The Rev'd Imogen Nay and the Rev'd David Newton, Bishop's Advisors for Climate, will each reflect on this Creationtide season
The spiritual significance of water
The Rev'd Imogen Nay is Vicar of St Paul's Church in Cambridge. Previous to this she ministered in parishes in South London and the Midlands, and was a residentiary Canon at Chelmsford Cathedral.
Imogen has a track record in enabling churches to engage with Eco Church, and she has research interests in contemporary nature writing, Christian understandings of creation and the spirituality of wild swimming.
Imogen explores the sacrament of baptism through a deep focus on how water is experienced in daily life in this article: The spiritual significance of water: baptism, wild swimming and nature spirituality.
The Rev'd David Newton will be a guest preacher at Ely Cathedral on Sunday 17 September at 10.30am, as part of their Autumn programme.
David Newton is the Team Rector of the Lordsbridge Team, a team of village parishes just to the west of Cambridge. He is one of the Assistant Director of Ordinands in the diocese. He sits on the Diocesan Environmental Task Group, and he is just finishing a PhD in theology entitled ‘Living with limits’ that brings theology into dialogue with ecological economics.
After the service, there will be an opportunity to ‘Meet the Preacher’ over excellent coffee and biscuits in Powcher’s Hall, and continue the conversation.