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.

Season of Creation sermon example

Description:
Season of Creation (Creationtide) sermon example from the parish of Marsh and Toot Baldon with Nuneham Courtenay 2022
Audience:
Parishes

Season of Creation service materials

Description:
Downloadable Season of Creation (Creationtide) resources for various Christian denomination groups, including Anglican prayers and liturgy guides.
Audience:
Parishes

Season of Creation youth activity

Description:
Two young people's group sessions for Season of Creation 2023 on climate justice created jointly with Christian Aid
Audience:
Parishes

Selection of environmental Grove Books

Description:
A selection collated by the John Ray Initiative of 'green' Grove Books, short informative booklets on a variety of environmental topics.
Audience:
Individuals

Short film on the impacts of climate change from Tearfund

Description:
Turning the tide on climate change, a 3 minute film by Tearfund showing the harsh impacts of climate change in Afar, Northern Ethiopia and the need for urgent action.
Audience:
Individuals

Six Degrees (book)

Description:
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas 2008 — What does the earth look like with one degree of global warming? With two? With more? A journalist sets out the scenarios based on scientific research and the need for urgent action.
Audience:
Individuals

Six Inches of Soil

Description:
A film sharing the inspiring story of British farmers standing up against the industrial food system and transforming the way they produce food - to heal the soil, benefit our health and provide for local communities.
Audience:
Individuals

Sleepers Wake (book)

Description:
Sleepers Wake - Getting Serious About Climate Change by Nicholas Holtam, The Archbishop of York's Advent Book 2022. Explores climate change and how Advent is an opportunity for us to wake up, sense the urgency and begin to make radical change.
Audience:
Individuals

Songs with environmental topic

Description:
Songs on topics such as climate change, plastic and litter that groups can learn and sing to others as advocacy.
Audience:
schools

SPCK small group resources

Description:
SPCK Home Groups resources include three courses in their Creation Care topic, Climate Justice with Christian Aid, Creation Care with A Rocha & an all age course with the Planet Protectors book.
Audience:
Parishes

St George's Wash Common case study website

Description:
Renewables - 'George goes green' - An excellent website detailing the process by which St George's, Wash Common (Oxford Diocese), became one of the first carbon neutral churches in the Church of England
Audience:
Parishes

Starting and running a Repair Cafe

Description:
A recording of a talk to our Greenshoots Network by Revd. Mark Nelson on starting a Repair Cafe.
Audience:
Individuals

Study guide for A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues

Description:
The Big Church Read small group study resources for A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues by Martin and Margot Hodson
Audience:
Parishes

Summary of COP26

Description:
COP26 Explainer infographic, useful summary of the 26th Conference of the Parties on climate change in 2021. What it is, who attends and why it matters.
Audience:
Individuals

Summary of COP27

Description:
COP27 Explainer infographic, useful summary of the 27th Conference of the Parties on climate change in 2022. What it is, who attends and why it matters.
Audience:
Individuals

Sun Hats and Wellie Boots

Description:
A useful selection of ideas for children's activities, trails and crafts, arranged in different themes around the church calendar and nature
Audience:
Parishes

Sustainable Church Flowers

Description:
Sustainable Church Flowers providing information and support to reduce the environmental impacts of church flowers. Demo videos on alternatives to floral foam.
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Sustainable church flowers case study

Description:
Read how one parish created Easter displays inspired by Sustainable Church Flowers
Audience:
Parishes

Sustainable lifestyle advice from the Church of England

Description:
Church of England's sustainable lifestyle advice including: How to start (carbon footprint calculators), The food you eat, Plastic, Transport, Waste & Recycling, Energy.
Audience:
Individuals

Sustainable Preaching resources

Description:
Sustainable Preaching Website. Collection of sermons and links to websites with more information for exploration and the opportunity to search by Bible passage.
Audience:
Parishes
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