Caring for Creation

Introduction

St Wulfran’s is blessed in its location, nestled in the South Downs National Park, close to the sea and located in the UNESCO Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere area. The church also has some incredibly beautiful natural areas it takes care of, including our historic churchyards, our woodland and Daphne’s Field with its wildflower meadow.

We are passionate about taking care of the environment and as a worshiping community we are very concerned about the climatic and broader environmental crisis facing our planet.

We understand all creation as a gift from God and is a blessing of goodness with its own value and purpose.  We believe the call for justice and the reestablishment of God’s original order is a central message of the Good News of Jesus Christ. As Christians we are being called to establish the Kingdom of God, to re-establish a harmonious relationship with both God and creation, where social and ecological justice are linked and realised together.

In February the Church of England General Synod passed a resolution recognising that ‘The global climate emergency is a crisis for God’s creation, and a fundamental injustice’ and it called upon all parts of the Church of England, including parishes to work and achieve year-on-year reductions in emissions and urgently examine what would be required to reach net zero emissions by 2030.

In response to this call we have developed our Environmental Policy with 10 key commitments (link) including our commitment to achieve Eco Church status. https://stwulfrans.org.uk/st-wulfrans-environmental-policy

See our Eco Church page to find out more: https://stwulfrans.org.uk/eco-church-2

Helping us to do our bit: https://stwulfrans.org.uk/helping-us-to-do-our-bit