Eco Church & Eco Diocese

The Eco Church scheme is run by A Rocha UK and is an excellent way of involving a church congregation in addressing the challenges for the Church of England and, in particular, the Birmingham diocese, in their commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030. Visit the website to find out more about the A Rocha UK award scheme.

There are five sections: Worship and Teaching, Buildings, Land, Lifestyle, Community and Global Engagement.  Bronze, Silver and Gold awards are given depending on the number of points gained in each section. By May 2022, 81 churches were registered, of which 30 churches had achieved bronze standard, nine silver and one gold standard. 

In 2019, the Birmingham diocese became the third diocese across the country to be awarded a Bronze diocesan award and it will shortly be applying for the Silver award. 

We would like many more churches to take part in this scheme. Do email if you would like to be in touch with a church with an award:

Churches with Bronze awards

  • St Michael Sutton Coldfield
  • St Matthew Perry Beeches
  • St John Perry Barr
  • St Barnabas Kingshurst
  • St Germain Edgbaston
  • St George Edgbaston
  • St John Sparkhill
  • Elmdon Church Solihull
  • All Saints Kings Heath
  • Holy Cross Billesley
  • St Nicholas Kings Norton
  • St Francis Bournville
  • St Laurence Northfield
  • St Mary Lapworth
  • The Ascension Stirchley
  • St James Shirley
  • St Andrew Chelmsley Wood
  • St Andrew Barnt Green
  • St John Harborne
  • St Faith and St Laurence Harborne
  • St Philip and St James Hodge Hill
  • St Chad Sutton Coldfield
  • St Peter Harborne
  • St Thomas Garretts Green
  • St Alphege Solihull
  • St Philips Dorridge
  • St James Hill
  • St Anne West Heath
  • The Cotteridge Church
  • St John the Baptist Knowle

Churches with Silver awards

  • St Paul Balsall Heath
  • St Peter Balsall Common
  • St Christopher Springfield
  • St Mary Wythall
  • St Mary Tanworth in Arden
  • St Peter Hall Green
  • St Helen Solihull
  • Holy Trinity Sutton Coldfield
  • Christ Church Selly Park

Church with Gold Award

  • St Peter Maney