Greening the Lectionary

A Theological Response to the Ecological Crisis: Reflections, Reviews, Comment.

Welcome to Greening the Lectionary, a website full of resources for preaching through the Church of England lectionary in the context of the current climate and ecological emergencies. 

This resource has been compiled by Rev Ruth Newton in the Diocese of Leeds. You will find here a multitude of archived sermon reflections and other resources. Please use the navigation menu above. 

Everyone is welcome to use these resources in your own parish/church. 

About the Editor: Revd Ruth Newton

Ruth is parish priest of St John's Sharow, a Silver Eco-Church, whose  Churchyard has been awarded County Wildlife Status.She is a member of the Church of England General Synod. Ordained for 18 years, Ruth has ministered in three multi-parish benefices, as a Cathedral Canon and as a Lay Training Officer. Ruth has a Masters in Theology, a PGCE and an an associate fellowship with the Higher Education. She is currently studying for a Doctorate in Ecotheology and teaching. She is working on a freelance basis, she is available as a speaker.

Further sermon ideas available at:

Preaching for God's World

A website providing weekly service and sermon suggestions around the lectionary readings.