Created: Monday, 09 January 2017 13:19
The 2017 awards organised jointly by The Church Times and Shrinking the Footprint, the CofE’s national environmental campaign, are designed to celebrate the many projects already underway and to encourage new ones. For more details and to enter the Church Times Green Church awards click here.
Created: Thursday, 03 November 2016 12:47
Help switching your church or your own energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The Church of England and its environmental campaign Shrinking the Footprint have signed up to the Big Church Switch, a campaign led by Christian Aid and Tearfund. The Big Church Switch calls on churches and individual Christians of all denominations to switch their energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy. By using clean, renewable energy the Church can demonstrate its commitment to care for our neighbours and for the earth – our common home.
Find out more here.
Be inspired by Anna's journey to turn her church green.
Created: Monday, 26 September 2016 10:21
ChurchCare's 2015 annual grants report now published
This report is an overview of our various grant schemes to help parishes, friends groups and chapters with both fabric repairs and conservation of historic furnishings and artworks in their churches and cathedrals.
None of this work would be achievable without the help of our various partners including the Department of Culture Media and Sport, The Wolfson Foundation, The Pilgrim Trust, The Radcliffe Trust and The Goldsmiths' Company as well as the generosity of individual patrons supporting the pressing needs of our country's historic churches and cathedrals.
For full information on our grants programmes please click here
Created: Thursday, 01 September 2016 08:41
Piloting an innovative and sustainable model for underused churches. This is an exciting time in the Virtuous Circles project. Having secured a Heritage Lottery Fund grant at the end of last year the project team have been hard at work at developing this innovative concept. Using St Michael's church in Dulas, Herefordshire as the pilot the aim of the project is to create a sustainable use model for churches across the country.
A carefully designed, environmentally friendly and reversible structure is placed in the church allowing the provision of short stay tourist accommodation. The rental income from this is then fed back into the conservation of the building creating a virtuous circle of reuse and repair. The project provides a sustainable future for the church while ensuring that it remains open to the public for a proportion of the year. The concept can be used in any church, to support new uses for communities and worship.
To find out more take a look at this leaflet.