Being more environmentally friendly

Support from the Church of England

The Church of England Environment page has a wealth of information to help promote and realise a greener church.

You can start your learning journey here.

You can read the more on the practical path to net zero carbon for churches, produced by the Church of England, by clicking here.

Switching to renewable energy with Green Journey

Switching to renewable energy as a church is good for the environment and helps cut certain utility bills. 

'Green Journey' is an Energy Consultancy Scheme, which offers churches a hassle-free way of switching to 100% renewable energy suppliers.

Green Journey will carry out an energy audit of the church building, install smart meters and provide a comprehensive report - all for free.

What is involved?

  • Switching service supplier to 100% renewable electricity and (if desired) a 'renewable gas' tariff 
  • Water supply switching service if required
  • Help with VAT overpayments
  • Complementary energy survey for all churches with comprehensive report
  • Installation of smart metres 

More information can also be found on the Green Journey website.. If you have questions about the scheme please direct them to Geoffrey Hunter at our Diocesan Offices: [email protected]

Watch this short video made by the Diocese of Leeds sharing their experience.


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