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GC/CEL's New Website

You are at GC/CEL's old archive website:
1998-2012. Use it for archive

1. Useful resource & archive material:above & in left margin
2. Old News on CEL's Index page - April 2012 back to 1998
3. Old New pages on website -July 2012 back to Aug 1998
CEL home > Reports (News, archive, links) >Last updated: November 2011
Press Releases
News + Archives
New on website
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6 Nov. 6pm for 7pm GC Annual Members Meeting Bristol
 7 Nov 2015 GC ‘Joy in Enough’ day conf Bristol
30 Jan: Ecocell/Way of life events at London

10-12 June:  2016 Green Christian Retreat

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Christian Ecology Link Steering Committee


Meet the 12 members of CEL's Steering Committee

plus CEL's chaplain and Information Officer (Chris Walton and Jo Abbess) who also attend Steering Committee Meetings

The work of CEL is carried out by Steering Committee and other volunteers.

We also have three subcommittees:- and much of CEL's administrative work is divided between these three teams:

Challenge: - i.e. Activities, campaigns and events - (Chair George Dow)
LOAF, ecocell, Annual Members Meeting and Conference, Prayer Community, Retreat, Climate Service.

Creative: - i.e Design, media, (Chair Paul Bodenham)
exhibitions, leaflets, Green Christian, Storm of Hope, web design.

Community - i.e. Membership database, accounts (Chair Barbara Echlin)
localgroups, links with other organisations.

Other Non-Steering-Committee members of CEL also serve on the above three teams

People (apart from Paul) in reverse alphabetical order:-

Paul Bodenham (Chairman of CEL Steering Committee)

Paul lives in Nottinghamshire.
He works for English Heritage, and is also on the board of Operation Noah.
He is a lay member of a Franciscan community.


Chris Walton (Editor of Green Christian)

Chris co-runs Ringsfield Study Centre near Beccles in Suffolk



Roger Shorter


Ashley Ralston

Ashley, a former engineer in the food industry, now spends some time now with his local Justice and Peace Group

Poppy Pickard (from November 2010)

A keen Traidcraft seller, activist and speaker, active in her local WDM group, enjoys gardening.
In a previous existence lectured in Computing and Maths

Eleanor Orr (CEL Treasurer)

Accountant - working for Christian Medical Fellowship.
Lives in Inner London
Cycle commuter


Deidre Munro


Ruth Jarman

Ruth read Chemistry at University before a career in the semiconductor industry. She is now a full-time campaigner and mother of three and lives in a village in Hampshire where she worships at the local evangelical C of E church

Tony Emerson (Ecocell coordinator)

Semi-retired management lecturer and consultant.Other voluntary organisations include Friends of Hillside Gardens (local park) and Carfree UK. Lives in car-free house in South London with Oona (wife) and two young adult children.


Howard Gardner


George Dow

Lives in Hackbridge, south London. Likes organic gardening, local food, bread/soup making, Green Party, Transition Towns, One Planet Sutton, Zero Carbon Band member performing at local festivals and.....Crystal Palace season ticket holder.

Barbara Echlin (Steering Committee Secretary)

Barbara lives on the south coast where she helps tend an organic fruit and vegetable garden and enjoys cooking and preserving the produce. She is actively involved with the local UNA and WDM, Bexhill and Rother District environmental groups and worships at the Saxon foundation parish church.

Judith Allinson (Web Editor)

Judith lives in Yorkshire and carries out botanical survey work, and teaches grasses, sedges and wildflower courses


Jo Abbess (Information Officer)




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