Category: Case studies

Devon ecochurch photos

We thought you’d like to see some photos of ecochurch-related activities around Devon…

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St Wenn, Diocese of Truro – shared biomass boiler with under-floor heating

In St Wenn, Cornwall, the Church and School shared a biomass heating project. First steps – what’s needed? Planning for this project was comprehensive and inclusive – and it took some long time! St Wenn Church Council (PCC) involved church members, the head teacher and governors, together with – critically – the wider community. Churchwarden, …
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Storage of solar power using a battery Energy Storage System – updated

A case study of a domestic installation updated after five months’ use.This report describes my experience of a renewable energy storage system developed by a Cornish start-up company operating from the Falmouth University campus – Wattstor Ltd.  The WATTSTOR™ was commissioned at my Penryn home on 14 March 2015. The data here for this period …
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Truro on the map

This website contains a map of churches and schools which have taken actions related to the environment and social justice. Many are in the Church of England, and the map also shows a number of other denominations and congregations. We have just added a number of organisations in Truro Diocese, joining others from Exeter Diocese, …
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Hydro-electricity at Buckfast Abbey

The Catholic Benedictine community at Buckfast Abbey has installed both a water turbine (shown here) and an Archimedes screw in the canal alongside the River Dart, which produces electricity for the monastery and many of its activities.

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Bishop’s House, Staverton

Pilot installation of a biomass boiler in a large domestic setting. It is 32kW in size, and the expected payback period is less than 5 years. More information (pdf)

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Map of case studies

Churches and schools which have taken actions related to the environment and social justice. Many are in the Church of England, and the map also shows a number of other denominations and congregations. The map marker indicates the number of actions taken. Click on a marker for more information. The map is currently showing locations …
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Composting toilets, Week St Mary

Lesley Booker writes… Week St Mary church is a large church surrounded by a church yard in the centre of a village. The only services are mains water and electricity. We have no sewage or other drainage system apart from surface waters. We needed a toilet but at first were deterred by high costs. Then …
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Saving the Planet Exhibition, Bude Churches Together

Geoff Newton writes… My year as Secretary of Christians Together coincided with my reading of theology on the Church’s Mission by Hans Kung and others. Kung asserts the need for the church to adopt a strong humanitarian stance by insisting that “every person be treated humanely” and having a “commitment to a just economic order”. …
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Helston Methodist Circuit adopts a beach

Revd Andrew Hill writes… In 2008 Helston Methodist Circuit adopted a beach. We joined in the annual Beachwatch weekend organised by the Marine Conservation Society. This involved committing ourselves to removing litter etc from our chosen beach, Kennack Sands on the designated weekend in September. We also did a more detailed survey of one particular …
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