EcoHub

Welcome to the EcoHub

The EcoHub is your one-stop shop for information, practical advice and theological reflection on how we can best care for God’s creation. 

We’ve entered all the resources - a collection of our own and those from other organisations and groups - into an easy-to-search database. Just enter the term you’re looking for into the search box – and you can browse materials that will be relevant to you. 

We've also identified seven categories that align with the Eco Church framework, which we thoroughly encourage churches to follow. Click on the topic headings below to see related resources - they're a great starting point for individuals too.

Worship and teaching

Resources for delivering sermons, prayers, small group courses, services and sung worship.  

Buildings

Resources to support the care and management of our buildings in a way that’s better for the environment and works towards net zero carbon. 

Churchyards

Resources to help us manage our land for the benefit of wildlife and the environment. 

Lifestyle

Resources to support individuals take action to reduce the environmental impact of our daily lives  

Advocacy

Resources to support churches, schools and individuals to speak up for local and global climate issues, particularly focusing on climate justice 

Fundraising

Resources to signpost to funders, and tips on how to fundraise effectively for environmental projects 

Understanding climate, ecology and theology

Reading matter, videos, training courses and podcasts on a wide range of topics that will help individuals to further their understanding of climate issues 

Browse for resources

Enter your own search word(s) in the search box below to find exactly what you are looking for - you might like to try things such as ‘school’, ‘churchyard’, ‘energy’, ‘pray’, ‘children’ etc.

Funding - Many sources

Description:
Oxfordshire County Council's webpage listing grant making bodies and funding opportunities. Many are national, some are local to Oxfordshire.
Audience:
Parishes

Funding for All directory

Description:
Funding for All points to funding sources, search for "church" etc.
Audience:
Parishes

Funding for community energy projects

Description:
Community Energy England's collection of a wide range of funding opportunities relevant to community energy organisations. Many can be relevant to other groups.
Audience:
Parishes

Funding Information for the Voluntary Sector

Description:
A collection of funding opportunities for the voluntary sector compiled by Slough Council for Voluntary Service but applicable widely.
Audience:
Parishes

Funding sources for churches

Description:
Church of England Parish Resources 12 guides to take you through the various stages of developing and delivering a large fundraising project for capital appeals
Audience:
Parishes

Fundraising information from the Church of England

Description:
Church of England fundraising information and advice on grant applications
Audience:
Parishes

Further Education theological studies modules

Description:
Individual modules of longer courses are offered including 'Sustaining the World: Christian Faith and the Environment'
Audience:
Individuals

Generation Carbon

Description:
Generation Carbon, a carbon almanac for kids - children can learn (and teach) about climate change from this free book. For use by familes and schools. Associated lesson plans available.
Audience:
Schools

Global Weirding YouTube channel

Description:
Global Weirding with Katharine Hayhoe YouTube channel. Excellent short videos covering climate science and theology.
Audience:
Individuals

God and Climate Change bible study

Description:
God and Climate Change - Creation and Re-Creation 8 week bible study course created and shared by the Church of the Epiphany, Euclid, Ohio and the Benefice of Tilehurst St George and St Mary Magdalen, England.
Audience:
Parishes

God and the Big Bang science and faith days

Description:
God and the Big Bang runs interactive workshop days for students from years 5-13 providing the opportunity to discover, discuss and debate the compatibility of science and faith. Applicable to schools or church youth groups.
Audience:
Schools

God Doesn’t do Waste (book)

Description:
God Doesn’t do Waste by Dave Bookless. Personal account of Dave Bookless and his family's attempts to transform their lifestyle in order to take better care of the planet.
Audience:
Individuals

God Saw That It Was Good

Description:
Four stunning films - Coasts, Sky, Trees, and Life with Dave Gregory, church minster & scientist. Shared by the Baptist Union Environment Network & The Fuelcast. To appreciate the world & discover God. Parallel Resource Guide in main menu.
Audience:
Individuals

Great Big Green Week

Description:
The Climate Coalition Great Big Green Week - a national week of events celebrating action on climate change (in 2023 10-18 June).
Audience:
Individuals

Great Big Green Week resources

Description:
Great Big Green Week resources on running events, gaining media coverage, conversations on climate change, engaging your MP, film showing ideas etc.
Audience:
Individuals

Green Christian Zoom workshops

Description:
Green Christian Zoom workshops exploring the climate crisis and how this relates to life as a Christian. Recordings of past workshops are also available and reports on past events, book reviews, worship and art materials.
Audience:
Individuals

Green Reflections (book)

Description:
Green Reflections: Biblical inspiration for sustainable living by Martin and Margot Hodson. Biblical reflections on the environment and our relationship with it.
Audience:
Individuals

Greening the Lectionary

Description:
Theological response to the ecological crisis, featuring prayers, liturgy and other useful resources. Greening the Lectionary
Audience:
Parishes

Guidance for churches on energy efficiency

Description:
"Energy: Economic, Environmental and Efficiency Improvements" A short guidance note that covers ways of reducing energy bills, 'soft changes' in behaviour that can save energy and money, and 'hard changes' to heating and lighting systems.
Audience:
Parishes
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