Cathedrals organise Free Conference

Updated: Jul 6

Eastern Region Cathedrals organise free conference to highlight sustainable living and the environment.


Five Cathedrals in the east of England are encouraging anyone with an interest in environmental issues, and in particular food and farming, to book in now for their conference on Sustainable Living, to take place online on Saturday 12th June, from 10am to 12.30pm. The free-to-book conference will look at food and farming, such key aspects of life in East Anglia, in the light of the Christian faith and the role that both individuals and the church can play in living more sustainably. The Bishop of Norwich, the Right Revd Graham Usher, will open the conference. The other speakers are:

· Dr Hilary Marlow of the University of Cambridge, who will examine how biblical faith underpins current environmental concerns;

· The Revd Professor Simon Oliver of the University of Durham and Durham Cathedral, who will explore the claim that creation is fundamentally characterized as 'gift';

· Professor Mike Rayner of the University of Oxford, and Chair of Sustain, who will discuss how our food system might become more sustainable; and

· Jake Fiennes, Director of Conservation at the Holkham Estate in Norfolk, who will give an overview on sustainable farming.


Information and resources emerging from the conference will be remain online afterwards as a reference point for environmental groups, churches and cathedrals, and for future development. Full details and registration links are available on the Sustainable Living Conference website at: https://www.sustaininggodscreation.org/events/sustainable-living

Bookings can be made via the conference website, or direct via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-living-eastern-cathedrals-online-event-tickets-152500722767.


The Cathedrals who have planned the Sustainable Living Conference are Chelmsford, Ely, Norwich, Peterborough and St Edmundsbury.