Sustaining God's Creation is a joint project of the six cathedrals of East Anglia (Chelmsford, Ely, Norwich, Peterborough, St Albans and St Edmundsbury). They are working together to promote sustainable living throughout East Anglia and in the wider church, helping us all to honour God's creation and to care for our neighbours near and far.
Eastern Cathedrals’ online event
In 2020, General Synod set a target of net zero carbon for the Church of England. Meeting this target requires all of us involved in churches to think imaginatively about our worship and teaching, buildings, land, community and global engagement and our lifestyles.
In this conference, we will be helped with that thinking by speakers from A Rocha, Caring for God's Acre, Christian Aid and Climate Stewards, and by people experienced in the issues involved in making changes in mediaeval and listed buildings.
You are welcome to join us wherever you are based - one of the affordances of Zoom is that we are no longer bound by geography or by the possibility of travel to a particular place!
Bishop Graham Usher writes:
"As lead bishop for the environment, 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."
Detailed programme and registration
On 12 June 2021 we held a free online event Sustainable Living: Food and Farming.
Joe Hawes, Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, was interviewed by Radio Suffolk on 6 June.
Supporting this event is a range of Resources, including outdoor worship, farming stories, and environmental publications for general use and also for schools. There is also a darker side to food and farming - modern slavery and exploitative work - so there is a range of resources to enable you to find out more about this.