Signatories and supporters

The Chair of Operation Noah, Dr Isabel Carter (far right) shows ON's Ash Wednesday Declaration (Wed 22 Feb 2012) to prospective signees, Rt Rev Richard Chartres, Bishop of London (seated left) and Rev Joel Edwards, International Director of Micah Challenge (seated right). Looking on are Sister Louisa Poole of the Catholic Bishops Conference (far left) and Triumph Ayo-Isegun, leader of the Methodist Church's work on climate change.

We are hugely encouraged by leading church figures, across the denominations, who have signed the Ash Wednesday Declaration.

The Declaration was published with signatures from:

  • The Most Revd and Rt Hon Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

  • Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh

  • Mrs Val Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church

  • The Revd Lionel E Osborn, President of the Conference of the Methodist Church

  • The Rt Revd David Arnott, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

  • Revd Joel Edwards, International Director of Micah Challenge

  • Ellen Teague, Chair, National Catholic Justice & Peace Environment Group

  • The Most Revd Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Capetown

  • The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Lord Bishop of London

  • The Most Revd Kallistos, Metropolitan of Diokleia

  • The Revd Jonathan Edwards, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain

  • The Most Revd Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales.

 A number of key organisations have endorsed this declaration including: 

  • Tearfund

  • Christian Aid

  • Christian Ecology Link


  • Progressio

  • A Rocha

  • Micah Challenge

  • Spring Harvest

  • Eco-Congregations

  • Living Lightly

  • European Christian Environmental Network

  • Eco-Congregations Scotland

  • Quaker Peace & Social Witness

To add your support, click here to sign the Ash Wednesday Declaration.