Diocesan Environmental Adviser

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Diocesan Environmental Adviser

Revd Arthur Champion, MSc, CEng

Arthur was appointed as the Environmental Adviser to Gloucester Diocese partly because of his lifelong commitment to caring for the environment. In the 1970s at Sheffield he pioneered a church-based waste recycling project in partnership with Friends of the Earth. From 1990 to 2012 he was the UK environmental adviser for a multinational business, which involved: protecting wildlife habitats, making travel plans for commuting to new offices, minimising waste and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. From 2008 to 2013 he led led an environmental group in the Greenway Benefice near Cheltenham and he’s currently serving as a "house for duty" priest; licensed to nine parishes in the Cotswolds.



The Diocesan Environmental Adviser has the following responsibilities within the context of the Department of Mission and Ministry:

- advising the Bishop’s senior staff on policy and strategic issues,

- helping churches to set targets, monitor and report on progress,

- providing support for the practical implementation of agreed initiatives,

- organising regular meetings of the Gloucestershire Churches Environmental Justice Network (GCEJN),

- developing the GCEJN website and Facebook page,

- preaching, teaching and facilitating small group meetings,

- gathering and disseminating best practice case studies.


Contact details

The Revd Arthur Champion

T. 01242 870402

E. achampion@glosdioc.org.uk