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Last updated 19th October 2020

Creation Care and the Environment


Christians have a particular responsibility in environmental matters as we believe that God is the Author, Redeemer and Sustainer of all creation.

The Diocesan Environmental Policy and Procedures

A Vision of Creation has been approved by the Diocesan Synod and provides the frame within which we work together here to fulfil the Fifth Mark of Mission – To strive to safeguard the integrity of Creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth, an integral part of proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom. 

We are seeking to show how the parishes of Blackburn diocese are demonstrating their commitment to Creation Care by becoming Environmental Champions.  Please tell us if you have some environmental achievement you wish to share - in your worship, in sustainable care of your church building, in sensitive management of your churchyard, in working with your local school or community - sending an image and 500 words of text.

We work ecumenically across the region through Churches Together in Lancashire  and with our neighbouring dioceses.  For example, our Loaves and Fishes Project brought together Christian communities and schools around Morecambe Bay in meals celebrating local seafood and homemade bread.

For the moment, until the reinstatement of the Parish Updates, you can find environmental news and links on the Coronavirus Update. 

The Diocesan Environmental Officer is the Revd Canon Professor John Rodwell.  John has worked as a priest and ecologist together for over 40 years and coordinates diocesan environmental initiatives in a part-time, voluntary capacity. John reports monthly to the Diocesan Advisory Committee on which he is a consultant non-voting member and he represents the diocese within the environment programme of the Church of England.                          

  • Information about how we can be witnesses in creation can be found here.
  • For more information contact Canon Professor John Rodwell: