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Our New Diocesan Environment Officer, Robert Cleave

We are pleased to announce that Robert Cleave, a member of Bishop’s Council and Finance Committee, has kindly agreed to volunteer up to two days a week as DEO to provide additional resource. Robert is also a member of the PCC at Bramcote. We are grateful to Robert for agreeing to take up this role.

Speaking about his new role, Robert said: “It is often daunting to think what we can do in the face of a crisis like climate change. However we all have a part to play.

In my own parish of St Michael’s Bramcote over the last year, we have been surprised at the progress that we have made together by taking a number of simple steps.

The Church of England has laid out some challenging targets. I am very much looking forward to working with people across the diocese on delivering these and Caring for God’s Creation.”

For the last few years, David McCoulough had been filling the role of Diocesan Environment Officer (DEO). The workload had increased since General Synod passed the net zero carbon by 2030 motion in 2020.

David will continue to oversee this work, but please contact Robert about matters relating to our Caring for Creation work, such as eco-church, net zero carbon targets, and what’s going on nationally. You can email Robert at or visit our Caring for Creation page for more information.

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