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Bunwell lecture: How the Church of England is responding to the ecological crisis

September 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Bishop Graham has offered to speak on the way the Church of England is responding to the ecological crisis – Climate Change – facing humanity which is affecting the whole world.

In February last year the Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher accepted the invitation of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to lead the Church of England’s Environment Programme with a charge to lead bold, deliberate, collaborative action across the Church to tackle the grave existential crisis of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Bishop Graham is well qualified for this role.  His twin degrees of Ecological Science from Edinburgh and Theology from Cambridge attest to this.  Following his degrees he trained for the priesthood at Westcott House, Cambridge and also spent time in Ghana at St. Nicholas Theological Seminary.

His ministry took him to Hexham for ten years and while living and ministering in the north of England he was Chairman of the North East Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee, and valuable experience was also gained when he was a member of the Northumberland National Park Authority

His first book, Places of Enchantment: Meeting God in landscapes, concerns the relationship between people, God and the environment; particularly people experiencing God in the natural world, rather than through organised religion such as church services.

Remember: The Church of England has tremendous influence throughout the country – a Church in every parish and staff and volunteers in most, as well as schools, land, and buildings.  The direction it takes on this pressing issue can hopefully lead us to a solution.


September 26, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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