Category: Resources

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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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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Bishop Cornish Education Centre, Saltash

The new education centre in the grounds of Bishop Cornish School, Saltash will provide music facilities, before and after school care, nursery provision and also provide facilities for community use, especially for music, education and charity work. A major objective in building the new unit was to reduce our carbon footprint and transport costs and …
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Wood pellet boiler at St Paul, Gulworthy, Devon

The parish of St Paul, Gulworthy is situated in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the far west of the Exeter Diocese, bounded by the Tamar Valley on the west, with Tavistock 2 miles to the east. The church is Grade II listed, and part of the World Heritage Miners’ Site. It …
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Tree bog at Escot, Devon

St Philip and St James, Escot, is located within the Escot estate in East Devon. It is isolated and not supplied with running water. The church wanted to provide toilet facilities so it could host special events, so installed a twin Tree Bog in the summer of 2009. More information (pdf)

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ASHP at St Bartholomew’s House, Newton Abbot

In January 2009, the Diocese of Exeter installed a Daikin Altherma air source heat pump (ASHP) and wet central heating system in clergy housing at St Bartholomew’s House, Ogwell, Newton Abbot. More information about the installation and early outcomes (pdf)

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Churchyard at St Uny, Lelant, Cornwall

Robert Moor Coordinator: Living Churchyard Project for Truro Diocese and Cornwall Wildlife Trust writes… A warming sun, a lazy bee, the scent of hay; the grass-hoppers chirp their call, the song-thrush sings, the swallowsswoop, the lichened tombs scribe shadows across the path; peace, lovingmemories and sanctuary. Cornwall has many fascinating churchyards surrounding its historic churches …
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New Lighting at St Wenn, Cornwall

St Wenn Church in Cornwall had 21 R80w flood lamps to light the church.   They were able to find LED replacements that consume just 7W. Two were bought to trial and they were found to be just as bright, so the remaining 19 lamps were also replaced. Rev Elke Dealey came up with the idea …
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