It's time to save
The Methodist Church, in conjunction with 2buy2, is now able to
offer central energy purchasing for Connexional properties -
churches, halls etc. This is a great way to both save money and cut
our carbon footprint.
The Hope in God's Future report commits the Methodist
Church to reducing our carbon footprint by 80% by 2050. The energy
used to light and heat our buildings is one of the biggest
contributors to our carbon footprint, and also one of our biggest
expenses. We spend millions each year on energy. If we could save
just 10% of that, it frees up huge sums for mission and to invest
in our buildings to further reduce energy consumption - saving even
more money and carbon in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should we do this?
We believe that by using the contracts managed by 2buy2,
Methodist churches can significantly reduce the amount of time and
money they spend on their energy buying. Working in partnership
with 2buy2 also enables us to benefit from links with other
denominations including the Church of England and Church in Wales
helping us all to be better stewards of our resources.
So you can save money, save time and save the planet.
Who are 2buy2?
2buy2 are a national buying service for churches and charities
throughout the UK. All 2buy2 approved suppliers are regularly
monitored to ensure that you get quality products and great
service, at very competitive prices. With 2buy2 you can buy with
confidence, enabling you to steward your resources effectively and
save you time and money - not just to put in the bank, but to put
back into your mission and ministry.
2buy2 are offering their energy service to help us reach our
target of lowering the Church's carbon footprint by 80%. There are
currently three options when purchasing your energy through
- Methodist Energy Group Deal
- Renewable Energy Group Buying Initiative (REGBI)
- Heating Oils
Methodist Energy Group Deal
The Group Deal will allow Methodist churches to purchase energy
individually as you currently do but you will benefit from lower
costs from the energy supplier which 2buy2 have negotiated for the
wider group. Now is the right time to launch a group deal as gas is
currently close to its lowest point in the last four years.
The benefits of the scheme are:
- reduced cost to your energy
- energy managed by an organisation that truly understands the
issues churches and their volunteers face
- one point of contact for customer service issues with
- an opportunity to simplify your contracts by bringing them all
to one end date
- reduced administration means reduced volunteer time.
The first group deal, or 'basket', will run from 1June 2014
through to 30March 2016. Anyone with electricity or gas contracts
that are due for renewal between these two dates will be able to
The basket will be provided by a 'Big 6' supplier and you will
benefit from dedicated account management at 2buy2 to support you
joining the group deal and to answer any ongoing questions you may
To log your details with 2buy2, or just to find out more
information, please complete this data collection form for your
meters and sent it in to email@example.com. Or give them a
call on 03333 201 015.
Green energy - REGBI
2buy2 have also created a 'green energy' basket in collaboration
with Good Energy. The Renewable Energy Buying Group Initiative
(REGBI) enables churches to access reduced rates on 100% renewable
electricity, with a gas option also available, through one of the
leading renewable energy suppliers in the UK. For more information
If you require heating oils for your church, you can access
competitive prices exclusive to 2buy2 from Emo Oil (part of GB
Oils). The 2buy2 website is updated daily with Oil prices so you
can view the price before making a decision. You do need to
register with 2buy2 to be able to view these prices online - the
process is quick, easy, and completely free. Or of course, you can
give them a call on 03333 201 015 for more information on
Get in touch
If you would like to get in touch with the 2buy2 team to discuss
your energy options, you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling them
on 03333 201 015.
2buy2 have a range of national contracts available to support
churches in the stewardship of their resources. For more
information or to be kept up to date with the latest news about
2buy2 visit the website (www.2buy2.com) and register, or
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