Environmental & Eco Works

Churches more than ever should be aiming to be environmentally sustainable, striving to meet the goals set out by the Church in its Shrinking the Footprint campaign, and to protect and enhance the ecological value of our buildings and churchyard.

They should aim to be sustainable in the true sense of conservation, which is the responsible management of change, preserving the heritage value of our churches and churchyards while seeking to enhance and reveal their significance and use.

Churches should be socially sustainable, by providing a resource which is accessible and attractive to large sections of the community, and therefore able to draw on this social capital as well as being economically sustainable, in terms of covering the costs of mission, social outreach, and maintenance while maintaining healthy reserves.

The ChurchCare website has many guidance notes on these aims:


And much more information can be found on the Shrinking the Footprint section:


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