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6 Nov. 6pm for 7pm GC Annual Members Meeting Bristol
 7 Nov 2015 GC ‘Joy in Enough’ day conf Bristol
30 Jan: Ecocell/Way of life events at London

10-12 June:  2016 Green Christian Retreat

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End of the Age of Thorns

Christian Ecology Link 2011 Annual Conference


Greening the church workshop

Led by Ruth Jarman

See also the resource Creation Care Policy of St John's Hartley Wintney 


1. ecocell 1 - a toolkit to help you to live a more simple, more Christian lifestyle. Each module is complete in itself and can be studied in any order.

Each module contains a section on biblical and theological reflection, which makes it ideal for use with house groups and study groups.

Module 1 - Introductory Session Module 4 - Energy in the Home

Module 2 - Waste Module 5 - Water

Module 3 - Shopping & Food Module 6 - Travel & Transport


2. Eco-congregation - for your church to sign up to doing something. Eco- congregation will walk you through the whole programme with a fabulous new web site, new material, sensitive to where your church is now, with the theology and activities to help you green your church step by step.

Module 01 - Church Check-up

Module 02 - Greening worship - prayers, reflections, drama sketches

Module 03 - Theology and Environment

Module 04 - Children and Creation Care

Module 05 - Young People and Environmental issues - surveys, quizzes, drama sketch and commitment

Module 06 - Resources for small groups

Module 07 - Greening the church building - environmental stewardship of church premises

Module 08 - Greening church spending

Module 09 - Churchyard conservation

Module 10 - Lifestyle Issues - green choices, information and suggestions to green personal lifestyles

Module 11 - Community Matters

Module 12 - Global neighbours

Module 13 - Manage your carbon footprint (new)


3. Notes from discussion section

Question 1: What problems have you encountered greening your church?

  • Culture of not practicing what we preach
  • "not another group!" - everyone's too busy.
  • Cynicism
  • Engrained attitudes
  • Maintaining commitment and enthusiasm
  • Church building design
  • Capital to fund projects
  • Clergy leadership
  • People overwhelmed by scale of problem
  • Christian identity is not green
  • Sceptical of environmental issues
  • Land not available
  • Environmental issues seen as too political/radical
  • Regulations

Question 2: How have you/can we overcome these obstacles?

Shrinking the footprint

  • Lobby opinion-formers
  • Clergy training
  • Agree an environmental policy
  • Use LOAF principles
  • Events
  • Environmental prayer
  • Reconfigure Christmas (see Reclaim Christmas at )
  • Small steps
  • Guerrilla gardening
  • Love and dialogue
  • Work with and support youth




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