Kent Climate Emergency Forum

Date(s) - Tuesday, 5th November, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wye Church


Morning session – 9.30am – 12.30 (coffee and registration 9.30 – 10.00)

Afternoon session – 1.00pm – 4.00pm (coffee and registration 1.00 – 1.30pm)

Lunch – bring your own or visit one of the café’s/ pubs in Wye

Drinks – tea and coffee are free if you bring your own cup, if you forget we will ask for a donation!



Morning session speakers:

Reverend Joyce Addison – Responding to the Anthropocene

Priest-in-Charge at St. Martin’s Church, Maidstone.  I have been interested in environmental matters and creation care for several years. My particular passions are Climate Change, exploring the concept of the Anthropocene and inter-generational responsibility.  St. Martin’s is an Eco Church (Silver Award) and much of our mission and outreach is now practised through caring for God’s creation. I am currently researching Theological Action Research as a method to engage Christian communities with Climate Change and the Anthropocene.

Professor Stephen Peckham – title tbc

Director & Professor of Health Policy at the University of Kent and has a joint appointment as Director of the Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent and as Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is also Director of the Department of Health funded Policy Research Unit and is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Stephen has thirty years of academic research experience and previously worked in local government and the voluntary sectors. Recent research includes examining the public health systems in England and Ukraine, the organisation of primary care and a local pilot project on measuring air quality in Canterbury. He has published widely on health and social policy and health services research with books on primary care, health and social policy and public health ethics.


Afternoon speakers:

Catherine Ross – A vision of a zero carbon church

Catherine Ross is the Open & Sustainable Churches Officer, in the Cathedral and Church Buildings team,  at Church House Westminster. Her role covers the sustainability of churches and church grounds (solar panels, LED lighting, insulation and the like).  She supports the network of Diocesan Environment Officers around the country, and is the secretariat for the national Environmental Working Group.  In her own time, she is a trustee of a small local environmental charity, Sustainable St Albans, and a passionate environmentalist.


Jess Hall and Alpha Gougsa –  Building power for climate justice

Jess Hall is Campaigns and Organising Officer at Christian Aid and has spent 8 years working alongside churches campaigning on tax and climate justice. Jess trained in organising and community leadership with her local Citizens UK branch and spent 2 years in the disability rights sector working on policy influencing, campaign co-production and individual advocacy. Jess loves seeing ordinary people working together for the common good and global justice.


There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and to share experiences throughout the day.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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