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Why the environment?

The Church has a biblical basis for caring for the Earth, which God made for his glory and his people’s enjoyment. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the Earth and its people today, and will impact on every aspect of human life and the natural environment.

The Church must take this challenge seriously, and so the Diocese of Guildford ​is working with groups, organisations and local authorities across the diocese, and encouraging and resourcing the parishes to care for creation and respond locally to the global climate crisis.

“For the Church of the 21st Century, good ecology is not an optional extra but a matter of justice. It is therefore central to what it means to be a Christian.”

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams

What’s happening?

There are lots of environmental events and initiatives on the go, including a trial of the Creationtide liturgy and various ways to reduce your church's carbon footprint - see the 'Get Involved' page for more information or contact Revd Lesley Crawley.


Upcoming Events


Eco Church

17 March 2018 10:30

Address: St Nicolas Church, Bury Street, Guildford, GU2 4AW

The Diocese of Guildford is committed to becoming an Eco Diocese, nine churches have Bronze Eco Church awards, and nine more are registered with Eco Church and have started the journey.

This morning will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Eco Church scheme and hear from people who have got their churches involved and people who would like to. It's a chance to share successes and difficulties and meet up with others who want to help the church care for the environment.

Eco Church covers churches' worship, teaching, buildings, land, and community engagement, and it's flexible enough for any kind of church to use.

Come for inspiration and practical tips from Bishop Andrew, Rev'd Lesley Crawley, our Diocesan Environment Adviser, and people from a variety of churches in our diocese.

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