Science and Theology: Walking Through Nature 

The project was initially inspired by the late Dr Colin Tingle of the Lewes & Ouse Valley Eco-nomics Group, a community group formed under the umbrella of Transition Town Lewes. The group considers the benefits that the local community and the local economy gets from the local environment. One of the group’s main achievements was to develop Ecosystem Service Walks to highlight the benefits we all receive from the landscape. Following on from this Colin was keen to explore whether science and theology can align within congregations to taking small steps in helping reverse the degradation that human societies are bringing to our natural environment/God’s Creation. His thought was that a series of simple eco-system services walks/walking churches may be able to provide a starting point to inspire congregations to work within their communities on how we value nature, God’s Creation and human society’s only life support system.