eco Church awarded churches in the diocese of Liverpool and more than 70 churches have already registered.


Being an Eco Church

An Eco Church is based on a self-assessment of how the church is “caring for God’s earth in different areas of their life and work”. Churches are rated as Gold, Silver and Bronze.
 

You can find out the three steps to becoming an Eco Church on the right-hand side of this page.

Steps to Silver

You've registered, you've achieved bronze and you're all fired up to keep going!
Fantastic. We want you to take the next Steps to Silver.

Faiths4Change are here to help you on your journey to silver and beyond.

Click here for ideas and resources that are centred around Listening, Taking Action and Sharing. 
 

"sustaining God's creation is a massively important duty for all Christian's. The world-wide Anglican church recognises this as one of it five marks of mission and in this year of the environment I believe it is increasingly important that the Diocese of Liverpool works together to make a difference". Bishop Paul

3 steps to becoming an Eco Church

Here's what you can do

Step One: Register as an Eco Church
Register as an eco church online and login - it's simple and starts your journey. You don't have to be doing any activity just sign up.

SIgn up here
   

Step Two: Complete the Eco Survey
It will help you to identify the environmental work that your church is already doing and what else you could do. 

Here is an example form


Step Three: Contact Faiths4Change
For extra support email annie@faiths4change.org.uk


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