Online Eco Churches conference

28 April 2022
Six cathedrals in the east of England are joining forces to host an online conference to help churches to play their part in achieving the Church of England’s goal of ‘net carbon zero by 2030’. The conference is open to all and will take place via Zoom on Saturday 18 June from 10am until 1pm.
Peregrine Falcon (c) Chris Skipper

It  is the second annual conference as part of the Sustaining God’s Creation initiative, which aims to support individuals and churches in finding ways to live more sustainably.

The first conference was held in 2021 and had a focus on food and farming.

Among the keynote speakers and workshop leaders in 2022 will be representatives of A Rocha Eco Church, Caring for God’s Acre, Christian Aid, Climate Stewards, a conservation architect and others involved in aspects of the church’s environmental engagement.

The Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich and the Church of England’s lead on environmental issues, said: "I am delighted that the cathedral communities of Chelmsford, Ely, Norwich, Peterborough, St Albans and St Edmundsbury are actively engaged with sustaining God’s creation and are so willing to share their knowledge and passion more widely. I hope that the conference encourages the environmental journey of our parish churches as we seek to be carbon neutral by 2030 and enhance the biodiversity around us.”

The programme has been put together by a steering group from the eastern cathedrals - Chelmsford, Ely, Norwich, Peterborough, St Albans and St Edmundsbury - and information and resources emerging from the conference will remain online afterwards as a reference point.

Attendance at the conference is free but registration in advance is essential.

Full details and registration links are available on the Sustainable Living Conference website here: www.sustaininggodscreation.org