Environment Forum

Date(s) - Saturday, 28th February, 2015
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Pines Calyx


Caring for the Environment when running a church or a parish, can sometimes seem daunting – where to go for information, how to get it right, how to do it without spending a fortune!  We are developing an Environment Policy to help parishes in the Diocese of Canterbury to find the information they need in two clicks of a church mouse, and we need your input, whether you are a churchwarden, a minister, or a member of the congregation with a passion for the environment.

The Environment Forum, on Saturday 28th February at the Pines Calyx, in St Margaret’s Bay, is the first step towards creating that policy, and help portal, and follows on from the session held at Diocesan Synod in November 2014.

Ruth Valerio, Theology Director of A Rocha UK, and Hannah Swithenbank, from Tearfund will help lead the discussions, provide inspiration, help, and start the process of greening the Diocese.  Discussions will focus on all aspects of church and parish life, from buildings and land, to hospitality and from the needs of the local community to the interconnectedness of the global community, and how we can all help each other to live mindfully on our shared planet.

The meeting will be held in a particularly inspiring venue, which incidentally has the lowest carbon footprint of any venue in the UK.  The building is carbon negative energy positive, and is set within stunning gardens, on the cliffs near Dover.  Lunch is locally sourced, even including produce from their gardens.

The venue is not far from Dover Priory station and is only an hour and 20 minutes journey from London.

We hope you can join churchwardens, ministers and other members of local congregations to help shape the Diocese Environmental Forum and Policy.  Just fill out the form below to book your place and we look forward to seeing you there.



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