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Ordinary Christians, Extraordinary Times

We are responsible for our impact on God’s creation as a whole. Green Christian 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. Green Christian was formed in 1981, and formally constituted in 1982 and supports Christians from all backgrounds and traditions.

Contact:
Green Christian Information Officer:
info@greenchristian.org.uk
tel: +44 (0) 845 459 8460
Correspondence Address:
97 Plumpton Avenue, Hornchurch, RM12 6BB
Currently Amy is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on other days please leave a message.

Green Christian is a registered trading name of Christian Ecology Link.
Company Registration No. 2445198
Registered Charity No. 328744.

Green Christian – Aims

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

Read our Annual Report

Operation Noah (encouraging a Christian response to climate change). Green Christian did much of the work in setting up Operation Noah on behalf of CTBI. Operation Noah is now a separate organisation.

Membership
For all membership enquiries please contact our membership secretary, Richard Kierton.
Membership Categories and Information.
How to join Green Christian 

We welcome new members.

Finance
Green Christian is entirely dependent on Membership subscriptions and donations.
Each year Green Christian has to submit Financial Accounts, Independent Examiner’s Statement and a Report from the Trustees for the past year to the Charity Commission and to Companies House.
Report from the Trustees (2015), Accounts & Independent Examiners Statement (2015)
Report from the Trustees (2014), Accounts & Independent Examiners Statement (2014)
Report from the Trustees (2013), Accounts & Independent Examiners Statement (2013)
Combined Report from the Trustees, Accounts & Independent Examiners Statement (2012)
Report from the Trustees (2011), Financial Accounts(2011)Independent Examiner’s Statement (2011)

Green Christian welcomes donations towards the cost of office work, organising meetings, the website and especially towards the cost of publication of materials, leaflets and postage for use at events, schools etc. 
Please consider donating online

Local Groups
In some parts of Britain there are local Green Christian groups. To find out if there is one near you, or visit our local groups page or get in touch with our Local Groups Contact (see below)

Green Christian Officers 
GC Chairman in 2015-16 is Paul Bodenham

The Information Officer is Amy Willshire, to whom most email questions should be sent.

Membership Secretary: Richard Kierton.

Editorial Team, Green Christian Magazine: Clare Redfern (CommissioningEditor), Simon Court (Editorial Team Convenor), Suzy Brecknell (Production Editor).

Local Groups Contact: Isobel Murdoch, tel 01790 763603

Web Editor: Judith Allinson

At present the vast majority of the work in Green Christian is carried out unpaid. Green Christian has a Steering Committee of 12 people which meets at least three times a year, and has three telephone conference calls between meetings. Our AGM is usually in November.  Some members help on a regular basis with membership, distribution of resources, proof reading, website and prayer diary.  Other members contribute by helping produce material for topic leaflets; by organising events; by taking Green Christian display posters and leaflets to local events and national events such as Greenbelt; and in many other ways. We always welcome offers of help.

Much of Green Christian’s administrative work is divided between two teams:
Creative: – i.e Design, media, (Chair Paul Bodenham)
exhibitions, leaflets, Green Christian, Storm of Hope, web design.

Community – i.e. Membership database, accounts (Chair Barbara Echlin)
localgroups, links with other organisations.

Meet the 12 members of GC’s Steering Committee plus GC’s Information Officer, Amy Willshire, who also attends Steering Committee meetings.

Steering Committee Members
People (apart from Paul, the chair) are in reverse alphabetical order:-


Paul Bodenham (Steering Committee Chair)
Paul lives in Nottinghamshire.
He works for English Heritage.
He is a lay member of a Franciscan community.


Chris Walton (Chaplain)
Chris is a Trustee of the Ringsfield Study Centre near Beccles in Suffolk


Deborah Tomkins
Deborah lives in Bristol with her family, and enjoys growing things to eat, and writing. She studied French and Linguistics before becoming a dictionary writer, has educated her children at home, and is passionate about supporting local initiatives such as food and transport.


Ashley Ralston
Ashley, a former engineer in the food industry, now spends some time now with his local Justice and Peace Group


Poppy Pickard (Web Designer)
A keen Traidcraft seller, activist and speaker, active in her local WDM group, enjoys gardening.
In a previous existence lectured in Computing and Maths


Eleanor Orr (GC Treasurer)
Accountant – working for Christian Medical Fellowship.
Lives in Inner London
Cycle commuter


Peter Grimwood (Steering Committee Minute Secretary)
Peter is a retired Methodist Minister seeking to recapture his radical youth. In the autumn of his days teach the free man how to praise. W H Auden.


Howard Gardner


Tony Emerson (Joy in Enough coordinator)
Semi-retired management lecturer and consultant.Other voluntary organisations include Friends of Hillside Gardens (local park) and Carfree UK. Lives in car-free house in South London with Oona (wife) and two young adult children.


Barbara Echlin (Steering Committee Secretary)
Barbara lives on the south coast where she helps tend an organic fruit and vegetable garden and enjoys cooking and preserving the produce. She is actively involved with the local UNA and WDM, Bexhill and Rother District environmental groups and worships at the Saxon foundation parish church.


George Dow (Way of Life coordinator)
Lives in Hackbridge, south London. Likes organic gardening, local food, bread/soup making, Green Party, Transition Towns, One Planet Sutton, Zero Carbon Band member performing at local festivals and…..Crystal Palace season ticket holder.


Judith Allinson (Web Editor)
Judith lives in Yorkshire and carries out botanical survey work, and teaches grasses, sedges and wildflower courses


Amy Willshire (Information Officer)
Amy is the chair of Leytonstone Youth Matters and was previously a Trustee for the Inter Faith Network for the UK. She previously coordinated the Eco-Preachers course in East London and has a passion for wildlife conservation.


Patrons

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

Green Christian Privacy Policy
Privacy Statement:
We value our subscribers and their need for confidentiality. By subscribing to receive GC’s “Members and Friends News emails or Prayer Guide, your address will be held in the strictest confidence and will never be sold or otherwise re-distributed.

REGISTERED INFORMATION
Charity Number : 328744
Company Number : 2445198
Registered Office : 76 Old Eign Hill, Tupsley HR1 1UA
(All general correspondence should go to Green Christian, 97 Plumpton Avenue, Hornchurch RM12 6BB.)
Green Christian is a registered trading name of Christian Ecology Link


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