Climate change and your church

01 March 2024

Climate change is already affecting churches and buildings. So, while reducing your carbon footprint is important, it’s also worth considering how to minimise any risks that the changing climate might introduce.

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We have put together guidance on managing the risk of some of the changes you may be considering to meet your carbon net zero goals. From how you manage the present-day challenges to looking to the future, we have plenty of guidance to support you on your journey.
So, where should you start?
Start with our Made Simple Guide – a handy reference guide covering a range of topics, from reducing energy consumption to links to further support you and your church.
We have developed this guidance with parish churches in mind.

More information for your net zero journey

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Our guidance on heating and energy sources:

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Our guidance on managing risks from adverse weather:

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Our guidance on maintaining your church building:

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More Made Simple Guides to support your net zero journey:

Ideas for a green church

Learn how greener churches can protect the earth, reduce outgoings and encourage a more sustainable future for communities. Read our article on a few ideas we have seen in action.
When starting or planning a project, it’s a good idea to contact us as soon as possible. Our dedicated risk management and customer services teams can help you achieve net zero carbon and ensure that you start off on the right foot.
For help and support, please call our dedicated customer services team on 0345 777 3322. Please make sure you have your policy number to hand. Our lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm, excluding bank holidays. Or you can email us at