CRES

CRES Admissions 2024

CRES (Christian Rural and Environmental Studies)  is a distance learning course usually taken over two years. If you are interested probably the best place to look first is our CRES Certificate page. Then you might have some questions. If that is the case try our Frequently Asked Questions page first!  If you still have questions then Contact Us. Then finally if you would like to apply download an Application Form and send it back to us …

Prepared for Everything! Rural and Environmental Mission- CRES Day 20th April 2024

Our next CRES in-person day (open to all) is on Saturday 20th April 2024 at Ripon College Cuddesdon (RCC) near Oxford. Our speakers are: Revd. Canon Caroline Hewlett, Vicar of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale; and Dr. Martin Hodson, Principal Tutor of CRES. On this day we will look at two contrasting, but overlapping themes: Eco Mission in a Rural Context; and Environmental Disaster Management. In the morning, CRES graduate, Caroline Hewlett, will tell us about her …

Revd Dr John Reader (1953-2023)

Revd Dr John Reader (1953-2023) John Reader died on Sunday 1st October 2023 after a short illness. He was a husband, father, grandfather, country vicar, academic, philosopher, theologian, and was passionate about environmental issues. I am sure that there will be many appreciations of his life and work, and there is already one by Chris Baker of the William Temple Foundation, one of the organisations John was most associated with (HERE). John was a superb …

Exploring Environmental Theology- CRES Day 18th November 2023

Exploring Environmental Theology- CRES Day 18th November 2023 Our next CRES in-person day (open to all) is on Saturday 18th November 2023 at Ripon College Cuddesdon (RCC) near Oxford. We have two great speakers: Prof. Celia Deane-Drummond, Director of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute, and our recently retired CRES external examiner; and Dr. Tim Middleton, Tutorial Fellow in Theology at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. We are currently aiming at being a group of about 25-35. …

New Module: Living Sustainably

We are pleased to announce a new module, “Living Sustainably”, is now available for CRES students to take. Written by David Gould, it is based on two convictions: 1. We cannot live sustainably if we neglect the care of creation. We must live ‘ecologically’, caring for the whole Earth, our ‘oikos’/ house – the land, air, and seas and all their life forms – not just people. 2. As Christians we have a particular calling …

Sustainability, Business, and the Commons- CRES Day 22nd April 2023

Our next CRES in-person day (open to all) is on Saturday 22nd April 2023 (Earth Day) at Ripon College Cuddesdon (RCC) near Oxford. We have two great speakers: Simon Graham of De Courcy Alexander Ltd., and John Reader, our very own CRES Senior Tutor. Their themes are very much related to the Earth Day 2023 theme of “Invest in Our Planet”. In the morning Simon will look at some of the major issues in sustainable …