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Churches, communities and inspiring individuals across the UK are walking the talk when it comes to tackling poverty and environmental injustice. In our video series we’re sharing the stories of change-makers and their journeys.


We talked to Mel Hemmings from Bare & Fair refill shop in Woking about her zero-waste journey, how her faith influences her habits and what we can all be doing to cut down our plastic waste.

Get involved in the Rubbish Campaign by signing the petition and taking the Rubbish Challenge. You can also involve your church community with our resources for a church talk, group sessions and children's groups. You can also use this map to find your local refill shop.

Mel Hemmings runs a zero-waste shop in Woking.


In this video we chatted to Anne Scott who leads missional community Greenlight in Leicester. Here she talks about the forest church they run, helping people make connections between themselves, creation and Jesus.

Find resources here if you’re inspired to find out more, follow our Prayer in the Park guide for ways to pray in the open air for the climate crisis, or send us an email for more ideas on [email protected].

Anne Scott leads a forest church in Leicester.


In this video we spoke to Annabelle South, a climate activist and medical researcher in Dorking. Annabelle leads the Eco Church team at St Paul’s Dorking. She founded the Creation Care scheme, an initiative similar to the Eco Church scheme, that encourages households to make changes at home to care for God’s earth.

Annabelle South is the Eco Church Team Leader at St. Paul's Church in Dorking.


In this video we spoke to Nathan Hunt, the pastor of Shinfield Baptist church in Reading. Nathan shares how he and his church went on a journey from having little involvement in climate action to organising and leading a local march for the climate during COP26 in November 2021. 

Nathan Hunt, Pastor of Shinfield Baptist church


We spoke to Rachel Parrott from New Life Baptist Church in Northallerton. Rachel is the chair of One Northallerton One Planet, an eco-group that brings together churches from across the community. Rachel also shares how her church journeyed towards declaring a climate emergency and how they are engaging with their local MP, Rishi Sunak.

Find resources and ways to get involved on our Climate Campaign page.

Rachel Parrott pictured outside New Life Baptist Church, Northallerton. Image credit: Aaron Koch field


In this video we spoke to Sam Rigden, a student in Brighton about how he and his church have got involved with creation care as a community.

Sam Rigden on Brighton beach

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