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Could you be your church's Eco Champion?

First published on: 25th January 2021

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Could you be your church’s Eco Champion to help create a sustainable future?

The Diocese of Manchester is inviting people who are passionate about the environment to join us in the journey to a more sustainable future for our churches and wider communities.

With the Bronze Eco Diocese award under our belt, we are working towards Silver and are looking for a team of people to help us by being Eco Church Ambassadors.

Do you have a passion for creation and the environment, or do you know someone who might be interested in being a pioneer for eco mission?

A likely candidate will probably already be involved in environment and sustainability activities and will be concerned about the climate crisis and its impact. But the most important thing is an ability to be a voice for green issues both inside and outside the church, and the capacity to bring people together to campaign effectively for change.  We are looking to create a grassroots network of likeminded people, ideally one or more person per deanery.  

If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, the new Diocesan Environment Officers, Grace Thomas and Clive Hamilton, would love to hear from you.  Please get in touch by emailing:

Eco Champions would show their care of God’s creation in many different ways.  It could be through worship and prayer, or via more practical engagement. Training is also available for anyone who feels they need support to get started in the role. The Ecology & Creation module of the diocesan Lay Training Course would make an ideal starting point. Applications are open until 7 March 2021.

Visit the Eco Diocese page for more on our Eco Diocese journey.

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