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Virtuous Circles - project update

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. 

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Primer for Paris - Climate Change basics

With the Paris UN climate talks on the horizon Shrinking the Footprint have produced an introduction to Climate Change or primer for those who want to brush up on some basic background.

To take a look at the document click here.

Virtuous Circles

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A partnership between the Cathedral and Church Buildings Division, the Diocese of Hereford and architects Feilden Clegg Bradley has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Virtuous Circles project aims to develop a sustainable new model for isolated rural places of worship as self-catering accommodation. Development funding of £49,700 has been awarded to help the partnership progress their plans to apply for a full grant at a later date and a project manager is currently being sought to oversee this work.

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Join us on pilgrimage

Today the Pilgrimage2Paris website is officially launched and we are very excited about the coming months!

The launch of the Lambeth Declaration on Climate Change was signed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and many other faith leaders from across the UK, as well as Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical Laudato Sì.

We’ve been present at the Church of England General Synod, where there was a whole day of environmental debate and a host of bishops had their photo taken with the Pilgrimage2Paris yew baton to show their support for the pilgrimage, which will start in London on Friday 13 November and arrive in Paris on Friday 27 November.

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