Contemporary Society and Contemporary Religion
The Christ Church Thinktank has been in existence for over 10 years. It draws on speakers from all the churches in the Lewes area. Our speakers provide their services without charge, so our meetings are free and open to all. Whether you go to church or not, join us whenever the topic interests you.
Our meetings are usually held in the church and are also available via Zoom. The format is 45 minutes talk and 45 minutes discussion and our average attendance is about 30. All meetings are from 7.30 pm to 9 pm.
If you would like to attend any of our meetings by Zoom, please email the Church Secretary for further details.
Meeting on Wednesday 19 October at 7.30 pm
Lindsay Frost will be speaking on
"The Sussex Coast in a Changing Climate "
Climate Change will have a profound impact on the Sussex Coast and all who live and work there or visit for leisure. Sea levels will rise significantly with increased risk of flooding, greater storminess, and more coastal erosion but there may be opportunities to revitalise local tourism. The traditional response to rising sea levels is to build ever higher embankments and seawalls but this is expensive and valued environments, like natural cliff lines, salt marshes and sand dunes, may be lost. Lindsay, a member of the Christ Church congregation, will describe case studies from Fairlight in the east to Medmerry, near Selsey, in the west and show how current thinking is moving towards working with nature. He is a Chartered Town Planner who was for many years responsible for flood and coastal defence at Lewes District Council. More recently, as a consultant, he has advised the Environment Agency on management of the coastal environment in a more sustainable way