Climate emergency

Climate emergency

St. Timothy’s and the climate emergency.

We need to respond. Here are some of the resources we can use.

There’s a group meeting regularly to take forward our response. If you would like to be involved with this work, please contact Peter Wigglesworth: wigglesworth.peter@gmail.com. If you have anything you’d like to include in this information page, please contact sam@wakeling.me.

Our direct church climate impact

Our energy use:

Part of churchEnergy used (2019)CarbonCost
Main building (including the modernised welcome area, kitchen & offices, and the traditional worship space)Gas: 122,512kWh£5660
Electricity:
9429kWh
£1440
Community hall and other buildings?
Transport?
Food?
Vicarage?

Most of our emissions are caused by heating our main building. We still need to assess the impacts of other areas. If you are able to help with this or developing options for change please get in touch.

Our policy agreement

In November 2020 our PCC agreed unanimously that:

This PCC acknowledges and recognises that there is a global climate and ecological emergency for God’s creation. We are called by God’s justice and love to act.

As a result we pledge to:

  1. Draw up a plan of action and work towards a minimum target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 for our church, both the buildings and its ministries
    a. If at all possible, reduce our emissions sooner
  2. Reduce our church’s overall ecological impact 
  3. Urge and challenge those in power to act swiftly and justly to also address this emergency
  4. Encourage all our members and our community to reduce their own carbon emissions and ecological impact through teaching, support, and practical fellowship
  5. Support those most vulnerable to climate change 
  6. Support the national church (and Sheffield Diocese) in their target of net zero emissions by 2030 
  7. Form a working group to these ends, reporting back at each PCC meeting, and to the wider church each year