Caring for our Environment
"I hope that these web pages will help you discover what people in our Diocese are already doing to help nurture our surroundings, and what you might be able to do in a practical way to care for our environment.
As Christians, we have a duty to care for our environment. Psalm 24 tells us that “the Earth is the Lord’s” - we are only tenants on this Earth, and it ultimately does not belong to us. If we are tenants of the Earth, we have a duty to care for it – a duty to God, to the rest of the creation that we share the world with, and to future generation." Archbishop Sentamu.
To get you started, why not watch a couple of videos? Nurture In His Name is a series of short films for clergy and congregations aimed at encouraging environmental responsibility. 'Nurture In His Name' is a quote from Archbishop Rowan Williams who asks Christians not to exploit the earth - not to squeeze it dry - but to nurture it in God's name. He is joined in these videos by Archbishop Vincent Nichols. You can see the introductory video below, and view the video on nature here, and view the video on solar power here. Two of our churchyards - those of St John the Evangelist in Welburn and St Mary's in Birkin - are featured in the nature video.
- Environment Policy (47.25kb)