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    diocese-1-1 It was a breakfast of champions for the environment – as more than 50 Anglican bishops joined Christian conservationists to launch Eco Diocese.

    Part of A Rocha UK’s popular Eco Church award scheme, Eco Diocese acts as an incentive at diocesan level and encourages parish-level engagement. Through its bishop, a diocese can work towards Eco Diocese status by meeting set criteria.

    A Rocha UK and Anglican environmental initiative Shrinking The Footprint launched Eco Diocese at a special breakfast on 14th September. Key speakers were Bishop of Salisbury Rt Rev Nicholas Holtam – the Church of England’s lead on environmental issues – Bishop of Dover Rt Rev Trevor Willmott and Bishop of Dudley Rt Rev Graham Usher.

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Loo paper rolls out eco agenda

Selling loo rolls has helped boost the flow of environmental action at one Hampshire church. It's among a stream of activities as part of the Anglican parish of Nursling and Rownhams becomes engaged with Eco Church.

Youth and their leaders at St John’s, Rownhams, have been selling toilet paper after church at a fiver per roll. Cash raised enables them to twin the church's WCs with toilets in Africa and Asia. ‘We reached gold award level straightaway in one section, but didn’t even have a bronze in the community and global engagement part,’ said parish administrator Claire Thompson. ‘We’ve now done enough to apply for bronze – and working towards silver.’

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