Category: Trials

Eco Church and Big Church Switch in Salisbury and Winchester Dioceses

Eco Church is ‘launching locally’ in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire as the Anglican dioceses join forces with Christian Aid, Tearfund and A Rocha UK to boost the scheme across the region. Salisbury and Winchester dioceses’ Tools For Transformation events will explore A Rocha UK’s award scheme and the Big Church Switch – and share stories …
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Trial of hot cushions

As part of its ‘Shrinking the Footprint’ campaign to reduce carbon emissions, Exeter Diocese is exploring a variety of new and efficient heating systems for church buildings. One option amongst others is a re-usable, portable hot cushion which enables churchgoers to stay warm and comfortable during services. They were trialled in 7 churches from November …
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Hot cushions

As part of its ‘Shrinking the Footprint’ campaign to reduce carbon emissions, Exeter Diocese is exploring a variety of new and efficient heating systems for church buildings. One option amongst others is a re-usable, portable hot cushion which enables churchgoers to stay warm and comfortable during services. The Diocese purchased 100 ‘Hot Bott’ cushions in …
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Electric transport

In 2018 Exeter Diocese is promoting electric vehicles for its clergy, staff and readers with a current discount available on Hyundai Ioniq cars (hybrids and full EVs). Maybe electric scooters will be next?! On your e-bike! The Diocese of Exeter is actively encouraging more clergy and other licensed ministers to cycle – including by electric …
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Trials

The Dioceses in the South West are encouraging churches and church members to consider our whole ecological footprint and its ramifications, and to take action in the areas of: property and land; transport and travel; procurement and supplies; Christian lifestyle; and theology and worship. We are running a series of trials of actions that we …
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Other renewables

EcoChurch Southwest is trialling other renewable technologies as well as Solar PV. These include this domestic biomass heating system installed at a Bishop’s House in Gloucester. Other future possibilities include air source heat pump for churches, solar thermal for church community centres and new low-energy lighting schemes for church buildings. A rural community energy project …
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Instant solar PV

A number of the Dioceses are currently trialling a ground mounted solar panel. These are suitable for roofs without much sunlight, listed or thatched buildings, or for clergy and others who are likely to move frequently. The electricity produced will not attract the government’s Feed-in Tariff and will not be exported; the financial savings come …
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