Started in the United Kingdom where there are now many groups, and connected in North America as the Wild Church Network, Forest Church is the name taken by groups who seek to connect with God/Spirit in the wilderness, our watersheds and the wider ecosystem of the natural world. Forest Church groups strive to create safe and welcoming experiences for those of any faith or none, for all who appreciate an earth-centred spirituality.
Marilyn Zehr and Svinda Heinrichs, both ministers in the United Church of Canada, founded Cathedral of the Trees, a wild church and ministry of the Maynooth-Madawaska Communities of Faith. They are located in the Madawaska River watershed on unceded Algonquin territory. Cathedral of the Trees is also a member of the Wild Church Network.