Christian Rural and Environmental Studies

This two year Certificate course provides an opportunity to study rural and environmental issues from a Christian viewpoint. It will be of interest to all with a personal or professional concern for the environment and countryside, rural communities and churches. There are no entry requirements.

CRES Admissions 2015

CRES Collage 18 Feb 12 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 so use the Contact Us message box on the right side bar. Then finally if you would like to apply download an Application Form and send it back to us with your payment. The course usually starts in September, but there is some flexibility.

CRES Day Conference- November 8th 2014


CRES group 8 Nov 2014

The first CRES Day of the new academic year! There were sixteen of us, including students, tutors, steering group members, and a number of external people. We were very pleased to welcome Andy and Carol Kingston-Smith, co-founders of the jusTice initiative to be our speakers. The morning sessions explored the connections between the medieval carnival and biblical principles of social justice, examining, in particular, the three themes of social inversion, laughter and the banquet. In the afternoon session the focus shifted to justice in rural Latin America. We also had an opportunity to pass on the latest news on what is happening in CRES and lots of chance to chat. It was a really good start to the year. Thanks particularly to Andy and Carol, and to all at Ripon College Cuddesdon for making us so welcome once again.

New External Examiner

photo Sarah Dunlop CRES External ExaminerWe are pleased to announce that Dr Sarah Dunlop has agreed to become the next external examiner for CRES.

Sarah is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion. Currently working on a project to study the social engagement of mega churches in London, Sarah is a practical theologian who specialises in empirical research to study contemporary ecclesiology.

Sarah will take up this role with immediate effect, but we will first meet her at the CRES residential in September.