The Eco Journey of Lichfield Continues

07th September 2022

Lichfield Cathedral celebrated Climate Sunday by receiving not one but TWO awards to mark its Eco journey.

Andy Lester, A Rocha UK’s Director of Conservation was the guest preacher and presented Lichfield Cathedral with its Silver Eco Church Award.

The cathedral also received A Rocha UK’s Partner in Action Certificate in Environmental Excellence which acknowledges the Cathedral’s dedication to protecting and enhancing species and habitats, engaging the cathedral community in caring for the land, and developing a sustainable, low-carbon approach to energy, food, and water use.

The Revd Canon Dr David Primrose who leads on the environment for Lichfield Cathedral, said:

“We are on a journey from Bronze to Gold. Tasks ahead include robust action plans to reduce our carbon footprint, and improved communications and engagement with others. 

“There is a growing awareness of the connections between the loss of biodiversity, the climate crisis, rising energy prices, and the cost of living. 

“As a Healthy Healing Hub, we know the links between care for creation, the common good, and the wellbeing of those who are vulnerable,’ he added.

Following the global pandemic, Lichfield Cathedral partnered with The Guild of Health and St. Raphael to become a Healthy Healing Hub, offering support for health and wellbeing to the local community and empowering other organisations within the Diocese to do the same. This partnership has seen a series of events for the community and diocese to ‘recover together’.

The Dean of Lichfield, The Very Revd Adrian Dorber said:

“I am delighted with the work we are doing to address the climate emergency, and the positive steps we are making. It truly is worth celebrating, especially considering the extra environmental challenges facing our vast, ancient Cathedrals.”

To find out the latest information on Lichfield Cathedral’s work for the Environment, Social Justice, and in the community click here.

Image courtesy of Peter Walker Sculptors installation The Cross.