Energy efficiency and, where appropriate, the use of new technologies can enable our churches to provide attractive places of sanctuary, fellowship and communion at a lower cost to the planet, and sometimes with financial savings as well.
But when you’re dealing with a church building, it can be hard to know exactly which positive actions you can undertake.
To help PCCs obtain the expert advice they need, the Diocese of Oxford has established a subsidised energy audit programme.
How does the audit programme work?
Fill in this simple enquiry form. It will ask you for some basic information so that we can get a sense of your church's activities and needs. We can then determine the best type of advice for your church, whether that’s an on-site energy audit, a phone/online audit, or general guidance.
What will this cost?
For on-site audits, churches currently pay £150 and the diocese pays the rest of the cost. You can also receive an implementation grant of up to £300.
For telephone or video consultations, churches currently pay £60 and the diocese pays the rest of the cost. You can also receive an implementation grant of up to £120.
How do we act on the audit report findings?
The diocese is committed to helping churches act on the advice they receive.
- Download our guidance, 'From Audit to Action'
- Apply for an implementation grant
- Join a peer support network by emailing us
- Visit our EcoHub for resources and guidance documents
- Contact our Diocesan Advisory Committee for churches seeking to implement larger changes
If you have questions or would like to find our more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.