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

Essex Forest Church

We seek to find the presence of God in the open air and in nature, and to connect with the Divine Being who is present in creation. We seek to foster a love of creation, a love which will lead us to care for it. We look for reconciliation between nature and human beings, and within human relationships. More ...

Isle of Wight Forest Church

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature. (Romans 1:20). We believe in getting to know the heart of the Creator by looking at his Creation. 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

#Forestchurch this weekend All Hallows celebration. @chelmsdio
27 Oct

Cheltenham #forestchurch gathering today,making woodland faces.Many thx to @WoodlandTrust #naturedetectives for idea
31 Oct

Merseyside Forest Church gathering scheduled for tonight cancelled - watch this space for next month's event:
11 Nov