Eco-Congregation Scotland is a growing movement of churches from Shetland to Dumfries, and from Iona to Aberdeen. They are urban and rural, small and large, Protestant and Catholic, traditional and emerging. They share the conviction that our society's wholesale exploitation of the natural world is a dishonour to God the Creator; and that to do nothing in the face of environmental destruction is to fail in our duty to worship God and to care for the poor. Since February 2010 Eco-Congregation Scotland has been a registered charity and all participating churches and organisations are invited to become members.
As well as taking action in their own church life, Eco-Congregations are working together in Local Networks and promoting the programme to other churches through talks, workshops, events and materials.
Eco-Congregation Scotland has five staff:
Stephen was appointed in September 2018 to run the charity, building and supporting the growing number of eco-congregations, developing work in partnership with environmental and church groups.
Stephen is based in Glasgow and our Edinburgh office, currently closed due to COVID-19.
Contact: 0141 423 4671
Appointed in May 2019, Judith supports our Local Networks and registered eco-congregations. Drawing on her experience as a teacher, Judith is developing new resources and encouraging links with schools and young people.
Judith is based in Inverness
James was appointed in December 2017. He specialises in supporting churches to apply for climate-related Government grants, but is currently on leave, working for Churches Together in Britain and Ireland as Climate Sunday project coordinator.
James is based near Dundee
Project Development Officer
Paul joined in October 2015 and supports our work part-time from the Church of Scotland where he works on Care for Creation. Paul handles matters related to biodiversity and conservation and helps develop our resources and projects.
Paul is based near Edinburgh
David joined in September 2018 to provide spiritual and theological support to churches in Care for Creation. He is a United Reformed Church Minister, seconded full-time for this role.
David is based in Edinburgh and spends much of his time visiting congregations, online or in person.