We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and have made a number of steps on this journey. See details about them below. If you have any ideas or would like to help us, please get in touch. All are welcome.

Energy Production

In 2016, we installed photovoltaic panels on the south-facing roof of the church hall.

Energy Efficiency & Reduction

Our Property Committee has worked to reduce the church’s energy consumption by using LED lights, better batteries, draught lobbies and by making improvements to our windows.

In 2023, we replaced and repaired the roof to our lower buildings to improve their insulation and seals to keep the warmth in the building for longer.

Plastic Reduction

In February 2020, Rev Andrew Parker, on behalf of Buxton Methodist Church, signed Transition Buxton’s plastic-free pledge. The pledge initially involves removing three items of single-use plastics from the church (and all of its room hirers). The three items chosen are cling film (and equivalents), plastic containers for cleaning products and single-use biros. This will be achieved by ceasing to use them, using sustainable alternatives and reusing refillable items.


There is a set of Transition Buxton’s hard-to-recycle item bins by our kitchen.

The items you can put in the bins include: crisp, other snacks and confectionary packaging, dental products and their packaging, biros and baby food pouches. See the bin lid labels for further details.

Eco Church

In autumn 2023, we started working towards becoming an ‘Eco Church’ and in early 2024, we were awarded our Bronze Award.

Eco Church is a Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales.