Worcester Cathedral Puts Climate Action into Practice

19th April 2022

Worcester Cathedral has secured National Lottery funding to encourage local people to join them in taking climate action. 

Worcester gets funding to put climate action into practice.

The Cathedral’s Eco Group has just announced a series of monthly community events, talks and workshops starting this May, to help local people care for the planet and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Called Living Gently on the Earth, the workshops will explore faith, cooking, gardening, money matters, and shopping through the lens of caring for the environment, and will culminate in a Big Green Family Fair in the Cathedral’s medieval cloisters in October.

It has been funded from the National Lottery Community Fund as part of its ‘Together for our Planet’ initiative, and all the events are free.

The Vice-Dean of Worcester, Canon Stephen Edwards, said:

“We are extremely grateful to have secured this funding and excited to be able to work with our community to build a legacy of ongoing climate action.

“The National Lottery grants have been awarded to community-led projects that encourage everyone to get involved. And our Eco Group aims to do just that! It is made up of volunteers from the community who have come together to take positive climate action. The Eco Group was instrumental in securing the funding; testament to their passion and commitment to climate action. 

“Our eco enthusiasts are putting the money to good use, so please do join us if you can, and stand together for our planet,” he added.

In September 2021 the Cathedral declared a climate emergency, and is committed to encouraging the community to make relevant lifestyle changes in their neighbourhoods, workplaces and other spheres of activity.

The Cathedral also signed-up to the A Rocha UK’s Eco Church Scheme, and last month became a Bronze Eco Church – it is now working towards Silver.

To find out more about ‘Living Gently on the Earth’ events, which start in May, and to book free tickets, please visit www.worcestercathedral.co.uk/eco

Update – The Cathedrals at Night Project

Initially planned for 2020 but postponed due to COVID this is NOW HAPPENING on the 14th May 2022. Find out more here.

(other cathedrals are planning nocturnal events on other dates, so stay tuned).