Anglican Communion Environmental Network

A Network for those who care for God’s creation

Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide have long been concerned with environmental issues. From extreme weather to food shortages all of us are affected. Guided by the fifth Mark of Mission members of the Anglican Communion Environment Network strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth.

Lent 2017

Water is a gift. Water is life.

During Lent we remember Jesus’ time in the wilderness facing challenge and temptation and reflect on God’s purpose in our own lives.

Our resources for Lent 2017 – a Carbon Fast and a series of Reflections on the Water of Life for the five Sundays of Lent and Palm Sunday – invite direct engagement with water justice issues and small steps, reducing actions that damage Creation.  


Just Water

On and around 22 March 2017, the UN’s World Water Day, cathedrals and churches around the world will lift their voices to draw attention to our obligation to care for God’s sustaining gift of water in all its forms. Anglican cathedrals in Cape Town, London and Melbourne, and Trinity Church Wall Street in New York have partnered to produce and gather a raft of resources.


Young Anglicans challenge the global Church to protect the environment

April 2016: The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met fifty young Anglicans from across southern Africa to discuss the environment and discipleship at a youth conference in Lusaka ahead of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting.

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Our Aims

  • To encourage Anglicans to support sustainable environmental practices as individuals and in the life of their communities.
  • To provide information about policies embraced by synods, councils and commissions, especially by the Instruments of Communion [
  • To support local initiatives by providing information about ideas and best practices developed around the Anglican Communion
  • To share information about resources and initiatives that may be of value to Anglicans everywhere
  • To provide an opportunity for interested Anglicans to meet both as a formal network, and informally via electronic media
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Bishops' Meeting at the Volmoed Centre, South Africa
Anglican bishop's meeting at Volmoed Centre, South Africa

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Season of Creation

From 1 September to 4 October each year many Anglicans use the Season of Creation – also known as  Creation Time – to pray and celebrate with creation, focus on the story of the Earth, and commit to a ministry of healing the Earth.