A GROUP of churches in Craven which are working together to reduce their carbon emissions and achieve carbon neutral buildings by 2030 are preparing to celebrate with a Climate Sunday service on May 2.

The churches: St Mary’s Embsay with Eastby, Holy Trinity Skipton, St Augustine’s, Draughton, St Mary’s in Carleton and All Saints’ in Burton in Lonsdale have joined with the aim of achieving Carbon Neutrality.

Representatives from the five churches, known as TCNCC (Towards Carbon Neutral Churches in Craven) have worked together since September 2020 developing proposals to generate green energy and to reduce their use of energy from non-renewable sources.

They are supported by the environmental officer from Leeds Anglican Diocese and have received help and advice from many sources including the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Craven District Council.

To launch this project, it is planned to hold a service at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton on Climate Sunday, May 2 when the Bishop of Ripon, the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley will be present. Because of Covid 19 restrictions numbers attending in person will be limited.

Unless you have already received an invitation, please to book through the Holy Trinity website,: holytrinityskipton.org.uk/events

Places can only be allocated on first come, first served basis.