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What is Christian Ecology Link ?

Cyclamen Christian Ecology Link

  • Offers insights into ecology and the environment to Christian people and churches.
  • Offers Christian insights to the Green movement.


CEL Information Officer: 3, Bond Street, Lancaster, LA1 3ER, UK.
tel: +44 (0)1524 33858

Working for a Greener Church

We are responsible for our impact on God's creation as a whole. CEL helps members to understand and relate these responsibilities to their faith. Members can then encourage others in their local church to think seriously about these issues.

CEL was founded in 1981 and supports Christians from all backgrounds and traditions

Current CEL developments for local churches:

  • Operation Noah (encouraging a Christian response to climate change)

  • ChurchLink (a scheme to produce a twice yearly simple environmental sheet free for churches)

  • LOAF Food Campaign:
    L ... Locally produced
    O .. Organically grown
    A ... Animal friendly
    F ... Fairly traded

    Download and use CEL's LOAF placemats

CEL has denominational teams so that some members can be more effective by involving their own denominations. If you are a member of CEL and would like to be put in contact with members of your own denomination please contact CEL's information officer above.
Methodist Resources Page
Catholic Resources Page
Baptist Contact Group Page

In some parts of Britain there are local CEL groups. Contact the Information Officer to find out if there is one near you.

Autumn 2005: Local Groups Newsletter No. 1
Autumn 2006: Local Groups Newsletter No. 2
Advice on how to set up a local group


At present all the work in CEL is carried out unpaid. CEL has a Steering Committee of 12 people which meets at least four times a year. For dates and venues of Steering Committee Meetings please contact Barbara Echlin.
Other members serve on subcommittees, e.g. Journal Committee, Education Committee. Other members contribute by helping produce material for topic leaflets; by organising events; by taking CEL display posters and leaflets to local events and national events such as Greenbelt; and in many other ways. We welcome offers of help

CEL Chairman is Dr Tim Cooper
CEL Information Officer is Laura Deacon, to whom most email questions should be sent.
Editor of Green Christian: Chris Walton


Rt. Revd. James Jones
Fr. Sean McDonagh
Revd. Dr. Ruth Page
Jonathon Porritt
Prof. Sir Ghillean Prance
Dr. Elaine Storkey

----- CEL welcomes new members ----

Christian Ecology Link (CEL) is a registered charity No. 328744.

We invite you to donate to CEL:
(CEL is a voluntary organisation and
welcomes your donation to further our work):

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