Practical Support for Churches

Diocese of Ely Eco-Plan for Parishes

This Ely Diocese Eco-Plan has been drawn up by members of the Diocesan Environmental Task Group (DETG) and is offered for use to parishes, with the support of the Bishop. It provides tools to help parishes assess their environmental response to date and to integrate creation care action planning into the heart of their parish’s life and mission.

The DETG asks that every parish makes adequate space and time to discuss this Eco-Plan in their PCC and to build ambitious creation care objectives into the ongoing life and mission of their parish.

This Plan is a framework which provides wide scope for the drawing up of different priorities according to the varying context and circumstances each parish finds itself in. There are many resources and much knowledge in the Diocese and elsewhere which can be drawn on to help with creation care action planning, so parishes do not have to re-invent the wheel. Information about resources is given at the end of this document.

We commend this Parish Eco-Plan to your prayers, consideration and action.

Download the Eco-Plan

General Resources

Eco Church

  • Eco Church Awards to engage congregations and set out on a wholistic journey of sustainaibilty. Find out more here.

The Church of England Environmental Programme

Working towards net carbon zero

A Practical Path to Net Zero Carbon

  • A Church of England guide to help every church achieve net zero carbon. Find out more here.

Energy efficiency in Churches

  • A Church of England guide to help churches make both ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ changes to reduce energy use. Find out more here.


Energy Footprint Tool

  • Deigned by the Church of England for each parish to measure their carbon footprint. Find out more here.

Carbon Offsetting

Green Journey

  • An Energy Consultancy Scheme, which offers churches a hassle-free way of switching to 100% renewable energy suppliers. Find out more here.

Solar Panels

  • Most churches are a potential location for solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels. Find out more here.
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