How can you and your church bring worship truly ‘down to earth’? Join us for the first ever Eco Church Conference to find out!
Hosted with our friends from the Church of England’s environmental campaign Shrinking The Footprint, this will be a special day for all churches to share and learn together about protecting nature and caring for God’s earth as an expression of discipleship and mission.
Delegates will have the opportunity to put practical questions from their churches to our experts and hear the stories of other churches working towards the Eco Church Award.
Contributors will include, among others – our CEO Andy Atkins, our Eco Church Manager Nigel Hopper, our Conservation Director Andy Lester, Bishop of Kingston Rt Rev Richard Cheetham, A Rocha International Director of Theology Rev Dave Bookless, Tearfund Global Advocacy and Influencing Director Dr Ruth Valerio and Historic England Senior Architectural Conservator Robyn Pender.
They will present seminars, surgeries and stories. The southern conference will take place on 7th October at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London. The northern conference will be held on 21st October at St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Sheffield. Each one-day event will run from 10am–4.30pm.
Eco Church is our award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to be good news for God’s earth. More than 600 churches have registered so far with this project, which offers a free online survey and supporting resources.
‘Our vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully,’ said Nigel Hopper. ‘This conference will help them make a start.’