Bringing the Communion Forest into the life of the Church

At the heart of being an Anglican is the call to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the face of the earth. God’s earth; God’s creation; God’s gift. As we plant trees to mark the Lambeth Conference 2022 we are not only living out this aspect of our discipleship, but we are also expressing hope for the future.

By caring for trees so we are mirroring God’s love of creation and are living out the call to Adam in Genesis 2 to have a watching protection and seek to preserve God’s gift. In tending creation as God’s caretakers, and experiencing God’s blessings on our faithful labours, might we glimpse another dimension of ‘shalom’ – life as God intended it originally and life as God will restore it in the age to come?

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