Introducing the Social Action and Environment sections


Caring for creation

The Church of England's national environmental programme exists to enable the whole Church to address - in faith, practice and mission - the issue of climate change and care of creation.

There is a wealth of information on the Church of England's website to help you and your church address these areas which can be accessed here.

You can also explore this section of the Diocese website for some specific support  to help churches do this.

Social Action and the Built and Natural Environment

The Diocese of Ely's Board for Social Responsibility believes that it is imperative for churches to engage with issues of social justice and aim to respond to current needs within our culture and society,

Below you will find information to enable and train christians to engage with these matters with a sense of priority, concern, prayerfulness and practical application to see things change.

Jes Salt is the Social Justice Coordinator and has a specific focus on Foodbanks, and Credit Unions.


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Being more environmentally friendly
First published on: 7th June 2019
The Diocese of Ely encourages all churches to explore what they can do to improve their environmental footprint. This page highlights resources from the Church of England and from 'Green Journey' that could help you do this.
Open Being more environmentally friendly

The environment, climate change and Eco Church
First published on: 21st June 2019
This page directs you to the Church of England's Environmental pages, showing what you might do to help be a greener church. It also highlights Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.
Open The environment, climate change and Eco Church

Criminal justice
First published on: 24th June 2019
The core aim of the Diocesan Criminal Justice Forum is to raise awareness of current and long-term issues. We also provide information so that people can make educated decisions and if necessary challenge policies.
Open Criminal justice

Funding for Social Aid in the Diocese
First published on: 16th July 2019
There are two trust funds associated with the Diocese of Ely that make small grants towards charitable activities aimed at the relief of social deprivation. Here you will find information for funding assistance from either the Council for Social Aid or the Cambridge Female Welfare Fund.
Open Funding for Social Aid in the Diocese

Foodbanks
First published on: 16th July 2019
Sadly, there are many people who through a variety of reasons find themselves unable to provide food for themselves and their families. This page contains Information on Foodbanks in the Diocese of Ely.
Open Foodbanks

New housing
First published on: 16th July 2019
Information on our plans to engage with people moving into new housing developments in our parishes.
Open New housing

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