Faith and the Environment Conference; Climate Change and the Coast

Our third Faith and the Environment Conference is on the theme “Climate change and coast”.

It takes place in Lincoln on Saturday 12th May 2018 from 9.30am to 4.30pm at St Giles’ Church, Lamb Gardens, Lincoln, LN2 4EQ.

We’ll be thinking about the significance of climate change in relation to sea level rise and storm surges and their impacts on our coastal county, wider society & economy, and globally, through increased flooding and erosion. We will consider how, as people of faith, we might respond as we seek to love the planet and its people.

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Details of the programme are here; information about our speakers is here.

Tickets are £7.50 and are available from Eventbrite (price includes Eventbrite booking fee) here.

Note: please book early to avoid disappointment: last years conference was filled to capacity.

The Conference is open to those of all faiths and none.  There will be opportunity to network with one another.

If you have any queries about the Conference please either email or phone/text 079 000 387 06.

ABOUT the organisers, and how we got here. . .

The first conference was on 7th May 2016It came about through contacts made among four people, who shared a common interest in the relationship between our faith and urgent environmental concerns:
Reverend Dr Sally Myers, Principal of the Lincoln School of Theology and lecturer in Christian Ethics.
Dr Terry Miller, who had worked for many years as Environmental Chaplain for the churches in Lincolnshire until 2013,
Reverend Leslie Batty, a professional ecologist, Anglican priest and environmental theologian. He was co-founder of the Christian environmental organisation ‘A Rocha’.
Geoff Stratford, a retired science/biology teacher and a member of Transition Lincoln.

The 2016 conference wasAn exchange of up to the minute information about environmental issues, and an opportunity to reflect together on how, as people of faith, we might respond.” Over 80 people attended, with more expressing interest.

Our Key Note Speaker was Dr Ruth Valerio, then Theology Director of A Rocha UK.  Other presenters were all local.

Following the first conference our “working group” was joined by other people from different denominations, most of whom had attended the first conference.  Responses to that conference encouraged us to organize a Quiet Day “Let the Coastlands be Glad” at Far Ings nature reserve, and a second conference in 2017.  Since the conference our original working group has continued to meet with Bishop David Court (bishop of Grimsby) to explore further engagement in creation care and climate justice in the Diocese of Lincoln.

The second conference was a year ago on the theme of ‘Think global, act local’.

Earlier events that had been organised by some of the group in conjunction with Transition Lincoln and CTAL included:

“The Challenge of Climate Change” -a lecture at Lincoln University by Robert White FRS, Professor of Geophysics at the University of Cambridge.

Resilient Future” – a day conference at the University of Lincoln

“Arctic Climate Change and its Global Implications” – a lecture by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Professor Terry Callaghan at the University of Lincoln.

If you would like to be informed of or be involved in future events linking faith and environment/science, please email