Towards Carbon Neutral Churches in Craven

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We are very enthusiastic about this project and hope that you will support us in our aims.

Towards Carbon Neutral Churches in Craven is a group of churches  who are actively investigating ways to become carbon neutral, in line with the Church of England’s commitment to become ‘Net zero carbon’ by 2030.  Similar targets have been announced by Craven District Council and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The churches in the project are:
St Mary’s Embsay, All Saints’ Burton in Lonsdale, St Augustine’s Draughton,


Holy Trinity Skipton and St Mary’s Carleton in Craven



We have applied for a grant from the Rural Community Energy Fund to pay for a feasibility study into options for renewable energy generation for our church buildings.  These may include ground or roof based solar panels, or other technologies such as heat pumps.  We intend that our feasibility study will become a model to be used by other churches in the Diocese (and potentially nationally).  We also hope to show to what extent such schemes might be self-financing.  We will hear if our application has been successful on 8 March 2021.

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If you are able to help with anything in this project, or would like to find out more, please contact the project co-ordinator, Diana Linford. 
We would love to hear from you!

Churches in the project
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