On Sat 17th November
- Green Christian held its Annual Members’ Meeting.
- Rt Revd Dr David Atkinson gave talk based on his book “Hope Rediscovered –
Read about our past conferences, retreats and Annual Members’ Meetings
On Sat 17th November
We had an action packed day on Saturday in Bristol, trying to give participants a really good flavour of what Green Christian has to offer. Fifty-six people attended, on a hugely wet, chilly and blowy day.
We started with an inspiring address from our guest speaker, Revd Canon Professor Martin Gainsborough,
In splendid surroundings a group of Green Christians journeyed to Minsteracres which is the Passionists retreat centre. To begin at the end, here we are gathered for our Sunday Morning love feast led by Chris Walton.
During the weekend led by Paul Bodenham (Chair of Green Christian) and Chris Walton (Green Christian’s Chaplain) we were encouraged along our ecological journeys to reconciliation with the earth,
Howard Gardner writes
This is the second such event, and we a good team to run the event. There was advertising for this event in the magazine and we also sent out invitations to GC members in East Anglia and selected Churches in Cambridge. Besides the advert in the magazine (seen by everyone in the UK),
Over forty of us gathered to find out what Green Christian has on offer and how we can connect with each other. It was wonderful to see many new faces as well as familiar ones. Our chair Paul Bodenham said
“Many thanks again for a thoroughly successful day yesterday – who would have thought it would attract such a crowd.
Thanks to all those who joined us on Saturday under the high glass ceiling of Victoria Hall Methodist in Sheffield. The Big Workshop was a well attended event to explore together how the church can help to create a fair and sustainable economy.
The morning session was opened by Peter Grimwood,
Judith Allinson writes:
Greenbelt 2017 provided wonderful weather; There was excellent wheelchair access for people, and we enjoyed seeing people trundle past on the laid down pathway in their wheelchairs. (The grass may have been more bumpy)
Green Christian ran our stall with Operation Noah which worked well.
GREEN CHRISTIAN RETREAT
George Dow reports on the 2017 GC Ringsfield Retreat
Over the weekend of 9th to 11th June twenty four people attended a Green Christian retreat at Ringsfield Hall in Suffolk. The event, entitled “Learning to Live in Earth as our Common Home: Teilhard de Chardin and ecological living as spiritual life” was led by Paul Maiteny,