Steering Group

Imogen NayRev’d Canon Imogen Nay from Chelmsford Cathedral was previously Rector of Rugby, where she led the church to receive its Gold Eco Church award. As part of that award the church ran a wide-ranging programme, from initiating Muddy Church, running a sustainable café and repair shop, improving recycling facilities, working with Rugby borough and Warwickshire councils to improve the grounds around the church and much more. She now runs a Greening the Church group on Facebook facebook www.facebook.com/groups/727013254703425 and is an advocate for green issues. She is soon to start on a Doctorate looking at the relationship between the arts and the Christian theology of creation.

Jenny GageRevd Dr Jenny Gage has been the Minister for Social Justice at Ely Cathedral since July 2019. Social justice has long been a focus for her, starting with helping her mother with the local Christian Aid collection as a small child. A life-long Christian, she has always been passionate about justice, especially for those in the greatest need.

David LongeDavid Longe serves as the Rector of the Matlaske Benefice, a group of parishes in rural North Norfolk. He is also chair of the Diocese of Norwich’s Environmental Working Group, working closely with Canon Andy Bryant, Norwich Cathedral's Canon for Mission & Pastoral Care. Norwich Cathedral received its Bronze Eco-church award in early 2020 and is working towards the silver award. This summer the Cathedral hosts Dippy the Dinosaur to raise awareness of Climate Change and Food Sustainability. The Cathedral is exploring how the Close can assist biodiversity and be a wildlife haven in the heart of a busy city.

Sarah BrownCanon Sarah Brown was installed as Canon Missioner at Peterborough Cathedral in January 2018. Before taking up her post at Peterborough Cathedral, Sarah was Team Vicar of Daventry with Special Responsibility for Braunston, Welton and Ashby St Ledgers and Rural Dean of Daventry. Prior to this she served her curacy in the benefice of Welford, Sibbertoft and Marston Trussell whilst also heading up the national charity, Farm Crisis Network (an ecumenical Christian voluntary organisation since renamed Farming Community Network, or FCN). She has also worked in the ministry training section of the Diocesan Office in Northampton.

Anita RooneyAnita Rooney is the ordinand at St Edmundsbury Cathedral; she is in her first year of ordination training with the Eastern Region Ministry Course and is passionate about the environment and our need to act now, not to wait. As well as engaging with the Cathedral steering group Anita is involved in Net Zero, the campaign for the church to become carbon neutral by 2030, and Eco-Church at the Cathedral.