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9 Jan Chelten-ham The C hristian E cology L ink Cheltenham group meets next y at 7:45 pm at 28 Moorend Park Rd, Leckhampton . Christians of any denomination are welcome, Canon Bosco MacDonald, parish priest of the main Roman Catholic parish in Cheltenham, St Gregory's since September, will be present. Amongst the matters we may wish to discuss with him are energy use and conservation in parish buildings; energy suppliers; transport sharing for parishioners, fair trade and recycling. It is also an opportunity to introduce him to what's going on already in this field locally. Details  
10 Jan London Gentle Action, Science, Society and Consciousness Resurgence Magazine and Schumacher College present a day exploring ways of building resilient communities. Featuring gentle action, expansion of consciousness and making science work in harmony with people and the planet. With David Peat, author of “Blackfoot Physics” and “Gentle Action”; Amit Goswami, of “What the Bleep Do We Know?” and Professor of Physics at the University of Oregon, USA; Brigit Strawbridge of BBC2’s “It’s Not Easy Being Green” & founder of the Big Green Idea and Satish Kumar, Editor of Resurgence Magazine Admission: £25, oncessions: £15. Accessible for the disabled, Lunch available from Shambhu’s. 11am – 5pm Maria Assumpta Centre, 23 Kensington Square , London W8 5HN RSVP Peter Lang, Resurgence Events Director peterlangATresurgence 0208 809 2391  
14 Jan Plymouth Screening of God is Green and Q&A with Mark Dowd in Plymouth University College of St Mark and St John - Derriford Road, Plymouth - 07:30pm to 09:00pm - A screening of God is Green will be followed by a Q&A with Operation Noah campaign strategist Mark Dowd, chaired by the university's chaplain, Rev Gayle Rawlings.  
17 Jan Liverpool Wirral's famous 'Swap Days' are coming to Liverpool! - come along and learn all about them! Sometimes known as "Give & Take Days" - imagine a jumble sale with large items being collected and delivered but with no money changing hands on the day! If you would like to be involved, please come to our Project Planning Day at St. James House next to the Anglican Cathedral, on Saturday 17th January 2009, from 9.45 a.m. to 2.00..with a free lunch! Please bring along one or two items to "swap" (the sort of items you would normally donate to a charity shop) Venue enquiries Marjorie or Helen on 705 2111 Event enquiries Jim on 639 2121  
17 Jan Tilehurst, Reading

Green Faith Day - Exploring our responsibilities towards God's creation 10am-4pm Tilehurst Methodist Church, School Road, Tilehurst.

Please download a poster and display

Opening panel Revd Professor Ian James, Department of Meterology, Reading University and Environment Adviser for the Diocese of Oxford; Professor Sir John Marsh, Methodist local preacher and former professor of Agriculture at Reading University; Ruth Conway from Christian Ecology Link/Operation Noah; Maggie Ross, Anglican solitary and academic; and Paula Clifford from Christian Aid (formerly Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury on Climate Change) will discuss their response to climate change and other environmental issues. Morning and afternoon workshops

Christian Aid * Sheepdrove Organic Farm * Renewable energy * Tilehurst Horticultural Society - self-sufficiency * Truefood Coop * Environment-themed Bible study * Treading lightly - pathways of reflection * Eco-congregations share their experiences *Children's workshop available in the afternoon And more! The event will end with a service in the rebuilt Tilehurst Methodist Church Please bring your own lunch, coffee and tea provided Cost for the day £5, concessions £3, children free Information stands BBOWT * CCOW* Christian Aid * CEL/Operation Noah * Reading Borough Council * JRI SAGE and CRES * Sheepdrove Organic Farm * Thames Valley Energy * Tilehurst Horticultural Society * Truefood Coop * TMC' Eco-congregation * Traidcraft * Twinkle Twinkle Real Nappies 01235 850267 or The event will end with a service in the refurbished and extended Tilehurst Methodist Church 0118 943 1602 - email details

17 Jan Gloucester Redcliffe/JRI environment conference at Redcliffe

Just living: The quest for fairness in a finite world

Explore a practical understanding of what this created world can carry, how it can be shared and what we can do as we strive to bing fairness in a finite world.
Speakers include Peter Price-Thomas, founder of EcoChurch and formerly of The Natural Step, Dewi Hughes of Tearfund and Andrew Steer, Director General for Policy and Research at the Department for International Development. The day runs from 9.30am - 4.30pm, cost includes a two-course hot lunch.

More details and a downloadable booking form are available on the Redcliffe website at Alternatively call David Marriott on 01452 308 097

19 Jan Leeds Leeds CEL meeting - 7.45pm - at St. Chad's Church Hall, Far Headingley, Leeds 6. Waste Management, with a speaker from Leeds City Council.
20 Jan Hereford

7.30 at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford: HR1 2PR - 'Transport in Herefordshire' by Ben Watts, Senior Transportation Planning Officer for Herefordshire Council', St John's Methodist Church ... 7.30.

21 Jan Gloucester Gloucestershire Churches Environmental Justice Network: at its next meeting (12 noon until 2pm on Wednesday 21 January 2009 in t he Jubilee Room of Saint Aldate’s Church, Gloucester) Molly Scott-Cato from Stroud will be giving a talk on Transition Towns . If you wish to come, please inform the Network's convener, Kingsley Jones: arkj.kcj"at"  
24 Jan Cardiff Bay Cardiff and the Ark 11:00am to 04:00pm - Noah's Ark to be recreated in Cardiff Cardiff Lightship event - join schoolchildren, their parents and teachers, church and faith communities, environmental and Development Groups, the Salvation Army Band, a Gospel Choir and... real live animals!  
27 Jan Edinburgh 7.30 pm- Dr Michael Northcott, Anglican priest and theologian, looks forward to a Papal Encyclical on ecology. What might it include? 40 years ago ‘Pacem in Terris’ changed the way the church looked at international development. Now the very earth itself requires the same treatment. Life and the Earth: interlocking histories 0131 477 5795, Lauriston Jesuit Centre, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ , On Holy Ground - The Environment Series  

'Treading Lighter During Lent' works as follows:

•  From 18 th January (or whenever you're ready to begin), you record your weekly energy use and carbon emissions for 6 weeks before Lent, 7 weeks during Lent and 8 weeks after Lent (or as often as practicable).

•  During Lent, you take steps to reduce your energy consumption.
•  A resource pack is available, containing:
•  Ideas and advice from the Energy Saving Trust advice centre for the North East
•  A simple log sheet for recording your energy use and calculating your carbon emissions
•  A cycle of prayers from the Diocesan Environment Group

•  7.00pm, Mon 26 th January Monastic Workshop, Hexham Abbey


•  7.00pm, Tue 27 th January Church House, Newcastle

•  7.00pm, Fri 30 th January Parish Hall, Stobhill, Morpeth

29 Jan Milton Keynes

 MKCEG Milton Keynes Christian Ecology Group - Introducing the MK Carbon Reduction Programme . . . . . . - Ian Byrne , Deputy Director at National Energy Foundation will be visiting our group to help us explore how the churches in Milton Keynes can play a leading part in this new city-wide project aimed at cutting CO 2 emissions across MK. Time and place:  Loughton Baptist Church on Thursday 29th January at 7.30pm

31 Jan Southwell Climate Change and the World's Poorest People, Holy Trinity Church Southwell UK -12:30am to 12:00pm - The January seminar of the World Development Group is exploring the impact of climate change on the world's poorest people. Speaking at the event will be Mark Dowd, Operation Noah's campaign strategist and Sarah Metcalfe, Professor of Earth and Environmental Dynamics at Nottingham University School of Geography. ;  
31 Jan London Gandhi Foundation Multi Faith Celebration 2009 Time: 16:00 - 18:30 - London Inter Faith Centre -125 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG - Directions: click here Please join us for this special occasion and bring your friends and family. There will be one keynote speaker, time for silence, and light refreshments from 5.30pm onwards. Very young children (4yrs or younger) may not be comfortable during the main event, but there is ample space downstairs if they can be supervised adequately. We are asking for a suggested donation of £4 per person on the day (or whatever you can afford) towards meeting the costs for venue hire and refreshments. We hope to see you. For more details contact The Gandhi Foundation:
Phone: 0845 313 8419
2/3/4 Feb Birmingham "Changing Lifestyles". Orgainised by Globally Local, a Midlands based network with international connections, fostering the development of collaborative regional economies as a counterbalance to our unsustainable global economic activity.  
8 Feb UK Education Sunday theme (8 Feb 2009): God's World is a Gift on Trust -  
7 Feb 2009 Acle, Norfolk

Norfolk Flooding! What do we do? -Acle Methodist Church , Norfolk . 10 am - 4pm. Environmental Consultation chaired by The Rt Rev David Atkinson, Bishop of Thetford and organised by Churches Together on the Broads.  Further information: Norwich Diocese


10 Feb

London INVITE TO LONDON PUBLIC MEETING ON THE AMAZING NEW SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES ACT! The Sustainable Communities Act recently became law due to a huge campaign effort by the Local Works coalition ( of which CEL is a member. Now that we have this fantastic new law a ‘bottom up’ process has been set up and can be used by you, your communities and councils to protect and promote local services, shops, trade, communities and the environment, devolve powers and potentially even trigger new legislation. However, councils must choose to use the new powers before communities can and in London so far only a handful of councils have done so. Please come to our public meeting and hear how the Act works and how you can help ensure all London’s councils choose to use it! Date, time : Tue 10 th Feb 2009, 7-9pm Venue : The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Parliament, Victoria Embankment, Westminster SW1A 2LW - or 020 7278 4443. This is a free, public event and no booking is required. More information –  
12 Feb London Climate Change Effective Communication course -  
Fri 13-15 Feb 2009 Ringsfield Beccles

Christian Ecology Link, Storm of Hope Retreat 2009 weekend 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

14 Feb Lancaster

Transition City Lancaster Meeting - at the Friends Meeting House. 1pm to 5pm.- Transition to . . . a vibrant community, resilient to the threats posed by peak oil, where we don't fuel runaway climate change - and where life is much more enjoyable . . .

14-22 Feb Soudley, Forest of Dean Dean Heritage Centre Make-do and Mend Fun Saturday 14th – Sunday 22nd February How did the Victorians recycle? Help make our giant Forest rag rug, and weave your own recycled rug to take home. Make a peg doll in the Forester's cottage. Recycle Roadshow Sunday 15th February The "3 Rs" - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - from the Recycle for Gloucestershire Team. Make your own paper and take it home with you! Get composting in your own home.- Dean Heritage Centre Camp Mill, Soudley, Forest of Dean , Gloucestershire , GL14 2UB T: 01594 822170 E:  
Downing Street, London Demonstrate against Heathrow Expansion ! Protest outside Downing Street, from 5.30 pm Thursday 19 th February Organised by Campaign against Climate Change  
21 Feb Hilfield Dorset putting up nest boxes around Hilfield riary. If you would like to come and help us with this venture on Saturday 21 February please give me a call. Suitable for all the family, and a great way to end the Half-term Holiday . Bring a pack lunch, but all materials provided. You could even keep your creation for use in your own garden. The Friary of St Francis, Hilfield, Dorchester DT2 7BE Tel 01300 341741  
23 Feb - 8 March   Fair Trade fortnight  
23 Feb - 13 March Lots of Towns and Schools in UK

Leading experts from the John Ray Initiative will be exploring the science behind climate change and dispelling the associated myths. Tearfund will be looking at the effects on the poor and A Rocha will be examining the
effects on our planet. Share Jesus International is investigating why this topic should be important to Christians. The tour aims to educate, equip and empower you to take action. Doors open at 7:00pm
Presentations commence at 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm For general information: 020 8781 1741
Tickets in advance: £6 adults; £3 under 18’s
Tickets on the door: £7 adults; £4 under 18’s
Available on-line at or
call 020 8781 1740 (office hours)

Mon 23rd Feb Hamilton Hamilton College, ML3 0AY
Tues 24th Feb Edinburgh Morningside Baptist Church, EH10 4DB
Wed 25th Feb Selkirk Selkirk High School, TD7 4EW
Thurs 26th Feb Newcastle Brunswick Methodist Church, NE1 7BJ
Fri 27th Feb Harrogate Starbeck Methodist Church, HG2 7LH
Mon 2nd March Manchester Salford City Academy, M30 7PQ
Tues 3rd March Wirral St. Luke’s Church, Hoylake, CH47 2BF
Wed 4th March Coventry Blue Coat School, CV1 2BA
Thurs 5th March Cheltenham St. Matthew’s Church, GL50 3PL
Fri 6th March Reading Reading Community Church, RG30 4NX
Mon 9th March Poole Poole Grammar School, BH17 9JU
Tues 10th March Worthing St. Andrew’s High School, BN14 8BG -
Wed 11th March Cambridge St. Bede’s School, CB1 3TD
Thurs 12th March Tunbridge Wells St. John’s Church, TN4 9LG
Fri 13th March Ealing Acton Hill Church, W3 9BY

24 Feb 2009 Reading Dr. David Shipworth of the University of Reading: public lecture on "Cleaning up your Carbon Footprint". The lecture is free and non-ticketed, and will be held in the Palmer Lecture Theatre at the University at 8p.m on that date. The blurb says "This lecture has some fun looking at how our carbon emissions are calculated and why `carbon calculators` produce such different results". phone Carol Derham on 0118 378 8004.  
25 Feb -11 April UK Carbon Fast during Lent - material organised by Tearfund  
26 Feb   Simon Slater - Head of Sustainable Development will be speaking on 'eco town planning' 'On Earth as it is in Heaven?' Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DT, opposite the Whitleigh Green shops. 7.30pm, followed with refreshments and a time for questions.  
28 Feb Oxford

 Faith and Food- Making the Connections - Day Event- 9.30am-4.30pm - Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DH, and St Michael at the North Gate Church, Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3EY

23 Feb - 8 March   Fair Trade fortnight  
23 Feb - 13 March Lots of Towns and Schools in UK

Leading experts from the John Ray Initiative will be exploring the science behind climate change and dispelling the associated myths. Tearfund will be looking at the effects on the poor and A Rocha will be examining the
effects on our planet. Share Jesus International is investigating why this topic should be important to Christians. The tour aims to educate, equip and empower you to take action. Doors open at 7:00pm
Presentations commence at 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm For general information: 020 8781 1741
Tickets in advance: £6 adults; £3 under 18’s
Tickets on the door: £7 adults; £4 under 18’s
Available on-line at or
call 020 8781 1740 (office hours)

Mon 23rd Feb Hamilton Hamilton College, ML3 0AY
Tues 24th Feb Edinburgh Morningside Baptist Church, EH10 4DB
Wed 25th Feb Selkirk Selkirk High School, TD7 4EW
Thurs 26th Feb Newcastle Brunswick Methodist Church, NE1 7BJ
Fri 27th Feb Harrogate Starbeck Methodist Church, HG2 7LH
Mon 2nd March Manchester Salford City Academy, M30 7PQ
Tues 3rd March Wirral St. Luke’s Church, Hoylake, CH47 2BF
Wed 4th March Coventry Blue Coat School, CV1 2BA
Thurs 5th March Cheltenham St. Matthew’s Church, GL50 3PL
Fri 6th March Reading Reading Community Church, RG30 4NX
Mon 9th March Poole Poole Grammar School, BH17 9JU
Tues 10th March Worthing St. Andrew’s High School, BN14 8BG -
Wed 11th March Cambridge St. Bede’s School, CB1 3TD
Thurs 12th March Tunbridge Wells St. John’s Church, TN4 9LG
Fri 13th March Ealing Acton Hill Church, W3 9BY

25 Feb -11 April UK Carbon Fast during Lent - material organised by Tearfund  
1 March Sheffield

KEY ISSUES IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE - Three seminars at St Mark's Church, Broomhill, Sheffield - (next to Royal Hallamshire Hospital) - 6.00 to 7.30 pm - followed by opportunity for tea/coffee and informal discussion.

Sunday 1 March - CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE EU: - MISSED OPPORTUNITY OR KEY PLAYER? - Speakers: Linda McAvan , MEP for Yorkshire and Humberside, Labour spokesperson on the Environment in the European Parliament, spokesperson on Climate Change for the European Socialist Group. - Jenny Brown , Christian Aid's Senior EU Relations Adviser, whose role is to influence the EU on Christian Aid's development priorities.

1 March Hexham

'Treading Lighter during Lent' - Hexham Abbey presents a series of high-profile speakers on the impact of climate change - as part of Evensong on Sunday evenings during Lent  

6:30pm Sunday 1st March

Brendan Callaghan - Regional Conservator, The Forestry Commission - The challenge for forestry

6:30pm Sunday 8th March

Dr Paula Clifford - Christian Aid and Archbishop of Canterbury's Advisor on Climate Change - The challenge for the poor

6:30pm Sunday 15th March

Professor Sam Berry - Past President of the British Ecological Society - The challenge for ecology

6:30pm Sunday 22nd March

Professor Dermot Roddy - Science City Professor of Energy, The University of Newcastle - The challenge for renewable energy

6:30pm Sunday 29th March

Professor Michael Northcott - Professor of Ethics, The University of Edinburgh - The challenge for ethics

For more information contact Canon Graham Usher, Rector, Hexham Abbey, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3NB, Tel. 01434 602031, Email

28 Feb Colchester Diocese of Chelmsford - Colchester Area Conference
Treasure the Earth - 5th Mark of Mission: striving to safeguard the integrity of creation - 9.30am - 3.30pm
St John’s Church, Colchester - Keynote Speakers
BISHOP DAVID ATKINSON- author of Renewing the Face of the Earth, CHRIS WALTON - Outreach Director of
Ringsfield Christian Eco-Study Centre. Save the date now and start working. on our challenges! Awards for:
• Best youth initiative
• Best energy saving idea
• Best church building initiative
• Greenest journey to the conference
• Most environmentally friendly churchyard
• Greenest parishioner (no self-nominating!)
Cost £5 per person. Pay for 5 and the rest come free.
Please bring lunch with you – drinks provided.
Coffee and doughnuts served till 9.50am. Prompt start 10.00am.
More details from: Annie Coley, Parish Development Adviser, 01255 676792
4 March South Wimbledon

Holy Trinity Church South Wimbledon Green faith: Lent explorations into ecology, faith and stewardship of the Earth - Wednesday evening lectures at 8pm (coffee/tea from 7.30pm) All welcome!

4 March: Matthew Reed , Marketing Director, Christian Aid. - Climate change: poverty made permanent? Poster and details

Wed 4 March 2009 York

Dr Elaine Storkey, President, Tearfund - "Creation, Ecological Crisis and the Global Poor" - York St John University, 7.00pm- Doors open 6.30pm - Tickets free but it is necessary to book.- Ebor Lectures - To book a ticket email: or write to: Ebor lectures, School of Education and Theology, York St John University College, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

6-8 March Hilfield Dorset Eco-penance Too late to change? The weekend at Hilfield Project takes the Lenten theme of repentance and applies it to ecology - the way we house-keep our planet. We'll look at how our own lives and attitudes can be changed in relation to the environment, and at how we can work for change in our world with joyful and generous hearts We'll be looking at the scriptures and at the various areas of our lives where we might be being called to change. There will be some practice too - walking, gardening, creating, listening, praying - and there will be plenty to eat! Residential donation suggestion £85.00  
7 March Cheltenham

Poster OUR CIVILISATION IN CRISIS: - ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS - OUR CHURCHES' RESPONSE - Day of reflection, led by Frank Regan - Venue: St Edward's Junior School , Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL52 6NR (by kind permission of the Headmaster) - Organized by Cheltenham Christian Ecology Link , in association with Gloucestershire Churches Environmental Justice Network and Clifton Diocese Justice and Peace Commission. All, from whatever Christian tradition, are welcome. -10:30am - 4.00pm To book a place, please contact Martin Davis - 01242 575779 or . Whilst there is no admission charge, a collection will be made to cover expenses. Programme:

10:30 registration -11:00 first session: Our planet in peril: our prophetic response - 12:15 lunch - bring food to share - 1:15 time for private reflection/walk in the school grounds - 2:00 second session: From prophets to mystics - 3:00 Christian Ecology Link networking, and tea - 3:30 informal prayers - 4:00 close


An inspiring speaker, Frank Regan was born and raised in the Bronx and was until three years ago a Catholic priest. His principal concern is to understand Faith today in the junction where culture, politics and ecology meet. He spent 22 years as a chaplain with the Young Christian Workers in Peru and 10 years in London working in Justice and Peace ministry. He lives with his wife in Devon .

St Edward's Junior School is situated in spacious grounds to the North of the A40 in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham .

Directions: when standing at Six Ways traffic lights on the main A40 London Road in Charlton Kings, and looking away from Cheltenham , turn left up Greenway Lane , and then next left again ( Ashley Road ). The entrance to the school is clearly marked on the left off Ashley Road . There are Pulhams buses from Royal Well bus station Cheltenham which stop at Six Ways . Alternatively, take the Stagecoach bus B from Pittville Street : services at five minutes past and twenty-five minutes to each hour. There is ample car parking at the school.

7 March Hereford

7.30 at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford: HR1 2PR - Creation on a big canvas- a multi-media presentation by Peter Massey and Joseph Field.  Free admission - donations invited to cover costs. Organised by Herford Christian Ecology Group


Sunday 8 March



When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. Imports of oil were cut by more than half and food by 80 percent . This film shows how Cubans moved from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. This inspiring film will be followed by discussion. It is an excellent introduction to the next seminar. Peak Oil implies that before long the oil is going to run out.

8 March Sheffield

KEY ISSUES IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE - Three seminars at St Mark's Church, Broomhill, Sheffield - (next to Royal Hallamshire Hospital) - 6.00 to 7.30 pm - followed by opportunity for tea/coffee and informal discussion.


When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. Imports of oil were cut by more than half and food by 80 percent . This film shows how Cubans moved from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. This inspiring film will be followed by discussion. It is an excellent introduction to the next seminar. Peak Oil implies that before long the oil is going to run out.

11 March South Wimbledon

Holy Trinity Church South Wimbledon Green faith: Lent explorations into ecology, faith and stewardship of the Earth - Wednesday evening lectures at 8pm (coffee/tea from 7.30pm) All welcome!

Poster and details

11 March: Nick Robins , Head of HSBC's Climate Change Centre of Excellence, author of Sustainable Investing - When we were still far off: climate change, faith and action .He helped set up the Christ Church Eco-Congregation group.

12 March London CAFOD Climate Justice Campaign Launch, London - Westminster Cathedral Hall , SW1P 1QW ; 7pm-9pm. Contact: or tel: 020 7095 5414  
14 March Bamber Bridge, Preston

North West A Rocha UK Regional Conference. Cuerdon Valley Park Trust, Bamber Bridge , near Preston , 10.00 to 16.00. Cost £10 including lunch.Booking through Elaine Brown, 64 Queens Avenue , London N3 2NP , cheques payayable to A Rocha UK. By 20 February if possible

The speakers are Steve Hughes, CEO of ARUK, Professor Graham Ashworth, an eminent environmental scientist and Steve Mathews, an AR member with practical experience and vision. The stated purposes of the Conference are:

•  To hear of A Rocha's plans, present and future and to offer feedback - •  To get to know other AR members in the region better - •  To learn how we might become more involved in A Rocha's work - •  To be encouraged in our walk with God.

The programme will include an outdoor activity in the grounds of the Trust.

14 March London Lenten Day of Reflection for Religious - Vaughan House, London , SW1P 1QN ; 10.30am. Contact: or tel: 020 7095 5503  
15 March Sheffield

KEY ISSUES IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE - Three seminars at St Mark's Church, Broomhill, Sheffield - (next to Royal Hallamshire Hospital) - 6.00 to 7.30 pm - followed by opportunity for tea/coffee and informal discussion.


Advocates of either a chemical or an organic way of feeding the world appear to be diametrically opposed. The two speakers will help us to see if there is a more creative way forward.

Dr Peter Mitchell of the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at Sheffield University has conducted research on improving the photosynthesis and productivity of rice with a colleague in the Philippines for the last 13 years.

Dr Linda Evans took a First at Cambridge in Natural Sciences, did a year at Harvard/Radcliffe, a Ph.D in Flame Chemistry and then post-doctoral research at Imperial College in London and in Sheffield. She has lectured on food at the then Sheffield Polytechnic and now pursues her passionate long-term interests in energy-generation and conservation, and in food and agriculture systems.

15 March UK

The Age of Stupid People’s Premier in Leicester Square and simultaneously in 50 cinemas around the country. This is a life-changing film about climate change and could reach a whole load of people who have never thought about being eco-active before. March 20 th is week one for general release to the cinemas. The first week is make or break for any movie. Don’t wait to tell your friends about it after you’ve seen it, don’t wait for it to come out on DVD. Go and see it and drag as many friends, relations and strangers as you can that first week. It needs the numbers in that first week if it’s going to be taken up throughout the UK and even the world. Go to to see a trailer, find out where it’s showing and to get involved with a post-screening event – this film reaches peoples hearts – it is as they walk out of the cinema that they need to be given help in doing something within their new-found reality.

Sun 15 March Leeds

Leeds Faiths Forum - INTER FAITH CONFERENCE ON THE ENVIRONMENT - 2.30 - 7.00pm -Venue: Gandhi Hall, Leeds Metropolitan University - Headingley Campus, Bec kett Park Site, Otley Road (A660), Leeds LS6 3QS - Speakers to include John Battle MP - and speakers from different faiths

For more details contact Charles Dobbin - 0113 268 4598

Mon 16 Mar Leeds

Leeds Christian Ecology Link - Visit to Beeston Recycling Centre LS11 5TD - 7 - 8pm . Meet at St. Chad 's Car Park at 6.30pm (0113 2893128)

18 March South Wimbledon

Holy Trinity Church South Wimbledon Green faith: Lent explorations into ecology, faith and stewardship of the Earth - Wednesday evening lectures at 8pm (coffee/tea from 7.30pm) All welcome!

Poster and details 18 March: John Bell , author, poet, preacher and musician from the Iona Community - The Love of God and Global Warming

19 March Coventry Climate Change Day of Action (joint event CAFOD/ Christian Aid) - Coventry Cathedral, CV1 5AB; 12pm - 4pm. 12.00 Coventry Cathedral, March around City, Coach to Eon, Talks by CAFOD partners at Central Hall.- Climate Change Day of Action organised by Christian Aid, CAFOD and WDM. Two very important James’s are speaking in Coventry cathedral - James Hansen and James Jones. Contact: 020 7095 5414  
21 March Holy Island, Northumberland Inspiration from the Northern Saints - St. Aiden's Church, Holy Island ; all day. Contact: or tel: 0191 373  
21 March Welwyn Garden City

Conservation Solutions in an Uncertain World - A conference for conservation practitioners - A one day conference at Christchurch Baptist Church, Welwyn Garden City on Saturday March 21st 2009, from 10am to 4.30pm. - Guest speakers:
Simon Stuart (IUCN)
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Mark Adderley (NTS) (Former) Chief Executive,
National Trust for Scotland with: Peter Harris, founder of A Rocha International

21 March Leeds Celebrate Justice - Leeds Methodist Mission , Oxford Place (mass at St Anne's Cathedral , LS2 8BE ); 11am start (tea/coffee 10.30am), mass 12noon and afternoon event. Contact: or tel: 0113 275 9302  
22 March London ' FAST FOR THE PLANET': A transformative approach to caring for the earth . Time: 4 - 8.20pm Venue: St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London . EC2N 4AG. (Nearest tube: Liverpool Street). Organised by London Islamic Network for the Environment (LINE) & St Ethelburga's :
22 March York CAFOD CLimate Campaign - York Launch - St. Wilfred's Parish , YO1 7EN ; 11am and afternoon event. Contact: or tel: 01904 671 767  
22 March Dorchester 6pm. Lent talks at Dorchester Abbey.  Sage member, Martin Hodson will be speaking on the environment. These talks will take place on Sunday evenings through Lent in Dorchester Abbey. There will be a short service of Evening Prayer at 6pm followed by light refreshments and a talk or presentation followed by question and answer session beginning at 7pm.  
23 March London 5pm WeCan youth lobby of parliament on climate change. Bring your church youth group to put your hands on the stones of Westminster and PRAY! See Anyone coming please contact Ruth Jarman 01252 849904 07970 907784  
25 March South Wimbledon

Holy Trinity Church South Wimbledon Green faith: Lent explorations into ecology, faith and stewardship of the Earth - Wednesday evening lectures at 8pm (coffee/tea from 7.30pm) All welcome!

Poster and details 25 March: Ellen Teague , Roman Catholic activist, author of Becoming a Green Christian

25 March Bristol 25th March - Clifton Diocese Launch - St. Teresa's Social Centre, Bristol , BS34 7PL ; 7.30pm - 9pm. Contact: or tel: 020 7095 5414 26th March - Cardiff Launch - Cardiff University Catholic Chaplaincy, CF10 3AS; 7.30pm. Contact: or tel: 029 2045 3360  
Wed 25 March


The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Doctor Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury - "Renewing the Face of the Earth: Human Responsibility and the Environment" - York Minster, 7.30pm - Tickets free but it is necessary to book.- Ebor Lectures - To book a ticket email: or write to: Ebor lectures, School of Education and Theology, York St John University College, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

26 March Plymouth Woodland Trust. Steve Beech will be speaking on the work of the Trust and local projects. Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DT, opposite the Whitleigh Green shops. 7.30pm, followed with refreshments and a time for questions.  
28 March Oxford Walk with the Creator, with Oxford Christian Environment Group SAGE. Sydlings Copse - a nature reserve owned by BBOWT with an impressive variety of habitats boasting over 400 plant species.   
28 March London G20 Mobilisation, London 28th March CEL is supporting the Put People First G20 March in London on 28th March. Join us to speak truth amidst confusion.

The financial system is broken, at great cost to the earth and its poorest communities. We can do better. As global leaders gather in London to fix the mess, this demonstration will demand that they put jobs, global justice and climate change first. who: you…and your family, friends, and church
what: join thousands who are gathering to pray and march for jobs, global justice and climate as part of Put People First!
when: Saturday, 28 March 2009. There will be a joint church action service beforehand, details coming soon. where: march assembles from 11am from the Embankment, London. Church service location TBA. After the march, drop in for a cup of tea with Tearfund and put your feet up before you head home. Put People First is supported by a wide range of civil society groups including unions, development organisations, faith groups and environmental groups including CEL. (Be assured that CEL had no say in its choice of name.)

28 March World On Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour as a demonstration to decision makers of their concern about climate change.  
29 March Plymouth

CAFOD's new Climate Justice Campaign - Plymouth Launch - Buckfast Abbey, Devon , TQ11 0EE ; all day. Contact: or tel: 01752 551 679 9th May - Campaigner's Event, London (venue tbc). Contact: or tel: 020 7095 5414

31 March Hove, East Sussex. Edward Echlin, 'Climate Dynamics: the Jewish and Christian Response', Progressive Synagogue, Lansdowne Road, Hove.7.30pm.  
1 April South Wimbledon

Holy Trinity Church South Wimbledon Green faith: Lent explorations into ecology, faith and stewardship of the Earth - Wednesday evening lectures at 8pm (coffee/tea from 7.30pm) All welcome!

Poster and details
1 April: Professor Simon Owens , Head of Strategic Projects, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Stewarding the earth-why bother?

1 April UK Fossil Fools Day.

The international Rising Tide network and its allies are calling for a day of action against the fossil fuel industry on April 1st 2009. We would like to invite you to get involved in this day of action.

4 April Morecambe

*'God and Global Warming - what Christians should do about climate change'*
10am-4pm Christ Church URC, Broadway, Morecambe - Main speaker: Mark Dowd (Operation Noah) - The day will also include a choice of workshops, children's activities for primary school aged children and a performance of 'Degrees of Change', directed by David Ash for Drama Factory. - Talk on climate change and peak oil from Mark Rotherham, CEL member.- CEL stall Free, but booking required Contact Kathy Chandler 01524 425374

Download booking form and programme

17-19 Apr Hilfield Dorset Then 17-19 April we are looking forward to joining with the London Islamic Network for the Environment in a weekend of working and learning together Muslim and Christian sharing in caring for the Environment An Exploration into Islamic and Christian perspectives on ecology; sharing personal story food and physical work. A chance to nurture understanding and respect amongst us, seeking common ground, and honouring differences in our concern for the care of creation. Residential donation suggestion £85.00 Hilfield Project  
20 Apr Pangbourne Professor Nigel Arnell Director of he Walker Institute for Climate System and member of the IPCC Climate Change Science and Politics April 20th, 8.00 pm St James the Less, Pangbourne  

Mon 20 Apr


Leeds Christian Ecology Link - 7.45pm - St. Chad's Parish Hall ,Far Headingley LS16 5JT - Speaker from Leeds City Council 'TRANSPORT IN THE CITY'. - Sustainable transport throughout the year. Contact: 0113 2758100 0113 2665165

20-22 Apr London Colney, St Albans Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat. All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney (just off the M26 - near St Albans). Details and booking, contact  
21 April Hereford

Phil Priestley will speak about Full House, Hereford's furniture and white electrical goods recycling service - Hereford Christian Ecology Link: St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, at 7.30

Wed 22 April 2009 York

Mr John Sauven - Executive Director, Greenpeace UK - "Disturbing the Present" - York St John University, 7.00pm - Ebor Lectures - To book a ticket email: or write to: Ebor lectures, School of Education and Theology, York St John University College, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

23 April Tilehurst, Reading

God is Green - This will be screened on Thursday 23 April and Thursday 30 April at Tilehurst Methodist Church , School Rd , Tilehurst, Reading - At 7.30 pm followed by a Christian Aid DVD - COUNTDOWN TO COPENHAGEN Time to make a difference - Followed by refreshments and an opportunity to take away literature from Christian Ecology Link, Christian Aid and Operation Noah, CAFOD, CCOW and Tearfund.

25 April Barcombe (nr Lewes) 'The Bible and Ecology, Why Christian Care for the Earth'. 10.30am to 1pm. St Mary's Church, Barcombe (nr Lewes) East Sussex. Speakers: Edward Echlin, Joyce Dent and Keith Innes. Details: Poster  
25 April Gosforth

Does your church have a churchyard? - Would your church like to do more for wildlife? - The Diocesan Environment Group is planning a seminar - "Encouraging Wildlife in the Churchyard" to be held at St Nicholas's Church, Gosforth - 10.00am to 3.00pm, - by kind permission of the Revd Philip Cunningham and St Nicholas's PCC.Some of Britain's native wildlife is currently under pressure. Come along and see what your church could do to enhance conditions for wildlife in God's Acre. Drinks will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch. Some time will be spent in the churchyard, so please bring appropriate footwear. For more information, contact Mrs Janis Irvine at Slaley Vicarage, Tel. (01434) 673609

30 April Tilehurst, Reading

God is Green - This will be screened on Thursday 23 April and Thursday 30 April at Tilehurst Methodist Church , School Rd , Tilehurst, Reading - At 7.30 pm followed by a Christian Aid DVD - COUNTDOWN TO COPENHAGEN Time to make a difference - Followed by refreshments and an opportunity to take away literature from Christian Ecology Link, Christian Aid and Operation Noah, CAFOD, CCOW and Tearfund.

1 May London Just Share Fair trade event -Farmers of the world unite- 12:00 and 14:00 on Friday 1st May at the Forecourt of the Royal Exchange in the City of London.  
3 May Horton in Ribblesdale Lambing service at 3.00pm at Newhouses
Farm, Newhouses, Horton in Ribblesdale- all welcome.
4 May Hilfield Priory

Hilfield Priory National Dawn Chorus Day walk and breakfast led by Nigel Spring beginning at 4.00am meet in the Friary Car park - Nigel Spring is a former Director of The Kingcombe Centre who now manages nature reserves in Dorset for Butterfly Conservation and runs the European Conservation Action Network (EuCAN) for The Kingcombe Trust. - Followed by a cooked breakfast at 6.30am - Wear warm unrustly clothes and waterproof footwear) - Recommended donation £4.00 Booking necessary

6 May Ludlow

'Sacred Cows' - an overview of the Economic and Business implications of Climate Change - John Lunt - Ludlow Christian Ecology Group. 7.30pm at the Bishop Mascall Centre (BMC), Ludlow

6 May York

Professor Mary Grey - Professor Emerita, University of Wales, Lampeter - "'Consider the lilies of the field': How Luke's Gospel Could Save the Planet" - York St John University, 7.00pm - - Ebor Lectures - To book a ticket email: or write to: Ebor lectures, School of Education and Theology, York St John University College, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

6-8 May Hilfield Priory Dorset

Dust and Clay: Seeing our oneness with creation. A weekday event with Brother Kevin SSF and a Hilfield Project Volunter Hilfield Priory

8 May London THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATE Have the churches' green credentials come too late? Hear a panel of experts discuss the relevance of Christianity to the challenges of climate change and sustainability. RT HON DAVID BURROWES MP for Enfield and Southgate, Shadow Minister for Justice. BRIAN HANRAHAN BBC Journalist and presenter of 'World at One' ELLEN TEAGUE National Justice and Peace Network, and author of 'Becoming a Green Christian' REVD CHRIS BRICE A vicar in Gospel Oak who was formally the adviser on social justice for the Diocese of London Friday May 8 th 7.30pm £5.00 concessions available.Benedictine Centre , 29 Bramley Road, Oakwood , N14 4HE ( Five minutes from Oakwood Station) Tel 020 84492499  
7 May Adel, Leeds St John the Baptist Church , Adel 2.00pm-5.00pm, children's activity at 4.00pm A 'Treasures Revealed' event (Churches Regional Commission for Yorkshire and the Humber)- guided walks round the churchyard with people on hand to explain how the management for wildlife began and how it has evolved. displays and refreshment. In association with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Yorkshire Living Churchyard project .  
8-10 May Oxford Green Shoots - North Oxford tackles climate change: a weekend of fun, celebration, and information organized by St Margaret’s Church and the local community Friday 8 May 1.30–3.30pm Eco-exhibition at Phil and Jim School. Open to all. 8.00pm Film: Power of Community : facing the oil crisis in Cuba. At St Margaret’s Church, St Margaret's Rd OXFORD OX2 6RJ
9 May Oxford Saturday- 10.00am Procession: starts at Leckford Place School, Leckford Place OXFORD - 11.00am–2.00pm Events all round the area and in St Margaret’s Church—lots to see and do, especially for children. 7.30pm Dinner with local speakers Chris Goodall and Nick Jelley, St Margaret's Institute Polstead Rd OXFORD - Tickets £10:  
9 May Liverpool "Feed Ur Ed" Event at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral  
10 May Oxford Sunday -10.30am Eco-service in St Margaret’s. Speaker Paul Valentin, International Director, Christian Aid. 12.00 Picnic and walk. Meet at church with your picnic. This event is supported by St Margaret’s Institute and Leckford Place School , and has been awarded Co-operative Membership Community Funding by The Midcounties Co-operative :  
9-15 May Mull Off Grid, Off Oil @ Camas Centre, Isle of Mull-
Join us at the Camas Centre on the Isle of Mull for a week experiencing and discussing life on the other side of the oil revolution. Using the renovated Camas as our base and case study (with off grid electricity, locally produced and fair traded food, environmentally friendly toilets, simple lifestyle, and valuing its natural surroundings). Raymond Young, a Regeneration Consultant and Member of the Iona Community , will be leading 5 days of discussion and activities on the theme of 'Off Grid, Off Oil', assisted by the staff at Camas. - £210 (inc. VAT) for 6 nights (Saturday – Friday morning) including all food, accommodation and activities.
and info sheet tel: 01681 700404 (+441681 700404 overseas). e-mail:
Camas Centre, Ardfenaig, Bunessan, Isle of Mull, PA67 6DX, Scotland, UK.
10 May Sherrif Hutton Yorks St Helen and the Holy Cross Church, Sheriff Hutton 2.00pm-4.00pm(NB: very limited car parking at the church) guided walks round the churchyard with people on hand to explain how the management for wildlife began and how it has evolved. displays and refreshment. In association with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Yorkshire Living Churchyard project.    
11-18 May Gloucester Renewable Energy Exhibition, Gloucester Cathedral 11th-18th May  
14 May Plymouth Devon Wildlife Trust. Cat Ridout will be speaking on Wembury Marine Conservation site. There will be a practical session making mobiles. at Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DT, opposite the Whitleigh Green shops. 7.30pm, followed with refreshments and a time for questions.  
16 May Truro CAFOD climate change justice campaign launch Truro RC Church St Austell St Truro 16th May  
16 May London

A day of inspiration and challenge - Operation Noah's AGM, - St Mary's, Putney Bridge , London - Guest speaker: Tasmin Omond - How did Tamsin's faith influence her decision to break onto the roof of Parliament in protest to Heathrow's third runway?  - What about her latest venture? - convincing the Daily Mail readers that they really must act to save the planet. - Will she do it?  Come and decide for yourself.

Also featuring:

  • Mark Dowd, Operation Noah's campaign strategist on our 2009 ARK campaign.
  • Our AGM with annual report and election of our new ON board.

(for more info and/or to stand for election contact )

Time:  11 am arrivals/coffee, 11.30 am start, finish 3.30pm - Lunch: bring your own or use the on-site café, drinks available. - Location:  St Marys, Putney Bridge , Putney, London , SW15 1SN - RSVP: , 020 7324 4760

16 May Evesham ECO FAIR EVESHAM METHODIST CHURCH AND AVONBANK CENTRE SATURDAY MAY 16 TH 2009 10.30am TILL 3pm To celebrate the reopening of the Avonbank Centre after the floods and for the church receiving its third ECO award we are hosting an ECO fair. This is an opportunity for the local community of Evesham to show how it can be more self supporting and help solve many of our most pressing environmental problems and for national concerns to display information.  
16 May Reading Introduction to Green Economics May 16th -Reading International Solidarity Centre, Reading, Berkshire, London Street, 9.30-6. Website
16-22 May Mull Reading The Big Book @ Camas Centre, Isle of Mull -
Join us at the Camas Centre on the Isle of Mull for a week of reflection, exploration, discussion and just enjoying the outdoors!
The Celts spoke of two books in which it was possible to discover or ‘read’ God: the little book was the Bible, and the big book was Creation.- Led by Kathy Galloway: practical theologian, writer, activist and Leader of the Iona Community.

£210 (inc. VAT) for 6 nights (Saturday – Friday morning) including all food, accommodation and activities. 01681 700404 (+441681 700404 overseas). e-mail:
Camas Centre, Ardfenaig, Bunessan, Isle of Mull, PA67 6DX, Scotland, UK.
17 May World

Rogation Sunday - 5th Sunday after Easter -

17 May Linton(Kent) Linton Rogation Service  
17 May Ringmer, East Sussex Rogation Service at Upper Stoneham Farm at noon. "The prayers and readings seek a blessing on the crops and animals as well as for the care of creation and those working to protect the environment. We also hope to respond to Christian Aid's Countdown to Copenhagen campaign."  
17 May Bracewell, near Barnoldswick, Lancs. Bracewell rogation service. - We begin in church, and then limit our walking to fields, and farms, gardens around the village, ending back in the churchyard. The service will begin at 10.30am  
17 May Kettlewell Yorks Dales Kettlewell 3.00pm 17th May is the place to be for lambs  
17 May Austwick (Near Clapham, Yorks Dales) 9.30am Rogation and Pet Service Austwick Church


17 May Austwick Primrose walk and afternoon tea - meet at Austwick Church - 3pm  
17 May Keasden, Forest of Bowland near Yorks Dales The Lambing service is at 7.00pm at Wenningside Farm
Keasden - All are welcome
17 May Burstwick, Yorks. All Saints Church, Burstwick 2.00pm-5.00pm - guided walks round the churchyard with people on hand to explain how the management for wildlife began and how it has evolved. displays and refreshment. In association with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Yorkshire Living Churchyard project .  
17 May Near Sherborne Dorset: Rogation Sunday Walk: Starting at 11.00 a.m from
Glanvilles Wootton Church, walking to Pulham Church for rogation service and picnic at 12.30 p.m.
17 May Broughton, Skipton All Saints' Broughton (off the A59 SW of Skipton, in a deeply rural setting) has always kept Rogation. The service starts at 19.00; beginning in church (this year's preacher is the Revd Rod Geddes of Gargrave) then we process, with hymns and prayers, outside to the spring, the fields, the garden, and back to the churchyard. Then refreshments in the church hall. It is usually quite an
ecumenical, with both Methodists and Roman Catholics as regular attenders.
17 May Burnsall, Yorks Dales Lambing Service at 3 pm  
18 May London Campaign against Climate Change - London Branch Meeting - all are welcome, especially if you have never attended before. We have an excellent speaker, Tim Helweg-Larsen from the Public Interest Research Centre outlines solutions that are adapted to the real scale of the Climate Emergency we face. Venue TBA but probably SOAS: check  
Tue 19 May  

Tuesday 19 th May, The Library, St Richard's Catholic College, Ashdown Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1SE. 1.30pm to 2.30pm . The College Eco-Club will give a presentation on what they have achieved this year and their plans for the future. Afterwards you are invited to 13 Thornbank Crescent , Bexhill TN39 3ND from 2.30pm to 4pm to see the PV solar panel electricity generating system and organic fruit and vegetable garden.

19 May Blaenau Ffestiniog

'Ffermio, Bwyd a Chefn Gwlad' - Yr Her i'r Dyfodol - Ymgynghoriad gyda Rory O' Sullivan

'Farming Food & Countryside' The Challenge for the Future - A Consultation with Rory O' Sullivan Head of Country Division, Department for Rural Affairs & Heritage, Welsh Assembly Government. Venue: Bistro Moelwyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog 11.30 to 3.30 Organised by the Rural Life Advisers of the Church in Wales

Info will appear on Church in Wales Website

22 May Wales Consultation on the Severn barrage proposals Speakers - Professor Brian Morgan University of Wales in Cardiff and Peter Jones from Wales Environment Link. Bookings Lisa Martin 02920 348252.  
23 May London Practical economics - radical alternatives to a failed economic system (free 1 day conference & workshops), at Conway Hall, London 10-6. Paul Mason (Newsnight) will be speaking). The debate will focus on ,'How can we protect our remaining social and ecological resources from the convulsions of capitalism?' There will be workshops on such topics as energy descent, commuinity ownership, sustainabiluty etc to attend, as well as the option to participate in the main conference. Tickets are free. Book via or tel 0113 262 4408, or email:  
23 May Hilfield Priory Dorset Hilfield Priory What's the point of nettles ? Come and discover the wonders of this annoying weed, be transformed into a nettle lover. An afternoon led by Richard Thornbury a Hilfield Community Volunteer 2.30pm Meet in Friary Car park. Booking Necessary phone 01300 341741.  
29-30 May London

Hope for Planet Earth - Hope for Planet Earth - Presented by SJI, Tearfund, Arocha & JRI-Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church - Tube: Tottenham Court Road - Address: 235 Shaftesbury Avenue London (map) - Saturday 11am-1pm

30 May Newcastle The film "The Age of Stupid" is being shown at 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 30 th May at the Tyneside Cinema as part of the Newcastle Diocesan 'Fire Works! Pentecost 09' festival. Tickets, £3  
30 May London Economic and Environmental Recovery: from Downturn to Steady State. Creating a better world to recover from the credit crunch and the nature crunch With Fritjof Capra, Physicist and systems theorist, director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in California ; Ann Pettifor, Editor of The Real World Economic Outlook, Satish Kumar, Editor of Resurgence Magazine, and poems by Deborah Harrison. Organised by Resurgence Magazine, Schumacher College , The Temenos Academy , The Medical & Scientific Network & The Gaia Foundation. 11am to 5pm Cecil Sharpe House, 2 Regents Park Road , Camden , London NW1 7AY. Nearest Tube: Camden Town Tickets: £25.00, Concessions £15.00 RSVP: Peter Lang, Resurgence Events Director at 020 8809 2391. Restaurant and bar facilities available.  
30 May Crossroads, Haworth, Keighley Crossroads St James will be walking the parish boundaries (well-appreciated annual tradition).  
3 June York

Professor Nicholas Owens - Director, British Antarctic Survey - "The Science of Climate Change" - York St John University, 7.00pm - Ebor Lectures - To book a ticket email: or write to: Ebor lectures, School of Education and Theology, York St John University College, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

3 June Ludlow Visit to a Bulmer Orchards at Little Breinton Farm by kind invitation of Miss Gillian Bulmer - Ludlow Christian Ecology Group  
3 June Monmouth Baptist Church Monk Street Monmouth UK - 7:30pm to 9:00pm Mark Dowd will talk about: Climate Change: Too late to act, or grounds for hope? and will be followed by discussion, drinks and nibbles.  
4 June Birmingham Parish Church of Water Orton, New Road, Water Orton, Birmingham - 7:30pm to 9:00pm - Mark Dowd - "Beyond Changing Lightbulbs, how people of faith can engage with climate change"  
4 June UK EU Elections  
4 June London Campaign against Climate Change: limited places available for a screening of "Age of Stupid" in Housemans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Rd, from 6:30pm. Tickets are just £5 including a drink, email to book. (Facebook page) for full info on the event, for more info on the film itself. And don't forget to vote in the EU elections on the 4th as well!!  
5 June World World Environment Day  
6 June Lewknor, Oxford Sage Dawn Chorus bird walk at Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve, Lewknor. Join Andy Lester and other members of the A Rocha team for a bird walk, followed by breakfast. Meet promptly at 6am at the Cowleaze Car Park (Christmas Common Lane). Booking essential:  
6 June Ambleside Grasmere, Rydal, Langdale Going Green Ambleside. A host of green events this weekend. provisional programme  
6 June Ambleside

Mater Amabilis, RC Church

Creation Praise & Care. Greening Community worship SAT: 5.30 pm ?

7 June Ambleside

Methodist Church

Creation Praise & Care. Greening Community worship SUNDAY 9.30 pm

7 June Ambleside

Holy Trinity Church , Brathay

Creation Praise & Care. Greening Community worship SUN : 9.30 am

7 June Ambleside

St. Mary's Church

Creation Praise & Care. Greening Community worship SUN: 11.00 pm

7 June Grasmere

St, Mary of the Wayside RC Church

Creation Praise & Care. Greening Community worship SUN 11 am ??

7 June UK Environment Sunday - Do something to celebrate the environment today! - e.g see Sage Website in Oxford  
7 June Hilfield Priory Dorset Moth Trap event - normally meeting at the Friary Car Park. The Friary of St Francis, Hilfield. Tel 01300 341741  
9-10 June Hilfield Priory Dorset

The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change - Two days of lectures and discussion with Bishop George Browning , Leading Anglican spokesman on environmental issues and climate change. He will address the politics of climate change and recognise we stand at a crossroad, that the present econmic crisis is an opportunity and that this is decision time for every individual. - (More information - Bishop George was born in the UK and migrated to Australia at age 18 (1960) to work on a farm. - He graduated from Theological College in 1966 with 1st Class Honours. He has subsequently been a Parish Priest, a Vice Principal of one Theological College and lecturer in Old Testament Studies, and Principal of another. He became a Bishop in 1985, serving first in the Diocese of Brisbane before becoming Diocesan Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn in 1993. Since 2001 he has convened the Anglican Communion Environment Network and in that capacity will have attended the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Jamaica in May 2009. - His talk will address the politics of Climate Change, recognising that we stand at the cross roads, that time is no longer on our side. We must either act to curb the rate of Climate Change which is already underway or accept that children already born will live in a world of depleted resources and increased human conflict, let alone leave a severely diminished world for future generations. - He will be arguing that the present economic crisis is an opportunity; an opportunity to re-invent capitalism on a more humane, compassionate and just foundation - a foundation that recognises the rightful and just claims of the environment. He will argue that the economic crisis and the environmental crisis are inextricably woven together. - He claims that this is 'decision time' for every individual as well as every government, and that people of faith should be in the vanguard - for it is through a new vision of agreed values that a more compassionate and just society, a more responsible and accountable world will emerge)

14 June Giggleswick, Settle N Yorks The YWT Living Churchyard Project is holding an 'Open Churchyard' event in conjunction with the Yorkshire Branch of the Institute of Biology at St Alkelda's on the afternoon of Sunday 14 June. Prof Mark Seaward is booked to lead some groups for those interested to study the lichens and it is hoped to involve other local biologists to cover other aspects of the wildlife - e.g. flora/insects/birds.
12 June Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Christian Ecology Group - Visit to RSPB at Sandy, leaving Milton Keynes at 5.00pm. - We will eat a picnic tea on arrival and then have a guided walk, looking at RSPB's heathland restoration project. Cost: £1 per head, plus parking at £4 per car, (unless one of the car's occupants is a member of RSPB, in which case the car parking is free of charge).  
13-14 Lincoln Lincoln's Allotment and Green Spaces Open Weekend.Various allotments will be open to the public and you can pick up hints and tips from other allotment holders. All tours/allotments are free. programme  
14 June Ingleton, Yorks Dales Environmental re think service at Ingleton (St Mary's). There will be live music, and presentations as well as prayer.
17 June London JustShare Christian Social and Political Thought Lectures: 6:05 pm to 7:05 pm The Revd Professor Tim Gorringe(Professor of Theology, University of Exeter) 'Food Security: A Justice Issue?' The third in the JustShare lecture series on Christian Social and Political Thought. The Lecture will take place at St Mary-le-Bow Church, EC2V 6AU. All are welcome  
18 June Plymouth - Plymouth Christian Ecology Group - Plantlife – Fascinating Plants of Local Interest – Speaker Bob Hodgson Interesting talks with slides / power point presentations. Followed by refreshments. Everyone welcome. Meetings are at Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth, PL5 4DT at 7.30pm. For further details contact Linda Squires – 01752 366951  
20 June Hilfield Priory Dorset Hilfield Priory Dorset - Grass Identification with with Debbie Watkins of Dorset Wildlife Trust Booking Necessary please phone 01300 341741.
20 June Huddersfield Green Fair at Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, Lindley, Huddersfield. 10am - 4pm. Speakers from A Rocha, Water Power Enterprises (Proposed Hydro project at Aspley Weir, Huddersfield) and The Environment Agency. Information stalls from local environment groups and food stalls from local food producers. Children's arts and crafts activities. Refreshments available all day, Ploughman's lunches and Cream teas. All welcome. Further information from .  

20 June

Rye Energy, environment and woodland in Rye . Dr. Mike Pepler is Technical Manager for The Ashden Awards for sustainable energy, and is an expert in Peak Oil. Two years ago he and his wife Tracy bought Chestnut Coppice, a wood that they are managing sustainably. Mike and Tracy have recently moved into an ecohouse. We will hear about many of these topics from Mike during the day. We are meeting first at Rye Baptist Church. PLEASE BOOK by 10th June at the latest at or 01844-291244 . More Details  
21 June Ben Rhydding, near Ilkley. Environment Service- at St John`s Anglican Church Ben Rhydding, near Ilkley. Speaker:Norman Crowson (of A Rocha) We are having a Creation Communion - written for environmental services also. Anyone who would be interested in seeing the latter with a view to using it contact 01535-652915 or by e-mail.  
Sun 21 June Bingley Bingley 5 Rise. Lunch Picnic at the locks – bring your own
Noah's Barge is travelling along the Leeds-Liverppool Canal
21 June Saltaire Saltaire - Evening event at the URC church related to Noah's Barge. Noah's Barge  
23 June London Trees have rights too 1/2 day conference 9.30am - 1pm, London School of Economics - The case for a universal declaration of planetary rights - Can human rights survive without planetary rights? Global governance in the 21st Century. Speakers: Sir Crispin Tikell, Cormac Cullinan, Polly Higgins. Performance: Elizabeth Rivers  

158 events listed so far in 2009 by 30 June 2009

19 June - 10 July Leeds-Liverpool Canal

Noah's Barge is travelling along the Leeds Liverpool Canal 19 June - 10th July (Barnoldswick- Leeds- Liverpool-Barnoldswick) Join local people as the Barge sets off from Barnoldswick). This is organised by Justice and Peace and CAFOD and other organisations to raise awareness about global warming. For details of events see. Download the route for Noah's Barge .
Download the schedule for Noah's Barge.Find out when Noah's Barge will be near you by contacting the J&P Office: s.atherton;  0151 522 1080 or; 0151 522 1081. For more info on events on the eastern half contact 0113 275 9302

1 July London The direct action group Climate Rush INVITES YOU to a Gala in Grosvenor Square with swing band, dancing and picnic in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, 7pm on Wednesday, 1ST JULY. See for details.  
2 July London Operation Noah London Event - Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, Westminster,
London, - Come and join the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Dr Richard Chartres, and several hundred school children dressed as animals for a fun and colourful ARK Campaign event on the afternoon of 2 July in Victoria Tower Gardens in Westminster. - There will be music and some real animals too - including South American alpacas! - Having lead the children down the Thames on our very own ARK, the Bishop will make a rousing speech on climate change and call on the Government to take a strong stand in Copenhagen in December.
2 July Yeovil Prof Bob White presents presents a Biblical view
of environmental issues
Bath & Wells Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship 7.30pm St. John’s Church, Yeovil BA20 1HE (Bob White is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society. He leads a research group investigating the Earth’s dynamic crust. Bob is on the committee of the national Christians in Science group,)
01935 862785 or
4 July Kingsnorth Ruth Jarman writes: Join me and my 3 children at the Milli-band around Kingsnorth, Kent, on JULY 4TH and help me carry the CEL banner! - Members of Stop Climate Chaos Coalition are heading down to Kent to make a human chain around Kingsnorth and to make Climate Change & Energy Secretary Ed Miliband realise that we can't reduce emissions and the effects of climate change by building new coal fired power stations. The day will include a summer fete themed rally including music acts, roving entertainers, cake and speakers from around the world. Coaches will be available from Cardiff, Coventry, Oxford, Birmingham and Bristol and if you catch the train to Rochester from London there will be free shuttle buses to the site. info:  
4 July Church Stretton Stretton Climate Care have a green fayre in the market place, Church Stretton this Saturday 4th July from 10-4. In the evening they host a great music evening in Rushbury Village Hall (near Wall Under Heywood, Church Stretton) with Seize the Day - a nationally acclaimed acoustic folk group with a strong political and environmental theme. George Monbiot describes them as ³the authentic voice of protest in Britain today. The evening event begins at 7.30 pm. Bar and refreshments will be available.
Tickets (which include refreshments) are £8; available from Burway Books, Church Stretton (01694 723388) or order from 0752 849 3181. Also available on the door. Come and be entertained, invigorated and enlivened!
6 July - 9 July


to Houses of Parliament in London on 9 July

Climate Change and King Cnut - Bike ride -

"We plan to transport a life size effigy of King Cnut from Gloucester to the River Thames by the Houses of Parliament where we will set King Cnut down on the riverbank at low water and let the waters rise to submerge him. This will take place at 10.30am on Thurday July 9th. The bike ride is timed to coincide with the G8 summit in Italy and carries the message that, like King Cnut, we must learn to accept the physical limits of the natural world around us if we want to avoid devastating climate change."

We will start at Castle Meads Transforming Station is on Castle Mead Way (A430).Info: 01452 712476 mobile 07812 499692 Email: topstan"at" Poster

10 July Newcastle Meet your MEPs for a Climate Change Q+A 11.00-12.30 St Thomas' Church Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne. Fiona Hall and Stephen Hughes have agreed to come and meet their constituents, to exchange ideas about climate change in the run up to the UN Copenhagen Talks in December 2009. Presentation of 'Countdown to Copenhagen' postcards signed by their constituents calling for a meaningful deal at Copenhagen Organised by Christian Aid Campaigns Group North East ALL WELCOME  
11 July Leeds Planet - People- Poverty - Possibilities? 11am-4pm, St Theresa's Hall, Crossgates, Leeds LS15 7JY . Prof Celia Deane-Drummond. organiswed by: Leeds Justice and Peace and CAFOD  
11 July Oxford 2.00pm onwards. Sage Summer Work party + annual BBQ at Boundary Brook Nature Park : Work party 2-4pm; BBQ from 5pm. Join us for all or part of this combined event! Everything provided for work party; bring contributions for BBQ.01865 242588  
11 July Doncaster Faith and Church Groups to lead rally with climate change minister in Doncaster- A wide coalition of schools, churches, community and environmental groups are planning a mass rally on climate change on Saturday July 11th in Doncaster during. During the event, there will be opportunity to quiz Ed Miliband MP, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.  
13-17 July Lee Abbey Devon Care for God's World Together', Lee Abbey, Devon , 13-17 July. Dave Bookless will be helping people discuss and discover how we can care for God’s world. The mornings consist of teaching and discussion sessions, with wildlife walks, practical activities and free time in the afternoons, and informal entertainment in the evenings. Book via or 0800 389 1189.  
15 July London

Climate Emergency Parliament Old Palace Yard (opposite Parliament), 6.00 pm - Our current parliament is failing to respond the Climate Emergency. We will convene an alternative parliament urgency required. The Bills before Parliament will include measures for:
# 10% reductions in UK Greenhouse gases by the end of 2010 # One and a half million Green Jobs
# Banning all domestic flights by the end of 2010
# A 55 mph national speed limit and termination of the roads program

17 July Cheltenham Cheltenham Christian Ecology Link: Next meeting is at 7.45. All who sympathise with CEL's aims are welcome. Martin Davies will be reporting on the Exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral last month, and also on a recent tour of the North, making CEL contacts in Liverpool, Lancaster, Durham and Nottingham.  
19 July Church Stretton St Laurence's World Mission group, Church Stretton welcome you to ' Tread Lightly - an opportunity to understand the impact of climate change in developing countries. 3pm to 6.30 ending with a simple meal. Open to all ages, it will include quizes, carbon trading game, photos, stories, crafts and making origami arks. Tickets cost £1.Info: 01694 722296.  
19 July UK The Big Lunch Sunday, 19 July 2009, we want as many of the 61 million people in the UK as possible to simultaneously sit down to lunch together, with their neighbours, in the middle of their street, as a simple but profound act of community. The Big Lunch will bring people together through a unique range of activity: growing food and flowers for the occasion; creating street music, art and theatre stories; dressing the street and, of course, cooking. (job advert) Why not organise a LOAF lunch for this day?  
21 July Hereford 'Green Women of the Middle Ages' by Canon Maureen Palmer at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford, at 7.30 p.m. Hereford Christian Ecology Group  
22 July London 'London's Green Faith Map' 'Mapping for Change' have developed the first on-line Map of environmental activity by Faith Groups across Greater London. The Map displays information on Projects, Activities and Events, on issues ranging from Green Space to Global Development and Culture & Heritage to Climate Change action. The map will be demonstrated on July 22nd 6.30 pm for refreshments and networking, 7.00pm start at Trinity House 4 Chapel Court, off Borough High Street London SE1 1HW Nearest tube stations: Borough, London Bridge

Thursday 23 July – Sunday 26 July 2009 Malvern, Worcs Resurgence Readers Weekend & Camp Join us for the Resurgence Summer Camp – a unique event bringing together Resurgence readers, speakers and supporters. Jenny Jones, Green member of the London Assembly, Miriam Kennet, economist and founder of The Green Economics Institute , Satish Kumar, Editor, Resurgence magazine, Peter Lang, environmental consultant and researcher , John Naish, author of ‘Enough’ and initiator of ‘The Landfill Prize’, Brigit Strawbridge, founder of 'The Big Green Idea'. Workshops Helen Moore, Jay Ramsay and Christina McLaughlin – Poetry, Elaine Brook – Deep Ecology, Teena Gould – Tai Chi, Ashley Ramsden storytelling, Stefan Cartwright – Finding The Voice. music Dragonsfly - visit for more activities and contact Mark Whitaker on 01273 682382 or  
24 July Silsden Film: The Age of Stupid - 7.30 p.m. the St James Church Silsden celebrates its 297th birthday make a
difference. - Tickets are free to the first 200 people. Ring Peter Greenwood, 01535 652204 to make a reservation. (The Age of Stupid is certificate 12A, children must be accompanied by
an adult.)
26 July Silsden

Sunday - Worship - Silsden Gala - Walking Float
10.30 a.m. Our Sunday morning worship and celebration at St James Church Silsdenis followed by - the church's children's Noah's Ark walking float in the Silsden Gala procession which begins at 1 p.m. from Howden Road. 01535 652204

25 July The Chilterns Sounds Like Summer! 1-6pm - A fun day out for all at Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve. Even bigger and better than last year! Only £1 for adults, CHILDREN GO FREE! . Plenty to do for all the family, including: * Green Man musical stroll * Drumming & African Instrument workshop * Make your own musical instrument, * Storytelling * Wildlife craft activities * Nature walks . Bring a picnic or enjoy our wide variety of food stalls! For more information or to perform on the day contact Jenny on 01844 351833 or Cathy on 01844 355506. . Location - J6 M40, signposted from A40 nr Stokenchurch. Opposite Cowleaze Wood car park or walk up from Lewknor. . Organised by Natural England with A Rocha UK and the Chilterns Conservation Board. Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve is adjacent to the A Rocha UK Chiltern Gateway Project at Lewknor.  
25 July -2 Aug UK Love Parks Week - Love Parks Week 2009 will focus on the role that green space plays as a focal point for communities. Inclusive, free to use and natural, parks are a vital part of our every day lives but need community involvement as much as communities need them!
31 Jul - 1 Aug Oxford Green Economics Institute 4th Annual Green Economics Conference. Mansfield College Oxford University. The clash between ecology and economy. 31st July and 1st August2009. Over 175 booked in already. Fees- £89.00 a person including all refreshments and lunch. Evening programme and college dinning, conference supper.
Full proceedings given to each registered person and lodged with the British Library. Publishers attending. All papers submitted to first green academic journal International Journal of Green Economics. All speaker papers published. Please email to reserve a place in advance- - website
2-3 Aug Builth Wells, Wales New Wine Cymru, Builth Wells, Wales, 2 & 3 August. Dave Bookless will be leading seminars on 'Lifestyles that honour God, help the poor, and save the planet'. Book via
13-16 Aug Merthyr Tydfil Ruth Jarman is going to the Climate Camp Wales 13th-16th August near Merthyr Tydfil for some radically sustainable living and some non-violent direct action. She would very much like to be joined by other Christians who want to prayerfully and creatively push at some boundaries 07970 907784
20 Aug Suffolk 20th August - An Ark will be floated on the River Deben Suffolk and will sail between the two banks carrying with it a globe of flames and Noah’s animals. It is part of a series of Operation Noah ARK events taking place around the country in the lead up to the Copenhagen Summit in December.
21-24 Aug Ringsfield, Beccles Mike Monaghan will be leading a long weekend at Ringsfield with the title of "Canticles & Compost" It is an event for all the family -activities will be available for the children whilst the adults are "in session" - but adults without children are of course welcome. The event is part of the programme of weeks and weekends organised by CPW (Catholic People's Weeks) -but Christians of all persuasions and not just Catholics attend our events and are very welcome. The weekend will begin with a look at the relevance of St Francis of Assisi's messages to today and then review some of the major environmental issues and how we can as Christians respond to them.(And we may even have a discussion about composting !) The wonderful staff of Ringsfield will be on hand to add their unique contribution especially for the younger members.There will also be time to enjoy the peaceful grounds and the surrounding area. The cost is £160 for adults with a sliding scale for children according to age. For those unable to afford the full cost there is a "friendship fund" which may be able to offer assistance. -01298 22607 email:
22 Aug Limerick 5pm, Short Talk by Dr Edward Echlin, European Catholic Theology Association, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Eire
23 Aug Slough St Paul’s Church (CofE) Stoke Road, Slough, Berks. Two Services with environment theme led by Simon Price. 9am first service, then Family service -10.30am
28-31 Aug Cheltenham

The Greenbelt festival. CEK will have a stand. If you would like to help for a couple of hours (or more) on the stand please contact

30 Aug Slough St Paul’s Church (CofE) Stoke Road, Slough, Berks. Two Services with environment theme led by the vicar Mike and his wife Barbara Cottrell 9am first service, then Family service -10.30am
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3 Sept Hove 6pm, Green Party Conference, Hove. Talk by Dr Edward Echlin, Climate Change and Faiths.'
5 Sept Bradford PET BLESSING Service of Animal Blessing at 2.30pm on Saturday 5 September, St Chad's Church, Toller Lane, Bradford. Pets and their owners are welcome Please ensure dogs are on leads and that other pets are in secure baskets or cages. Vet in attendance A retiring collection will be taken for the Blue Cross Winning pictures in the Pet Photographic Competition will be on display Light refreshments afterwards in the parish hall
5 Sept London London churches Environmental Network - Creation time walk. - in the area of the proposed extension to Heathrow Airport by the building of Runway 3 through Sipson and Harmondsworth.

The walk starts with a service at St. Anselm's Church in Hayes, Middlesex at 10.30 a.m. From there we will walk through Crane Park , along the course of the proposed runway through Sipson and Harmondsworth, and then through Harmondsworth Moor (a newly-created nature reserve) to West Drayton. The full length of the walk is 6 miles. There are, however, convenient bus routes for any who do not wish or are not able to cover the whole distance. Details

5 Sept-18 Oct London Borough of Sutton Exhibition at Honeywood Museum in the London Borough of Sutton - "Live Local" and is all about encouraging people to spend more time in their local a way that is more ecological aware 01432 279740
11 Sep Bletchley Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group - coming this autumn -The Age of Stupid - at St Mary’s Church, Bletchley, 7.30pm. Cost £2.00 This film stars Pete Postlethwaite (Oscar-nominated for his roles in In The Name of the Father, and Brassed Off ) as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at “archive” footage from 2007 and asking: Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?
12 Sept Edinburgh A training day for anyone interested in Christian Aid's campaign work on climate change and tax justice. 10am – 4pm Saturday 12 September Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh , EH1 1EL 0131 220 1677
12 Sept Wellington, Somerset

King's Church Wellington, in association with A Rocha UK, and Transition Town Wellington offer you: "Hope for the Future"- God and Transition. - Seminar led by Ruth Valerio - 7.00 - 9.30pm at - The King's Centre, Unit 6 Blackdown Business Park, Sylvan Rd, Wellington, Somerset , TA21 8ST - a Ploughman's Supper will be served. Cost £5 per person, payable in advance. or phone 01823 666564 after 6pm .

14 Sept Glasgow Glasgow Ecocongregation Network meeting: The Eco- Congregation Award, 7.30pm, Wellington Church. Information and training for all - from how to apply for an award to becoming an award assessor.
15 Sept Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group Members Evening at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m. 01432 279740
16 Sept Lincoln 'The Future of Food' will be screened at the University of Lincoln on Wednesday 16th September in the co op lecture theatre located in the main administrative building -7pm. For more information about the film go to ...
19 Sept Bexhill 4.15pm, 'The Big Eat', St Peter's Church, Bexhill. Harvest Service followed by LOAF meal with juice drinks prepared on site from apples and pears brought in.
19 Sept Malham Algae (and Lichens) Walk led by Judith Allinson. for Beginners. 10.30am at Malham Info Centre, to the famous beauty Spot Gordale Scar. 01729 822138 . See the Gleocapsa on Malham Chapel wall. See the Stunning Gordale Scar. Find out what we owe to Blue-green algae.
19 Sept Tilehurst The Green Apostles at Tilehurst Methodist Church will be holding a Caring and Sharing event (Harvest Festival weekend). We will be running a stall at the front of the Church from 10am - 12noon and giving away surplus produce from our gardens. The congregation was amazingly generous to this event last year and we hope that you will be able to support us again. Details of where to bring your donations will follow nearer the time! For more information, please contact Holly Skeet (
20 Sept London
Celebrating Thomas Berry (1914 - 2009)
5pm at St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly W1J 9LL “The Universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.” Everyone is welcome to this celebration of the life of Father Thomas Berry, who described himself as a 'geologian' and cultural historian. His major contributions to the discussion on the environment are in his books The Dream of the Earth , The Great Work: Our Way into the Future and, with Brian Swimme, The Universe Story . His latest collection of essays is Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community . The celebration event will include music, circle dancing, readings and a homily by Diarmuid O'Murchu (author of Quantum Theology, Reclaiming Spirituality ). See 020 8552 209. Organised by St James’s Church Piccadilly and
21 Sept World 21 Sept: Find a global Wake-Up call near you - flashmob events -
Events in almost 100 different places in UK
21 Sept World Peace Day - See Peace One Day
22 Sept World High-level event on climate change - The United Nations Secretary-General will host an all-day high-level event on climate change for Heads of State and Government at United Nations Headquarters on 22 September 2009, one day before the opening of the general debate of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly.
22 Sept Leeds 7.30pm at Assumption Church Hall, Spen Lane , Leeds 16 Mark Dowd will speak about the science and theology of Climate Change - organised by the combined parishes of Assumption, Our Lady of Lourdes and St Urban's.
22 Sept UK UK In town Without My Car Day.
23 Sept Sevenoaks Climate Justice Evening - St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks TN13 1JA 7.45pm for 8pm With Professor Sam Berry (Professor of Genetics, University College London) organised by Tearfund - 0845 355 8355.
25-27 Sept Eden Project Cornwall Landscapes of the mind conference -
Does our mental health depend on our relationship with the natural world? - Joanna Macy and other speakers, including Mary-Jayne Rust, Isabel Clarke and Satish Kumar, are addressing the great environmental challenges we face and how these impact upon us psychologically, emotionally and socially at our forthcoming conference, being held at the Eden Project,
26 Sept Durham Durham Cathedral: - Not forgotten by God - Animals as part of God's community. Speaker: Revd. Steven Shakespeare (Liverpool Hope University). 2.30pm. All Welcome but please note this is not an animal blessing service. 01252 843483 Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals
26 Sept Alton Hampshire St Lawrence Church "Green Festival", Alton GU34 2BW - Speakers include: Bishop of North Karamoja - (northern Uganda) speaking at 11.30am - Climate change on Uganda, crops and livelihood - Ruth Jarman of Christian Ecology Link on 'Climate change from the Christian-religious/moral standpoint' Stalls. See Poster
26 Sept Hythe, Kent St. Leonards Parish Church, Hythe, Kent are having a contemplative stroll in the churchyard at 7.30am Saturday 26th September, followed by breakfast (£2) at 8.30 . This is a repeat of a similar event in July. The content, comemorating the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and
the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species,
was produced by the Environmental Advisory Group of the two Kent dioceses of Canterbury and Rochester.
26 Sept Friends Meeting House, London Friends Meeting House, Euston road - Quaker Peace and Social Witness and Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre are holding a one day conference entitled A Zero Growth Economy Speakers: Alastair McIntosh; Duncan Green, Oxfam; Miriam Kennett, Green Economics Institute; Richard Douthwaite, FEASTA. Chair: Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Friends House, Euston Road, London, 10.00 am – 5 pm. Cost £20 per person (concessions £5), open to all. Advance booking essential: 020 7663 1062.
26 Sept Rochester How green is your church -Study Day - 10:15am Meet in Blue Boar Lane car park, Rochester -10:30 Visit renewable energy project—wood pellet, solar thermal and Photovoltaic - 11:15 Leave - 11:30 Arrive at large Photovoltaic project - 12:15pm Leave - 12:45 Arrive Shorne Country Park (directions will be supplied) meeting room—lunch will be provided - 1:30 Tour of site to include—wind turbine, wood chip boiler, bio digester, grey water rain - recovery, and green roof - 2:30 Q&A with the technical people - 3:15 Funding an application - 3:45 How to take things forward - 4:00 Leave. Places limited to 3 people per church, Cost £22 per person (to include lunch), 01634 814240 organised by Hope in the Community
27 Sept UK Back to Church Sunday
5 Sept - 18 Oct London Borough of Sutton Exhibition at Honeywood Museum in the London Borough of Sutton - "Live Local" and is all about encouraging people to spend more time in their local a way that is more ecological aware 01432 279740
29 Sept Aberdeen Aberdeen Network of EcoCongregation Scotland meeting: Recycling communities, 7.30pm, Dyce Parish Church
30 Sept Newcastle Find out more about Ground-source heat pumps(and Air-source heat pumps) Beneath the surface, the ground stays at a constant temperature throughout the year. Ground-source heat pumps transfer this stored warmth from underground to the inside of buildings, with minimal running costs and carbon emissions. Phil Todd, Technical Manager with Viessmann Ltd, will be available at Church House as follows: 10am - 4pm Wednesday 30th September He will be giving short presentations at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm, but feel free to drop in at any time. A buffet will be available. The seminar has been organised by Peter Mills, whose company has the heating maintenance contract for clergy houses in the Newcastle Diocese.Info: Peter on 07789 914522.
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1 Sept - 4 Oct World

Creation time - 1 st Sept - 4 th Oct 2009: 'Time for God's Creation.' Resources are available from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. Contact .

28 Sept Bexhill 2.30pm, Sackville Road Methodist Church, Bexhill. Talk by Barbara Echlin, 'Climate Crunch'.
2 Oct Kentish Town, London Mark Dowd to speak on why Climate Change is a Christian Issue at  Our Lady Help of Christians in Kentish Town, north London  at 7.30pm - coincide with the weekend of 4 Oct which is the Feast of - St Francis and the Day of Prayer for the Environment.
2 Oct Lincoln Earth Our Home 3 at Lincoln Cathedral - 2.30 - 7.00 Celebrating St Francis of Assisi and looking towards Copenhagen - about 30 activities, events and exhibitions on environmental themes. Special Evensong celebrating St Francis, guest speaker Revd David Bookless of A Rocha UK, followed by a discussion with Dave over light refreshments. This event is free - for booking contact tel 01522 504072
3 Oct Portsmouth

Portsmouth Diocese Cathedral Spirituality Day: 10.00am - 3.30pm 'Eco-Spirituality' with Ruth Jarman - The Eco-Spirituality day will take participants through the eco-pastoral cycle See-Grieve-Hope-Act. First we will see that the divine can be within, not apart from, the cosmos, and will become more aware of our relationship with the earth. Having comprehended our responsibility, there will be a time to grieve and repent our part in the damaging of Creation. And from repentance will come the possibility of hope and desire to live more lightly within God's community of creation. 023 9289 9656 £7.50

3 Oct Southampton The Really Really Green Living Conference -St Andrews United Reformed Church, The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XQ from 10.30 am-3.30 pm, registration from 10 am. - Keynote address - Chris Packham from BBC's Springwatch. Chris Church from Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN) will be leading workshops. Panel includes Chris Packham, Alan Whitehead MP, Richard Barnett from New Forest Transition Towns, and Dr Mary Edwards from the University of Southampton. Stalls and refreshments. Organised by members of the Church and Southampton Friends of the Earth. 023 8022 9363
3 Oct London Resiliance and Climate Change - A look forward to the International Climate Summit in Copenhagen. - Conference organised by Resurgence Magazine, Green Alliance, Greenpeace, the Green Party and Artists Project Speakers include: - Crispin Tickell,- Caroline Lucas, Stephen Hale, ,- Tony Juniper, - George Marshall, - John Sauven, - Satish Kumar,- Deborah Harrison, Poet. 11am – 5pm - Cecil Sharpe House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, London NW1 7AY. Nearest Tube: Camden Town . Tickets available from the Resurgence office: - - 01237 441293 -
3 Oct Morcambe Event at high tide, from 11.30am onwards on Morecambe promenade. Speaker: Mark Dowd. We aim to highlight our concerns about climate change to policy makers and the media ahead of the all important Copenhagen summit in December. We hope that you will join us. Christ Church's green group Mark Dowd from Operation Noah will be in Morecambe on 3rd October on the Promenade, from 11.30am ... all Lancaster and Morecambe churches are being encouraged to join this event. There will be music, banners, etc. Full details to follow.
3 Oct Birmingham The Age of Stupid throughout the day at All Saints Church Hall, 2 Vicarage Rd., Kings Heath, B14 7RA. The times of the screenings are 10,12,2,4,6,and 8 o'clock, There will also be stalls and opportunities for discussion. . Creche available at the 12.00 and 2.00 sessions but booking for the creche necessary.
3 Oct Tilehurst Reading Quiz Aid - Quiz Aid, 7.30 pm at Tilehurst Methodist Church. Teams of approx 6 people. Entry fee £2 per person. Proceeds to Christian Aid. Entries to 0118 9624651
3 Oct Kelso, Scottish Borders Earth Abbey are holding an informal 'get together' for anyone living in the Scottish Borders / North Northumberland area. At - Under the Sun Cafe, Roxburgh Street, Kelso, Scottish Borders at 3pm. - Earth Abbey is multi denominational, and doesn't require a church for it to work. Instead we are a collection of individual Chrsitians that have a passion for the environment and wish to explore our faith in connection with each other through creation and actively conserving it, in whatever way that might be. We are about supporting, worshipping and networking with each other. 07807032491
3-4 Oct Edinburgh 3-4 Edinburgh - Painting Edinburgh Green: a two-day event happening this October - which will celebrate community action for a more sustainable Edinburgh
4 Oct UK Day of Prayer on Climate Change - We invite people to take part everywhere
4 Oct World World Animal Day - There are a lot of events on Have a look at these events
4 Oct UK Animal Welfare Sunday organised by ASWA. Theme: Why Animals matter. Location still to be fixed. Here is a picture of the ASWA stall at Greenbelt in 2008. Here is a link to the page where you can listen to Tony Campolo's speech in 2007
4 Oct Hythe, Kent

We are preparing for the UN Conference on Climate Change to be held in Copenhagen in early December. Churches Together across the United Kingdom are holding services, forming prayer groups and asking Christians of all denominations to focus prayer life on the issues to be debated. The need for individual, community, national and global action is now widely acknowledged. - Knowing we are not alone in our desire to tend God's Creation you are invited to share a day of prayer in St. Leonard's Church on Sun 4 Oct between 12 noon and 6 pm

4 Oct Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex Day of Prayer: St Peter's Church, Old Town, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. - 12 noon to 6pm.
4 Oct Hartley Wintney St John's, Hartley Wintney, North Hampshire. Day of Prayer. 12.30 to 6.30
4 Oct Lanner, Redruth, Cornwall Christians Together in Lanner invite you to join in the national Climate Change Day of Prayer event on Sunday 4 October 2009 14.00-17.00 at Christchurch, Rough Street, Lanner, Redruth, Cornwall. info: 01209 212635. Looking forward to joining our prayers with many others around the country on the day!
4 Oct North London Our Lady Help of Christians in Kentish Town, north London: at 7.30pm Ellen Teague from the Columbans will be speaking at all the Sunday Masses (7pm on Saturday, 8.30am, 10am, 12am and 6.30pm). Before the Evening Mass on Sunday there will be a Pet Blessing at 4pm. For more information 020 7267 3616.
4 Oct Bishop's Cleeve , Glos The Parish Church of St Michael's and All Angels Bishop's Cleeve to be open for prayer prior to Evensong. We will invite people to light a candle around a world map high-lighting areas already suffering as a result of climate change. This will follow a Churches Together Harvest lunch in the Methodist church.
4 Oct Cheltenham In St Gregory's, St James' Square, Cheltenham, you are welcome to meet for an hour of predominantly silent prayer between 3 and 4 pm: (Climate Change Day of Prayer)
4 Oct Nailsea (8 miles SW of Bristol)
Nailsea Methodist Church (8 miles SW of Bristol) is organising a 'day' prayer between 12 noon and 5 pm on October 4th as the final event in its Hope for Creation series. All local churches have been invited.
4 Oct Rhydyfelin Pontypridd
S Wales
Day of prayer, drop in event, in St Luke's Church, Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, South Wales, between 2.00 pm and 5 p.m
4 Oct Aberystwyth Day of Prayer from 12noon to 6pm at the Morlands Centre, Queens Road Aberystwyth SY23 2HH.
4 Oct Birmingham a Vigil of Prayer between 2 - 6 p.m. at the Baptist Church on Kings Heath High St, Birmingham, B14.
4 Oct Buxton Derbyshire Day of Prayer in the United Reformed Church in Hardwick Square, Buxton, from 12.30 to 5.30 pm
4 Oct South Cave E. York South Cave, East Yorkshire: Day of Prayer on Climate Change
Times: October 4, 2pm-6pm plus service at 6:15pm
4 Oct Northallerton The United Nations meet in Copenhagen this December to thrash out the replacement for the Kyoto Treaty. Join us for some or all of our There will be spoken information, poems, quotes and stories to inspire and challenge, interspersed with times of silence to help us reflect and pray -12 noon until 4pm Northallerton United Reformed Church. Wherever you are along your path of faith, please join us at this time and in this space to stop, listen and reflect together and to actively hope and pray an alternative future into being
4 Oct Leeds 12-6.00pm at St Edmund's Roundhay in Leeds. At 6.30 there will be an Iona service with a creation theme as well.
4 Oct Allerton, Bradford Churches Together Climate Change Day of Prayer - 12 noon to 6pm. - Venue: St. Peter's Church, Allerton Road, Allerton, Bradford, The Day of Prayer will be lead by representatives from the Christian churches in Allerton and Fairweather Green.
4 Oct Oakworth (W Yorks) At Christ Church, Oakworth The Climate Change Day of
is being incorporated into the Harvest Festival
4 Oct Kirkby Malham, N Yorks Day of Prayer Material will be available for use in the Chapel within Kirkby Malham Church
4 Oct Settle, N Yorks Churches Together in Settle and District Day of Prayer on Climate Change and Environment 12 noon-6pm. Programme: Prayers, Silence, Discussion on Prayers/Reflections, LOAF Meal, Contributions by different denominations on their denominational material on Climate Change, Prayer Walk round town, Green Songs, Childrens prayers.
4 Oct Langcliffe, Stainforth and Horton, N Yorks The Services at these three churches will be Creation Sunday Services.
4 Oct Bentham, N Yorks Churches Together Service at High Bentham Methodist Church on 6.30pm. Theme: Creation and Climate change.
4 Oct Hurst, Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs

St John's Church Prayer and Healing Team invite you to Day of Prayer on Cliamte Change and Healing Service at St John's Church, Kings Road, Hurst OL6 8EZ. Church open for prayer from 3pm. Cup of Tea 5.30pm Service of prayer and healing at 6pm. Anointing and laying on of hands for wholeness and healing . A quiet, reverent and supportive atmosphere. Individual support offered after the service. Whole building accessible to the disabled. Iona based music and singing. Spend anything from five minutes to the whole time sitting quietly.

5 Oct London Climate Change and the Implications for People and Poverty- Course 9am - 5.30pm The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA - IT IS NECESSARY TO BOOK . £180
6 Oct Sheffield Sheffield Cathedral 7pm -Lecture Series: Climate Change, Energy and Politics of the Future - Exploring the practicalities of political planning for climate change.. 1. - The Energy - : Dr Alison Cooke. This will include an assessment of the contribution David - MacKay’s ground breaking book ‘Sustainable Energy – without
the hot air’ can make to developing realistic policies. 01709 309133
6 Oct Guildford Climate Justice Evening St Saviour’s Church, Guildford GU1 4QD 7.30pm for 8pm organised by Tearfund - 0845 355 8355.
6 Oct Leeds 7.30pm at Assumption Church Hall, Spen Lane , Leeds 16 Greg Mulholland , MP for North-West Leeds will speak on what Christians can do about Climate Change organised by the combined parishes of Assumption, Our Lady of Lourdes and St Urban’s.
6 Oct Liverpool Liverpool Town Hall - 10.30 - 2.30pm - Faith in Nature - Panel of senior members of most of the worlds faiths discussing their faith perspective on nature, conservation & climate change. Keynote speaker Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool. Free event but booking required - email
6 Oct Manchester CEL supports the Local Works Campaign - They have asked, if you are at the Conservative Party Conference to come and support the Sustainable Communities Act Reception: Show us the Money!
5.30pm-7pm - Exchange Room 5 (secure area), Manchester Central, M2 3GX - Chair: OLIVER LETWIN MP - Shadow Cabinet chairman of the Policy Review - Speakers: Nick Hurd MP - Shadow Minister for Social Enterprise, Charities and Volunteering, who took the Act through Parliament - Bob Neill MP - Shadow Minister Local Government and Planning and several others. Free Beer.
7 Oct Surbiton, London A financial system for a just and sustainable world - How do we get there? 7.45 for 8pm at YMCA Surbiton 49 Victoria Road, Surbiton, KT6 4NG . Speakers: Dr Vincent Cable MP - Lib-Dem Treasury Spokesperson and author of The Storm on the current economic situation; - Rev Canon Peter Challen - Chair of the Christian Council for Monetary Justice and co-author of Seven Steps to Justice - Tarek El Diwany Writer on Islamic Finance and author of The Problem with Interest. Organised by Richmond & Kingston World Development Movement 020 8892 3271 All welcome to this free event. All welcome to this free event
8 Oct Manchester Cathedral Arks Apostles Action at Manchester Cathedral 9.30 - 4.00 p.m. - a day when - *- adults learn from children (ecoschool participants sharing findings of an energy audit of the cathedral)- * - we map environmental activities and aspirations in church schools and churches across the diocese - * -we foster the link between the local and global. Hear from Mark Dowd (Operation Noah) and add to Christian Aid's Mass Visual Trespass with a message to Copenhagen - The Archbishop of York will open the day and encourage and commission our actions as 'green apostles'
Info: 0161 872 0500
8 Oct Leeds Climate Justice Evening South Parade Baptist Church, Leeds LS6 3LF 7.45pm for 8pm organised by Tearfund - 0845 355 8355.
8 Oct Lincoln Faith in Nature -Multi-faith environmental conference at the EPIC Centre, Lincolnshire Showground Lincoln 10.00 - 4.00 Keynote speakers Martin Palmer, Director of the Alliance of Religion and Conservation, and Aubrey Rose, former member of the Jewish Board of Deputies. Wide range of practical workshops, and also supporting exhibitions. The EPIC Centre is the largest low carbon conference venue in the UK. For more information and booking contact Janita Elton on 01522 785063 This event is free, places are limited.
9 Oct Edinburgh What is the International economy for? St. John's Church, Princes St, Edinburgh 9.45: Registration/ Coffee 10.15: Welcome and Introduction 10.30: Keynote Address: Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander, MP Secretary of State for International Development 11.30: Conversations (in twos and threes) 11.45: Group Conversations 1 12.45: Lunch 13.30: Group Conversations 2 14.30: More post-it questions 14.45: Panel responses and discussion 15.45: Summing up the day (incl. reflection) 16.15: Close To book: 0131 225 5722
9 Oct Truro Cathedral

7.30pm Truro Cathedral event to raise awareness of the  Copenhagen  negotiations and collecting together of the Cornish Declaration.

9 Oct Ringmer Sussex An hour's prayer using the CCBI Day of Prayer materials on Friday 9 Oct 4.30-5.30, St Mary's Church Ringmer, Sussex
10 Oct Worthing 1.30pm, St Paul's Centre, Worthing. Workshop led by Barbara Echlin, 'It's God's World', during Worthing Mission Community Festival.
10 Oct Petersfield Hants

Meeting: "Climate Change - how and why we need to act" Speakers: Ms Oona Muirhead, CBE, Execturive diroector, Skills & Sustainable Prosperity SE England Development Agency and Rev Andrew Norris, Adviser on Ecology, Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth. 9.30 for 10 to 12 noon at St Peter's Hall, St Peter's Road, Petersfield, GU32 3HX. Entry free. Organised by Petersfield Christian Ecology Group

11 Oct Ringmer, South Downs 'Climb-it for Climate' - a walk up the South Downs
leaving St Mary's Church at 2pm. This is jointly run by St Mary's Church and Ringmer Community College and will bring together church members and college students in expressing concern about climate and the Copenhagen Conference. We will use some of the CCBI readings at various points.
11 Oct Ben Rhydding nr Ilkley, West Yorkshire St. John`s Church, Ben Rhydding, (near Ilkley) West
Yorkshire. There will be a children-friendly service incorporating Harvest and Environmental concerns at 10am. And in the afternoon, from 2-5pm. continuous prayer around prayer stations for quiet reflection. During this time also, on the hour, there will be liturgical reflections and responses for all to join in.
12-14 Oct Sweden ECEN seminar: 'Churches responding to climate change - UN climate meeting in Copenhagen and beyond' in October (12-14th) in Lund. Louisa Poole and Catherine Brennan are going (giving a Catholic and Irish contribution, and also Operation Noah) and Christian Aid are among the speakers.
13 Oct Southwark Cathedral London Dr Rowan Williams, will give the annual Operation Noah lecture in Southwark's Anglican Cathedral on October 13 th . His address will build on the remarks made in his recent Ebor lecture at York University
13 Oct Church Stretton 7.30pm at Church Stretton Secondary School ( South Shropshire ) Talk by Sir John Houghton (former chair of IPCC) entitled “funny we’re havinglinking science, Christianity and climate change. Organised by Churches Together in the Strettons and Stretton Climate Care.
13 Oct London 13 Oct London - Women, Latin America, speaking about mining,
Rural and indigenous women from Ecuador, Peru and Guatemala struggling with mining projects in their communities will speak about the gender-specific risks they face through their work in defence of the environment and human rights. Public event organised by the Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme (LAMMP) - 2.30 to 5 pm at the Amnesty International Human Rights Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA.
14 Oct Roundhay, Leeds THE AGE OF STUPID, shown by Roundhay Env ironmental Project (REAP), a child of Churches Together in Roundhay . St Andrew’s, 7.30pm,
16 Oct Reading 7.30 pm, Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Reading RG4 7BG .Joanne Green, Head of Policy at CAFOD, will speak about "The Challenge of Copenhagen"Including the adverse effects of climate change on those in Less Developed Countries. £2 info: 0118 9475003
16-18 Oct Caerlaverock Dumfries Wetland Weekend - A Rocha NW region. - Join us at the Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, observing wintering birds such as Barnacle Geese and Whooper Swans. We will also visit other wildlife sites close by. Accommodation will be in the warm and comfortable farmhouse at Eastpark. Cost approx £70 which will include accommodation and simple food. Please book early as space limited. People from Northern England and southern Scotland especially welcome.
17 Oct Oxford Thriving Sustainably: A Transition Day for Oxford - Featuring Energy Descent, Sustainable Consciousness & Psychology; Sustainable Food Production & Distribution; Sustainable Energy, Technology, Housing; Young People’s Sustainability. info:
17 Oct UK Stand Up and Take Action (the Great Persuasion) Last year over 116 million people joined in the world's largest antipoverty mass action, in which people around the world stand in solidarity with each other and for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. This year UK participants are
being asked to stand up and take action on global poverty and climate change issues.
17 Oct Lancaster Credit Crunch or Kairos? - this conference organised by
Lancaster Diocesan Faith and Justice Commission and donor-partner CAFOD, will examine the impact of the present financial situation on our lives, responsibilities and opportunities. Speakers: Geoff O'Donoghue, Frank Regan, Patrick Hynes. Margaret McSherry (tel. 01524 383 081). 10am-3.30pm
18-25 Oct UK One World Week Hungry for One World 2009
20 Oct Skipton

"The Age of Stupid" - As part of One World Week this fabulous film about climate change is to be screened for the first time in Craven. -   7:30pm - Christ Church Hall, Skipton Tickets £3:50 - (available from Skipton Town Hall or on the door).

20 Oct Hereford 'Evolution Today' by the Revd Graham Hellier- Hereford Christian Ecology Group at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m. 01432 279740
21 Oct South Lanarkshire South Lanarkshire EcoCongregation Network meeting, 7.30pm, Burnside Blairbeth Church
21 Oct UK National Apple Day -
22 Oct Reading Climate justice evenings - join us! - 7.30pm for 8pm - The Church of St John and St Stephen, Reading RG1 3JN -- We'd like to invite you to a special climate justice evening, where you'll find out everything you need to know to be part of a united Christian response to climate change.  - No previous experience or knowledge is required. Just a concern for justice and a desire to take action, pray and get your church involved. info: 0118 9260672
22 Oct Bletchley

Eco Teams - A new series starts on Thursday 22 nd October , at 7.30pm , at St Mary's Church Hall, Bletchley. - Six interactive and practical sessions will include a look at some biblical principles, and focus on the following environmental topics: Water ; Shopping & Waste; Food; Travel & Tourism;   Transport; Energy in the Home; - More details:

24 Oct World 350 Climate Action Day
24 Oct Worth Abbey 10.30am, Talk by Dr Edward Echlin, 'Climate, Jesus and the Church', to Roman Catholic Religious of the Arundel and Brighton diocese, Worth Abbey.
24 Oct UK Churches called to take part in climate change cocoa challenge With less than 100 days to go until the biggest climate change summit in history, Christians across the UK are being called on to take part in a ‘climate change cocoa challenge’ as a way of urging the UK and other governments to prioritise action on water in poor countries at the Copenhagen climate negotiations this December. International development charity Progressio is asking people to join its 1950s-themed Just Add Water campaign by serving cocoa as well as tea after church on 25 October as part of the ‘climate change cocoa challenge’, which concludes with filling out an action card to send to British MPs, six weeks before the start of the vital summit.
24 Oct London View Flyer | Request Information - Energy to make a Difference! - 10.30 to 4.30pm - St John Vianney's Parish Hall, N15 3QH [map]
In the lead up to the Copenhagen Climate Summit, Westminster 's Annual Justice and Peace Day will focus on issues of Climate Change, Credit Crunch, Christ and Community.  Mark Dowd of Operation Noah will speak on 'The Economy and Climate Change', and Tricia Zipfel, MBE, consultant on neighbourhood renewal, will speak on Effective Community Organising. Speakers will be followed by workshops to discuss how we can challenge structural injustice to tackle some of the most serious and interlinked issues that face us, such as debt and climate.  - The day is free and open to all, but please bring lunch to share. 
24 Oct York Wave around the Minster, York,- 10.30 am there will be a Wave around the Minster organised by Cafod. - This is an event open to all who are passionate about making real and effective decisions on climate change, so join us in our wave around York Minster to tell our government that our climate is in their hands. THEY MUST ACT NOW! - This is a peaceful protest. Supporters are asked to congregate on Dean's Park adjacent to the Minster at 10.30am. The event will only last an hour. - Please wear something blue and even better, bring something to bang and make a noise with!- There will be speakers from Christian Aid and Cafod. 01904 671 767
24 Oct Cheltenham Age of Stupid- film - “Why didn’t we take climate change seriously when we had the chance?” Bethesda Methdodist Church, Great Norwood St, Cheltenham - 7.00 pm
Followed by tea and coffee - Find out about the 10:10 campaign: 10:10 is the answer to the question “What can I do?”
24 Oct Cheltenham Bethesda Methodist Church will be hosting the Area Network Friends of the Earth Conference. Jonathan Porritt is keynote speaker on the subject of population and local MPs will be present.
25 Oct - 13 Dec Outside St Martin in the Fields, London Outside Exhibition: Hard Rain- Our Headlong Collision with Nature by Mark Edwards. This
exhibition was first launched at the Eden Project in 2006 and since then it has been seen by an
estimated 12 million people worldwide (Above at Greenbelt 2008). This is the first time for it to be shown in London.
29 Oct Chelmsford Cathedral 'To Till and to Keep' Human responsibility for the Environment An opportunity to hear Margaret Barker at Chelmsford Cathedral. Margaret Barker is an independent Hebrew scholar and author of 'Temple Theology'. Her new book, to be published in November, is 'Creation - the Biblical Vision for the Environment' - with a foreword by the Patriarch Bartholomew. 10.45am - 3.00pm Please bring your own lunch. Cost of day: £7.50
Fri 30 Oct- Sun 1 Nov Coventry University The International Youth for Fair Trade Conference will be held at Coventry University on Friday 30 th October to Sunday 1 st November 2009. The event will bring together passionate 18 to 25 -year-olds from around the world in an action packed weekend with inspirational speakers from ground-breaking fair trade projects, practical workshops and team activities, films, entertainment and the opportunity to sample fair trade products first-hand. Book online now to reserve your place at . Tickets cost just £16.10 if booked before October 16th and basic accommodation is available for just £5.75 per night. The conference is easy to reach in the centre of Coventry by car, coach, train or plane and a single day rate (£9.95) is available for those who can’t make the full weekend.
Sat 31 Oct Dabcec, Crawley

Young People, the Church and the Environment, 10.30am to 1pm . We welcome suggestions on speakers, or young people's groups who would be willing to give a presentation on what they are doing for the environment, especially in a Church/Christian context. - 'Young People and the Earth, not forgetting the Church!', St Wilfrid's School, Crawley. Speakers: Will Campbell-Clause (A Rocha) and Cathy Hoath (Primary School teacher). Organised by the Church and Environment Group in Chichester and Arundel and Brighton Dioceses. To book email

31 Oct Andover Andover - United Reformed Church- Day Conference on One World Week theme, with special focus on - Environmental issues. Morning workshops. Afternoon Speaker - Prof. Mary Grey re 'Wells for India' From 10am. Lunch available. - 01264 334083
31 Oct Leighton Buzzard Eco Fair - Learn about Climate Change - Fun for all the family. Trinity Methodist Church, North Street, Leighton Buzzard. 10am-2pm Organised by Leighton Linsladle Christian Ecology Group
31 Oct London

Annual meeting of the Christian Council for Monetary Justice.-
CCMJ is an open, indeed an international, network, but has its major focus in London through its weekly Wednesday Open Global Table [12-2] on inclusive justice - at a venue just off Oxford St. - CCMJ examines how debt based financial matters have induced exponential growth over many decades and lie at the root of the systemic dysfunction now evident on many fronts. The open Table networks widely with major innovators in monetary and fiscal reform.

Annual Meeting [and AGM] of CCMJ - at The John Marshall Hall, Christchurch, 27 Blackfriars Rd. SE1- There will be an open forum on the place of money and banking in society today from 11 - 3 [including BYO lunch and beveridges provided]. Bp. Peter Selby, as our President, will be with us from 12 to respond to the discussion. The CCMJ AGM will follow from 3 - 4: you are also warmly invited to stay for that. rsvp/enquiries: 020 7207 0509

    So far 310 Events have been displayed in 2009 up to the end of Oct
1 Nov Kirkby Malham Church Climate Change. An Evening of Music and Film. Kirkby Malham Church. What are we talking about? How do we respond? Including: A short film starring the people of Malhamdale, popular songs by the young people of the Dale and a showing of "Age of Stupid". Suggested donation: £5-00 Adult, £2-00 Child. Money raised will go to the parish youth group.
2-4 Nov London ARC/UNDP Celebration of Faiths and the Environment - Many Heavens, One Earth: Faith Commitments for a Living Planet
Faith leaders from around the world will meet at Windsor at an event hosted by HRH The Prince Philip and attended by the Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-moon, to discuss and announce their long term initiatives to Protect the Living Planet. The Celebration comes a month before the Copenhagen Climate Change talks in December.
4 Nov Euston, London

Many Heavens- One Earth - Join with people of all faiths to celebrate the commitment of faith communities to care for the environment - at Friends Meeting House, Euston

The evening will feature presentations from leading United Nations, scientific and religious figures as well as song and dance. Speakers will include: -

Sheikh Ali Goma'a - Grand Mufti of Egypt;
Olav Kjorven - Assistant Secretary General, United Nations; Nigel Savage - founder of the Jewish green charity Hazon; Sally Bingham - Power and Light

Booking essential.  Doors open at 6pm - refreshments available. - Many Heavens, One Earth is a public event at the end of a 3 day meeting between faith leaders and the UN ahead of the Global Climate Conference in Copenhagen.

4 Nov Birmingham The Impact of Climate Change & our response - The United Reformed Church is hosting a day exploring the joint URC and Methodist report on climate change theology: ‘Hope in God’s Future’ on Wednesday 4th November at Carrs Lane URC, Birmingham .
6 Nov Cheltenham Cheltenham CEL will be mounting a stall at the showing of The Age of Stupid at Dean Close School on Friday 6th November at 7:45 pm.
7 Nov Ottery St Mary, Devon CEL Conference - Transition towns - Getting involved. 11am - 5pm. Preceded by CEL's Annual Members' Meeting
7 Nov Ilkley

Christians Together in Ilkley -day long Green Fair at
Christchurch on the Grove, Ilkley. 10am-3pm, (Now called a `Green Fair`). ` to be opened by our M.P.). Stands, exhibitions, and children`s
activities; speakers.

7 Nov London Climate Emergency Copenhagen London public forum 12.00 noon - 6.00 pm, - at South Camden Community School, Charrington St (Kings Cross tube) - Plus assorted workshops including Biofelwatch / Food not Fuel Speakers to include Aubrey Meyer (Global Commons Institute), Oliver Tickell (author Kyoto 2), John Stewart (HACAN), Johann Hari (journalist), Jean Lambert MEP (Green Party),  Damian Carrington (Head of Environment, the Guardian), Alexis Rowell (Camden Council), Chris Baugh (Public and Commercial Services Union), Tony Juniper (ex Director, Friends of the Earth, Green Party), Dr Stuart Parkinson (Scienists for Global Responsibility).. plus more speakers invited and TBA. Afterparty - 7pm - 10pm - At BASH CREATIONS, 65-71 Scrutton Street, EC2A 4PJ - Free entry
7 Nov York The Climate Crash Course 11 - 3.30pm (lunch provided) Priory Street Centre, York - We’ll give you the tools to mobilise action to stop climate change and end poverty as well as some exciting information about how we’ll help you put on your events and even pay for or ring Alex on 0113 244 4764. Event run by Ctrl.Alt.Shift and The Cooperative Group. Alex Jones Initiatives Coordinator, Yorkshire Unit Christian Aid
8-14 Nov UK National Ethical Investment Week, 8-14 November – ECCR/UKSIF g uide for church groups The second National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW), . ECCR has worked with NEIW co-ordinators UKSIF to produce an Action Guide for Church Groups with ideas for worship, displays, newsletter articles and letters to the local press. ECCR members will receive a printed copy. Others can request one from Helen Boothroyd (tel. 01325 580028); please include name, church, and the mailing address. NEIW is co-sponsored by ECCR corporate member CCLA.
10 Nov Didsbury screening of the Age of Stupid in Manchester 7.30pm at Emmanuel Church, Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury. M20 6TR Film screening then short talk and discussion time. £2.50 donation.
11 Nov London t e n t e n t h e a t r e presents DEGREES OF CHANGE at Westminster Cathedral Hall In association with The Friends of Westminster Cathedral 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) Tickets: £5 For tickets, please email: a group of Sixth Formers from the UK who are confronted with a tragedy on a volunteer trip to Kenya . Returning home, they are faced with their own personal conflicts, a motivation to take political action and a deep challenge to the foundations of their faith. (Plaiy involves climate justice) .
12 Nov Enfield, London THE AGE OF STUPID , a feature length DVD (1½ hrs) set in the year 2055 which asks: why didn't we stop climate change when we had a chance? is being screened on Thursday November 12th at 8pm in the Mount Carmel Centre, London Road, Enfield
13-15 Nov Hilfield Priory, Dorset Jesus, Climate and Earth: Inclusive Discipleship led by Edward Echlin Further details from Sarah Hargreaves at or at The Friary of St Francis, Hilfield, Dorchester DT2 7BE (tel. 01300 341741) from about 6.30pm on Friday evening till Sunday 2pm , but people are welcome to come for tea at 4.30pm on Friday if they can make it. The suggested donations for the weekends are £85-100 per person for full board, generally good food and fellowship in a beautiful part of the world.
14 Nov Rothamstead, Harpenden The Future of the Planet - Wilderness of Promised Land? - Presentations by climate and energy experts from scientific, European and theological perspectives - Practical advice about making a difference in church, community and world - Entrance free, but pre-registration is required - 01727 851748 visit or email - Fowden Hall, Rothamsted Research Centre, Harpenden AL5 2JQ 10am - 4pm The Board for Church and Society of Diocese of St Albans.
14 Nov Nottingham

Cycle Campaigners Working in Partnership at national and local levels

10.00-17.00 Byron House (Students' Union Building), Nottingham Trent University, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU

14-15 Nov Woodley, Reading St John Bosco RC Church in Woodley, Reading are having a "Sahre a Car" weekend.
15 Nov   Cycle of Faiths - Launch of Interfaith Week in Liverpool - 12 till 3pm - Sefton Park (At the tennis courts by Aviary café) Cycling is fun, healthy and low carbon. A perfect way for your faith community to support Liverpool's Year of the Environment. Try out different bikes, consult with Dr Bike, find out more about getting into cycling. Something for all ages! - :
Phone: 0151 705 2108
16 Nov Newcastle MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY NorthEast Regional Rally for Climate Justice Exploring the connections between global justice, global poverty and global warming6.00 pm, November Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building Newcastle University (Just opposite Haymarket Metro) Guest of Honour, H.E. Maria Beatriz Souviron-Crespo The Ambassador of Bolivia Speakers, Mohammed Shamsuddoha (Equity Bangladesh) Nick Deardon (National Director, Jubilee Debt Campaign) Everyone will be warmly welcome at this meeting
16 Nov Baildon, Bradford.

PUBLIC MEETING ON CLIMATE CHANGE What are Baildon and Bradford doing about climate change? What more could Baildon and Bradford do about climate change? 7.00pm for 7.30 pm Monday Baildon Methodist Church, Newton Way, Baildon, BD17 5NH The church is three minutes walk up Newton Way to the left of the main Baildon roundabout where all buses stop. Chair: Chris Flecknoe What are Baildon and Bradford doing about climate change? 5 minute lightning talks and 5 minutes responses from audience: John Bibby. Policy Lead Officer. Bradford District Council. Paul Marfell. Chair of Baildon Parish Council John D Anderson. Baildon Methodist Church Eco-congregation Mervyn Flecknoe. Baildon Link: a near zero-carbon building? Michael Overton. Architect. St James Church, Baildon: heating by ground source heat pump

16 Nov St Martin in the Fields, London Inspiring Creation 7.00pm - Mark Edwards, one of the most widely published editorial photographers in the world, author and ecological campaigner talksabout the journey which led him to create the Hard Rain Exhibition, which asks the question so vital to all of our lives – ‘What’ll you do now?’
Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will speak and answer questions about the government’s response to climate change and what they hope will be achieve in Copenhagen.
Brother Clark Berge, the Minister General of the worldwide Society of St Francis and Chaplain at the Copenhagen summit speaks of the ecological crisis and the choices which have become fundamental to our future lives. 020 7766 1100
16 Nov St Ives Cambs A Burning Question? Christianity and Climate Change. A talk by Prof White of Cambridge University - 8pm At St Ives Methodist Church, St Ives Cambridgeshire. Bob is acting chair of the John Ray Initiative, He is Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. Poster
17 Nov Hereford 'Goodbye Oil, Hello Sunshine' by Richard Priestley - Hereford Christian Ecology Group at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m.
17 Nov London The Age of Stupid shown by Anmesty International,
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with speakers including Phil Thornhill, founder of Campaign Against Climate Change at The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
18 Nov


MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY NorthEast COUNTDOWN TO COPENHAGEN 7.30pm Cranmer Hall, St John's College 3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ Paul Brannen Head of Campaigns Christian Aid Mark Dowd Operation Noah Gemma Bone UK Youth Delegate to Climate Conference Revd Dr David Wilkinson Principal St John's College Perspectives on how we should respond to the crucial talks on climate changeFor further information contact: 0191 228 0115
18 Nov

Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry

JRI Associates - Pre-Copenhagen Consultation -
Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry - Updates from Sir John Houghton FRS, Ben Niblett (Tearfund Campaigns Team Leader) Richard Weaver (Tearfund Environment and Disaster - Relief Team Leader)- Prayer, Discussion, Action
19 Nov London

Climate Justice Evening All Souls Church, Langham Place, London W1B 3DA 6.30pm for 7pm - With Sir John Houghton - organised by Tearfund - 0845 355 8355.

19 Nov London Earthwatch Debate: From Tsunami to Drought Thursday 19 th November, 7.00pm – 9.00pm at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR Chaired by award winning broadcaster Andrea Catherwood. - solutions to the looming crisis of access to water for drinking and sanitation. Ticket only - free to students and current Earthwatch donors; otherwise a donation will be requested on the door. For tickets and/or more information contact our Events Department on (01865) 318856;
19 Nov London The Future of Banking: Ethical and Sustainable? ECCR open debate, London The banking crisis has receded, and stability has returned. Lessons about excessive risk-taking have been learned. Or have they? Panel chaired by Lord Harries of Pentregarth (former Bishop of Oxford) and speakers from Platform/BankTrack, Triodos Bank, the Church Investors Group (invited) and a high-street bank (invited). 4.30-6.15 p.m. Friends House, Small Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ. Entrance is free. Wheelchair access. Nearest underground: Euston or Euston Square. For further details please see To book, please email Miles Litvinoff:
19 Nov Cheltenham The film The Age of Stupid is being shown (by Cheltenham CEL) to the St Gregory's 55 Club at
10:15 am in The Old Priory, which adjoins St Gregory's Church - the entrance is in Clarence Street, round the corner from the main entrance to the church in St James' Square. Admission free. A collection will be taken.
20 Nov Kilpeck Herefordshire GAIA & GENESIS - Are we stewards or slayers?
As the crucial climate change talks take place in Copenhagen this December local filmmaker and churchwarden Joe Jenkins presents KILPECK VILLAGE HALL - 7 : 3 0 – 9 . 3 0 - ADMISSION - FREE - Donations to the Climate Justice Fund - “Climate Change is not just about science; it’s about justice” (Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury) Doors open at 7pm
In Association with the Ewyas Harold Group of Parishes -
20-21 Nov Rydal Cumbria Rural Theology Association Annual Conference - Crunch in the Country Rydal Hall Cumbria. Rev Jame Newcome, Bishop of Penrith, Rev David Emison, former Methodist district chair of Cumbria . Rydal Hall, £90 for full board details
20-21 Nov Winchester The transition to low carbon: policy frameworks and community action The Discovery Centre, Winchester 20-21 November 2009 * lunch and refreshments on both days at no extra cost. * Places are filling fast so please register asap to avoid disappointment. - organised by Cap and Share UK , University of Southampton & Winchester Action on Climate Change Abstracts of talks are available online
Wed 25 Nov Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury Cathedral, 10am to 1pm, 'Faith in Nature' conference, organised by the Environment Agency. Dr Edward Echlin, author and CEL member, is representing the Christian Faith. There are still a few seats left. Contact Carole Robertson, Environment Agency 01903 832334 to book.
26 Nov Loughton nr Milton keynes Reducing our energy use in the home Thursday 26 th November, at Loughton Baptist Church, 7.30pm Speaker: Beryl Bradford, Outreach Energy Advisor/Events Coordinator of the Energy Saving Trust advice centre, Thames Valley & Solent. There will be a presentation based on the relevant facts on how to save energy in the home, what the top tips are, and where to save money as well. We will also allow plenty of time for questions, so we can learn from hearing the answers to other people’s different situations.
26 Nov Plymouth CEL Plymouth -Tearfund - Nicaragua talk and DVD - Den and Jacky Batten, Tearfund speakers, will present an interesting and compelling talk on the work of Tearfund in St. John, Nicaragua. As a run up to Christmas they will also have a Traidcraft and stall to browse over and buy from. This event will take place at 7.30 pm, at Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DT.
27 Nov London

Baroness Williams delivering Pope Paul VI lecture - "Capitalism, Catholicism and community: Harmony or dissonance?" will take place at the Emmanuel Centre, Westminster, London. Lecture starts 7.15pm (doors open 6.45pm) Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW Tickets are £6 (lecture only) £12 (lecture and reception ) Concessions are available. Call for details 02070955568 or email -

29 Nov World Buy Nothing Day - Nov 28 in USA Nov 29 International
29 Nov   Sunday before World Aids Day: NAT (National AIDS Trust), the UK ’s leading charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV, invites you to donate your Sunday Collection to thier work. " We provide fresh thinking, expert advice and practical resources. We campaign for change. Shaping attitudes. Challenging injustice. Changing lives. "
30 Nov Leeds TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE IN EL SALVADORThe recent floods and landslides are tragic evidence of the impact of extreme weather events on this vulnerable country. How can we help? A talk by Karen Inwood Director, The Permaculture Institute of El Salvador Monday 30th November at 7.00pm The school of Geography Leeds University ls2 9jt From the City Centre take Woodhouse Lane. Pass the Parkinson Building on your left. Then next left on to Clarendon Road. Then left on to University Road. The School of Geography is the old brick building on your left. If you cannot attend but would like to donate to relief funds, please contact Peter on 07599 419766 or email
1 Dec  

World Aids Day.

  • There are over 80,000 people living with HIV in the UK and the number are increasing year on year.
  • A third of people living with AIDs Have experienced poverty at some time.
  • Children are being discriminated against at school because of their HIV status
4 Dec Oxford Prayer for Copenhagen, 3.00 - 6.30pm, St Clement's Church, Marston Road, Oxford. 'Drop-in' afternoon for informal prayer and reflection on climate change, around the fortnight of the Copenhagen Summit. Come and be still, listen or join in for as little or as much time as you have.
4 Dec London Climate Change and the Implications for People and Poverty- Course 9am - 5.30pm The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA - IT IS NECESSARY TO BOOK . £180
5 Dec Glasgow

The Wave - Glasgow

Eco-Congregation Scotland is organising a Church service before the march. This service will be held at St Leo the Great RC Church , 5 Beech Avenue , Glasgow G41 5BY (close to Bellahouston Park ) at 10 am on Saturday 5 December. Please could you circulate these details to anyone who may wish to attend. We will forward further details about the service in the near future. The march will start at 11am in Bellahouston Park , south of the River Clyde and finish in Kelvingrove Park in the West End where there will be a live music, speakers, a kids tent with activities and other marquees with members of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition waiting to greet you. The distance from Bellahouston Park to Kelvingrove Park is around 2 ½ miles, although we are still finalising the exact route with Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Police. Details of the route will be published on the Stop Climate Chaos website as soon as they are available. Please let Gail at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland ( ; 0131 311 6512) know how many of your congregation will be attending the march.

5 Dec London Are you riding The Wave? On Saturday 5th December thousands of people will flow through the streets of London as part of The Wave , UK’s biggest ever demonstration on climate change. To help get you to there, we’ve chartered a train - The Wave Express – to take over 500 people from Bradford, Leeds and Doncaster to the march and back again. On board there’ll be activities for all ages, an unbeatable atmosphere and with tickets at a mere £30 full fare or £20 concession, The Wave Express promises to be a spectacular day out. For more information and to book go to Any questions call 0113 3917917 or email
5 Dec London Ecumenical Service before start of "The Wave" - Please download poster and display at your church.
Sat 5 Dec London

Climate Change Demonstration, London, for action at Copenhagen. Stop Climate Chaos (SCC) is the coalition of environment and development organisations dedicated to action on climate change. In Copenhagen in December the world's leaders will decide if we head towards a future of a safe climate for ourselves, and future generations, or we head for a hot, glowering planet with greater poverty and conflict than we have ever seen. They must make the right choice. Throughout 2009, and culminating in a mass demonstration in Central London on December 5 th , the SCC coalition will press for a deal in Copenhagen that will cut global emissions, and provide support for poor countries that are already struggling to cope with a changing climate. Note that Copenhagen may be the last chance for the Earth and our children!

6 Dec Haworth Where: West Lane Baptist Church, Haworth, West Yorkshire
When: 7pm Cost £2 to cover licence
12 Dec Orelton, Herefordshire Candle light vigil -re Copenhagen - in Orleton Methodist Chapel, Herefordshire, between 10 and 3pm on Saturday 12th December
13 Dec Exeter Service for Copenhagen at Exeter Cathedral - "Climate Change and our response: a meditation in words, pictures and music", at 11.30 am on Sunday 13 December 2009. Tim Gorringe will be speaking. The service will be held during the period of climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, and timed roughly to coincide with the service in Copenhagen at which Archbishop Rowan Williams is preaching. Poster
13 Dec Copenhagen In the Lutheran Cathedral in Copenhagen there will be an ecumenical act of worship as part of the UN conference on climate change. We invite you to join in these prayers in your own way, so joining the extended community of people praying in Copenhagen and in many parts of the world. At 15h00 the churches in Denmark will ring their bells, and Christians around the world are invited to echo them by sounding their own bells 350 times at 15h00 local time. More information about the initiative can be found on the What is envisaged is a chain of chimes and prayers stretching in a time-line from the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific – where the day first begins, and where the negative effects of climate change are already felt, to northern Europe and across the globe.
13 Dec World The World Council of Churches' has called on bellringers to mark the forthcoming Copenhagen summit on climate change. There is a lot of interest in the UK in taking up the call. Operation Noah, the UK campaign for churches on climate change, is preparing material to help local bands of ringers 'make a noise'. The initiative follows a similar event on 24 October promoted by ''. If you know ringers locally, please pass on the 'organiser details', which includes text for a local press release, and suggested 'touches' suitable for the British tradition of changeringing. If you need any more information, contact us at .
14 Dec BBC4 The Age of Stupid, is being shown on BBC4 at 10 pm
Dec Beeston, Nottingham St John's parish church, Beeston - Christmas tree festival. The new small Ecocel team writes: "We will use a tree to promote our ideas, getting one ready potted so as to be able to plant it out after Christmas. We'll decorate it with recycled or home made objects and leave leaflets about what CEL is about and how we hope to use a group at church.
19 Dec Settle Settle Eco-Nite will be showing the positive film In Transition - about Transition Towns on Saturday 19 Dec at 7.30pm at St John's Church Hall, Settle
25 Dec World Christmas Day
26 Dec 2009 Ripon N Yorks Eucharist at 9:30 am at Ripon Cathedral followed by Pilgrimage at 10:00 am to Fountains Abbey - 3 mile walk through beautiful countryside. Then short carol service. 01765 603462
31 Dec World New Year's Eve: What New Year's Resolutions will you make this year? (email the web editor)
Just over 365 Events have been publicised in 2009 above


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