Course Testimonials

Chris

In 2009 I was granted a period of study leave from my post as a vicar in Preston, Lancs, and had been intending to while away the time musing about climate change. However, I realised that I needed something that would ground my musings with academic rigour and, at the same time, provide a structure to the study period. I came across reference to the Christian Certificate in Rural and Environmental Studies, and was fortunate …

0 comments

Martin

I first discovered the CRES course whilst reading Peter Harris’ excellent book ‘Kingfisher’s Fire’. At the time I had some big questions – about the state of the earth and the issues facing the natural world.  The world we live in today seems so downgraded compared to early accounts in given in scripture that part of me wondered whether the Lord is still interested in creation today. I hoped that maybe the CRES course would …

0 comments

Kailean

I was born and brought up in a small farm owned by my dad in Manipur, North East India. I enjoyed wondering around the farm and helping out my parents in day to day activities as necessary. Since then, I developed a love for the natural environment. Although, I was raised in a Christian family I didn’t see any connection between my Christian faith and caring for the natural world, nor did I hear anyone …

0 comments

Rob Hitchcock

The course is well worth the effort and investment. A carefully selected set of initial books is provided as part of the course, which helps one get underway quickly. Further books can be obtained on-line, or borrowed from the CRES library on the study days. Of course the internet is a boundless source also. Study guides are provided for each module and contain references to further reading. It was great to have a tutor allocated …

0 comments

Rosie

Reading Planetwise by Dave Bookless was a lightbulb moment for me. How had I missed all this before? I was keen to learn all I could about environmental issues, climate change, the environment and biodiversity, preferably from a Christian perspective. And then I found out about CRES! It sounded just what I was looking for, especially when I found myself moving to a new rural parish. As a non-scientist I found some of the study …

0 comments