What we do

Inspiring Individual and families

More Christians than ever are recognising creation care as an integral part of Christian mission. Our Wild Christian programme is a community of individuals and families enjoying and learning about nature together, taking practical action in homes and communities, and joining our voices for national impact.

Wild Christian members receive a monthly email which includes a bible reflection, a nature-related learning blog, news of forthcoming events, practical and campaigning actions to them to enjoy, nurture and defend nature.

Join the journey to live more joyfully and sustainably with God’s creation.

Visit: arocha.org.uk/wildchristian

Equipping churches and church leaders

Eco Church is a learning community of churches of all shapes and sizes open to all denominations. It is an online framework to support and inspire churches and their leadership to take practical action on caring for God's earth. It includes a toolkit of resources, an online award survey, quarterly 'newsletter', online events and conferences.

We are aiming to reach 6,000 churches across England and Wales by 2025 to ensure that creation care is embedded into church life and worship.

We support Christian leaders to guide their organisations and communities to go further faster to care for creation and engage thousands more churches in lasting action on climate via coalitions and partnerships.

To join the Eco Church community.

Visit: ecochurch.arocha.org.uk

Managing land for people and nature

Wolf Fields is our urban community nature reserve. Once an abandoned area used for drug dealing and fly tipping, it now provides local people, churches and community groups access to greenspace. The reserve includes an orchard, community allotment, bee hives, braille and audio interpretation, sensory garden, meadow, art installation area, ponds and a story-telling arena for children.

Visit: Wolf Fields

Foxearth Meadows Nature Reserve is an area of rural land on the border between Suffolk and Essex, dedicated to providing a wetland habitat in which rare and endangered dragonflies and damselflies can thrive. The reserve also supplies essential research and conservation opportunities, as well as a place of peace and beauty for local people and visitors alike.

Visit: Foxearth Meadows

Our reserves exist to nurture nature and benefit people locally, and to demonstrate to what is possible on small patches of urban and rural land to churches and other community groups nationally.

Building Partnerships

A Rocha UK’s growing Partners In Action network supports Christian land managers located in all four nations of the UK. Partners include churches, community groups, schools, farms, cathedrals, retreat, conference, and youth adventure centres across the UK.

The partners work together in practical ways to improve the biodiversity of their land, address climate change and share their learning through environmental education programmes. They participate in joint conservation work including a commitment to increasing the abundance of 25 target species.

We plan to have a network of 50 projects with over 25,000 acres by 2025 to ensure that everyone is within reach of a partner demonstrating good practice in managing land for nature.

Our own two reserves, Wolf Fields in Southall, West London, and Foxearth Meadows in North Essex are part of the Partners In Action network.

Explore our Partners in Action. Visit: arocha.org.uk/partners-in-action