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On 1 Jan 2015 CEL changed its name to
Green Christian (GC) Click here for

GC/CEL's New Website

You are at GC/CEL's old archive website:
1998-2012. Use it for archive

1. Useful resource & archive material: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 Aug 1998
CEL home > About Us > About CEL Last updated November 2014
Press Releases
News + Archives
New on website
CEL Campaigns:
CEL Supported Campaigns:


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

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



Ordinary Christians, Extraordinary Times

(This page partially updated to November 2014)

We are responsible for our impact on God's creation as a whole. CEL/GC helps members to understand and relate these responsibilities to their faith. Members can then encourage others in their local church to think seriously about these issues.

On January 1st 2015, CEL will start using the registered trading name "Green Christian" though the name Christian Ecology Link is still the name we have with the Charity Commission

Contact (from 1 Dec 2014): Cyclamen

GC Information Officer: 97, Plumpton Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex, UK.
tel: tel: +44 (0)845 4598460


What is Christian Ecology Link ?

Christian Ecology Link - Aims
  • Offers insights into ecology and the environment to Christian people and churches.
  • Offers Christian insights to the Green movement.
CEL - Activities
CEL Interactive
Tweets as @greenchristian_
CEL E-News - subscribe - free! - Free news emails c.twice a month
CELINK- Members e-group
CEL - Facebook group -
CEL - Facebook Page
Find a local CEL group
Phone CEL : +44 (0)845 4598460
Let us know about your events and we will put them on the Whatson page
Take part in ecocell-2
CEL members (and others) blogs - We invite you to tell us about your blogs
  1. Publishes a magazine, Green Christian.
  2. Publishes an annual brochure, 'Storm of Hope' You can read this online'.
  3. Publishes a News Bulletin.
  4. Promotes ecocell - a modular programme enabling groups to discover ways to live more sustainably.
  5. Produces resource packs and leaflets.
  6. Arranges events
    e.g. Conferences with workshops:
      2007(25th birthday),  2007 Lancaster,  2008 Milton Keynes, 2009 Ottery St Mary , 2010 Scarborough , 2011 London (Thorns) , 2012 Bristol, 2013 Leeds(Stream of life with  Philip Roderick)
    and Climate Change Services 2005,   2006,  2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
    and CEL Weekends: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 at Penmaenmawr
    , 2013 at Ringsfield
    and Ecocell workshops 2013-transport,
    2014 - food
  7. Encourages its members in their "green" church activities
  8. Has Local groups, and categories of Local church and Corporate membership
  9. Has a daily prayer guide -produced monthly and available online
  10. Has a prayer forum/group for prayer
  11. Sends a monthly news email to Members and friends who request it (email if you would like to receive it - it is free)
  12. Has a members email discussion group (members only - there have to be some perks for joining!!) celink
  13. CEL is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition

Read the 2009 CEL Storm of Hope Brochures - about CEL (Also 2008,2010 , 2011, 2012, 2013,m 2014)


CEL was conceived in 1981, and constituted in 1982 and supports Christians from all backgrounds and traditions. In July 2012 celebrated its 30th birthday.

Current CEL Developments for Local Churches
  • LOAF Food Campaign:
    L ... Locally produced
    O .. Organically grown
    A ... Animal friendly
    F ... Fairly traded

    Download and use CEL's LOAF placemats
  • ecocells
  • CEL Rainforest Fund - CEL is seeking 100 churches each to raise £100 or more to save habitats and species before they are lost - could your church be one?
CEL supports Operation Noah
  • Operation Noah (encouraging a Christian response to climate change). CEL did much of the work in Setting up Operation Noah on behalf of CTBI. Operation Noah is now a separate organisation.


CEL is entirely dependent on Membership subscriptions and donations.

CEL welcomes donations towards the cost of office work, organising meetings, the website and especially towards the cost of publication of materials, leaflets and postage for use at events, schools etc. Please consider donating online


Denominational Teams / Contact Group Pages

CEL has denominational teams so that some members can be more effective by involving their own denominations. If you are a member of CEL and would like to be put in contact with members of your own denomination please contact CEL's information officer above.
Methodist Resources Page
Catholic Resources Page
Baptist Contact Group Page

Local Groups

In some parts of Britain there are local CEL groups. Contact the Information Officer to find out if there is one near you, or visit our local groups page.

Autumn 2006: Local Groups Newsletter No. 2
Autumn 2005: Local Groups Newsletter No. 1
Advice on how to set up a local group


Membership Categories    How to join CEL    We welcome new members.

CEL Officers (See pictures and short description here)

At present the vast majority of the work in CEL is carried out unpaid. CEL has a Steering Committee of 12 people which meets at least three times a year, and has three telephone conference calls in between meeetings. For dates and venues of Steering Committee Meetings please contact Barbara Echlin.
Some members help on a regular basis with membership, distribution of resources, proof reading, website and prayer diary.
Other members contribute by helping produce material for topic leaflets; by organising events; by taking CEL display posters and leaflets to local events and national events such as Greenbelt; and in many other ways. We welcome offers of help

CEL Chairman in 2014 is Paul Bodenham
The Information Officer is Jo Abbess, to whom most email questions should be sent.
Editor of Green Christian: Chris Walton
Local Groups Contact: Isobel Murdoch, tel 01790 763603
Web Editor: Judith Allinson - Web Designer for new website - Poppy Pickard


Much of CEL's administrative work is divided between three teams:

Challenge: - i.e. activities, campaigns and events - (Chair George Dow)
LOAF, ecocell, Annual Members Meeting and Conference, Prayer Community, Retreat, Climate Service.

Creative: - i.e Design, media, (Chair Paul Bodenham)
exhibitions, leaflets, Green Christian, Storm of Hope, web design.

Community - i.e. Membership database, accounts (Chair Barbara Echlin)
localgroups, links with other organisations.

Rt. Revd. James Jones
Fr. Sean McDonagh

Jonathon Porritt
Prof. Sir Ghillean Prance
Dr. Elaine Storkey

----- CEL welcomes new members ----

Christian Ecology Link Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales.
CEL's address for information and communications from 1 Jan 2015 is 97, Plumpton Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex, UK.
tel: tel: +44 (0)845 4598460
CEL Company Registered address: CEL Company Secretary, 76 Old Eign Hill, Tupsley, Hereford HR1 1UA.
Company Registration No. 2445198 Registered Charity No. 328744.

Green Christian is CEL's registered trading name

We invite you to donate to CEL:
(CEL is a voluntary organisation and
welcomes your donation to further our work):



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