Congregations in Herefordshire and South Shropshire are taking immediate steps to avert climate change by embarking on an energy saving scheme developed for the diocese.
'Congregations for a low carbon future', will see parishioners enrolled on a scheme with Marches Energy Agency to change energy supplier, improve efficiency and donate savings to the cause.
Marches Energy Agency has teamed up with Scottish Power to reduce the costs of energy saving measures for home improvements such as loft and cavity wall insulation, lighting and boilers.
They are also encouraging churchgoers to swap to a green supplier, Green Energy UK, which will pay a referral fee of £28 per household to a central church pot. The money collected will be used for improvements to vicarages and church buildings.
"As Christians we have a duty to look after the environment and this is a challenge that helps us to do just that," said a spokeswoman for the diocese.
"It is very imaginative in what it is seeking to achieve."
Parishes across the diocese have already received a pack which lists the potential areas for improvements and provides information for how to do it. It also details the potential savings of around £200 per household every year by taking efficiency measures.