As Christians we regard care for the natural environment, God’s creation, as a fundamental duty and, living under the twin threats of global warming and the extinction of species, a duty we urgently need to embrace.
As a diocese we are seeking to live sustainably through practical action at all levels, from diocesan organisation and the commitment to become an Eco Diocese, to local congregations becoming Eco-Churches, care for church land, worship and prayer, discipleship and teaching.
You will find further information and resources on the links below. And you can contact our Creation Care and Sustainability Officer the Revd Marcus Zipperlen by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Draft Diocesan Environmental Policy
A draft environmental policy for St Davids Diocese was adopted at the 2021 Diocesan Conference.
The conference also passed an amended motion seeking to build on the policy by striving to become Climate Positive rather than merely Carbon/Climate Neutral.
OCTOBER 2020 to MARCH 2023
Caring for God’s Acre's Biodiversity Hotspots Across Wales Project gives burial ground managers specific help, advice and resources to help increase biodiversity within churchyards.
The project is funded by Natural Resources Wales and lasts until March 2023, enabling long term support. Participation is free for all burial ground managers across the counties of Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Ceredigion and Powys.
Participants who register with the scheme can receive free training and resources on a variety of topics such as grassland management, involving the community, species surveying, looking after veteran trees and writing a management plan.
For more information and free registration, please visit https://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/about-us/projects/biodiversity-hotspots-across-wales/