CRES

First Ever CRES Virtual Conference!

If it were not for the coronavirus lockdown we would have held an entire day at Ripon College Cuddesdon, near Oxford, on Saturday 18th April. When it was obvious that the day would have to be cancelled we thought that was all there was to it. But then CRES tutor, Ian Brooks, suggested that he might be able to run it virtually for us. We are very grateful to Ian for doing this, particularly at …

Is there hope for the planet?

SADLY THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Saturday 18th April 2020- A day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Andy Lester  We are very pleased to welcome Andy Lester (A Rocha UK) as our guest speaker for a day looking at the current state of nature and the actions needed to bring about lasting hope for creation “Is there hope for the planet?” Places are limited and this is likely to be …

CRES Residential 2019 Report

We had another great residential on the 6th and 7th September at Ripon College Cuddesdon. After coffee, Martin Hodson, the CRES Principal Tutor, updated everyone on the exciting stage the course has reached, with many more applicants than normal. We discussed how we might make moves to accommodate the increased numbers. Several people came forward to volunteer extra help. In the afternoon we visited Sandy Lane Farm, a traditional, family-run, organic farm between Oxford and …

God’s Family and Other Animals

Saturday 16th November 2019- A day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Rev Dr Dave Bookless and Rev Mia Smith We are very pleased to welcome Rev Dr Dave Bookless (A Rocha International) as our guest speaker for a day looking at environmental theology and mission, and entitled “God’s Family and Other Animals”. We will also have Rev Mia Smith (Hertford College, Oxford) with us to launch her recent Grove Booklet “The Plant-based Diet: A …

CRES Fees to Increase

CRES runs almost entirely with volunteers which is why we are able to keep our fees down and enable people to take the course who might otherwise be unable to afford courses with paid staff. But even CRES needs some finance to keep going! After many years of maintaining fees at £790 for the two years of the course, the CRES Steering Group has made the decision to increase these to £900 from the 1st …

Volunteers Needed!

CRES is expanding rapidly. With all of the interest in Climate Strikes, Extinction Rebellion and plastic there is huge interest amongst the general public. Now Eco Church stands at over 1750 churches registered and over 500 with awards. All of this interest is leading to unprecedented demand for places on the CRES course. But CRES is unusual in that it is almost entirely run by volunteers. This means that we can keep the fees down, …