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"For the Church of the 21st century, good ecology is not an optional extra but a matter of justice. It is therefore central to what it means to be a Christian"
Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Tablet Article

Ellen Teague, who led the assessment for St John Bosco, Woodley's Live Simply Award has written an article about the award and specifically about this church in the 1st September issue of The Tablet.

Sunday, 2 September 2012


This year's Greenbelt was entitled Saving Paradise, inspired by Brock and Parker's book of the same name. There were certainly more events with an environmental theme this year, mostly situated at the Eden venue - I caught Paul Kerensa's entertaining/thought-provoking climate change sketch there as well as David Nussbaum from WWF a while later. I'm looking forward to downloading some of the others in the near future (Greenbelt with children means fewer talks but beautiful puppet shows, paper cinema and great magicians . . . ). I was delighted to learn that talks from a few years back are now available to download for free (I can see the prospect of ironing actually becoming positive).

It was certainly the muddiest Greenbelt Cheltenham has ever seen, more due to the weight of torrential downpours than their duration - not surprising in the wettest summer for 100 years. I know no one event can be attributed to climate change, but . . .  The above picture is of Bruce Cockburn in the Big Top (before it became a total quagmire).