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Last updated 9th August 2017

Renewable energy

The Big Church Switch calls on churches and individual Christians of all denominations to switch their energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy, as part of their commitment to care for our neighbours and for the earth – our common home.

By using clean, renewable energy we can help restore the earth and bring balance to God’s creation. Clean energy sources offer a reliable energy supply and secure long-term jobs, fuelling prosperity for our neighbours near and far.

By acting together as the Church community we will send a clear and powerful message to governments and businesses that Christians are prepared to lead the way and that switching to renewables is crucial if we are to live in and enjoy God’s world together.

More than 3,500 churches in the UK have switched from fossil fuel-sourced electricity to renewables, according to new figures released today.

The ‘Big Church Switch‘ campaign was founded in 2016 to encourage Christian churches and individuals to switch their energy supply ‘as part of their commitment to care for our neighbours and for the earth.’

The campaign is supported by Christian Aid, TearFund and Cafod, and invites churches from diverse Christian traditions to make the switch.