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How to: Filling out the Energy Footprint Tool (EFT)

16th February 2024

Dan Wills, Bath and Wells Net Zero Enabler, offers a step-by-step guide to filling in the EFT

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Manna interview: Making a difference

2nd February 2024

Pippa Rayner, Wilder Projects Coordinator for Somerset Wildlife Trust, talks about our partnership.

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Bishop's letter: Our precious gift

2nd February 2024

As Christians, while we may look to reduce our own carbon footprint, we are called to be stewards and witnesses of a much more radical resource. The clue is in the word ‘ecology’.


Manna feature: Making space for nature

2nd February 2024

Across Bath and Wells our churches are working with local communities and schools to care for the environment, with more than a third of churches in the diocese engaged with the Wilder Churches project.

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Weston Repair Cafe celebrates a year supporting the community

28th November 2023

Bringing the community together to take greater care of the environment

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Bath Abbey Open Evening to celebrate completion of £21 million Footprint Project

22nd November 2023

An oportunity to celebrate all that's been achieved and to thank those that have supported the project

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Learning about a more sustainable approach to flower-arranging

22nd November 2023

Together Taunton churches take a step towards an eco-friendlier ministry in flowers

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Engaging with God through the beauty and wonder of butterflies

31st October 2023

"Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine."

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Eco Advent – A Journey to Christmas

11th October 2023

This December, we’re inviting families and households across our diocese to join us on a special Advent journey that combines the spirit of the season with our commitment to caring for God’s creation.

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Pupil chaplains help St Andrew’s Church achieve bronze eco-award

3rd October 2023

Earlier this year, the Pupil Chaplain team at Backwell Junior School took part in a discussion about caring for the environment with Bishop Michael Beasley. Following this discussion, the chaplains decided to get involved in St Andrew’s Church’s application for the Eco Church award.

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Caring for God's creation

29th September 2023

St James's Church in Taunton use ancient, more biodiversity friendly, methods to cut the grass in the churchyard

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Members of the Anglican Alliance meet in Wells

15th September 2023

The Alliance is made up of members from every continent in the world. "It's like the world has come to Wells."

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Creative route to Bronze Eco Church award

15th August 2023

The church of St Michael and All Angels, Flax Bourton, is celebrating after gaining the award. The church community employed some unique ideas, alongside some well-established ones, to reach their Eco Church goal. 

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Working together to achieve Net Zero

7th July 2023

The closing date for filling out your Energy Footprint Tool (EFT) has been extended to 31 August 2023

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Tackling climate change together

21st June 2023

This week we welcomed Kelvin Munsongo, Head of Programmes for the Zambia Anglican Council to Bath and Wells who is in the UK to attend USPGs annual conference, which this year focused on the theme of justice – for climate, gender and race. Kelvin came across to Bath and Wells to meet with Bishop Michael and Sara Emmett, our Adviser for Climate Justice and Environment.


Growing their own security at Kilmersdon Church of England Primary School

7th June 2023

Caring for God's creation by establishing a hedge for wildlife and plants instead of putting in a metal fence.


Dan Wills joins Bath and Wells as the Net Zero Support Assistant

31st May 2023

‘We are really pleased to have been able to source the external funding for this new role. It is a recognition of the need to get to net zero as fast as possible.'


Open gardens inspired by the Wilder Churches initiative

23rd May 2023

Three gardeners in South Petherton open their rewilded outdoor space to the public to encourage others to create spaces that promote biodiversity.


St Peter’s Church, Staple Fitzpaine gets new environmentally-friendly toilet

11th May 2023

The compost toilet required no foundations, water supply, or access for machinery to install it.


The Messy Church Goes Wild Roadshow comes to Somerset

28th April 2023

People from across the diocese get hands on and experience of the new ‘Messy Adventures’ material.

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