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About ChurchCare

The amount of waste recycled has increased signifcantly but this figure is still lower than some of our neighbouring EU countries, where some are recycling over 70% of their waste.

There is still a great deal of waste which could be recycled that ends up in landfill sites which is harmful to the environment.

Alongside basic paper, plastic and glass recycling consider ways to reduce the waste you produce at church and at home including food waste, energy waste and water waste.

If you are planning an extension or new facilities consider using a waterless toilet. If you want to seek advice from a congregation who have already installed you can also find a map of waterless toilets in churches here.

 Case Studies - click the links to find out more.

Coleshill Church of England Infant School: Part of the Roots and Shoots programme

The school has so far recycled cards, old mobile phones and ink cartridges while learning about the importance of reusing and reducing waste.

Freemantle Academy: An eco-school

Part of a government-backed international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey.

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Upcoming Events


The Association of Festival Churches working with the Diocese of Oxford invites you to its annual gathering.

This will be an opportunity to hear about the work of Festival churches nationally, and to think through some of the issues facing the rural church and the future of rural buildings.

We shall be meeting in the newly refurbished and reordered church of St Mary Magdalene Woodstock on November 30th.

You do not need to be a member of the AFC to attend. It is open to all comers.

Tickets cost £15 plus eventbrite booking fee (once booked not refundable) to include lunch. An invoice can be requested but it is payable by November 1st please.

There is an opportunity to walk in Blenheim Palace Park at lunchtime at no cost (by kind permission of the Operations Director).

For further details and to book click here.


Monday 27 November 2017 - Church House, London