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Christian Ecology

Although the Hereford Christian Ecology Group is not "officially" a Circuit group we have included information here because as a Circuit we are strongly committed to its aims and activities and support in in every way we can.

Hereford Christian Ecology Group was set up in 2000 under the auspices of Christian Ecology Link (CEL) – a national ecumenical organisation founded in 1981 with the dual aims of spreading ecological insights among Christian people and churches and spreading Christian insights within the Green movement.


Ecology is the study of the relationship between living things and their environment.  Environmental damage occurs when we abuse that relationship and do not respect God’s creation.  CEL emphasises the link between Christianity and ecology and links together Christians of all traditions who share a concern for the environment.


We see our group as a forum for discussion and a base for action in the Church and the community.  As individuals we can, and do, work within secular organisations such as Friends of the Earth, but we feel that there is a specifically Christian dimension to ecology, that we need to raise awareness of environmental issues within our churches, and that we should speak out as Christians on ecological matters.

We meet as announced, usually at St John’s Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford, and all who wish to celebrate and safeguard God’s creation are welcome to join us.

As a Circuit we actively encourage all our churches to take positive steps to reduce their carbon footprints.

Christ Church (Ross-on-Wye) has an 'Eco-congregation' Award. You can find out more about Eco-Congregations here.

You can find out more about Christian Ecology Groups here