Mr Terry Miller
Title: Chaplain for the Environment and Sustainable Development
Chaplain Sector: Environmental
Location: Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire
Phone: 01522 504072
Terry’s role is to work with churches on their environmental commitments embedded within the worshiping life of the churches, and to interface between churches and the wider community to develop common initiatives. He is assisted by two voluntary chaplains, Fiona Battle engages specifically in the God’s Acre Project and Lizzie Rushton concentrates on church environmental action including the Green Apostles programme.
The churches’ focus on environmental issues has moved forwards by leaps and bounds in the last 10 years especially and Terry has developed a number of projects and initiatives to support and encourage that growing awareness, from study and training events, to support literature and Lent courses, major events at Lincoln Cathedral, the EPIC Centre, and other venues. He works closely with the Agricultural Chaplain and together they initiated the development of the EPIC Centre, a low carbon demonstration project on the Lincolnshire Show Ground. The present primary activity is the development of the Green Apostles programme.
Between 1987 and 2002 Terry was the Rural Chaplain with some responsibility for environmental issues. After the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development at Johannesburg at which he was a delegate his environmental remit was expanded to full time. Previously he had worked on Commonwork Farms in Kent to develop their ecological integrity and resilience and to develop study courses on a wide range of related topics covering environment and rural life as well as spiritual and personal development.
Before 1980 Terry was a member of an Anglican religious contemplative community in Oxford where he received theological training and was active in developmental leadership and reflection. He trained originally in Fine Art at the Central School in London (now London University of the Arts). Terry currently is also a part-time researcher at Lincoln University on environmental behaviour, and continues to paint and exhibit. He is the author of two books on Lincolnshire.
Terry was born in Barry in Glamorgan, South Wales, and grew up mainly in Warwickshire near Coventry where he attended The Woodlands Comprehensive School and Coventry College of Art .