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The main contact for diocesan environmental matters is Joanna Ormston. To contact her, email

The Diocesan Environment Officer is Dr Peter Brotherton.


Diocesan Environmental Policy

Download the policy here.

Model Parish Environmental Policy

Download a Model Parish Environmental Policy here

Environmental update – 2020

Between February and March (before the coronavirus lockdown), churches, chaplaincies and schools within the diocese were encouraged to share the environmental work they have been involved in – and it had a fantastic response. We caught up with Beverley Hollins, Chair of the Diocesan House of Clergy, to find out more about this scheme. You can read her article about this here.

The posters below gives details of the environmental activities carried out by local churches and church schools. They were due to be displayed at the Diocesan Synod meeting on Saturday 21st March 2020, which was subsequently cancelled due to COVID-19. It is hoped that another opportunity will be found for discussing them within the Diocese in due course. 

The Nature Improvement Area scheme

The Nene Valley and its tributaries is are amongst four areas nationally that have been designated as Nature Improvement Areas. The Diocese of Peterborough is pleased to be linked with this scheme and looks forward to seeing it develop over the coming years.

A major element of the project is the involvement of local people. The diocese and local churches are to be included in specific parts of the project and may be acting as hosts to some of the wide ranging activities that will bring more attention to the beauty of creation that surrounds us. The following items give an insight into the scheme. More details will become known in the weeks and months ahead.

Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows nature reserve

Introducing the Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area (NIA)


Eco Church – An A Rocha UK Project

Eco Church is an award scheme designed to motivate and resource churches in England and Wales to care for God's earth as part of their everyday work and witness. Churches complete a unique online Eco Survey about how they are caring for God’s earth in different areas of their life and work. The answers a church provides will collect points towards an Eco Church Award – the more your church does, the more points you get! In time, we would like all our churches to sign up to being an Eco Church and work towards their awards.

Outdoor Church

Chad Chadwick from our Gen2 team has set up a network for believers who are interested in Forest Church, Muddy Church or Wild Worship services, or who have a big heart for helping churches to care for creation in some other way. If you would like to receive more information on this, including details of online network gatherings, contact

Eco Congregation

Eco-Congregation is an ecumenical programme helping churches make the link between environmental issues and Christian faith, and respond in practical action in the church, in the lives of individuals, and in the local and global community.

A Rocha

A Rocha is an international Christian organization which, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific research, environmental education and community-based conservation projects.

Shrinking the Footprint

The Church of England's national environmental campaign aimed at resourcing the Church's 44 dioceses (including the Diocese in Europe) and 16,000 churches to reduce their Carbon footprint.

Wild flower meadow

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