The Degibna Prayer Chapel web pages

Eco Page


Our Chapel is set in a beautiful part of the Cornish countryside, surrounded by farmland and on the edge of the National Trust’s Penrose Estate. Nearby are Loe Pool, woodlands and coastline to explore, via a network of footpaths. We are aware that many of those who pass by, both locals and visitors, come to enjoy the scenery and to exercise, surrounded by nature. We are also aware of the many pressures facing nature: pollution, climate change etc. We want to play our part in celebrating and caring for creation in all its diversity. 




Therefore in recent years we have:

  • changed to a green energy provider (Ecotricity)
  • held an annual Environment Sunday
  • adopted an environmental policy
  • minimised use of disposable cups, plates etc.
  • encouraged wildlife in the garden (bird-feeders etc.)
  • offered Creation Walks which explore local area
  • attained Bronze awards in Eco Church and Green Church Kernow schemes


In the near future we plan to:

  • change to LED bulbs where possible
  • use only environmentally-friendly cleaning products
  • provide cycle racks at front of chapel
  • make the garden even more wildlife-friendly
  • attain Silver awards in Eco Church and Green Church Kernow schemes


Eco Church

This is an award scheme for churches of all denominations in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that they care for God’s earth. It covers 5 key areas of church life:

  • Worship & Teaching
  • Management of Church Buildings
  • Management of Church Land
  • Community & Global Engagement
  • Lifestyle

The award has 3 levels – Bronze, Silver & Gold. For more information about Eco Church, visit ecochurch.arocha.org.uk


Green Church Kernow

This is an environmental award scheme for churches in Cornwall. It considers 3 areas where actions can be taken to reduce harmful impact and care for creation:

  • Christian Living
  • Community
  • Resources

As with Eco Church, there are 3 levels of award. More information can be found on the Truro Diocese website: www.trurodiocese.org.uk