We believe that the mission of the Church is the mission of Christ. We see the outworking of this when Christians demonstrate, what the Church of England calls, the five ‘marks’ of mission:
(1) To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.
(2) To teach, baptise and nurture new believers.
(3) To respond to human need by loving service.
(4) To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation.
(5) To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
You can learn more about these by viewing The 5 Marks Of Mission
As a result we believe that responding to climate change is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God’s creation.
We were delight when St Dubricius was awarded A Rocha’s Eco Church Award in Autumn 2021.
Our graveyards, as well as being places for people, are also a haven for wildlife, containing a fantastic wealth of biodiversity and history. They are refuges for wildlife and stepping stones of habitat within our increasingly nature deprived landscape. Good management of such churchyards creates a haven for wildlife without losing accessibility to the built heritage. We aim to both protect the wildlife as well as to preserve the heritage of our sites and the social history that they contain. Further information can be found here.