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Eco Church Resources

This is where we will share resources we think would be useful to living a more eco-friendly, Christian life. 

If you are interested in finding out more we would recommend these websites in particular:
A Rocha
Operation Noah
and also 
Christian Aid 
and the Church of England's website HERE.


Shared Resource Library
Eco Church sml IPCC Report

On 9 August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its long-awaited report which showed that the world has the rest of this decade to cut carbon emissions in half if it hopes to limit warming to 1.5C and thus avoid the most dangerous impacts of the climate crisis. This latest IPCC report also made it clear that the human contribution to our changing climate is now ‘unequivocal’ – the strongest language the IPCC has ever used.

Find out more HERE
Eco Church smlSouthwark Diocese Environmental Policy 

Diocesan Envt policy front pag

Please click HERE to take a look 


Eco Church Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

Find out more HERE and read an Executive Summary HERE 

Eco Church  The Dasgupta Review

The summary of a report published in February 2021 which looks at the economic case for bio-diversity.

Eco Church  Ian Christie sermon

It was great to hear Ian Christie speak at the end of February.  Ian is a Diocesan Environmental Advisor and Senior Lecturer in Social Science of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey.  Find his sermon text HERE and a longer slide presentation HERE.  To watch the service Ian spoke in click HERE.  (Ian starts at about 7.55 minutes)

He has promised to visit St Matthew's when such things are possible and we look forward to hearing from him again before too long.  

Eco Church  David Attenborough's documentary series 'Perfect Planet'.

Episode Five deals with the impact of humans on the planet - it is by turns alarming and hope-filled.  Find it HERE (provided you have a TV licence!)
Eco Church   St Matthews Lent Challenge - 40 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life 

During Lent, you are encouraged to take part in our '40 Ways to Spring Clean your Life'.
We will ask for some feedback in due course to help us assess whether this has helped all of us make a difference.

(The Challenges ends at Easter but the ideas it covers are useful tips to Spring Clean your life at any time)

If you would like to offer to help with our Eco Church initiative in any way please get in touch with Jen Houghton.