Social Justice

Caring for the environment

Bristol Cathedral affirms that care for God’s creation, a just sharing of resources, and a concern for the earth are fundamental biblical prerogatives, central to Christian mission and discipleship.  We acknowledge in humility and penitence the damage human beings have done to creation and the urgent need for a new way of living. 

The Diocese of Bristol has committed to becoming an Eco Diocese and Bristol Cathedral is working towards its bronze Eco Cathedral award. Work in this area is overseen by the Diocese Environment Group.  Join our Environment Network e-list.

On Saturday April 14, the Bristol Diocese Environment Group in conjunction with the Diocese Social Justice Network hosted a day conference on the environment. Further or information and resources

At its meeting in York in July 2018, the Church of England’s legislative body, the General Synod, committed the Church to disinvest from fossil-fuel companies by 2023 unless they make tangible progress to align with the Paris agreement and transition to a low carbon future by this date. Progress will be measured by the Church of England’s Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) which scrutinises companies’ business plans. See the full report from Rev Canon Martin Gainsborough.


Find out more about how Bristol Cathedral is becoming more sustainable.