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2-4 Jan 2008 Cambridge The Jubilee Centre's Winter School 2008 is ‘New patterns of growth:
Christianity, climate change and sustainable living
’, Cambridge. This is an opportunity to engage in depth with sustainable living from a biblical perspective. Book by 30 September and enjoy a 10 per cent discount. For further details contact the Jubilee Centre
 
7-18 Jan 2008 Schumacher College, Devon Can the Earth Survive Capitalism? Exploring sustainable economic models A one or two week course at Schumacher College. In this course you will dissect the current operating system of capitalism and show how it can be changed, in ways both internal and external to the corporation.might begin to be managed. Leaders: Marjorie Kelly,
Peter Barnes, Sir John Whitmore
 
11-13 Jan St Albans Life on Earth?   CA Annual Conference at All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney, nr St. Albans.   
15 Jan Hereford St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford, at 7.30, an illustrated talk on canals by Richard Skeet entitleld: How Green is Mr Brindley's Stinking Ditch? The ecology of waterwaysorganised by Hereford Christian Ecology Group 01432 279740  
16 Jan 2008 London Food and Climate Change: Food production, distribution and consumption in the context of climate change. Craig Sams, founder of Green & Black’s Chocolate; Jenny Jones, Green Member of the GLA and chair of London Food; Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University; and Patrick Holden, director of The Soil Association. 6.30pm at Cecil Sharpe House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, London NW1 7AY Tickets on the door: £15.00 per person per event. £10- Concession  
Thu 17 Jan London 8.15pm, Ealing Abbey Parish Centre, 2 Marchwood Crescent, London W5. John Battle MP, 'Global Warming: Connections between the Personal and the Political'. Details: www.newman.org.uk  
17 Jan Plymouth

Fiona Tame from Plymouth City Council will present a talk on Reducing Waste and Recycling in Plymouth. This will be followed by a practical session on paper making. . Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DT at 7.30pm. Organised by Plymouth Christian Ecology Link

 
19 Jan Exeter 10am-4pm Climate Challenge Festival at Exeter Cathedral Theme 'Hope Rising',
Speakers will include someone from Kenya, where drought is already destroying life on a large scale. Others will be Ann Pettifor (Operation Noah), George Gelber (CAFOD), Mark Dowd (Channel 4) and Daleep Mukarji (Christian Aid). The event is being organised by the new Devon Christian Climate Change Coalition which brings together different agencies to work together on this vital topic. - young people's activities, film, poetry, music, dance, art, market place, worship and refreshments. Its emphasis will be on urgent action and the need to both campaign and change.
 
19 Jan Gloucester What is the world coming to? Ecological crisis and Christian hope. Redcliffe/JRI annual conference, In recent Christian history, the expectation that Christ will return soon and reconstruct the earth has been used as a reason for not living as if resources need to last. Another view is that the Kingdom extends not
just to reclaiming lives, but also to abused ecologies, the whole fabric of life. In this conference, we will seek a greater understanding of our part in God's plan, and a vision of Christ's return that stimulates creation-care. The day will be held at
Redcliffe College, Gloucester. All welcome, booking required to
bookings@redcliffe.org.uk or phone 01452 308097.
 
20 Jan Cheltenham Gloucestershire Methodist Church receives second EcoCongregation award from Cheltenham MP Details 10.30am service at Bethesda Church Great Norwood Street, Cheltenham  
20 Jan UK Education Sunday - 20 Jan is Education Sunday  
27 Jan Radio 4 Something Understood Mark Tully and environmental campaigner Jonathan Poritt explore how progress can be harnessed for the good of the planet and to enhance the quality of life 6.05am R4  
24 Jan Northallerton

The Northallerton URC has organised a "Lets Talk Rubbish" evening with the waste management officer from Hambleton District Council. To be held in the Northallerton URC church , 7.30pm. Details: 01325 378452 -or- 01609 882173

 
24 Jan London Climate Change: Effective Communication Course Thursday 24 th January 2008, London . Climate change will affect everyone and everywhere. So we need the skills to be able to communicate climate change to diverse audiences and in diverse situations. Please see attachment or website for details. www.talkaction.org To book a place call: 0207 234 3629 or email: jelliott@talkaction.org  
29 Jan Bradford

Bradford Sean McDonagh events at the John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, Richmond Building , University of Bradford

14.30- 16.30 An Overview of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali. Do you want to know more about the debates and discussions held in Bali in December? This event gives an opportunity to hear from Sean McDonagh, a Columban Priest and former Chair of Greenpeace Ireland who attended the Conference.

To book email k.j.wyatt@bradford.ac.uk or ring 01274 236286

 
29 Jan Bradford

Bradford Sean McDonagh events at the John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, Richmond Building , University of Bradford

18.30 - 20.30 Ecology and Religion - Do you want to know more about how faith and sustainability are linked? Sean McDonagh, Columban Priest and former Chair of Greenpeace Ireland , and a CEL patron will present his faith based approach including reference to interfaith initiatives. This event is the first in a series of faith based perspectives on sustainability focussing on Climate Change and respect for the Earth. The events are open to people from all faiths and those from a non faith perspective, local people, students and staff. To book email k.j.wyatt@bradford.ac.uk or ring 01274 236286

 
30 Jan Salford 'Care of Creation' - a day of reflection at Katherine House, a small retreat centre in Salford. Mike Monaghan, a Catholic, will be sharing some of his thoughts and reflections with us on that day, in the context of prayer and meditation. 10.30 am-3.30 pm at Katherine House, 26 Singleton Road, Salford, M7 4WL. Details:
khousefcj@hotmail.com or ring 0161 708 9744. Suggested donation £15. Tea/coffee included but please bring your own lunch.
 
3 Feb Haworth An Inconvenient Truth which will be shown starting at 6.00pm. at West Lane Baptist church. For more information contact Rev. Chris Upton on 643544  
Tue 5 Feb London 6.30 to 8pm, Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter, 34 Chepstow Villas, London W11 2QZ. Seminar on 'Creation and Climate in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition' led Edward Echlin. Details: Sisters of Sion sioncde@yahoo.co.uk  
Thur 7 Feb Leeds

Leeds Church Institute and Christian Aid: Climate Change: Exploring the theology The seminar will be led by Dr Paula Clifford , author of Christian Aid's new report on the theology of climate change: 'All creation groaning'. Chaired by the Bishop of Knaresborough - 5pm to 7pm Thursday 7th February 2008 - Leeds Church Institute - 20 New Market Street, Leeds , LS1 6DG The event is open to all - and especially clergy and others with responsibility for preaching and church education. Cost: £2.50/£1.50 unwaged . For further information, including directions to LCI, ring the Christian Aid office: 0113 2444764 or email leeds@christian-aid.org Booking form

 
  Sat 9 Feb Oxford 6.00-8.00pm. Book launch for Cherishing the Earth. How to care for God's Creation. by Martin and Margot Hodson. Venue: The Family Centre, Cross Street, Oxford, OX4 1DA. Please let us know you are coming at info@sageoxford.org.uk  
Sat 9 Feb Bridgnorth

Responding to climate change. A workshop preparing us for the challenges ahead - 10.00 am to 3.30pm - Bridgnorth Baptist Church - Presentations on Caring for God's Creation, fuel poverty and local action groups. Choice of practical workshops - Lunch and refreshments provided free. Advance registration required. To book a place and select workshop options, ring 01746 766619 or 763958 or email bridgnorthgroup@hotmail.co.uk - Workshop Leaflet   Run by Marches Energy Agency with Bridgnorth Inter-church Climate change Group

 
9 Feb Bristol Forthcoming ECCR South-West Group launch meeting, Bristol - ECCR members, Board and secretariat invite you to a meeting to discuss the launch of ECCR's South-West Group to engage with companies that have South-West links and ways to promote social investment in the South-West. The meeting takes place from 11 am to 4 pm at Woodlands Christian Centre, Clifton, Bristol.  
12 Feb Exeter "Is the Bible indeed 'filled to the brim with ecological wisdom'? 5.30pm, cture Theatre B, Rennes Drive, Streatham Campus,
University of Exeter, map Speaker: Professor Ernst Conradie, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Professor Conradie is is visiting the University of Exeter as part of a project in the Dept of Theology on Uses of the Bible in Environmental Ethics, funded by the Arts and Humanities Council of the UK.

 
13 Feb Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group The theme for our next meeting will be Holidays and Tourism. We'll be looking at some of the ways in which overseas holidays can cause environmental damage and exploitation of those who live in the places we visit. We'll give you guidance on the best way to book rail travel in Europe. We'll have a light-hearted travel quiz. There will also be ample time to browse through a wide range of brochures featuring responsible and eco-friendly travel opportunities. Refreshments provided. It promises to be a great evening!

The evening starts at 7.30pm at Loughton Baptist Church, Milton Keynes.

 
Fri 15 Feb Clifton Cathedral Bristol Night Vigil of Reconciliation & Reflection for Creation Father Chris Boles, Jesuit priest and Vicar Episcopal for Justice and Peace in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, leads a unique event in and around Clifton ’s stunning Cathedral. Monastic music and reflective readings will focus our thoughts and prayers on God’s creation. During this multimedia event we’ll see TV footage from the BBC’s prestigious Bristol-based Natural History Unit projected onto the Cathedral walls as we are transported throughout our world’s most breathtaking natural landscapes. Sound of Many Waters - 0117 973 8128  
Fri 15-Sun 17 Feb Beccles, Suffolk

Christian Ecology Link 'Staying on the Edge: new vision, new energy',Storm of Hope Retreat led by Rev Chris Walton and other CEL members Ringsfield Christian Eco-Study Centre, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 8JR Come and enjoy a weekend of prayer and reflection For details and booking form please contact: 01524 36241

 
16 Feb Reading

Christians Together on Climate Change in Reading is an exciting day conference (9:30 am to 4:00 pm) at Greyfriars Church in Reading, designed to help Christians make a difference on climate issues.

Registration is essential, as interest is expected to be high, and the last such event was oversubscribed. The cost is £5, payable on the day.

 
16 Feb Belfast

Christians in Science (Ireland) is holding a one-day conference entited "Ireland and Global Warming" on 16th February 2008 in the Spires Conference Centre, Belfast. speakers Prof. Sir John Houghton FRS , Former Chair/Co-chair of the Scientific Assessment Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and President of the John Ray Initiative "Global warming: a global emergency"
Dr. John Sweeney - Director of ICARUS (Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units) and Senior Lecturer in Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth -
"Global warming: its impact on Ireland" Prof. Bob White FRS Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Professor of Geophysics, Cambridge University "Global warming: a Christian response"

www.cis.org.uk/ireland

 
18 Feb- 14 March UK

"Hope for Planet Earth" - a multi-media national tour exploring the effects of climate change. 18-14 March 08. www.hopeforplanetearth.co.uk experts from A Rocha, JRI, Share Jesus International (started by the late Dr. Rob Frost, etc.) Adult tickets £6.
For tickets: 0845 0944414 For general information: 020 8781 1741

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16-20 Feb Hilfield Friary, Dorchester Eco Friendly Families - living in an environmentally sustainable manner for a long weekend. walks, games, recycling puzzles and stories, cooking and shared meals. There are two self-catering houses which could each be shared by two (moderate sized!) families, so you might like to get in touch with other families who would be interested in coming with you. Led by Br Samuel and the volunteers of the Hilfield Project. Hilfield Project The Friary Hilfield Dorchester DT2 7BE. Programme details  
Wed 20 Feb Terrington

Terrington Village Hall, YO60 6PU, 7.30pm, God's Acre ~ The Living Churchyard - A photographic tour of Yorkshire churchyards to show their importance for wildlife Free admission (donations very welcome), refreshments, no need to book- North of the road between York and Malton. map

 
Thu 21 Feb
8.15pm, Ealing Abbey Parish Centre, 2 Marchwood Crescent, London W5. Josie Appleton, 'Climate Change and Moralism'. Details: www.newman.org.uk  
  22-24 Feb Hilfield Friary, Dorchester Living in a Fragile World An adult spiritual exploration of conservation and citizenship using the methods of Godly Play by kind permission of the Author Peter Privett and the BRF. A Weekend led by Chris Pritchard (schools advisor from the Winchester Diocese.) .Hilfield Project The Friary Hilfield Dorchester DT2 7BE. Programme details  
22-24 Feb Derbyshire

Student Christian Movement annual conference "Small World" Hollowford Centre, Derbyshire

Celebrate the things that bring people together, explore our connections with the natural world and take action together to protect our fragile planet. Is there a global ethic that all the faiths can agree on? Where? Hollowford Centre, Castleton, in beautiful Derbyshire. When? 22 – 24 February 2008 What? A conference exploring interconnectedness in a global community, with speakers, workshops, small group activities, prayer and worship. Workshops on climate change, faiths and the environment, interconnected knitting(!), Celtic spirituality and more.. Who? The weekend is open to students and recent graduates of all faiths and none (18+), and also to anyone involved in Further or Higher Education chaplaincy.

 
23 Feb Hereford St John's Methodist Church, 7.00: 'A Time There Was' - readings and west gallery music with Vital Spark by Hereford Christian Ecology Group. Admission to the Vital Spark concert £5.00, including ploughman's supper, tel. 01432 279740  
25 Feb London Heathrow Mass Rally at Central Hall, Westminster - Monday 25th February at 7pm Led by HACAN clear skies, the coalition of partners opposed to the proposals to expand Heathrow will be holding a large public rally, on 25th February - two days before the end of the consultation. Poster  
         
  25 Feb-9 March UK Fairtrade Fortnight  
Mon 25 Feb St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside London 1:05pm - 1:55pm, St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside EC2V 6AU

Fairtrade Fortnight event: Panel discussion/debate: 'What's the Point of Fairtrade?'What is Fairtrade really all about? Is it a niche ethical sector to sooth the consciences of rich consumers, or does it empower those who help to produce the wealth we enjoy? Does Fairtrade represent an increasingly powerful challenge to the prevailing international trading structure? Or is it actually postponing real systemic change? Our panel, including two cocoa farmers visiting from Ghana, will take part in an open discussion on these issues. All are welcome.

Professor Paul Palmer (Cass Business School) Mark Boleat (Consultant specialising in trade associations) Chris Davis (Fairtrade Foundation) Sophie Tranchell (MD of Divine Chocolate) Adam Brett (Co-Founder of Tropical Wholefoods) Kojo Aduhene-Tano and Paul Ayepah (Kuapa Kokoo Fairtrade cooperative, Ghana) Canon Ed Newell (St Paul's Institute) will chair
 
27 Feb London Forest Elephants of the Congo Basin - a ZSL Special Scientific Evening  
27 Feb UK e day - Launch at St Paul's Cathedral Energy Saving Day  
Thur 28 Feb Settle, N Yorks Churches Together in Settle and District (Download Event Poster )
The speaker: Peter WRIGLEY (Economist)
The Title: "From Fair Trade to Trade Justice"
The Place: St John's Methodist Church
The Time: 7.30pm
 
Thur 28 Feb Nottingham

Nottingham Diocese Justice and Peace Commission Holy Water - Resources under Pressure. 7.30pm St Joseph the Worker, Forest Street, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts , NG17 1DA . Speakers: Mark Dowd - Campaign Strategist for Operation Noah the Christian Climate Change Campaign www.operationnoah.org ; Bruce Durham - Water Resource Consultant - t. 01332 293836 e. nottinghamjp@yahoo.co.uk

 
28 Feb Plymouth

Faheem Bhatti and Gill Tombs, from the two Co-operative groups in Plymouth will present a talk on the reason behind Fairtrade. They will use two short DVD's to illustrate their points, along with Fairtrade chocolate tasting. Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DT at 7.30pm. Organised by Plymouth Christian Ecology Link

 
29 Feb Welwyn Garden City

A Fair Trade Evening -  Organised by the Justice and Peace Group, at Our Lady's church, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 3TP and to be held in the church and parish hall. Mass, at 7.00 pm - 7.30pm, a reception and film show in the Family Centre, next to the church. Also a guest speaker and stalls, selling Fair Trade products and providing Fair Trade information.and music, a raffle and free refreshments . All are welcome to attend and further information is available from justiceandpeace@rcdow.org.uk or tel' 01707 327771 .  

Fair Trade Fortnight is February 25 th - March 9 th . Come and celebrate with us!

 
1 March 2008 St Paul's Hammersmith London

The first Breathe Conference - The day will include:

  • worship
  • a keynote talk from Graham Cray, Bishop of Maidstone and Chairman of the Soul Survivor Trust.
  • Q & A session

Less stuff more living - Breathe is a Christian network for simpler living. UK

 
1 March Leytonstone

Thames North Synod United Reformed Church - Touching Creation . (Climate Change and Migration) to be held on Saturday 1 March 2008 Leytonstone United Free Church   10.00 Arrivals and Coffee Start 10.30 through to 16.30 Key Speakers:   Ann Pettifor Campaign Director - Operation Noah   Revd Dr Nicholas Sagovsky Canon Theologian Westminster Abbey Member of the Independent Asylum Commission   There will be a panel when questions and discussion can take place regarding climate change and migration.   This is the annual Church and Society and World Church Day 020 7799 5000 world.churchandsociety@urcthamesnorth.org.uk

 
1 March Birmingham Film evening - An Oscar winning full length documentary film featuring former US
Vice-President Al Gore and highlighting the evidence for Climate change will
be shown. The film will be followed by a Question and Answer session with
J.F. Mouhot (Campaigns and communication officer from Operation Noah) on
this topic Selly Park Baptist Church, 1041 Pershore Rd, B29 7PS . 7.30pm
 
March 3-20 Schumacher College, Devon Development: What Next? A one, two or three week course at Schumacher College The course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of where the sustainable development now stands, and how it is viewed in different parts of the world. They will go away with ideas for ways forward which can ensure that poverty and environmental degradation are effectively addressed. The two core teachers on this course, Gustavo Esteva from Mexico and Vandana Shiva from India, will tackle this question. Also Daleep Mukarji and Clare Short MP  
8 March Plymouth Challenging Oppression, Plymouth 8 March 2008 * A training to empower people working for social change * Introducing practical tools and analysis of active nonviolence

Engaging with structural and cultural injustice
Reclaiming power
Creating freedom and justice
Learning to exercise power differently- £20/£10 (concessions)For bookings and further details please contact: Turning the Tide Denise - denised@quaker.org.uk Tel: 020 7663 1064 Steve - stevew@quaker.org.uk Tel: 020 7663 1061The Zebra Collective Michelle - michelle@zebra.coop Tel: 01752 606415

 

Sat 8 March

Sandwich

Go Green Day Sandwich Deanery Church in Society group's Go Green Day in and around Sandwich Guildhall. Speakers include: environmental journalist Donnachadh McCarthy and Shaun Cline. The event will be opened by MP Stephen Ladyman. Honda will be showcasing their environmentally friendly car; the Green Energy Machine from the National Energy Foundation will also be on display. 10.00am start.and will finish at around 3.30 to 4.00pm after a plenary/question time session from 2.30pm . Sainsbury are providing a “green hamper” for the prize draw and local schools and colleges are also involved.

 
8-15 March Poole Harbour Becoming Human- Holton Lee Accessible Retreat -This is your chance to come closer to God while enjoying the peaceful surroundings of of our 350 acre estate overlooking the shores of Poole Harbour. Come and explore th the human and the divine through Arts, the Environment and Christian spirituality. Morning meditation and evening Taize prayers. Disabled people are welcome. Sacred walk and labyrinth workshop, plus clay workshop with renowned theological artist, Sophie Hacker. For more details about residential and non-residential places, please email pgs@holtonlee.co.uk or call 01202 631063 / The grounds include reedbed, heathland and woodland.  
11 March Hereford St John's Methodist Church, 7.30: Merryn Hellier will speak about the Christian Aid 'Cut the Carbon' march - organised by Hereford Christian Ecology Group 01432 279740  
11 March Birmingham Greening Birmingham Churches If you are working on environmental issues and would like to share your experiences with other churches, please come along to the Green Church Exchange on 11 March 2008 at Selly Park Baptist Church, Birmingham. A unique opportunity to exchange ideas on creation care worship, greening churches
and community outreach. For Christians of all denominations. Free event.
 
12-14 March 2008 Swanwick, Churches Rural Group (CRG) Conference at Swanwick Theme: 'A Sustainable Countryside - Whose Responsibility?' Speakers to include Sir Don Curry & Bishop Alan Smith of Shrewsbury. Programme include a dozen workshops.  
13 March Plymouth

John Watson from Riverford Organics and Kathryn from Corporate Watch will present talks on Local, Organic and Animal Friendly Shopping. Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DT at 7.30pm. Organised by Plymouth Christian Ecology Link

 
14/15 March Manchester Live it! The Event & 6 th Form Day -14/15 March 08 Livesimply 0870 879 1006  
27 March London Climate Change Effective Communication Course. www.talkaction.org 10.00-16.30 St Ethelburger's 78 Bishopgate London EC2 4AG  
Fri 28 March Bath Churches Together in Bath showing: An Inconvenient Truth at Manvers Street Baptist Church  
28-30 March Whitby To cultivate & to care (Genesis 2:15) - a Christian Perspective on Conservation. Sneaton Castle Centre, Whitby, N Yorkshire YO21 3QN. On Saturday there will be site visits to ecological and energy conservation projects in the Esk Valley. Speakers include: clare Foster ( C of E), Peter Woods (Botton village) Colin Mather Upper Esk Community Energy Group, David Shreeve - The Conservation Foundation  
29 March World On 29 March 2008 at 8pm , the Earth will be turning off its lights for an hour in the name of fighting global warming. Looks like it's going to be really big. So far, as well as Sydney, there'll also be Chicago, Tel Aviv, Manila, Copenhagen, Melbourne, Brisbane and Toronto all turning off their lights for an hour in the name of fighting global warming. And I'm sure they'll be more cities by March. Sign up and join the movement, and closer to the day we'll also send you useful tools, tips and info. Sign up at http://www.earthhour.org/sign-up  
29 March Tewkesbury Mark Boulton - speaking about Creation Care to the Tewkesbury Methodists on Saturday evening over supper and again Sunday morning . . . the presentation will be by candlelight. (for Earth Hour) 17:00 - 21:30  
29 March Oxford

www.ccnd.gn.apc.org - Conference: 'Caring for Creation' All Faiths for Peace, Justice and Sustainability - Details here Christian CND

Speakers include: Dr. Edward Echlin, (Theologian and environmentalist); Michael Meacher MP; Carol Naughton: (WMD Awareness project), Mark Dowd (Operation Noah). Ellen Teague, (Chair Board Social Responsibility) facilitating and welcome from the Lord Mayor: Cllr. John Tanner.

Workshops; Operation Noah, Christian Ecology Link, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Peace Education, run by agencies, campaigning groups, charities, cultural and religious groups on what people can do to make a difference.

Stalls from interested agencies and groups, to include environmental impact, uranium mining, sustainability in Oxford , development, campaigning groups and aid agencies.

All welcome - admission free. Sponsored jointly by Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Christian Ecology Link, Fellowship of Reconciliation and Pax Christi.

Leaflet here

 
29 March

A Rocha UK Centre, Southall, Middlesex,

London

Half Day Workshop: (9.30 - 1pm. Cost: £3; tea, coffee etc included.- Please book)

to try out the "Planetwise material" - Planetwise book (£7-99) by David Bookless and the Planetwise Environment Resource pack for £10 including P & P -SPECIAL OFFER! Order the 'Planetwise' book & Environment Resource Pack for £16 including P & P

After a lively and interactive session, you will leave inspired and equipped to use the pack to plan a service or event. - This material is also offered by A Rocha for use by people on Environment Sunday (8 June)

Location: A Rocha UK Centre, Southall, Middlesex

This will be repeated on:

  • Saturday April 19th - Church Army Training College, Sheffield
  • Saturday April 26th - Trinity Theological College, Bristol
 
30 March Amotherby near Malton, Yorkshire

St Helen's Church Amotherby 2.00pm-5.00pm Open Churchyard - Come and see this sanctuary managed for the living as well as for the dead - Conducted churchyard tours at 2.00 and 3.30, church open, refreshments

 
31 March Taunton Taunton as a Transition Town at 7.30 in Silver Street Baptist Church. All are welcome.  
Tue 1 April London

1:05pm - 1:55pm, St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside EC2V 6AU -JUST SHARE event - 'Fool's Gold: Can Financial Services Undo Climate Chaos?' - Speakers: Chris Goodall, Author of How to Life a Low-Carbon Life, and Alexis Krajeski, Associate Director, Governance and Sustainable Investment, F&C Management Ltd. Chair: CLaire Foster, Environmental Adviser.

This is one of several events in the UK leading up to National Ethical Investment Week 18-24 May

 
1-4 April Ringsfield Hall Beccles 'Breathing Space' - training for youth and children's workersabout ways to teach creation care to children and young people, at Ringsfield Hall covering:
- Biblical theology of children and the creation
- creation care and discipleship
- solitude and creation
- practical life style, led by Chris Walton and Ross Ashley
During the workshop participants will be introduced to the new Christian Ecology Link
Environmental Awareness Course, which is full of activities, reflection, prayer and
resources. Cost £240 info: 01502 713020
 
2 April London The Business Response to Climate Change : how corporations and businesses should adapt to the need for sustainability and climate stability. With Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group; Tessa Tennant, co-founder of the UK Social Investment Forum; Nick Robins, Hendersons International Investors and Tony Juniper, director of Friends of the Earth. 6.30pm at Cecil Sharpe House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, London NW1 7AY Tickets on the door: £15.00 per person per event. £10- Concession  
Sat 5 April London Our Faiths, our Environment, Our Planet - 12.15-4.30pm, St Saviours, Walton Street, London SW3 (near Knightsbridge Underground) . The Conservation Foundation, London 21 and the Faiths Forum for London invite anyone active on environmental issues with faith organisations to come and discuss ways to work together on issues such as climate change, shrinking our footprints, food and consumerism.

The free event will offer everyone a chance to:

a.. Share ideas and experiences with and between faiths
b.. Hear about current campaigns, new opportunities and funding sources
c.. Consider faith-based responses to issues such as climate change and consumerism
d.. Discuss ways to work together and the idea of a London Inter-Faith Environment Network
This event builds on a meeting hosted by the Conservation Foundation and London 21 sustainability network during London Sustainability Weeks 2007. It is open to people from all faiths and backgrounds, but please reserve a place in advance. The event is supported by the City Bridge Trust.

To book a place or for more information (including booking form) contact Jan McHarry Email: jmcharry@poptel.org.uk or Tel: 0208 806 3299.

 
5 April Ripon

Study day on "Graveyard Ecology and Burial Practices" at Thorpe Prebend House next to Ripon Cathedral. Focussing on new ways of looking at graveyards, talks range from graveyard ecology and wildlife to bones and archaeology, from earth spirituality to pre 1066 burials in Ripon and the history of graveyard memorials. Hosted by the Dean, the speakers include a paleo-anthropologist, a Living Churchyard Officer with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, two historians and an "eco-theologian". This study day is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Cathedral Heritage Project. Tickets are £15.00. 01765 603462 or email: ToriaForsythMoser@RiponCathedral.org.uk

 
Sun 6 April Clifton, Bristol Dawn Chorus & Owl Prowl Spring Has Sprung - Let’s Explore Pioneering ecological campaigner and BBC Natural History TV producer Mary Colwell leads us on a series of nature walks around her parish church, Clifton Cathedral. Throughout the day we’ll have the fantastic opportunity to hear from Mary’s friends and colleagues from the BBC Natural History Unit, as they present nature talks and walks exploring our local environment. Top naturalists from across the country will come together at the Cathedral to help us discover our local area’s rich ecology. Everyone’s welcome. Open to all ages.  
8 April Truro Multi-Faith meeting of the book club; it will be the 8 th April 2008. at the Diocesan House at 7pm. Anyone wishing to order a book please email Jill Edwards It wiil be a discussion of the book "A Moral Climate" by Michael Northcott.  
  12 April Hove

The Church and Environment Group Transition Towns - How can we plan the transition to scarce oil and changing climate? 10.30 am to 1 pm -Church House, 211 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4ED - Speaker - Oliver Dudok van Heel - From Transition Town Lewes Poster

Transition towns are a fast growing, grass roots, community led movement, aiming to provide a positive vision and solutions for global warming, diminishing resources, loss of biodiversity, social inequalities and irresponsible leadership. Oliver Dudok van Heel of 'Living Values' works with international companies as a consultant on business and sustainability. He is a member of the group in Transition Town Lewes liaising with businesses in the town.

All welcome. Cost: £3. Concessions £1.50. Coffee from 10am. Please bring your own packed lunch - drinks will be provided. Public transport to Portslade Station, ten minutes walk from Church House. Detailsand bookings:Tel. 01273-421021 or email justice-and-peace@dabnet.org - Organised by the Diocese of Chichester Church in Society Department, Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Justice and Peace Commission and Christian Ecology Link. - www.dabnet.org www.diochi.org.uk www.christian-ecology.org.uk

 
April13-27 Kent Kent : Roughshod, a touring group of young actors coming from the Christian theatre company Riding Lights will be in East Kent. They offer workshops to schools, community groups, prisons and any organisation looking for zippy, funny and thought -provoking theatre. Their theme is Hope 08. There is no charge! Financial support comes from the evening performances, new membership of the parent company and donations. Want to know more? 01303 267884 or email zoeshome@tiscali.co.uk  
14 April Leeds

Meeting of the Leeds CEL group 7.45pm. The meeting is open to all and will take place in St.Chad's Parish Hall, Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds LS16 5JT email

planet1.gifsm-walk1.gifCome and meet with green Christians from varied backgrounds - at 7.45pm - Find out more about our campaigns: - Operation Noah, Climate Change, LOAF, EcoTeams, EcoCongregations, Wildlife, Biodiversity, Tree Planting, Mobile Phone Masts. Energy Efficiency, Transport.

St.Chad's Parish Hall, Otley Road, Far Headingley LS16 5JT - St. Chad 's Church is set back from the Otley Road (A660)..Buses:1 95 96 97 28(stop close to the Three Horseshoes pub.)

 
Fri 15 Feb Clifton Cathedral Bristol Night Vigil of Reconciliation & Reflection for Creation Father Chris Boles, Jesuit priest and Vicar Episcopal for Justice and Peace in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, leads a unique event in and around Clifton ’s stunning Cathedral. Monastic music and reflective readings will focus our thoughts and prayers on God’s creation. During this multimedia event we’ll see TV footage from the BBC’s prestigious Bristol-based Natural History Unit projected onto the Cathedral walls as we are transported throughout our world’s most breathtaking natural landscapes. Sound of Many Waters - 0117 973 8128  
Fri 15-Sun 17 Feb Beccles, Suffolk

Christian Ecology Link 'Staying on the Edge: new vision, new energy',Storm of Hope Retreat led by Rev Chris Walton and other CEL members Ringsfield Christian Eco-Study Centre, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 8JR Come and enjoy a weekend of prayer and reflection For details and booking form please contact: 01524 36241

 
16 Feb Reading

Christians Together on Climate Change in Reading is an exciting day conference (9:30 am to 4:00 pm) at Greyfriars Church in Reading, designed to help Christians make a difference on climate issues.

Registration is essential, as interest is expected to be high, and the last such event was oversubscribed. The cost is £5, payable on the day.

 
16 Feb Belfast

Christians in Science (Ireland) is holding a one-day conference entited "Ireland and Global Warming" on 16th February 2008 in the Spires Conference Centre, Belfast. speakers Prof. Sir John Houghton FRS , Former Chair/Co-chair of the Scientific Assessment Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and President of the John Ray Initiative "Global warming: a global emergency"
Dr. John Sweeney - Director of ICARUS (Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units) and Senior Lecturer in Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth -
"Global warming: its impact on Ireland" Prof. Bob White FRS Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Professor of Geophysics, Cambridge University "Global warming: a Christian response"

www.cis.org.uk/ireland

 
  16 Feb  

Portsmouth Diocese Justice and Peace Day at St Annes School Southampton - SO15 2WZ Living our faith - The Good Steward

 
Thu 17 April London 8.15pm, Ealing Abbey Parish Centre, 2 Marchwood Crescent, London W5. Richard Vadon, 'A Middle Way between Climate Scepticism and Climate Alarmism'. Details: www.newman.org.uk  
19 April Bolton Can faith save the planet? God and global warming. 2pm to 5.30pm. St Andrew and St George URC Church. St George's Road, Bolton, BL1 2BS
A public meeting- Speakers on science and faith of global warming
Students performing poetry and drama
A chance to ask local MPs about the Climate Change Bill
Your chance to put our elected officials on the spot and make the case for radical action
www.operationnoah.org
 
19 April

Sheffield

Half Day Workshop: (9.30 - 1pm. Cost: £3; tea, coffee etc included.- Please book)

to try out the "Planetwise material" - Planetwise book (£7-99) by David Bookless and the Planetwise Environment Resource pack for £10 including P & P -SPECIAL OFFER! Order the 'Planetwise' book & Environment Resource Pack for £16 including P & P

After a lively and interactive session, you will leave inspired and equipped to use the pack to plan a service or event. - This material is also offered by A Rocha for use by people on Environment Sunday (8 June)

Location: Church Army Training College, Sheffield

This will be repeated on:Saturday April 26th - Trinity Theological College, Bristol

 
19 April Greenwich Be the Change Symposium 1.00pm-6.00pm St. Alphege Church Hall, Greenwich
Book online- http://www.changethedream.org.uk
 
19-27 April Telford

National Beanpole Week

National Beanpole Week will celebrate native coppiced woodland and the ancient tradition of coppicing, together with hazel beanpoles and the other excellent products made from eco-friendly coppiced wood. It wi will include a number of coppicing and gardening-related events, which will be held throughout the country - visit www.greenwoodcentre.org.uk for details. The main launch event is:

Beanpole Festival - National Beanpole Week Launch Event at: The Green Wood Centre, Station Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7DR.Saturday 19th April 2008 - 11am-4pm. Entry is free. Tel: 0 01952 432769.E-mail: marketing@greenwoodcentre.org.uk

 
Tue 22 April Hereford St John's Methodist Church, 7.30: Peter Braithwaite, Director of Sustainabilty at Arup, one of the world's leading firms of architects and business consultants, will give a presentation on 'The Sustainable Church' - organised by Hereford Christian Ecology Group 01432 279740  
23 April England - St Georges Day

St George's Day. Garth Hewitt writes an article about St George ( The patron saint of England, is, George of Lydda in Palestine.) ...". The Green one. The third important point is that Al-Khader, or "the green one", reminds us that St George has a particular ecological commitment. He was known as "the protector of the trees" as well as "the healer". He is seen as protector of the environment - so the green link gives St George a particular relevance in our time as we face the challenge of global warming.

So with St George we can address the issues of the "dragon" or "empire" within our own time, he is the protector of the environment and the "green one", he has an interfaith relevance, he is healer of the community and a very prophetic and hopeful patron saint.

NB (Ed:)St Georges Mushrooms (edible) Calocybe gambosa may be out by 23 April, but don't usually appear in the north of England till May or even June.

 
24 April Czestochowa, Poland The Coalition for a GMO Free Poland, which is represented by 186 organisations and key individuals (and initiated by ICPPC Dec 2007), is cordially inviting you to Jasna Gora, Czestochowa, Poland on April 24, 2008 (Thursday) for a prayer meeting followed by the conference " GMO Free Poland. Ethical Aspects of Attempts to Introduce GMOs into Polish Agriculture." Chair: Father Stanisław Jaromi, Ph. D. in Philosophy, order of Saint Francis, President of the Ecological Movement in Honor of Saint Francis of Assisi (REFA)
 
24 April Plymouth Plymouth Christian Ecology Link talk at 7.30pm at Bethany Evangelical Church, Whitleigh Plymouth PL5 4DT. Greg Puncher from Greenpeace, and Jackie Young - Sustainable Development Co-Ordinator will be speaking on Climate Change. Open for discussion over refreshments. Please bring friends and contacts  
25-27 April Hilfield Priory, between Dorchester and Yeovil, Dorset

A Sense of Place - Rogation Weekend with Brother Samuel

Rogation-tide is traditionally the time for 'beating the bounds' - walking around the boundaries of the parish and asking for God's blessing on the fields, the woodlands, the growing crops, the animals and the work of our hands. It used also to be a way of identifying and honouring 'this place' as 'home' and a celebration of the network of relationships of which we were a part...We'll be looking at the particular nineteen acres of Hilfield Friary and what they can show us, and - oh, yes - we'll be beating the bounds!

 
26 April

Bristol

Half Day Workshop: (9.30 - 1pm. Cost: £3; tea, coffee etc included.- Please book)

to try out the "Planetwise material" - Planetwise book (£7-99) by David Bookless and the Planetwise Environment Resource pack for £10 including P & P -SPECIAL OFFER! Order the 'Planetwise' book & Environment Resource Pack for £16 including P & P

After a lively and interactive session, you will leave inspired and equipped to use the pack to plan a service or event. - This material is also offered by A Rocha for use by people on Environment Sunday (8 June)

Location: Trinity Theological College, Bristol (see also 19 April and 29 March)

 
27 April   Rogation Sunday (The Sunday before Ascension Day)  
27 April Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire Lambing Service at Newhouses Farm, Horton in Ribblesdale 3pm  
27 April- 7 May Primrose Hill North London

"Creation in Crisis: Ten Days of reflection and prayer for the future of the
planet - Primrose Hill -
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Elsworthy Road North London, NW3 3DJ, 020 7722 3238,

OPENING SERVICE
10.15am Earth Day Eucharist , beginning on Primrose Hill with procession
Preacher: David Shreeve, Environmental Advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury
6pm Service of Healing and Wholeness

 
27 April- 7 May  
Sunday 27 April OPENING SERVICE
10.15am Earth Day Eucharist
beginning on Primrose Hill with procession
Preacher: David Shreeve
Environmental Advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury
6pm Service of Healing and Wholeness
Wednesday 30 April DEBATE I: Eating the Planet
7.30pm Are Your Meals Costing the Earth?
followed by refreshments
Friday 2 May Film Night
7.30pm - 10pm Showing of documentary films on the themes of Christianity and the Environment in St Mary's Centre
Sunday 4 May SECOND SERVICE
10.30am The Gardener of Eden
Preacher: William Morris
Children's performance: 'Tree of Life'
6pm Taizé Service for the environment.
Monday 5 May DEBATE II: Conservation and Self-Discipline
7.30pm Can We Save What is Left?
followed by refreshments
Tuesday 6 May FOCUS ON INDONESIA
Day of Fasting and Prayer
Wednesday 7 May CLOSING SERVICE
7.30pm Creation in Crisis
Preacher: Rt Rev Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
 
28 April-1 May Scargill, Yorks Dales Sustainable Living and Spirituality - Christians are becoming increasingly aware of the need to protect our earth, to radically change our lifestyles and to develop a theological response to the current environmental crisis.The

The Scargill Community is hosting a retreat which wrestles with some of these issues, considering how the practical demands of sustainable living might become infused with a spirituality of living in harmony with the earth. will be combined with, in order to The question of how our relationship with the land may connect in a more meaningful way with our corporate expression of worship will be explored through theological reflection, creative liturgy, and with working on Scargill’s 98-acre woodland estate.This co

This course is led by Jeremy Clines, a practical theologian and chaplain, who teaches courses in Christianity and ecology and the church at the environment at York St. John University.All

All-inclusive, full-board price: £195
 
29 April Bath Churches Together in Bath: Debate on Climate Change in Bath Abbey on Tuesday 7.30pm, with a showing of An An Inconvenient Truth a at Manvers Street Baptist Church on Friday 28th March. For details go to:ww www.greenbath.org/climate-change-debate-abbey  
29 April   Chichester Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship - And God saw that it was very good –
Caring for God’s creation: a biblical perspective - Elaine Storkey, Theologian and broadcaster, Dave Bookless, National Director of Christian Nature Conservation Organisation A Rocha.
10.00am to 3.30pm at All Saints Church, High Street, Lindfield, RH16 2HS
and using the Tiger next door for coffee from 9.30am and at lunch. All Welcome. Free for CDEF members; £3 for non-members. Please bring a packed lunch Further info: Peter Markby (petermarkby@onetel.com)
 
30 April Primrose Hill, N London DEBATE I: Eating the Planet - 7.30pm Are Your Meals Costing the Earth? followed by refreshments -Speakers include Nigel Winter (Vegan Society), Brother Samuel (Society of St Francis) and Silvija Davidson (Slow Food)- The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Elsworthy Road LONDON NW3 3DJ 020 7722 3238
 
27 April   Rogation Sunday (The Sunday before Ascension Day)  
27 April Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire Lambing Service at Newhouses Farm, Horton in Ribblesdale 3pm  
27 April- 7 May Primrose Hill North London

"Creation in Crisis: Ten Days of reflection and prayer for the future of the
planet - Primrose Hill -
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Elsworthy Road North London, NW3 3DJ, 020 7722 3238,

OPENING SERVICE
10.15am Earth Day Eucharist , beginning on Primrose Hill with procession
Preacher: David Shreeve, Environmental Advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury
6pm Service of Healing and Wholeness

 
27 April- 7 May  
Sunday 27 April OPENING SERVICE
10.15am Earth Day Eucharist
beginning on Primrose Hill with procession
Preacher: David Shreeve
Environmental Advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury
6pm Service of Healing and Wholeness
Wednesday 30 April DEBATE I: Eating the Planet
7.30pm Are Your Meals Costing the Earth?
followed by refreshments
Friday 2 May Film Night
7.30pm - 10pm Showing of documentary films on the themes of Christianity and the Environment in St Mary's Centre
Sunday 4 May SECOND SERVICE
10.30am The Gardener of Eden
Preacher: William Morris
Children's performance: 'Tree of Life'
6pm Taizé Service for the environment.
Monday 5 May DEBATE II: Conservation and Self-Discipline
7.30pm Can We Save What is Left?
followed by refreshments
Tuesday 6 May FOCUS ON INDONESIA
Day of Fasting and Prayer
Wednesday 7 May CLOSING SERVICE
7.30pm Creation in Crisis
Preacher: Rt Rev Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
 
28 April-1 May Scargill, Yorks Dales Sustainable Living and Spirituality - Christians are becoming increasingly aware of the need to protect our earth, to radically change our lifestyles and to develop a theological response to the current environmental crisis.The

The Scargill Community is hosting a retreat which wrestles with some of these issues, considering how the practical demands of sustainable living might become infused with a spirituality of living in harmony with the earth. will be combined with, in order to The question of how our relationship with the land may connect in a more meaningful way with our corporate expression of worship will be explored through theological reflection, creative liturgy, and with working on Scargill’s 98-acre woodland estate.This co

This course is led by Jeremy Clines, a practical theologian and chaplain, who teaches courses in Christianity and ecology and the church at the environment at York St. John University.All

All-inclusive, full-board price: £195
 
29 April Bath Churches Together in Bath: Debate on Climate Change in Bath Abbey on Tuesday 7.30pm, with a showing of An An Inconvenient Truth a at Manvers Street Baptist Church on Friday 28th March. For details go to:ww www.greenbath.org/climate-change-debate-abbey  
29 April   Chichester Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship - And God saw that it was very good –
Caring for God’s creation: a biblical perspective - Elaine Storkey, Theologian and broadcaster, Dave Bookless, National Director of Christian Nature Conservation Organisation A Rocha.
10.00am to 3.30pm at All Saints Church, High Street, Lindfield, RH16 2HS
and using the Tiger next door for coffee from 9.30am and at lunch. All Welcome. Free for CDEF members; £3 for non-members. Please bring a packed lunch Further info: Peter Markby (petermarkby@onetel.com)
 
30 April Primrose Hill, N London DEBATE I: Eating the Planet - 7.30pm Are Your Meals Costing the Earth? followed by refreshments -Speakers include Nigel Winter (Vegan Society), Brother Samuel (Society of St Francis) and Silvija Davidson (Slow Food)- The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Elsworthy Road LONDON NW3 3DJ 020 7722 3238
 
1 May      
2 May
London- the city

JUSTSHARE MAY DAY EVENT 2008 - 'Forgive Us Our Debts...' -Friday 2nd May 2008, 1pm at the Royal Exchange. With Ann Pettifor and Larry Elliott - Come and join JustShare, Ann Pettifor (Advocacy International and Operation Noah, previously Jubilee 2000), Larry Elliott (The Guardian) and a number of development agencies on the steps of the Royal Exchange on Friday 2nd May, 12 noon - 2pm, to raise awareness within the City of the Debt Crisis in the developing world. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about third world debt, the credit crunch in the UK and what you should be doing about it.

 
Fri 2 May
Primrose Hill
N London
Film Night - 7.30pm - 10pm Showing of documentary films on the themes of Christianity and the Environment in St Mary's Centre - The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Elsworthy Road LONDON NW3 3DJ 020 7722 3238  
4 May Manchester BE THE CHANGE- Where on Earth are we going? And what can we do about it? 'Change the Dream symposium' at The Monastery, Manchester on Sunday 4th May. . Mike Arundale, one of the trained team of facilitators for the day, attended the CEL retreat last month. He describes it like this:"The Symposium explores the link between three of humanity’s most critical concerns: environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfilment. Using video clips from some of the world’s most respected thinkers, along with inspiring short films, leading edge information and dynamic group interactions, the Symposium allows participants to gain a new insight into the very nature of our time and the opportunity we have to shape and impact the direction of our world with our everyday choices and actions."The format emanates from the Green movement, but CEL is working with Mike to develop it for use in churches, and you can help us! Please book with the Monastery events team as indicated on the flyer or online at http https://bethechange.org.uk/book-symp.cfm?SympID=45  
4 May Primrose Hill North London

"Creation in Crisis: Ten Days of reflection and prayer for the future of the
planet - Primrose Hill -
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Elsworthy Road North London, NW3 3DJ, 020 7722 3238,

SECOND SUNDAY: SERVICE
10.30am The Gardener of Eden - Preacher: William Morris
Children's performance: 'Tree of Life' - 6pm Taizé Service for the environment.

 
4 May Linlithgow, West Lothian Evening service of St Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow ( West Lothian ) on 4 th May to be led by church Eco-group 6.30 pm  
5 May Primrose Hill North London DEBATE II: Conservation and Self-Discipline 7.30pm Can We Save What is Left? followed by refreshments - Speakers include Aubrey Meyer (Global Commons Institute), Deepak Rughani (Biofuelswatch), Martin Palmer (Alliance of Religions and Conservation) and Martin Harper (RSPB).  
6 May Harrogate 7.30pm St Paul's URC, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate (opposite the library): Open discussion on "How green is your Church: exploring the way forward". Followed by AGM of Harrogate and District Christian Ecology Link  
6 May Primrose Hill North London Focus on Indonesia, day of fasting and prayer.
Talk, 7.15pm: Harapan Rainforest: hope for Sumatra’s lowland rainforests
Ian Rowland, Tropical Forest Conservation Manager (RSPB)
 
7 May Primrose Hill North London CREATION IN CRISIS, Closing Service begins at 7.30pm
Preacher: The Right Reverend Richard Chartres, Bishop of London.
 
8 May Leeds 2 to 5 pm, Adel Church Leeds. The curch will be open to the public, tours of the churchyard and wildlife activities for children. Refreshments. The church is at the corner of Back Church Lane and Church Lane  
9-10 May London The Big Heat Swing Dance Christian Aid Pentecost Event. Five piece band, Sam Chaplin and the Jazzbomb , will be rocking the joint. Fresh out of college, they are among the best jazz musicians of their generation. Includes a special 'intermission discussion' about climate change.  
Sat 10 May Northallerton Northallerton Climate Action are arranging an "Energy Saving Show" 9am to 4pm.The aim is to introduce the general public to local providers of the various forms of insulation and renewable energy available and to enable them to see and touch the products. We will have information on what grants may be available locally, free energy saving light bulbs, games for the kids (and adults!) and Fairtrade refreshments. Northallerton Climate Action is a relatively recently formed group from Northallerton and the surrounding villages. We share a concern for climate change and a desire to work towards raising awareness and behaviour change in our locality. We meet at 7.30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Cottage Meeting Room behind the Methodist Church in Northallerton. New members are always welcome! For Further information contact Peter Hale 01325 378452 or Liz Styan 01609 882173  
10 May Oxford The Operation Noah AGM will begin at 12.30 p.m. on 10th May at Saints Mary and John Church, Cowley Road, Oxford (OX4 1UR - see map and "how to get there"), with welcome snacks and drinks, and a viewing of 'God is Green'. David Wasdell, who is the director of the Meridian Programme and has both a scientific and theological background, and Ruth Jarman, a member of the steering committee of Christian Ecology Link, will now both make presentations to the meeting. - Operation Noah is being constituted as an independent charity, and this is its first AGM.
 
Sat 10 May London Bob White speaking on Climate Change: A Christian Response to Global Warming - Presented by The Faraday Institute & Christians in Science - Venue: University College London: Cruciform LT1 Lecture Theatre - Tube: Euston Square
Address: Gower Street London - Saturday 2:30pm-3:30pm,
 
Sat 10 May London Hope for Planet Earth - a special free showing as part of Pentecost Festival in London 11am-1pm Bloomsbury Baptist Church 235 Shaftsbury Avenue WC2H 8EP  
10-12 May Woodbrooke Stepping Lightly: Shrinking our carbon footprints Laurie Michaelis, . Woodbrooke  
11 May Far Headingly, Leeds St Chad's Church, Far Headingly, Leeds. The church and belfry will be open. There will be geology, bird and wildflower walks. 01904 659570 for more details  
17 May Lancaster Finding Wholeness: Life on the Edge (Contemporary challenges to life and
human dignity today) Speaker - John Bell from the Iona Community, Plus Workshops at Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre - 10am to 4pm - Cost: £10 or £7
Details: Margaret McSherry 01524 383081 or email lfj@fish.co.uk
 
18 May Birmingham

World Debt Day - 10th Anniversary of Birmingham G8 Human Chain at

Birmingham

 
18-24 May Plymouth

National Ethical Investment Week- at Plymouth University

 
18-24 May UK National Ethical Investment Week, Organised by the UK Social Investment Forum (UKSIF – www.uksif.org), the first ever National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW) aims to highlight the benefits of green and ethical investment. It will be held throughout the UK, running 18-24 May 2008. With involvement from the financial services industry, non-governmental organisations, community and faith-based organisations, NEIW will encourage consumers to reflect on the social and environmental impact of their financial choices and consider a green and ethical investment option. More information available at www.neiw.org or contact Julia Blair: j ulia.blair@uksif.org , tel. 020 7749 9956.  
20 May Cheapside London NEXT JUSTSHARE DEBATE - FOR NATIONAL ETHICAL INVESTMENT WEEK ( www.neiw.org ) 1:05pm - 1:55pm - Kindly sponsored by CCLA Investment Management Ltd; to be held at CCLA's offices, 7th Floor, 80 Cheapside, London EC2V 6DZ  - 'Ethical Investment: What's Behind It?' More details coming soon. All welcome. Email justshare@stmarylebow.org.uk for more details.  
22 May Plymouth Len Copley from Darmoor National Park speaking on Wildlife Habitats of Dartmoor. Plymouth Christian Ecology Link talk at 7.30pm at Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DT. Thursdays  
24 May Oxford To celebrate the newly planted out Butterfly Garden,  Ss Mary & John churchyard  are throwing a community party on  from 3pm onwards. There will be walks round the churchyard, activities for children, a plant and book-stall run by the Oxford Urban Wildlife Group, and refreshments. At 5pm there will be a special Evensong sung by the Wheatsheaf Consort. All welcome.  
26-30 May Whitby 'Talents and Choices for our Future World', Christians Aware Summer School, Sneaton Castle, near Whitby, North Yorkshire. Workshop leaders include CEL's "ecocell" co-ordinator Pete Redwood. Cost £165 for full school. Individual days can be booked. 0116 254 0770.  
30 May - 1 June   Heaven and Earth: eco-spiritualities for today. Laurie Michaelis and Lizz Roe . Woodbrooke  
1 June UK Planning has already started for Open Farm Sunday 2008 which will take place on either 1st June 2008 or Sunday 8 June 2008! For further information or to find out how to get involved with Open Farm Sunday 2008, contact the LEAF office on 02476 413911 or visit: www.farmsunday.org .  
3 June UK Day of Action on Food & Climate Change- www.daysofclimateaction.org.uk
www.networkforclimateaction.org.uk
 
2-6 June 2008 Orthodox Academy of Crete
Chania, Greece
International Conference on “Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics
(EcoTHEE-08) Orthodox Academy of Crete, Chania, Greece - the Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology and the European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment
ORGANIZERS:
 General Chair: Alexandros Papaderos (Greece)
 Program Chair: Heather Eaton (Canada)
 Program Vice Chair: Sigurd Bergmann (Norway)
 Co-chairs:
 Lucas Andrianos (Greece)
 Tim Cooper (UK)
 Iulian Rusu (Romania)
 Jacques Zaffran (France)
 Local committee: Ioanna Komninou, Emmanuela Larentzakis
IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 30, 2007
Author Notification: February 4, 2008
Final Manuscript Due: April 2, 2008
 
4 June Ludlow God's World man's place - led by Dick Henson Plenary session bringing together group experiences from studying 4 Psalms over the last month. Psalm 139 to conclude Baptist Church Hall, The Rockspring Centre, Sandford Rd, Ludlow Ludlow Christian Ecology Group  
4-11 June Liverpool Hope 08 event at Liverpool Hope University 4-11 June 08  
Thurs 5 June Clifton, Bristol Saints & Sustainability - United Nations World Environment Day A lively evening at Clifton Cathedral exploring tales of Catholic saints who protected the environment. Radio and TV presenter Martin Palmer guides us through 2000 fascinating years of Christian engagement with our natural world, bringing to life amazing stories, legends and myths. Martin’s presentation leads up to Bishop Declan Lang launching the theological reflection produced by Gavin D’Costa, the University of Bristol ’s Professor in Christian Theology and Mary Colwell. Come World Environment Day 2008 you can access this beautifully-produced and much-needed summary of current theological thinking on the environment from www.soundofmanywaters.org.  
Sat 7 June Bridlington Priory

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Churchyard Management Seminar- •  Bridlington Priory: 12.45pm-4.30pm - An ancient church founded in 1113 by the Augustinian Canons Regular. Restorations and refurbishments have been carried out over the centuries, some by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Twelve large tapestry panels made by the congregation illustrate the history of the Priory. - An optional tour of YWT's nature reserve at Flamborough Cliffs will follow the Seminar. 01904 650451/659570

 
7-9 June Hereford Herefordshire Earthwatch 2008: a climate change and environment weekend, 7-9 June, at the Kindle Centre (next to Asda), Hereford. Opening times: Saturday 10.30 - 5.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00, Monday 10.00 - 3.00. There will be an inter-faith stall, with input from the Hereford Christian Ecology Group, and a talk on 'Energy use and climate change' by Paul Mobbs (author of 'Energy Beyond Oil') at 2.30 on the Saturday. Free entry.  
8 June   Environment Sunday 2008 is June 8th as the nearest Sunday to June 5th
(World Environment Day). The A Rocha pack to go with it should be available by
mid-February and is being called 'Planetwise' to accompany the book of
the same name by Dave Bookless (published 15th Feb by IVP).
 
8 June UK Planning has already started for Open Farm Sunday 2008 which will take place on either 1st June 2008 or Sunday 8 June 2008! For further information or to find out how to get involved with Open Farm Sunday 2008, contact the LEAF office on 02476 413911 or visit: www.farmsunday.org .  
8 June

Stanford in the
Vales, Oxfordshire

special Environment Sunday service at St. Denys, Stanford in the Vale , SN7 8HU where the whole Deanery of the White Horse will be invited. It will be possible to join the event at two points: 4.00 pm Caroline Steel will lead a walk  from the church, and bring everyone back in time for a picnic in the churchyard. Please bring your own sandwiches and food. Drinks will be provided. 6.00 pm at St. Denys, Stanford . The evening service will be very informal, based around the theme of "Hope for Planet Earth". NOT to be missed!!!  
8 June Lewknor, Oxford 4.00pm Chiltern Gateway Project will be holding an Environment Sunday  service at St. Margaret's, Lewknor, OX49 5TH . The service will be based around the A Rocha Planetwise pack material. Tea and cakes.  
Thur 12 June London Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics & Public Life & Centre for Christianity and Inter-religious Dialogue, Heythrop College, University of London FAITHS IN CREATION AN INTER-FAITH CONFERENCE ON RELIGIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE 0930 – 1630, Brinkman Room, Heythrop College, Kensington Square London W8 5HQ W What difference can religion make to the response to climate change and the depletion of natural resources? How can the major UK faiths, with their traditions of stewardship and justice, work together to motivate change? In 2007, the Faiths in Creation project set out to explore these questions through a series of inter-faith conversations. This conference invites a wider audience to join in developing our thinking on themes such as the place of humanity in creation, religious belief and security, religion and the economy as a tool for change, and models of religious leadership. The conference is free and open to all. Contact Mark Leonard on m.leonard@heythrop.ac.uk or 020 7795 4244 for more details.  
14 June Kirkby Lonsdale

Creative Approaches to Climate Change! A Public Meeting in The Institute, New Road, Kirkby Lonsdale. from 2.30 pm. Free admission. Hear Tim Farron, MP on "What do local people want our government to be doing about climate change - now? What can we be doing ourselves?" Plus: Outdoor philosopher Kate Rawles (University of Cumbria) and her "Carbon Cycle" presentation - the story and images of her 4500 mile cycle ride through the United States - talking with people about climate change. Followed by open discussion and questions. Be there!

 
14 June Boston Spa St Mary's Church, Boston Spa: 12.45pm-4.30pm

- The church was built as a Chapel of Ease within Bramham parish. It was enlarged in the 1850s because of the number of people taking baths - up to 40 a day - at the slipper bath at the riverside. In addition a gallery was built to accommodate the poor. Today's church was completed by 1884. - An optional guided walk along the limestone woodland and cliffs of the River Wharfe which runs in a wide gorge adjacent to the churchyard will follow the Seminar.
 
15 June Birmingham Woodbrook Quaker Study Centre are opening their garden and woodland site ( Birmingham ’s largest organically-managed garden) to the public on 15 June from 2:30 – 5:30pm. All proceeds will go to charity via the National Gardens Scheme. 1046 Bristol Road Birmingham, B29 6LJ  
19 June Plymouth Eileen Willey from the RSPB speaking on Garden Birds. Plymouth Christian Ecology Link talk at 7.30pm at Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DT. Thursdays  
25 June Cambridge Faraday Institute and John Ray Initiative conference on "The Root Causes of Unsustainability". Speakers include Sir Brian Heap, Dr Jim McCarthy, Professor Donald Hay, Sir John Houghton, Professor Cal de Witt, Professor John Guillebaud, Ian Arbon EurIng, Professor Michael Northcott, and Professor Bob White. Free admission, booking required. Contact: john.mckeown@jri.org.uk Brochure: http://www.jri.org.uk/news/Unsustainability_leaflet.pdf Programme: http://www.jri.org.uk/news/Unsustainability_25June08_Schedule.pdf  
  Thurs 26 June London

Giving Voice to the Earth - The Environment and its Defenders under Threat: - deforestation, megaprojects and human rights in Latin America , Africa and Asia - 9am - 7pm - Methodist Central Hall, Westminster , London , SW1H 9NH organised by Peace Brigades International UK. Cases will include:•  Palm oil and logging in Colombia •  Mining in Guatemala
Members of parliament, Academics and International NGOs working in the fields of human rights and the environment will also contribute to the debate. Programme, further information and registration forms can be obtained by email from: coordinator@peacebrigades.org.uk

 
28 June Central Reading 10 to 5pm, One-day workshop in practical aspects of nonviolent power and climate change.
'Turning the Tide' will run a participatory workshop about effective campaigning and group-working. Local host 'Reading Rising Tide' hopes the workshop will increase the community's interest in fighting the biggest crime of the millennium - The Theft of The Climate. Small donation appreciated, but don't let costs prohibit you from attending.
For more information contact Denise on 020 7663 1064 or denised@quaker.org.uk
Visit www.turning-the-tide.org to learn more about nonviolence for social change.
 
28 June Hebden Bridge

Wainsgate Chapel, : 2.00pm-5.00pm -Open Chapel and Burial Ground with heathland and commanding views over Wadsworth Moor. (during the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. )

 
2 July Ludlow Personal experiences using new technologies - Led by Peter Barrington - at 7.30pm at the Bishop Mascall Centre (BMC), Ludlow Christian Ecology Group  
5 July Hartley Wintney Operation Noah Day 10am-4pm, St. John's Church, Hartley Wintney. - Meet Noah, resources, children's activities, local food and wine tasting, petition -Info from Ruth at 01252 849904 or ruth@sjarman11.wanadoo.co.uk  
7 July London

scan0004' The future of energy supplies ' a dialogue with Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Energy, Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Affairs - 6.00 pm for refreshments, 6.30pm start - The Chapel at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH, (opposite Westminster Abbey)

LCEN aims to:
  • Provide a focal point for environmental issues
  • Influence leaders in London
  • Inform members
  • Bring together experiences and views
  • Share best practice
  • Link London with the national picture
  • Coordinate church action
  • Provide support and encouragement

barry.goodwin@southwark.anglican.org Nearest tube stations: Westminster , St James Park

 
7 July Leeds Leeds Christian Ecology Link - Meet with Green Christians from varied backgrounds. Speaker: Mark Dowd from Operation Noah. 7.45pm St.Chad's Parish Hall, Otley Road, Far Headingley.  
11 July Charlton near Andover Andover Area Christian Ecology Link invite you to an evening of information: Climate Change – why we should care & what we can do Introduced by Rev. Jill Bentall Speakers: Anton Page of climate change - the issue (TestValleyFriendsOfTheEarth) Rebecca Windwood on renewable resources (the environment centre) Time: 7.30pm Venue: St Thomas’ Community Hall, Charlton - A Hope 2008 event.  
12 July Walton, Liverpool Faiths4Change 'Bee Happy' - - Walton Vicarage, Walton, Liverpool - 10am - 4pm. A free event. Lunch included - booking essential.

Phone Helen Dawson to express an interest on 0151 705 2108.
With the Honey Bee under threat, Faiths4Change is planning a training event looking at bee keeping, attracting bees and the health benefits of bee products, with a Liverpool based expert. All welcome.

 

100 Events between 1 Jan and 30 April 2008

156 Events between 1 Jan and 12 July 2008

 
14-25 July Schumacher College, Devon Sacred Activism A one or two week course at Schumacher College. Participants will develop and understanding of the principals of Sacred Activism. They will discuss visions of the world and how to deal with global crisis through Sacred Activism, sustainable wellbeing, environmental ethics and religion. Speakers: Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, Andrew Harvey, Andrew Harvey  
15 July Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group: - a talk on Allotments in Hereford by Roy Harris, Chairman of the Hereford Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Society, at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m.  
18 July London Cosmos - Connecting Art, Spirituality and the Environment, It’s a multimedia dance for the environment, connecting art, spirituality and inner healing. Friday 18 th July at 8pm, Notre Dame de France church, Leicester Place (off Leicester Square ). Free admission.  
18-20 July Hayes Conference Centre - Swanwick - Derbyshire The popular annual National Justice and Peace Conference from 18-20 July - organised this year in collaboration with Liverpool Catholic Archdiocese Justice and Peace Commission - still has a few places left. Bursaries may be available for families and young people wishing to attend. Taking the theme, 'Hear my people cry', the three-day conference will he held in Derbyshire 18-20 July. All are welcome. Details - The conference will explore what it means to "live justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God". Fr Tom Cullinan, who has written many times on Creation Theology will lead reflections throughout the conference. Workshops include coverage of green issues such as climate change, extractive industries and simpler lifestyles.  
20 July Bristol Many Heavens - One Earth
Location: Meet outside St Ambrose - Address: North Road , Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PW - Time: 2.00 pm

A walk with the Bishop of Clifton Right Reverend Declan Lang, Farooq Siddique of Bristol Muslim Cultural Society and Bristol Orthodox Rabbi Natan Levy over the Clifton Suspension Bridge to Emmaus House - home of the La Retraite Sisters.
Organised by Mary Colwell who said, “We’ll be crossing the bridge as it is symbolic of bridging the divide. Then all gather at Emmaus House for tea and refreshments and a presentation from each faith leader on their approach to the environment, followed by questions and answers. “If people don’t want to meet for the walk at 2.00 pm, meet at Emmaus at 2.45 pm. All are welcome.
 
19 July Westminster London

London : Teilhard de Chardin workshop

'The Fire of Love' - a workshop on Teilhard de Chardin by Ursula King - from 10.30 for 11am-4pm at the Mount Street Jesuit Centre 114, Mount Street, wesminster, LondonW1K 3AH. To book contact lynne@mountstreet.info or 020-7495-1673

 
27 July -3 Aug Heathrow to Kent. The Climate caravan will be travelling on foot and by bicycle from
Heathrow, via central London, to the site of this year's Camp for Climate Action, at Kingsnorth coal power station in Kent. It will leave Heathrow
on Sunday 27th of July arriving on Sunday 3rd of August. the organisers write: "People are very welcome to join us for part of the route, and we would also be grateful if people in the Richmond, Putney, Greenwich or Rochester areas were able to offer accommodation for walkers."
 
3-11 Aug Medway Estuary in Kent

Camp for Climate Action Kingsnorth Power station

Day of Mass Action at Kingsnorth: Saturday August 9th, 2008

A group of Christians are convening to organise a Cafe at the camp, which will also be a place for worship and workshops. www.i58.org.uk If you can help or would like to make contact with other CEL members, contact Ruth Jarman

 
4-10 August Llangrannog Window on the World: Caring for Creation -Urdd Centre, Llangrannog
A family conference for Christians of all ages. keynote speaker, Revd Dr Hielke Wolters, Director of the Justice, Diakonia and Creation programme of the World Council of Churches, and infuse the whole conference, from its vibrant youth and
children's programme and hands-on workshops, to worship and Bible
study. A European conference with a world church feel, Window on the
World is a programme of the Council for World Mission European region.
info: ( 10% discount on conference fees are offered to all new conference goers.)
 
6 Aug Ludlow A summer outing to an Organic Farm - Ludlow Christian Ecology Group  
19-21 August Holland

CYCLING STUDY TOUR - A Study Tour for transport professionals, politicians, campaigners and journalists with an interest in sustainable transport. - A holiday in Holland with a difference!!!- Assen Transport Infrastructure / Cycling Study Tour 2008 - Just visit the website! - Articles in English about Dutch cycling policies: (Ordinary cycling holidays also available) www.hembrow.eu/cycling/articles.html )

 
22-25 Aug Cheltenham GREENBELT -If you've ever been to the Greenbelt festival before you'll already been
looking forward to it. CEL is booking a stall as usual. Are you planning to go, and would you be able to spend a couple of hours on the stall sometime during the four days? It's a good way of meeting other CEL members. If you are interested, please let Paul Bodenham know, without any commitment at all at this stage.
 
28-31 Aug Arbroath

Arbroath Old and Abbey Church in Arbroath, Scotland is having an eco weekend from August 28-31 with something for everyone.

Friday, 28 th August - free public showing of the acclaimed Al Gore film, 'An Inconvenient Truth' . The film will be followed by a panel of MSPs and MPs debating the issue. This event will be chaired by Friends of the Earth executive, Duncan Mclaren and the panel includes John Swinney MSP, Andrew Welsh, Alex Johnstone MSP, Alison McInnes, Gavin McLellan from Christian Aid and Adrian Shaw (Church of Scotland Environment spokesperson).

Saturday, from 11am to 4pm , will be the eco festival in the church halls, with stalls workshops etc. There will be a story corner for the kids and an opportunity to do some dancing with Showcase dancers.

In the evening, from 6.30 to 9.30pm , the halls will host a labyrinth - a maze which will highlight the importance of caring for our environment. L

Sunday, August 31 - the Old and Abbey will hold a special worship service which will highlight the importance of caring for our environment from 11am to 12 noon . details 01241 871158

 

100 Events between 1 Jan and 30 April 2008

169 Events between 1 Jan and 1 Sept 2008

 
         
1 Sept Heynsham The life and environmental impact of Portbury Docks - 6:00 pm, Parish Hall, behind St John's church, Keynsham Hig - Full meal with choice of menu (£2.50) followed by talk on the life and environmental impact of Portbury Docks, Avonmouth. - Talk begins at 7.15pm. Organised by Churches Together in Keynsham and Saltford  
3 Sept Ludow 7pm West Midlands Regional Government Climate Change Action Plan Rebecca Giil, Head of the Sustainability Development Team will discuss the plan and what we can do to help BMC - at 7.0pm at the Bishop Mascall Centre (BMC), Ludlow Christian Ecology Group  
6 Sept London

The play 'Another Kind of Silence' is about the author Rachel Carson who famously wrote Silent Spring, about the American chemical industry and it's effects on Nature, in 1962. It is a Full Circle production.

It will take place a St James' United Reformed Church, the 1st Eco-Congregation in the Thames North Synod of the URC, on Saturday, 6th September The time is 19.30 and price £5 . Phone Steven for details on 020 8504 5325.

 
6 Sept to 11 Oct  

Christian Aid: Transformation Events

A series of events happening this autumn which are primarily about campaigning, and climate change is a Christian Aid current central campaign.

When and where?

6 September  Perth Dewars Centre
6 September  Exeter Belmont Chapel
6 September Lancaster University of Cumbria
13 September Belfast Grosvenor House Conference and Training Centre
13 September London  church.co.uk, Waterloo 
27 September Wrexham/Wrecsam  North East Wales Institute
27 September St Albans Vineyard Church
4 October  Birmingham Birmingham and Midland Institute
11 October  York York St John University

All events run from 10am-4pm. Lunch will be provided.

Attendance is free, but we invite a donation of £5-10 from each adult attending.

 
8 Sept Brierley Hill (Just West of Birmingham)

Between the Flood and the rainbow - Operation Noah - Churches Together in Brierley Hill Study Group 2008-9 - September 8 th St Marys R.C Church - October 8 th St Michaels Church - November 12 th Waterfront Fellowship, William St - January 14 th Assemblies of God, Albion Street - February 11 th Brierley Hill Methodist Church, Bank St - May 13 th South Street Baptist Church, Chapel St - June 14 th , St Johns Church, Brockmore - J uly 8 th St Marys Church - 7.30-9pm. All welcome - revpat@mac.com 01384853044

 
11 Sept Liverpool

Faith and sustainability through Scienc - A lecture by Prof Michael Daives. Venue: Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican) - Lady Chapel. Time- Time: 5.30pm . . This has been organised by the Bishop's office as part of the Festival of Science.

 
12 Sept Europe
European Mobility Week will be officially launched by Environment
Commissioner Mr. Stavros Dimas on Friday 12 September at the start of the
French "Fête Des Transports"
 
13 Sept Belfast
London

Christian Aid: Transformation Events

A series of events happening this autumn which are primarily about campaigning, and climate change is a Christian Aid current central campaign.

When and where?

13 September Belfast Grosvenor House Conference and Training Centre
13 September London  church.co.uk, Waterloo 
27 September Wrexham/Wrecsam  North East Wales Institute
27 September St Albans Vineyard Church
4 October  Birmingham Birmingham and Midland Institute
11 October  York York St John University

All events run from 10am-4pm. Lunch will be provided. Attendance is free, but we invite a donation of £5-10 from each adult attending.

 
13 Sept Little Gidding WEEKEND ON GOD'S CREATION AT LITTLE GIDDING Sharing supper 6.15 p.m. 7.30 p.m. Poetry Evening on William and Dorothy Wordsworth led by Michael Goymour  
14 Sept Little Gidding

WEEKEND ON GOD'S CREATION AT LITTLE GIDDING -

 

10.00 a.m. Service in praise of God the Creator in Little Gidding Church, led by Mrs. Barbara Echlin of Christian Ecology Link

11.30 a.m. Ecological Walk to Steeple Gidding (including viewing a stand of mature elms and seven monastic ponds)

1.00 pm. Picnic lunch at Ferrar House

3.00 p.m. Informal service in Ferrar House on the theme of ‘Jesus and Ecology in our critical times’ led by Dr. Edward Echlin, author and theologian. His books include ‘Changing Climate, Changing Church ’, ‘Live Simply’, and ‘The Cosmic Circle: Jesus and Ecology’

For those who come for the day a suggested donation of £10 is requested. Please let us know by September 6 th if you would like to stay the night on September 13 th ; the cost will be £40 per person for 24 hours.

Tony Hodgson, Ferrar House, Little Gidding, Huntingdon , PE28 5RJ Tel: 01832 293 383 ; email: info@ferrarhouse.co.uk www.ferrarhouse.co.uk

 
14 Sept London You are invited to a special Eucharist celebrating - TIME FOR GOD’S CREATION
Celebrant and Speaker - The Bishop of London
Dance by Ballet Rambert - 6pm - ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, London
 
20 Sept - 5 Oct UK British food fortnight  
16-22 Sept Europe European Mobility Week 16-22 Sept  
17 Sept   ''8.00 pm . Meeting of A Rocha - Altrincham, St Albans Church, on the corner of Lindsell Road and Manchester Road in Broadheath WA14 5NX  
18 Sept Hertfordshire 18 September: St Albans Clergy Study Day Mark Dowd will be doing a talk on "Mission and the Environment" as part of the study day for St Albans clergy. Read more »  
19 Sept London

The voice of Solidarity Livesimply Forum Day guest speaker will be Pius Ncube, former Archbishop of Bulawayo. He is a most inspiring speaker who can talk at first hand of solidarity between the Zimbabwean people in their time of struggle and of the value to Zimbabweans of the solidarity that we can show them from the UK.

Susy Brouard of CAFOD will be talking about her recent workshop in Nigeria in which UK Adult Education advisors and local diocesan workers came together to learn from each other about living simply. Also, Louise Zanre of JRS will lead a discussion about the way in which we can show solidarity to refugees (many from Zimbabwe) who are in the UK. Come along with your ideas and learn from the ideas of others! The Forum Day is in the Jesuit Parish Hall, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH from 10am to 4pm. Please email info@livesimply.org.uk to let us know if you are coming.

 
20 Sept Altrincham to Dronfield, Sheffield. Visit of A Rocha - Altrincham to the Lea Brook Valley site at Dronfield ( Sheffield ). Leave Altrincham 9.30 am  
Sat 20 Sept

Heacham, Norfolk

The Changing Face of Community in Norfolk- A day conference to consider the
changes in Housing, Population and Climate in Norfolk - From 10am – 4pm at - Heacham Church - PE31 7JH. Organised by Churches Together in Norfolk and Waveny
 
  20-21 Sept Abergavenny Abergavenny Food Festival The Abergavenny Operation Noah group will have a stall in the Green Zone at the 10th annual Abergavenny Food Festival which attracts about 30,000 visitors a year. Read more »  
22 Sept UK In Town without my Car Day this is part of European Mobility Week . see also CEL Car Free Day material  
23 Sept London The Earth is the Lord's - so how should we live?

Exploring why and how Christians need to take responsibility for the environment in which God has placed us. course led by David Bookless 6 Tuesday evenings
Tutor: The Rev Dave Bookless of A Rocha
Dates: 23, 30 September, 7, 14, 28 October and 4 November . Venue : Minet Lodge, Minet Country Park, Springfield Road, Hayes. Time : 8pm Cost: £30 Enquiries . Willesden Area Office 268a Kenton Road, Kenton HA3 8DB Tel: 020 8907 5993 wao@london.anglican.org

 
24 Sept Gloucester Gloucestershire Churches Environment Justice Network meet for a sandwich lunch (bring your own) and have invited Andrew Minchiner from 'Clean Coal' to come and explain the science and process and to answer questions. This is one of a series of presentations to help us to have a better understanding of the complexity of energy issues. 'Transition towns' will be the subject of a future meeting. The venue is St Aldgate's Church, Gloucester at 12.00-14.00 noon. All are welcome but as space is limited it would be as well to contact Rev Kingsley Jones arkj.kcj@care4free.net  
24 Sept London United Reformed Church House, London WC1H 9RT What can we as Christians bring to the climate change issue? How can you get your church involved? What is happening in the wider world? What campaign actions can you take? Find out the answers to these questions and much more from: Mark Dowd, Operation Noah Elie Ramsey, Christian Aid Benedict Southworth, World Development MovementPlease confirm place by emailing gill.hillman@urc.org.uk or tel. 02076919867 Lunch is provided.  
24 -28 Sept Milan European Christian Environmental Assembly -The seventh ECEN Assembly will take place in Milan, with the theme "The True challenge of climate change". See also Eco-Cong Scotland  
25 Sept Milton Keynes

Climate Change - Truth or Swindle? Climate changes but why? Is it down to humans or part of the natural cycle? What's the truth? How can we know? What does a Christian worldview have to say about it? Who is swindling who? And what can we do?

These are the themes which will be covered, at the next meeting of the
Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group, by our speaker, the Reverend
David Gregory, uniquely qualified to talk about this subject with his
meteorological knowledge gained over several years, prior to becoming a
minister.

Loughton Baptist Church, Milton Keynes MK5 8AJ. at 7.30pm. organised by the Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group

 
26 Sept Salisbury

A Seminar to discuss the Economics and Politics of Climate Change at: The Board of Education Centre, Devizes Road , Salisbury , SP2 9LY by: Eliot Whittington * Climate Change Adviser with Christian Aid organised by The Salisbury Diocese Environment Group

 
26 Sept Salisbury

A Seminar to discuss the Economics and Politics of Climate Change at: The Board of Education Centre, Devizes Road , Salisbury , SP2 9LY by: Eliot Whittington * Climate Change Adviser with Christian Aid organised by The Salisbury Diocese Environment Group

 
27 Sept Chelmsford Eco-congregation Workshop - St Cedd's Room, Chapter House, Chelmsford Cathedral 9.30 - 12.20. Warm welcome to representatives from churches with a view to introducing the scheme in local parishes. An ecumenical event
 
bullet 27 Sept Hurst Green, Lancs Art Attack session - Youth Group - St John's Church. Hurst Green 10am-12.  
29 Sept Leeds Leeds CEL meeting on Monday 29 September, 7.45pm, at St Chad's Parish Hall,Far Headingley,Leeds . Follow up session from July's visiting speaker Mark Dowd of Operation Noah and Channel Four Documentary God is Green.  

30 Sept

London Facilitation Training — Getting the best out of working with local communities.
A course that will help you gain the tools and techniques- to make your facilitation engaging and productive - 10.00 – 16.30- Location St Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG. 07947 616844 - Email: jelliott@talkaction.org
 
Tue 30 Sept-Thur 2 Oct High Leigh Christian Conference Centre

The Courage to Change - are we Responsive Pilgrims? Residential Conference at High Leigh Conference Centre , Hoddesdon, Herts, offered by The Guild of Health , a non-denominational Christian charity committed to a broad spectrum of wholeness. Cost is £150, ebhshel@btopenworld.com . Speakers include::

Dr Rupert Sheldrake: renowned biologist, Research Fellow of the Royal Society, Anglican, co-author with Matthew Fox, he studied with Bede Griffiths & will be sharing avant garde ideas about Creation. It is not a mere 'thing', but an organism that is alive, sacred and with whom we share some kind of consciousness. It is in all our interests to learn how to cherish and nurture this fundamental relationship.

Dave Hampton MA (Cantab ): 'The Carbon Coach' is a chartered engineer, campaigner and consultant on climate change and responsible lifestyle. Dave will be giving down to earth do-able advice on how to help 'save the planet' and enhance our own enjoyment of life through less reliance on fossil fuel.

Dr Terry Cooke-Davies : Management Consultant advising, among others, the Archdiocese of Canterbury , NASA, BP, BMW; & Local Preacher (URC), Terry will help us look at change in the face of our fallen human nature, in the light of the latest thinking in cognitive science, evolutionary psychology, socio-biology and behavioural economics. His insights will be relevant to organisations and individuals. 'Behold I Make All Things New' may never seem the same again! - Also: Rev'd Roger Hoath, Rev'd Guy Laurence, Rev'd Chris MacKenna, - Details as Word document and Poster as 1.3MB png file

 

100 Events between 1 Jan and 30 April 2008

201 Events between 1 Jan and 30 Sept 2008

 
1 Oct Ludlow Anne Adams will lead a workshop about Transition Towns Movement at 7.30pm at the Bishop Mascall Centre (BMC), Ludlow Christian Ecology Group  
  1 Oct St James Picadilly London

A combination of bad policies towards agriculture, worsening global climate, use of food crops for biofuels and the steady increase in population are causing a drastic increase in food prices. What can we do to prevent greater world starvation?

Details: The GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM organises high calibre debates on
issues that are relevant to the developing world. The debates are held on Wednesdays in March and October each year in the evening at St James's Church in Piccadilly. The speakers have included Cabinet Ministers, politicians and academic thinkers and researchers, and international celebrities, including George Soros." There is a small
charge to attend the debates to cover the costs.The GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
FORUM is supported by the 25 largest voluntary organisations in the UK. Date

St James's Church 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - £8.00 -www.global-development-forum.org - maillink('director','ethical-events.org') director@ethical-events.org

 
4 Oct Sheffield

Diocesan Development Day - At The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul Sheffield - Led by the Diocesan Environment Group - Creation Care and The Church - Key Note Speaker:  Revd Dave Bookless Director of A Rocha UK and author of Planetwise.

 
4 Oct Harpenden, Herts. Come and meet like-minded people - & help take practical action. The Diocese of St Albans Environment Group invites you to come and join us with a focus on how to put our environmental ideas on climate change and more into practice and make a difference locally. The emphasis is on people organizing themselves, not about being told what to do. No expert knowledge is required. 10.30 am – 4 pm (bring your own lunch) LOCATION: St Nicholas Harpenden Church Hall Bring yourself, bring others, it's a free event organised by
Diocesan Environment Group. RSVP to mking@stalbans.anglican.org or on 07963 196416 for directions and so we know how many to plan for.
 
4 Oct Minehead Minehead eco-day - Christians Together in Minehead are organising an 'Eco
Day' in the town. The morning will centre on 'Christian concern for the
environment' and the afternoon on Perspectives on the local situation'. There
will be talks, presentations, drama by young people, interactive activities etc.
The morning will be led by Revd David Osborne and the afternoon by Lorna Scott of Forum 21. It is hoped to feature environmental initiatives in displays around the venue, Minehead Methodist Church.
 
4 Oct Oxford 9.30am - 4.30pm. Churchyard Planting Day . Ss Mary & John churchyard will be planting more spring bulbs and other wildflowers, also weeding and making a start on the Autumn strimming. Please join them in managing the churchyard for wildlife and creating a quiet green space in East Oxford. Even an hour or two would be a help! Tools and light refreshments provided. Further details from Ruth Conway: 01865 723085.  
4 Oct Leeds Leeds Schumacher Lecture Ann Pettifor will join Susan George and Andrew Simms in giving one of the Leeds Schumacher 2008 Lectures. Read more »  
4 Oct Bradford Leeds Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission and CAFOD Leeds invite you to: Reclain the Future. Our Call to Live sustainably. Main Speakers: Michael Edwards - CAFOD Climate Change Development Officer. Raymond Perrier - Head of CAFOD Communities Team .St Joseph's Catholic College, Cunliffe Road, Bradford, BD8 7AP . 11am - 4pm Bring Packed Lunch, drinks will be provided.  
4 Oct Llangollen

The Low Carbon Communities Network is holding their 2008 conference in Llangollen, Wales. Confirmed speakers include Penney Poyzer, Mark Lynas, George Marshall, Paul Kingsnorth,  and Rachel Nunn (Going Carbon Neutral Stirling) - Venue: Royal International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, 10:30am to 04:00pm

 
4 Oct World World Animal Day  
4 Oct Arundel Arundel Cathedral, 2.30pm, Ecumenical Blessing Service for Animals. Details from Meryl 01903 883945 or 767501.  
4 Oct Salisbury, Wiltshire 3pm, Animal Blessing Service. St Grgory's Catholic Church, St Gregory's Avenue (off Wilton Road).  
4 Oct Birmingham Christian Aid: Transformation Events about campaigning,
and climate change Birmingham and Midland Institute 020 7523 2012
 
4 Oct North Harrow St John Fisher, 6pm, Animal Blessing Service. Imperial Drive. Details 020 8429 5684.  
4 Oct Rochester An Ecumenical Service for Animal Welfare Rochester Cathedral on Saturday 4th October which also happens to be World Animal Day.  We are delighted to announce that our speaker this year will be Rt Revd  Dr Michael Nazir -Ali. ASWA  
4 Oct Manchester Public meeting on Faith, Values and Business, Business influences almost every aspect of our lives, increasingly operates across national boundaries, and relies on our money via personal and faith community savings and investments to further its activities. How can we help ensure that companies operate according to our faith and ethical values? Join ECCR, Traidcraft, Oikocredit, Gaeia Partnership, Lancaster Diocesan Faith & Justice Commission and others to explore the issues. 2.00 - 4.30 p.m., Central Manchester Friends Meeting House­­, ­Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS.helen.boothroyd@eccr.org.uk , 01325 580028.  
4-5 Oct Bristol

Sounds of Many Waters: Celebratory Conclusion

 
4-5 Hurst Green, Lancs St John's Church, Hurst Green - Harvest Event including display of Youth "Art Attack" work.  
4-12 Oct Birmingham 4 -12 October 2008 marks the second annual National Quaker Week. Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre will be celebrating with a special display on Quakers, and by giving the public a chance to see inside the former mansion of chocolate-maker George Cadbury. Woodbrooke’s beautiful grounds are regularly opened to the local community, but on Sunday 12 October the historical buildings will also be open – a rare opportunity as the house is only open to the public 1 day a year. Woodbrooke’s handsome Grade 2 listed Georgian mansion was built by Josiah Mason in 1830, and later housed the Cadbury family. A knowledgeable guide will lead the public round the building and then out into the superb landscaped gardens. Tour of Cadbury’s Former House and Garden Sunday 12 October Every half hour from 2 - 4pm Free Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre 1046 Bristol Road (opposite Witherford Way ), Selly Oak, Birmingham , B29 6LJ Tel. 0121 472 5171 Web: www.woodbrooke.org.uk  
5 Oct World Animal Welfare Sunday  
5 Oct Doncaster, Yorkshire Animal blessing service at: Doncaster , Yorkshire, 3pm, St Peter in Chains, Chequer Road. Details 01302 342068.  
5 Oct Leeds St Aidan's Church, Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 5QD Environmental theme to Service - Festival of St Francis: speaker: Annie Heppenstall
 
5 Oct Park Gate, Hampshire, Animal blessing service at:3.30pm. St Margaret Mary, Middle Road.  
5 Oct Wantage, Oxon Animal blessing service at: Wantage, Oxon, 3pm, St John Vianney. Details 01235 868516.  
5 Oct Birmingham Faith and Climate Change - Birmingham To kick start our year we have organised an event at the Banqueting Suite - Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square.1pm-5pm. The afternoon will consist of practical workshops on 'energy audits' as well as a chance for you or a group of interested people from your place of worship to work through an action plan with a trained facilitator. - Maud at multifaith@birminghamfoe.org.uk 0121 632 6909  
7 Oct London Eco-Group: St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook (between Ilford and Leytonstone) First Meeting: 7 th of October 2008, 8pm A group to discuss, share advice and work together to make our lives more environmentally friendly within a Christian framework Meets once a month For further information: Mark Kenny , mark.kenny@btinternet.com , 0797 4572074  
7 Oct London The Earth is the Lord's - so how should we live? - Exploring why and how Christians need to take responsibility for the environment in which God has placed us. course led by David Bookless 6 Tuesday evenings. Tutor: The Rev Dave Bookless of A Rocha
Dates: 23, 30 September, 7, 14, 28 October and 4 November . Venue : Minet Lodge, Minet Country Park, Springfield Road, Hayes. Time : 8pm Cost: £30 Enquiries . Willesden Area Office 268a Kenton Road, Kenton HA3 8DB Tel: 020 8907 5993 wao@london.anglican.org
 
9 Oct London scan0004London Churches Environmental Network: St Francis of Assisi Lecture 2008 will be delivered by The Rt Revd James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool 'Jesus and the Earth'at 7pm Light refreshments from approximately 6.30 pm (Please note that Evening Prayer will take place in the church at 5.45pm followed by a short Eucharist at 6.05 pm) St Mary- le-Bow, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AV Nearest tube stations: St Paul's, Bank or Mansion House Info: barry.goodwin@southwark.anglican.org 020 8256 9637  
9-11 Oct Norway Religion in Dangerous Environmental and Climate Change
A transdisciplinary workshop in Trondheim (Norway),
 
11 Oct Bristol Bristol Schumacher Conference 2008 - LESS IS MORE - Can we Really Live Better by Consuming Less? - Programme Director & Chair - Jonathon Porritt
Main Presentation: BILL McKIBBEN author, educator & “deep economist” “350 ppm CO2 & The Quest for Human Satisfaction” 9.45am - 6pm, Bristol Council House, College Green
 
11 Oct Edinburgh

Edinburgh Churches Climate Change Conference - 9.30am - 4.45pm
The Performing Arts Centre, Stewart Melville College, Edinburgh - How should Christians respond to climate change? - hosted by The Rt Revd Brian Smith with expert speakers:

  • Chris Rapley, Director of the Science Museum in London
  • Elaine Storkey, President of Tearfund
  • Michael Northcott, Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh
  • John Ferguson, Manager of Strategic Projects at the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

. Download poster as PDF (393Kb). Download flyer and application form as PDF (331Kb).

 
11 Oct Lancaster

The Sustainability Expo eco fair is on10-4pm at the Ashton Hall, Lancaster Town Hall , entry is free. The Expo is followed by the highlight of the festival - climate change campaigner George Marshall stars in Carbon Detox , the world's first stand-up climate change comedy cabaret show at The Dukes on Saturday 11 th October at 8.30pm. Tickets are £5 / £4. Box office: 0845 344 0654. The One Planet Festival is being coordinated by LESS Climate Change and Energy Advice project, Segen (School & Community) and the Dukes. It is supported by Lancaster City Council's Festival Innovations Fund, For more information see www.oneplanetfestival.com

 
11 Oct York Transformation: York , - Discover how we can transform our world together. Spend a day and learn how you can bring about change. · Find out about the issues that keep people poor · Fun activities for children and young people · Hear from campaigners around the world – without the air miles! · Practical sessions to polish up your campaigning skills · Question Linda McAvan, MEP, about the role Europe plays in combating climate change. Find out how you can transform the world and build God’s Kingdom! Venue: York St John University. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/events/transformation.aspx Details: leeds@christian-aid.org 0113 2444764  
12 Oct Lymm

An evening of Celebration, Challenge & Commitment - 6.30pm Sunday 12 October at Lymm High School - Oughtrington Lane , Lymm , WA13 0RB - Keynote speaker: Revd Dr David Pickering (chair of Operation Noah) - FEATURING exhibition - information - film - drama - music - plus refreshments

 
12 Oct St Paul's Cathedral, London

Meditative Services: Faithful Scientists - 6pm Sunday evening services from 12 October to 2 November. We explore the connections between religious belief and science through the experiences of four leading scientists. The services, led by Canon Edmund Newell, will include music, readings, and conversations.

1. The Meteorologist, with Ian James- Ian James is a Professor of Meteorology at Reading University and a priest in the Church of England. This service explores the synergies and tensions of his scientific work and priestly ministry

 
12 Oct Lewknor, Oxfordshire  2-4.30pm. LOAF Fair at St. Margaret's Church, Lewknor , Including dog show outside, and "Tending the Garden" Talk by Rev Glyn Evans.  
15 Oct Plymouth FAITHS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORLD BANK - Roland Levinsky Building Drake Circus Plymouth - 7:30pm - 9pm, - Speaker - Tony Whitten, Senior Biodiversity Specialist at the World Bank, South East Asia and the Pacific Region; Chair of the Faiths and the Environment Committee at the World Bank.
Chairperson and host - Jonathan Marshall of Plymouth Faiths and Cultural Diversity Centre. Venue - Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth. Admission free. Contact nos. 01752 254438 or 01752 511059.
 
16 Oct World

World Food Day -World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945. The world produces enough food for everyone. Yet every 5 seconds a child dies of hunger or malnutrition and over 800 million people go to bed hungry

 
18 Oct Loughborough Earthkeepers, a look at the Christian response to environmental issues, Saturday 18th,
Loughborough Baptist Church 10am - 9.30pm,
 
19 Oct Loughborough Earthkeepers from 10.45am - Loughborough Baptist Church and from 5.00pm at Sutton Bonington Baptist
Church, with Dr Rev John Weaver. More...
 
18 Oct Tonbridge

Church leadership teams or nominated church members to discuss and explore the subject of faith and the environment at 1.30pm at Tonbridge Baptist Church. - The workshop will be run by Dave Bookless who is visiting Tonbridge as part of Hope 2008 to speak on 'Creation Care' at a joint Tonbridge churches service the following evening. - Paul Turner, a member of Tonbridge Baptist Church , who is Lloyds TSB's Head of Sustainable Development will support Dave by covering the section on environmental challenges.

Workshop Details 01732 352757

 
19 Oct Tonbridge Join us as part of 'Hope 2008' at the joint churches service being held at Tonbridge Baptist Church on 19 th October at 6.30pm to hear Dave Bookless speak about the importance of "Creation Care" to Christians. Details: 01732 352757  
19 Oct Petersfield, Hampshire 7pm at St. Peter's Church, Petersfield. Petersfield Area Churches Together with Petersfield Christian Ecology Group offer a united evening service for One World Week, with Ruth Jarman from CEL talking about "The Christian Responsibility for Creation". 01730 266107  
19 Oct St Paul's Cathedral, London

Meditative Services: Faithful Scientists - 6pm Sunday evening services from 12 October to 2 November. We explore the connections between religious belief and science through the experiences of four leading scientists. The services, led by Canon Edmund Newell, will include music, readings, and conversations.

2. The Physicist, with Russell Stannard -Russell Stannard is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Open University, and a well known broadcaster. This service explores how the awe and wonder inspired by the study of the universe has shaped the faith of one of the most effective communicators and popularisers of science.

 
         
19-26 Oct UK One World Week : This year's theme: "Growing Together".  

19-25 Oct

 

 

 

23 Oct

24 Oct

 

Chandlersford

Eco Labyrinth To celebrate One World Week in October, there will be an Eco-Labyrinth in the Church along with other supporting events - an opportunity to reflect on our place in God's creation.- The Eco-Labyrinth will be open Monday 20th - Friday 24th October 10.00 am - 8.00 pm . Saturday 25th October 9.30 am - 12.30 pm - The theme will be Worshipping the Creator, and consist of eight stations based on the first chapter of Genesis. We invite you to take a personal interactive journey through the creation story. This will highlight the responsibility we all have to care for our planet, and emphasise our response to climate change.

Thurs 23 Oct Climate Change- a local perspecive - Interactive Session with Eastleigh Council

Fri 24th 19.15 Locally Sourced meal. 20.30: Climate change - A theological perspective- Rev Peter Cornick. Chandlersford Methodist Church

 
21 Oct UK

Apple Day An annual celebration of the huge variety of apples grown in Britain and the richness and importance of traditional orchards.

 
21 Oct Hereford St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford: Ethical Investment, by Haydon Morgan of Compass Financial Services Ltd. Hereford Christian Ecology Group  
21 Oct St Paul's Cathedral, London Stories of Evolution - 21 October 2008 , 6.30 - 8.00pm - Our bodies are made of the same stuff as the planet itself and every species, including humanity, came into being against powerful odds. What does this say to us about creation and our place in it? Evolutionary biologist Steve Jones, palaeontologist Simon Conway Morris, theologian Alister McGrath and Biblical scholar Diana Lipton will discuss the place and role of human beings in the web of life.  
23 Oct  

Climate Justice: Voices from the South - People from the global South are the most at risk from climate change. You can hear their demands in a series of interviews to activists from the South. Discussion will follow. Sara Ayech introduces and moderates

Thursday 23 rd October 2008 - Warwick University

5.30pm Refreshments (Social Studies building Foyer), 6.00pm Talks and discussion (Room S0.20 Social Studies building) Organised by the Coventry World Development Movement group With the support of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation Please contact Gianluca Grimalda for more information: 0781 042 4081 / g.f.grimalda@warwick.ac.uk

 
23 Oct Plymouth Chris Isles speaking on Ethical Finance. Plymouth Christian Ecology Link talk at 7.30pm at Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DT. Thursdays  
23 Oct Edinburgh Facilitation Training Day (Scotland) (Social and Environmental) - Getting the best out of working with local communities. 10.00 - 16.30 - The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2PR
 
24 Oct Edinburgh Climate Change: Effective Communication - A course that is about communicating climate change to different people in different situations. 10.00-16.30 - The Melting Pot, 5 Rose St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2PR.
 
25 Oct Exeter a 'Creation Time' service in the Justice, Peace and Creation Chapel at Exeter Cathedral at 12 noon (organised by Devon Churches Green Action).  
Sat 25 Oct Southwark, London

Shrinking our Footprint - 2 nd Southwark Diocesan Environmental Conference -Keynote address from: Michael Northcott author of 'A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming' - Plus Workshops and Discussion Groups - 10am to 1.30 pm - (Registration and refreshments from 9.30am ) - The Crypt, St George the Martyr Church - Borough High Street , London , SE1 - (opposite Borough tube station) - 020 7939 9412 or email caroline.gibson@southwark.anglican.org   Includes workshop on CEL.

 
25 Oct Oxford 10am-3.30pm. Enough is enough revisited. In a global community, how do Christians define and live "enough"? Venue: CMS, Watlington Rd., Oxford OX4 6BZ. Please send in the registration form by 14th October. Space linited, early booking recommended.  
25 Oct London Catholic Concern for Animals, AGM. St Joseph's Hall, Brompton Oratory, 2pm. Speaker: Celia Hammond of the Celia Hammond Animal Trust UK Rescue Centres, followed by members AGM. Doors open 1pm. Bring packed lunch. All welcome. Details deborahjark@aol.com  
26 Oct St Paul's Cathedral, London

Meditative Services: Faithful Scientists - 6pm Sunday evening services from 12 October to 2 November. We explore the connections between religious belief and science through the experiences of four leading scientists. The services, led by Canon Edmund Newell, will include music, readings, and conversations.

4. The Botanist, with Ghillean Prance - Sir Ghillean Prance FRS is Director of Science at the Eden Project, and was Director of Kew Gardens until 1999. This service explores how a lifetime of studying the natural world has influenced the religious belief of one of the world's leading botanists.

 
26-27 Oct Aldermaston Trident Ploughshares' "Big Blockade" at Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston. Christian CND are organising an all-night candle-lit vigil at Tadley Gate, AWE Aldermaston, from 9pm Sunday 26th October to 7am Monday 27th October, broken into 2 hour watches,followed at 7 am by a procession around the base starting with short liturgy. Join all or part of this witness. At each gate there is a stop for a rest and a liturgy at a set time so that people can join at any time during the procession. Should finish at about 4 pm with final prayers. The idea is to support the Trident Ploughshares blockade with a Ring of Prayer and to provide an alternative witness for those not wishing to take part in arrestable actions . For more information contact: Christian CND , Mordechai Vanunu House, 162 Holloway Rd, London N7 8DQ Tel: 020 7700 4200 or christians@cnduk.org .  
28 Oct Bentham, N Yorks. Bentham Town Hall at 7.30. - 'Combating Climate Change' organised by the BEST (Bentham Environmentally Sustainable Town) Group with guest speaker Dr Clive Story. After an interval with light refreshments discussion groups will take forward suggestions about what can be done locally and personally.
 
29 Oct York Ebor Lecture Professor Tim Gorringe, Professor of Theological Ethics, University of Exeter York Minster There are still some tickets left for the lecture by Professor Gorringe at York Minster. He will be speaking on the subject of ‘Silence in Heaven: Reading Climate Change Through the Book of Revelation.’ Professor Gorringe will be reading parts of the Book of Revelation and considering the text in relation to climate change. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. To book a ticket email: eborlectures@yorksj.ac.uk telephone the ticketline on 01904 876474 or write to: Ebor Lectures, Faculty of Education and Theology, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York YO31 7EX.  
1 Nov Crawley 10.30am to 1pm. 'Paint the Church Green', Ellen Teague and CEL - members on using two new study guidees and the ecocell programme in your local church. DABCEC, Crawley, West Sussex. Details: Helen Swyer, Church House, Hove 01273 421021.info  
4 Nov Truro 7.30pm: Global Warming and climate change - A weapon of Mass destruction - Truro Cathedral is welcoming the renowned scientist Sir John Houghton to give the 2008 Benson Lecture. He is one of the world's leading climate scientists and President of the John Ray Institute, 01872 245007  
5 Nov Ludlow The design and construction of energy efficient and affordable housing led by Bobbie Jones and Jonathan Hartnell-Bevis at 7.30pm at the Bishop Mascall Centre (BMC), Ludlow Christian Ecology Group  
7-9 Nov Beccles, Suffolk Stories in Reconciliation and Peacemaking'Bridges for peacemaking'- A weekend With Angela Knowles at Ringsfield Hall, Beccles, Suffolk info  
7-9 Nov Hillfield Priory, Dorset And God saw that it was very good’ A weekend of engaging with the scriptures and
seeing what they teach us about the environment and our relationship with God’s creation. The weekend will be led by Br Samuel, the Minister Provincial of SSF. Hillfield Priory
 
10-14 Nov
Lee Abbey
'Living lightly in God’s world ' Lee Abbey conference. With Dave Bookless. For details see www.leeabbey.org.uk  
11 Nov Lancaster

Green economist Molly Scott Cato -talk: 'Surviving and Thriving in a Recession', upstairs in the Borough Pub, Dalton Square 7.30pm . The meeting will also see the local launch of the 'Green New Deal' - a plan to tackle the 'triple crunch' of credit, oil prices and climate change. The Green New Deal was originally launched in September at the Green Party's national conference in London . Molly Scott Cato is spokesperson for the Green Party nationally on the Economy. She is Reader in Green Economics at Cardiff School of Management, and Director of the Welsh Institute for Research into Cooperatives. Her new book Green Economics: An Introduction to Theory, Policy and Practice will be published by Earthscan in January 2009. For further info on the Green New Deal see: http://www.neweconomics.org/gen/greennewdealneededforuk210708.aspx

 
11 Nov London

07:00pm to 09:00pm -Fr Chris Jamison OSB of BBC2's "Monastery" series will give the inaugural Operation Noah lecture at St Alban the Martyr, London EC1 on Nov 11th at 7pm. "Changing the Climate: Spiritual Steps for Sustainable Living." Fr Christopher Jamison OSB, the Abbot of Worth Lecture will be followed by a wine reception 7pm Tuesday 11th November 2008 St Alban the Martyr Brooke St, London EC1N 7RD Please RSVP to Kari Stewart kari@operationnoah.org or 0207 324 4761

 
11 Nov Leeds ‘Climate Change, Jesus, and a Christian Response’, talk by Dr Edward Echlin, 2pm, 11 November, Trinity & All Saints College, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds. Further information: Dr Ann Marie Mealey A.Mealey@leedstrinity.ac.uk  
  12 Nov Cambridge Mission in a Changing Climate 9.30am-4pm. A one day conference for leaders in churches at St. Barnabas’ Church, Cambridge. The Cambridge A Rocha group are organising this event and have secured a great line up of speakers including the Revd. Dr. David Wilkinson, Principal of St. John’s College, Durham and author of ‘The Message of Creation’; Prof. Bob White FRS, co-author of ‘Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living’; Dr. Simon Stuart, IUCN, and the Revd. Margot Hodson, co-author of ‘Cherishing the Earth, How to care for God’s creation’. It’s just £20 for the day – if you’re interested, please contact Lynda Taylor on 01223 575172, Hilary Marlow on 01223 369050 or arocha.cambridge@googlemail.com  
12 Nov Chelmsford Cathedral Keene Lecture in the Cathedral - 'The Scientific Climate' with the Revd Dr John Polkinghorne, Particle physicist and theologian, winner of the Templeton Prize, 2002. Admission free - retiring collection.  
15 Nov Lancaster Transition City Lancaster Launch Meeting - We will be hosting a day of films, activities and discussions at the Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free, and food, drinks, cakes and music.Lots of opportunities to meet, details - 01524 36241  
15 Nov Petersfield Hampshire 10am at the URC Church Hall, College St., Petersfield. Prof. Roland Clift, CBE talking on "Food or Fuel? The future of World Agriculture". Info: 01730 266107.  
17 Nov Arthur Rank Centre near Coventry

Climate Change & Farming - the Agricultural Christian Fellowship (ACF) Annual Conference at the Arthur Rank Centre. www.agriculturalchristianfellowship.org.uk/conference.html

 
18 Nov Fulmodeston Norfolk

Feeding the Ten Billion - 7.30 pm Fulmodeston Village Hall, Norfolk . A Public meeting will be chaired by Lord Hastings. Issues of the organic movement and new genetics will be explored by Prof. Martin Wolfe (Wakelins Agro-Forestry), Prof. Alison Smith (John Innes Institute) and Mr. Andrew Thurston (Morley Research Centre).

 
18 Nov Hereford 7.30 at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford: HR1 2PR - Interconnectedness: Christianity and the Environment - an inter-active session led by Susan Piohtee of Transition Hereford's 'Spirit of Transition' group  
21-23 Nov Birmingham SHARED PLANET 08 - PEOPLE AND PLANET'S ANNUAL GATHERING
Friday 21 - Sunday 23 November, 2008, The University of Birmingham
Get informed and inspired to take action on global poverty, human rights
and the environment. See: http://peopleandplanet.org./shared-planet-08/
 
Sat 22 Nov Milton Keynes

Transport conference:

Christian Ecology Link Annual Members Meeting

 
23 Nov Baildon, Bradford 1530 at Baildon Methodist Church, Newton Way, Baildon, Shipley, Bradford, BD17 5NH. 'An Incovenient Truth' DVD. Free, but donations invited. Tea at 1700. Worship at 1800. Discussion of DVD at 1830. Contact: John D Anderson <dumelama2000@yahoo.co.uk>
 
27 Nov London 'How do we get back to climate safety?' - 7pm at Friends Meeting House, Euston -
No screaming, no panic, no doom, no gloom. Just a short and simple summary of the latest climate science followed by a discussion of what we're going to do about it. The Public Interest Research Centre will launch the report "Climate Safety" at Friends Meeting House, Euston, London. A panel of speakers – Caroline Lucas, George Monbiot, Kevin Anderson, Jeremy Leggett and Tim Helweg-Larsen - will be discussing the question 'How do we get back to climate safety?'
 
28 Nov Cardiff Sustainable World, Sustainable Population - Shrinking the Footprints. Round table consultation, Future Inn, Cardiff Bay 10am - 4pm. Chaired by Dr Rob Humphries, Open University Wales and Reverend Robin Morrison, Church in Wales. Contact Lisa Martin on 029 2034 8252.  
29 Nov World Buy Nothing Day  
29 Nov Birmingham Reclaim Christmas Day in Birmingham - Birmingham Cathedral  
30 Nov Martin Mere between Ormskirk and Southport On Sunday 30 November, A Rocha Trust will be holding a church service at 10am in the Lecture Theatre, at the North West Bird Watching Festival  
30 Nov BBC1 'Christmas Voices', 10am, BBC 1 television, features Mark Dowd of Operation Noah.  
2 Dec Edinburgh

Lauriston Jesuit Centre, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ , On Holy Ground - The Environment Series - First Talk: Alastair McIntosh & Vérène Nicolas -  A Spiritual Response to Present Times. http://www.lauriston.org.uk/envirseries.pdf Do visite their site - They have lots of speakers lined up for 2009.

 
3 Dec Ludlow Christmas Social Event - Ludlow Christian Ecology Group  
3 Dec Cheltenham New CEL local group meeting - details -  
4 Dec Truro 7.00 p.m. at Diocesan House, Truro . Our book this time is “God is Green” by Ian Bradley. If you require a copy on loan please phone 01872 274351  
5-7 Dec Hilfield Priory, Dorset Living simply in a global society’ - This weekend is led by Jonathan Herbert, Warden of the Pilsdon Community in West Dorset, celebrating it’s Jubilee this year. He will tackle some of the issues that all of us face as we try to live peacefully, gently and simply in an increasingly busy and competitive world. To book phone 01300 341741 or visit www.hilfieldproject.co.uk (Part of the Anglican Friary of St Francis Hilfield, West Dorset)  
6 Dec London Service before the climate change march ... Please see details ... Hinde Street Methodist Church near Bond St Tube Station 10.30am

Christian Ecology Link is organising a Service of Worship at Hinde Street Methodist Church, 19 Thayer Street, London W1U 2QJ, at 11.30am on Saturday 6th December 2008 to coincide with the Campaign Against Climate Change's national climate march 2008. The doors of the church will be open from 10am and coffee served from 10.30am. If you can help lead the singing please be at the church by 10.30am. Mark Dowd, campaigns strategist for Operation Noah, will be the main speaker. Rev Paul Trathen, will lead a time of reflection and prayer.

After the Service we will join the Climate Change March due to leave Grosvenor Square at 1 pm. If anyone in your organisation would like to be more closely involved in organising and supporting the Service please email Ruth Jarman at ruth@sjarman11.wanadoo.co.uk 01252 849904 or 07970 907784 Download poster to display:climate-service-poster-2008.pdf 68 KB

 
6 Dec Durham Spirituality for Survival?Shaping a Christian Response to Climate Change9.15am-1.15pm, The Council Chamber, Durham County Hall Together we will: * Explore theologically * Reflect spiritually * Take responsibility in the light of our Christian hope Main speakers: Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham; Isabel Carter, Director of Amberlinks. Info: Linda Richardson, Tel. (0191) 5362300, Email. secretary@archdeacon.eu  
6 Dec London

Thames North Synod - Southern Synod South East Area Congregational Federation A Time for Celebration Council for World Mission Thirty Years of Partnership Saturday 6 December 2008 at Christchurch and Upton Chapel, Kennington Road opposite Lambeth North Underground Station 2.00pm until 4.30pm Come and celebrate with partners of CWM on a Happy December Saturday afternoon. Worship in the light of contemporary needs of our Churches around the world. Exhibitions Market Stalls Des van der Water, general secretary of CWM will speak during the afternoon. Alison Adam from the Iona Community Singing and Musical presentations Environment and Climate ChangeJustice and Peace HIV/AIDS Come and Celebrate Affirm our Life together

There will be a lot of emphasis on Climate Change and the Environment especailly the Pacific Island of Tuvalu. info: Geoffrey Duncan - 020 7799 5000; email - world.churchandsociety@urcthamesnorth.org.uk

 
Mon 8 Dec Edinburgh 7.30 pm Prof Aubrey Manning, scientist, discusses the current state of the world with Owen Dudley Edwards, historian, to consider a modern day response to the conflicting demands placed on the earth and its inhabitants. Prof Aubrey Manning & Owen Dudley Edwards - Life and the Earth: interlocking histories 0131 477 5795, Lauriston Jesuit Centre, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ , On Holy Ground - The Environment Series centre@lauriston.org.uk  
13-14 Dec London The 2008 FAIR TRADE FAIR at the Central Hall, Westminster, in Parliament Square, London SW1. There will be many exhibitors displaying an incredible range of gifts from all over the world and we would love to see you there. The Fair will be open on both days from 12 noon to 6pm.  
13 Dec Leeds Saturday 13th December, 10am to 12 noon, Edward Echlin, 'Climate Change: A Christian Response, for Leeds Branch of Progressive Christianity Network', Chapel Allerton Methodist Church, Town Street, Leeds LS7 4NB. Details: griff.horsforth@btinternet.com  
26 Dec Ripon Boxing Day Pilgrimage from Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey. Eucharist 9.30am, followed by 3 mile walk, then Carol Service at the Abbey. (Then a 3 mile walk home again!)  

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