Forest Church

Many people can describe transcendent moments in nature where they feel deeply connected to something bigger than themselves and Forest Church is a way to explore that connection within community

Forest Church is a fresh expression of church drawing on much older traditions when sacred places and practices were outside – but it is also drawing on contemporary research that highlights the benefits of spending time with nature in wild places.

Forest Church isn’t just normal church happening outside, instead it attempts to participate with creation. And it isn’t just a fellowship group doing an outside activity, we aim to learn, worship, meditate, pray and practice with the trees, at the spring, along the shore....

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Please contact us about anything Forest Church related – but if you're wondering if there is a group near you or how to start one read the Groups page listed above.

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Click here to visit the Forest Church Facebook group.

And click here for Mossy Church, where Forest and Messy Church meet for all-age nature connection.

Recent Forest Church Posts

Maundy Thursday

They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed and agitated. And he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.” And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. He said, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.” More ...

Hermit Crab

Ogmore-by-Sea may be my idea of a perfect beach. The sand is of a texture that really holds together when digging sandcastles, there are rocks whose position at the meeting point of sea and land have led to fascinating wave and rainwater erosion, the beach itself grades gently into the tidal water, and there are rockpools.  More ...

Forest Church Book

Forest Church: A Field Guide to Nature Connection For Groups and Individuals

Brimming with insights and packed with information, this book draws you out, quite literally, into nature to experience a new, well thought through pattern of spiritual practice. Bruce Stanley gives you all the resources you’ll need, both practical and theoretical, to get going with a group or on your own. More ...

Forest Church Tweets

Special day today Forest Church Gathering this morning and Messy Church this afternoon. Very different gatherings - same Spirit.
29 Mar

@ashwcampus Forest Church Harrow Weald HA36DQ 3pm this Sunday - song, craft activity, stories and fire-toasted hotcross buns - all welcome
20 Mar

Celebrating the creation and the creator with friends and our school chaplain at the first ever Forest Church! Fab!
20 Mar