Eco-Congregation is an ecumenical programme helping churches make the link between environmental issues and Christian faith, and respond in practical action in the church, in the lives of individuals, and in the local and global community. Although we share most of our resources each Eco-Congregation initiative is responsible for its own website and publications and is not accountable for the content of any of the other initiatives.
The programme is operated in several different countries through independent organisations whose web sites can be found here:
In England and Wales, Eco-Congregation has recently given way to Eco Church – A Rocha UK’s new, web-based award scheme for churches who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. Eco Church shares the same aims as Eco-Congregation and the Eco Church website can be found here:Livesimply is an award scheme designed specifically for Catholic churches in England and Wales and supported by CAFOD.
In Scotland Eco-Congregation is a membership organisation run as an independent charity.
Eco-Congregation Ireland was initiated by the Church in Society Forum of the Irish Inter-Church Meeting and is run by a committee working in a voluntary capacity. Each of the main Christian churches on the island is represented.
The Norwegian Methodist Church runs the scheme in Norway. There is an additional organisation called GrønnKirke which is run by the Church of Norway.
Eco-Congregation is delighted to support new initiatives in other countries which share our aims. To qualify as an Eco-Congregation Programme you will need to be inter-denominational*, run an independently assessed award scheme, and take a balanced approach to creation care which covers spiritual, practical and communal issues. In return we offer you the use of all the resources, the brand identity and as much non-financial support as we can give. If you would like to be included in the international Eco-Congregation family please contact us at
*Our primary aim is to support Christian churches, which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and therefore seek to fulfil their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are very pleased if other faiths wish to adapt our scheme to their own needs and we are happy to advise and support you where we can.