The Energy Basket uses the bulk buying power of the Church to obtain competitive prices for your gas and electricity.  

Turbulence in the energy markets has resulted in unstable wholesale energy prices. Energy companies have generally ceased to offer fixed terms contracts.

What you can do – you can supply your current electricity or gas details here and our Customer Service will seek a quotation for you for a new interim contract starting after 1st January 2022.  Our standard quotation for green electricity and natural gas will be for a contract ending at the end of September 2022, when you will be able to enter the Energy Basket.

When you enter the Energy Basket you will enjoy its benefits.

Save money - a price based on wholesale energy purchasing

Save time - it’s a long term solution. There’s no need to renegotiate every time a contract comes up for renewal

Save the environment - 100% of the electricity in the Energy Basket is green, all from UK-based renewable sources. We’ve been working with the Basket provider to do this at no extra cost to our members

Feel supported - our wonderful customer service team can help you every step of the way

The price of the Basket is fixed annually and each year our members have the opportunity to leave the Basket, but not many parishes do due to the competitive rates enjoyed, over 98% of parishes remain in the basket year on year. 

Other options

If you’d prefer to stick with a standard fixed term contract of 1- 4 years we can help you there too. Our prices are competitive and we offer the same high level of customer service.

To get a quote for either the Basket or fixed term contracts please fill out the energy quote form here

Green Energy Certificate

As part of your sign-up offer to the Basket you will be able to download an Ofgem certified certificate to display in your church/office showing your commitment to the environment. The certificate has a typable field so you will be able to add the name of your church/organisation.                                                                                               

                                   

How to download your green energy certificate:

The certificate can be found by navigating to your Meter Reading Portal, to do this: 

  • Log into your Parish Buying account 
  • Click on 'My Account' in the top right hand side of the homepage 
  • Click on 'Meter Readings'. The certificate download is located halfway down this page 
  • There is an editable field for you to type in the name of your church/organisation 
Value Explanation

Value Explanation

Last time we benchmarked savings using the Energy Basket, we estimated that gas sites were saving 10% on average compared to alternative quotes, whilst electricity supplies were saving around 8.3%.

When a parish’s energy contract is up for renewal, the quotes they receive from other companies will depend on the market at that exact time. If the energy market is at a low point, the prices will be really good, but if the energy market is spiking high the quotes will be expensive.

At Parish Buying we buy energy for the Basket throughout the year, so the cost of energy for our members won’t suddenly change. It averages out over the year providing churches and cathedrals with a competitive price. It may not always be the very cheapest, but we’re confident in our ability to save churches money over time.

'Our electricity bills are between 15-20% cheaper than our previous supplier, and for gas I calculate that we will be saving a fantastic 35-40%!'

MICHAEL LEWIS, Treasurer
St Barnabas Church, Bath

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