Trevor Jamison has been appointed as Environmental Chaplain for Eco-Congregation Scotland. He introduces himself and writes about his role:
Hello! I am excited to be appointed as Environmental Chaplain for Eco-Congregation Scotland. I am a United Reformed Church Minister, working full-time in this post, through the URC Special Category Ministry scheme.
I am originally from Belfast but come to Scotland via living in different parts of England, working previously as a librarian and then as a minister. I have been a minister with church congregations in both urban and town settings and also have previous experience in adult Christian education.
I have come to this new work because it gives me a chance to be involved in the Church’s response to the huge environmental challenges and opportunities facing the twenty-first century world. I am convinced that the Christian faith provides resources and insights that can both inspire and practically help us to care for God’s creation and demonstrate love for our neighbours here on earth.
So now, to quote the job description, I am looking forward to working with ‘congregations from all denominations … to care for creation … providing spiritual and theological support … to help them to grow in faith and confidence in this work.’ Of course, at this early stage it’s not possible to say exactly how all that works out in practice! I do know that in the days ahead I will be meeting with people from as many churches as possible, to find out what is going in where they are, and to discover how I can best help.