Eco Initiatives

Chanctonbury Church is committed to “Stewarding Eden” well. We are situated in the middle of the South Downs where we enjoy the beauty of God’s Creation all around us. And yet, we see the need to make real steps towards a more Creation-friendly lifestyle. The Eden Initiative Team works to bring change and awareness to what we are already doing as a church in order that we might be good stewards of the earth.

Eco Church Bronze Award

Eco Church is A Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. Chanctonbury Church has received the “Bronze Award” in recognition for efforts to care for God’s earth in each of the following areas:

  • Worship and Teaching
  • Management of Buildings and Land
  • Community and Global Engagement
  • Lifestyle

For more information on A Rocha UK and the Eco Church Project, click here.


Bike Rack at Ashington




Our newly installed bike rack at Ashington is ready for use! As we encourage those able to walk and cycle to church in order to reduce emissions and energy use, we are glad to welcome cyclists to make use of the new bike rack at Ashington Church.




Repair Cafés


Taking place in Ashington Church, our Repair Cafés are open to the public on the first Saturday of every other month. Bring in your small, unusable electrical items in need of simple repair, or textiles in need of mending. We look forward to helping you save these repairable items from landfill.



To find the upcoming Repair Café dates, please click here.


Join the Eco Initiatives Team

If you are interested in joining the team that works to support further Eco initiatives at Chanctonbury, please do get in touch.

Resources to Get Started

Click here to download our ‘Stewarding Eden’ leaflet which shares the best ways to get started making changes at home and in your own life. When we are all able to come together with many small changes, we will be closer to stewarding the “Eden” God has given us as a whole.