Home     About CEL    Sitemap     E-mail    Events   New-on-website   Resources     Links

Visit CEL's New
(Simpler) Website

This is
CEL's old website:
Use it for archive:-
1. Useful resource and archive material ( links above & in left margin).
2. Old News on CEL's Index page - April 2012 back to 1998
3. Old New pages on website -July 2012 back to August 1998
Goto the old website
index page

1. The latest blog posts of the new website
2. The newest Tweets of Christian Ecology Link @GreenChristian_
3. The imminent Whatson events

CEL home > Reports (News, archive, links) > Last updated: Nov 2011
Press Releases
News + Archives
New on website
CEL Campaigns:
  CiT - Churches in
CEL Supported Campaigns:


Ecocell workshop - on travel - London - 12 Jan
CEL Conference 2013: 16 March - Leeds - All welcome
CEL Weekend 25-27 Oct 2013 Ringsfield Suffolk
Events of other organisations


Become a member:


Prayer Guide
Email Prayer Network
Local CEL groups
Blogs of CEL et al


Creationtide - harvest festivals
Leaflets, courses, reports, briefing papers, plays


Transition Towns


Weblinks - links




All welcome at

Christian Ecology Link
Day Conference 2012 - Treasure in the Field


Saturday 10th March 2012
11am to 5pm


Old School Rooms, St Michael’s Church,
Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8PD  
adjacent to Bristol Parkway station

Treasure in the field -
Spiritual Capital and Sustainable Living


Jonathon Porritt -
Founder of Forum for the Future

Tim Gorringe -
Professor of Theology, Exeter University

Workshops: (BELOW) led by Tim Gorringe, Chris Sunderland (EarthAbbey),
Jeremy Williams (Breathe) and others tbc
Cost: £15 (£10 before end of January). CEL members £10. 
Only £5 for young people under 25

Booking Form:  (Download)

How to get there:  (BELOW)

Poster: (LINK)

Programme: (BELOW)

Enquiries: 0845 459 8460 or

(back to top)

Treasure in the Field: Spiritual Capital and Sustainable Living
Saturday 10 March, Old School Rooms, St Michael’s Church, Stoke Gifford. BS34 8PD

Workshops: Alternative ways of living leading to a sustainable future for our ravaged world.

Each workshop will run twice. Please sign up on the lists as soon as you arrive at the conference.

Workshop leaders and themes

Tim Gorringe -- Professor of theology at Exeter University
‘An exploration of economics’ – contradiction of infinite growth on a finite planet and transition town thinking.

Chris Sunderland -- EarthAbbey
‘The contemplative heart of environmental activism’. For the activist, it can sometimes feel like there is a lot to do and too little time.  Consider reconnecting with the ‘treasure' within, so as to find the resources we need to keep on keeping on.

Jeremy WilliamsBreathe
 ‘Consumer Detox’. Vital to any hope of a sustainable future is a radical change in our consumerist culture.

Leader (tbc)  -- UK-Food Group
‘Farming for people and earth’. How can we protect the genetic diversity of seeds, trees, livestock breeds and fish species used to produce the world’s food?  And how can this agricultural biodiversity provide the breadth of nutrition we need and the resilience of food production to threats such as climate change?

Leader (tbc) Operation Noah
‘Low-carbon living’

Leader (tbc) --
‘Can democracy deliver sustainability?’ How do we attain a sustainable society through democratic means?


(back to top)

Treasure in the Field: Spiritual Capital and Sustainable Living
Saturday 10 March, Old School Rooms, St Michael’s Church, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8PD


What shared meanings, values, and ultimate purposes do Christians bring to the theme of spiritual capital? Come to listen and contribute.

10.00           Doors open
11.00           Welcome and worship
11.10           Keynote talk from Jonathon Porritt
                   Response from Tim Gorringe and Paul Bodenham (CEL chairman)
                   Discussion chaired by Ellen Teague (Columbans)
1pm             Lunch (Please bring your own. Drinks available, but bring own mugs please.)
2pm             Workshops – Session One
3pm             Tea Break
3.30             Workshops – Session Two
4.30             Final thoughts in plenary session
4.45             Worship
5pm             Close

Jonathon Porritt is a CEL patron. He is co-founder of Forum for the Future and co-director of the Prince of Wales’ Business and Sustainability Programme. He was chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission between 2000 and 2009.

Tim Gorringe is St Luke’s Professor of Theological Studies, Exeter University. His most recent books are The Common Good and the Global Emergency (CUP 2011). He is at present working on a two year research project on the values which underpin constructive social change, focusing on the Transition Town Movement

Paul Bodenham is Chair of CEL and on the Board of Operation Noah.

Ellen Teague is chairing the morning session. She is a London-based freelance Catholic journalist who writes and campaigns on Justice, Peace and Ecology issues. She is a member of the Faith and Justice Team of the Columban Missionary Society in Britain and edits their newsletter, Vocation for Justice.

(back to top)

Treasure in the Field: Spiritual Capital and Sustainable Living
Saturday 10 March, Old School Rooms, St Michael’s Church, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8PD

How to get there

How to get there by train: Bristol Parkway station is a few minutes walk from the conference venue. Come out of Bristol Parkway station into the car park. Walk to the left, past the bus stops, to the second zebra crossing. Cross here. Continue in the same direction for a few yards. Go through white gate on your right (signposted ‘St Michael’s Church’). Walk along the path through the churchyard and past St Michael’s Church. Cross the green to the Old School Rooms which act as the church hall. This takes about five minutes.
How to get there by car:  If coming by car it will be best to park in the station car park. It’s a few pounds for the day. There is little parking around the church itself (about 6 spaces immediately outside the Old School Rooms – best kept for disabled, and also a few more around the green). Directions to Stoke Gifford Church

ACTION: Check your calendar and book straight away!


Privacy Policy

Sign up
for prayer guide
- a prayer for each day

Join CEL's Facebook group & page
Download CEL ecocell-1 resource
Download Storm of Hope Leaflets 2011:- Going Carbon-free with CEL &
2012:-God's green kingdom
Donate - Support CEL's work

to top of page

Copyright ©  2011 - 2012 Christian Ecology Link
  What's on?    Ideas    About CEL    Resources    Magazine    Links    Conservation   Prayer guide   Conference-2013
   Climate Change   ecocell   rf   Hymns   Search    Sitemap    email CEL

    Christian Ecology Link Ltd: Reg address:10, Beech Hall Road, Highams Park, London, E4 9NX, UK
    Company Reg. No. 2445198 - Reg Charity No. 328744.

tel: +44 (0)845 4598460
Working for a greener church with Christian Ecology Link