St Paul's has an active Eco Church group which explores and promotes the links between Christian faith, the environment and people. It was the first in Cambridge to receive an Eco Church Bronze level award from the A Rocha organization, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. The award is for a church’s action in five areas – Worship and Teaching, Land, Buildings, Community and Global activity, and Lifestyles. In its first two years the group has encouraged a new focus for action every term, covering (so far) water use, recycling, food, energy, travel and wildlife.
The group was started by Amy Ross and then led by Bryony Trill; the current chair (2017) is Chris Brown. New members are always welcome to join us, as we continue this work and find out whether we can reach the next level, a Silver award.
The following resources are useful for those wanting to do further reading as we go along.
Amy Ross's recent sermon preached at St Paul's - click here, and her "Lament of Creation" - click here.
A Short series of Bible studies by Bryony Webb, St.Paul's member: http://www.eden.co.uk/shop/gods-green-book-2550688.html
A book edited by Jonathan Chaplin, member of St Paul's and Christian ethicist: http://faraday.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/resources/Books/LivingLightly.pdf
An accessible introductory book on eco-theology by Dave Bookless : http://www.eden.co.uk/shop/planetwise-pb-1121550.html
Anyone wanting to join the group or support its activities, please contact Chris Brown firstname.lastname@example.org .