Christians believe God has made and will save the whole world through Jesus Christ.
The whole of creation is worshiping and glorifying God all around us, all the time.
We know that as people we are all wholly dependent on the earth for our basic needs as well as enjoying many other good things.
Caring for creation is an essential part of Christian ministry and mission.
Find out more about how we can all be part of Christ’s restoration work for creation.

Church Carbon Calculator Training Events April-May 2018

Carbon Calculator posterThe Church Carbon Calculator is a new tool for churches concerned about their carbon footprint. Find out more at one of the two hour sessions taking place both day time or evening in each Episcopal Area:

Bradford: Cottingley Cornerstone Centre

Thursdays 12th April and 24th May 2-4pm

Leeds: Church House, York Place

Thursdays 12th April and 24th May 7-9pm

Ripon East: Christ Church, Harrogate

Thursdays 19th April and 7th June 2-4pm

Ripon West: Christ Church, Skipton   

Thursdays 19th April and 7th June 7-9pm

Wakefield: Church House, Wakefield

Tuesdays 24th April and 12th June 2-4pm

Huddersfield: Holy Trinity & St Jude, Halifax

Tuesdays 24th April 12th June 7-9pm

Download full details here and booking in information here

Lent Plastic Challenge

While plastics have bPlastic cutleryrought huge benefits to many aspects of our lives, 8 tonnes of plastic is dumped in the sea every minute. Globally, plastics have reached every part of the world’s oceans with the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ thought to be 6 times the size of the UK. 

Through reducing our own use of plastic we can take action, following the fifth mark of mission 'to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustain the life of the earth'.

Join us in using this day by day Lent Plastics Challenge. Find out more on the Church Care website or join the Plastic-Less Lent 2018 Facebook page.



What is the Green Journey? Click here to find out how you could be saving money and cutting your carbon footprint.


Our Hope for God's Creation

Watch this video to discover what some churches in Yorkshire and the North East are doing to help care for creation.



Have you got a Parish Environment Policy?

The Diocesan Synod adopted the Diocesan Environment Policy in June 2017. It is the first step in our endeavour in becoming an Eco Diocese. We would encourage every church to make use of the Eco Church programme, registration is simple and there are lots of helpful resources on the Eco Church website. To get you underway, why not adapt your own Parish Environment Policy? You can adapt this model to suit your church.

God's Green Fingers

The Environment e-news of the Diocese of Leeds
with an article for your parish magazine to download, resources, news and events. 

Issue 17 March 2018
Issue 16 January 2018
Issue 15 November 2017
Issue 14 September 2017
Issue 13 July 2017
Issue 12 May 2017
Issue 11 April 2017
Issue 10 September 2016
Issue 9 July 2016
Issue 8 May 2016
Issue 7 March 2016
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Contact us                                 

Jemima Parker Jemima Parker
Environment Officer
01423 569121
Office hours: 9am - 4pm,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
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