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15 Jan Settle, N Yorks Barn Dance in joint aid of Rainforest Fund Project and Churches Together in Settle. Caller Robert Rushton 5 Adult /1 child Including Supper. All welcome. (Partners not needed) Details phone 01729 822138 or 833238 Organised by: Churches Together In Settle And District. Help us save one acre of rainforest (100/acre) www.ctisad.org.uk
15 Jan Sheffield 10am until 4pm- Rretreat-workshop day: Christ and the Earth Contemplation and action on the way to a new kind of life by Eco-congregation in partnership with EarthAbbey and Contemplative Fire at Whirlow Grange Conference Centre Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield, S11 9PZ- The day will be led by Rev Dr Chris Sunderland, founder of EarthAbbey,
in conjunction with Contemplative Fire and Ecocongregation.
Cost £20 including lunch. Bookings must be made in advance to info@earthabbey.com to 0117 9574652. Payment may be made on the day.
16 Jan Sefton Park Liverpool Archdiocese of Liverpool Justice & Peace Commission Annual Memorial Lecture Sunday 16th January 2011 2 - 4pm Doors open at 1.30 tea and coffee on arrival Venue: L A C E Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, LIVERPOOL. L17 1AA Speaker: Fr Brian O'Toole CSSp (19 years ministry in Ethiopia) "Option for the Poor - Option for the Earth." Everybody Welcome!! FOR MORE INFORMATION Ring: Steve or Maria 0151 522 1080/81 Email: s.atherton @rcaol.co.uk
17 Jan Liverpool Climate Change and the Communion of Saints
A Theology and Modernity Lecture by Prof. Michael Northcott Professor of Ethics, University of Edinburgh. - at 6pm Refreshments from 5.30pm - at St Bride's Liverpool Percy Street/ Catharine Street L8 7LT. - Parking available in the Church grounds. For a map and further information visit www.stbridesliverpool.com .
18 Jan Hereford 'Farming to Conservation: a farmer's view of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme' by Joy and Richard James of Court Farm, Pontrilas, at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m. [this is to form the first event of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Churches Together in Hereford]
20 Jan Milton Keynes The X-Y Game - A Fun interactive evening with Milton Keynes Christian Ecology Group - and a short sharp way of uderstanding the decision-making processes of governments and big businessin the field of environmnetal, social and political issues. 7.30pm at Christ the Vine Community Church, MK6 5EG
4-6 Feb The Hayes, Swanwick, Derbyshire

Still Small Voice 2011: SCM's Annual Conference - Join students from all over the country for a weekend exploring prayer. The Student Christian Movement is an ecumenical network of individuals and groups engaged with faith and justice. For more info and to book your place go to www.movement.org.uk/conference or email scm@movement.org.uk . Book before 1 January for discounted places.

9 Feb Guildford 7pm for 7.30pm, 'What can we do to make a difference?', Colette Annesley-Gamester (Operation Noah and A Rocha). This talk, with Cafe style refreshments, is part of a course 'Between the Flood and the Rainbow', at St
Joseph's Church Hall, Denmark Road, Guildford GU1 4DA. Further details from admin@stjo-guildford.co.uk
9 Feb Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway ECS Network at St George's Church Hall, Dumfries, at 7.30pm: Local Food, with contributions from Chris Ballance from Moffat CAN, Jools Cox from the Orchard Project and Barry Graham, cheesemaker at Locharthur.
11 Feb London World Biodiversity Crisis ‘The Evil Quartet – what do we know of the causes of biodiversity loss?’ Dr Dave Dawson, Chairman Ecology and Conservation Studies Society. 6.30pm to 8.30 pm, doors open at 6.00pm. Theatre B01, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX. (entrance is opposite Birkbeck Main Building) 020 7485 7903 Jeremy.Wright@walkern.org.uk
7-14 Feb UK Go Green Week - is People & Planet's annual national week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities.
Fri 11 Feb UK As part of Go Green Week this year, People & Planet is coordinating a national day of action to call on the government to cut the carbon, not education. In the face of education spending cuts
12 Feb Brockley Chislehurst Whistlestop Eco-congregation tour Saturday 9am - 12noon Starting at St Peter's Brockley (SE4 1LT) at 9am and going on to Christ Church Chislehurst (BR7 5JJ) for 10.30am. Learn from good practice and discover what's possible... If you'd like to come, RSVP to Revd Matt Prior. If you are able to bring a car and/or offer lifts, please let me know. St Matthew's Borstal Cluster Missioner for the cluster of St Matthew's, St Margaret's with St Peter's and St Justus, Rochester (01634) 845948 http://www.stmatthewsborstal.co.uk
12 Feb Dunbarney & Forgandenny Church, near Perth 12.02 Dunbarney & Forgandenny Church, near Perth are hosting an Earth Be Glad workshop. The aim of the workshop, which will be led by Eleanor Harris, is to help congregations set up a website account to keep track of their carbon footprint and encourage members of the church community to reduce their footprint. The workshops will take place between 10.15am-12.15 at Dunbarney Church Hall, Manse Rd, Bridge of Earn. To book your place, please email avrilandsteve@sky.com
Sat 12 Feb Gloucester "Energising the future"Environment Day Conference at Redcliffe College, Gloucester organised in partnership with The John Ray Initiative - Programme- Leaflet
12 Feb Manchester You are invited to a retreat day entitled ‘Christ and the Earth’ - Contemplation and action on the way to a new kind of life by Eco-congregation in partnership with EarthAbbey on February 12th 2011 at St. Marks United Reformed Church Oatlands Rd- Wythenshawe - Manchester- M22 6AH
14 Feb Glasgow Glasgow ECS network 7.30pm, at Wellington Church: "Moving towards a Low Carbon Church" with input from Mike Adam from St Ninian's Church, Stirling.
16 Feb Guildford 7pm for 7.30pm, 'How can our faith help us sustain our
commitment?', Ellen Teague (Chair of the NJPN Environment Group). This talk, with Cafe style refreshments, is part of a course 'Between the Flood and the Rainbow', at St Joseph's Church Hall, Denmark Road, Guildford GU1 4DA.
Further details from admin@stjo-guildford.co.uk
18-20 Feb Northampton

First A Rocha UK conference to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of A Rocha UK in 2011 : Celebrating the Past, seeking the Future.

22 Feb Hereford A series of talks on environmental ethics - 'In Good Hands?' - at All Saints Church, Hereford, 7.30 p.m.: 'Climate and Convention' by the Rt Revd David Atkinson, former Bishop of Thetford and author of Changing the Face of the Earth
24 Feb Seaford, Sussex 7.30pm, 'The Environment and Faith', Edward P. Echlin (author of 'Climate and Christ, A Prophetic Alternative'). Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford, Sussex. Tickets: vicky@seafordbaptistchurch.org.uk
24 Feb London Global Development Course - Evenings and W/E for a forotnight. See www.ethical-events.org
24 Fe and 1 March Bradford A Just Church Book launch : 'A Just Church' by Chris Howson,24 Feb 6pm Waterstones, Wool Exchange Bradford and - 1 March, 5pm, Bradford University Waterstones - 'A Just Church' by Chris Howson, City Centre Priest for Bradford - This book argues passionately for faith communities to radically engage with the social justice contexts that they are in. This is a controversial book dealing with subjects ranging from 'urban regeneration' to the 'war in Iraq'. - Chapters deal with 'responding to sanctuary seekers'; 'Bradford Street Angels and non-violence'; 'guerilla gardening', and how churches might respond to EDL marches.
26 Feb Great Crosby Liverpool

10am until 4pm- Retreat-workshop day: Christ and the Earth Contemplation and action on the way to a new kind of life at St Luke’s Church, 71 Liverpool Road, Great Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5SE- The day will be led by Rev Dr Chris Sunderland, founder of EarthAbbey, in conjunction with St Luke’s Church and Ecocongregation. Cost £7. Please bring your own lunch. Drinks provided. Bookings must be made in advance to chris.sunderland@earthabbey.com or to 0117 9574652.
Payment may be made on the day.

26 Feb Newcastle An invitation from Jane Skelton Caring For God's Acre 2-4pm, St Michael's and All Angels, Felton. Newcastle NE2 1BD Come and find out what we have been doing in the churchyard at Felton over the past four years by joining us to view the snowdrops; then come inside for light refreshments whilst viewing the work of local art and craft groups. For their autumn term's work, Felton Art Group used the churchyard for their theme and inspiration.
27 Feb Heswall Wirral 2pm At Odds with the Culture of Consumerism United Reformed Church, Heswall, Wirral CH60 7SE Interactive workshop with John Bell, Iona Community
Exploring how we can respond to an increasingly consumerist society from a Christian viewpoint. Info from Dave Horton

28 Fe - 13 Mar

UK Fair Trade Fortnight - Show off your label
1 March Hereford A series of talks on environmental ethics - 'In Good Hands?' - at All Saints Church, Hereford, 7.30 p.m.: ‘The Commons Dilemma: Our Response?’ by Isabel Carter (who worked for Tearfund for over 20 years and has created the web-based directory AmberLinks.org)
1 March Birmingham Panel discussion and launch of ECCR’s new report on the banking sector - 5.00 - 7.30 p.m. Banking Hall, Wragge & Co 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2AS Stations: New Street, Snow Hill or Moor Street Chair: Rt Revd David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham Panel speakers: Canon Dr Giles Fraser, St Paul’s Cathedral Damon Gibbons, Centre for Responsible Credit / Better Banking Campaign Suzanne Ismail, ECCR Professor Andy Mullineux , University of Birmingham Business School ECCR’s report assesses social, ethical and environmental concerns that have eroded trust in the banks and makes recommendations for a more socially responsible banking sector. Copies of the report will be available for sale. Entrance free. Buffet refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible. Booking essential. Places are limited. RSVP: helen.boothroyd@eccr.org.uk , tel. 07503 931172 www.eccr.org.uk.
1 March Milton Keynes 6.30pm, - at The Well, Newport Rd, Willen, MK15 9AA. Sustainable Cookshop - booking necessary. The cost will be £5.00 per person. 01908 377376 or email david@millersofmk.co.uk
4 March Exeter Climate Change - A Lot of Hot Air or
Creation in Crisis? - Sir John Houghton

Leading Scientific Advisor to International Governments; - Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT - 7.30-9pm. One of four environment talks at Mint Church in March. Poster
4 March Helensburgh Helensburgh and Lomond Eco-Congregation Scotland network, 10.30am, United Reformed Church, 35 West Princes St, Helensburgh
5 March 2011 London CEL Day Conference - book this Date-, St John's Church, Waterloo, London SE1 8TY. - 'End of the Age of Thorns: Surviving consumerism'. Key note speaker:- PETER OWEN JONES, Sussex vicar, presenter of BBC's 'How to live a simple life', 'Around the World in 80 Faiths' and 'Extreme Pilgrim' In the afternoon TIM COOPER, Professor of Sustainable Design and Consumption at Nottingham Trent University, is giving an introduction to green economics ... or alternatively you can take part in practical workshops on the ecocell-2 'Energy Module' or sharing stories of trying to green your own church . BOOK NOW at our 'early bird' price of £15. Bargain tickets of £5 for the first 20 students, under the age of 25, - who apply.
5 March Bridge of Allan, Scotland

10th Anniversary of Eco-Congregation Scotland at the Annual Gathering 2011, which will also include the charity's first AGM. Please print and display this invitation in your church halls and other appropriate places. 10am - 3.30pm, at Bridge of Allan Parish Church Halls, Keir Street, Bridge of Allan FK9 4QJ. Kathy Galloway to preach at the Celebration Service.
Register now to participate in the event, 0131 240 2274 or before 16 February 2011.

5 March Wing, Bucks Your Church and Renewable Energy at All Saints Church, Wing, Buckinghamshire Starts at 9.30am and finish by 12.30pm http://www.earthingfaith.org/wingseminar/
5 March Bethnal Green Road London 6 Billion Ways - Making another world possible
9.30am-midnight
at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road , London E1 6LA - A day of debates, film, art, music and workshops for all ages
6 March Upton, Wirral St Mary's church - Evening event with Ruth Valerio, Manager of the A Rocha Living Lightly 24:1 Project.
6 March Settle, N Yorks Who made Bats and Rats and Cats? - Cafe Service at St John's Methodist Church, Settle - Creative writing, Creative Music, Painting and Collage on the theme of Creation. 4pm
6 March Aberdeen Opening Worship for Green Lent Course of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney - St Mary's, Carden Place, Aberdeen . 4pm - The guest preacher will be Professor John Eldridge, a British sociologist known for his writings on Industrial Society.  The resources for this course can be downloaded
8 March Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford, 7.30 p.m: a Shrove Tuesday get-together focusing on good news items and positive ideas for Lent
9 March -23 April UK

Lent:

Tearfund Carbonfast - materials and daily emails

9 March -23 April Diocese of York

Lent:- Diocese of York - Lent Course: - "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread" consists of 5 sessions, looking at issues of faith and the environment through the story of a loaf of bread. - (You can send off for the material for £3-00)

The sessions will contain: - 1) Thought-provoking information on environmental issues through a DVD and written material
2) Biblical passages with commentary - 3) Practical ways in which people can change their behaviour to help our environment. - 4) Imaginative ideas for reflection and prayer

http://www.dioceseofyork.org.uk/your-church/environment/lent-course/

11 March Exeter Where Have All the Tigers Gone? - The Significance of
Biodiversity Loss - Dr John Sale
– Former UN Advisor on Conservation - Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT - 7.30-9pm. One of four environment talks at Mint Church in March. Poster
12 March Leeds Climate of Hope (10.00-15.30, 12 March 2011 at South Parade Baptist Church, Leeds)

This is a conference being put on in Leeds to encourage and equip churches to act on climate change. The event will take place on 12th of March 2011 at South Parade Baptist Church in Headingley and will feature Sir John Houghton as the keynote speaker as well as workshop sessions run by Tearfund, Christian Aid, local churches and other organisations. Climate of Hope is being organised by 4C Leeds, (Christians Combating Climate Change). See: http://www.climateofhope.co.uk/
12 March Cuddesdon nr. Oxford Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES) OPEN DAY - Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford.The day is intended to be an introduction to CRES, our distance learning course. See www.cres.org.uk
Keynote speaker:- Lizzie Rushton who will speak on 'Climate Reconstruction using Missionary sources'.

The day will be FREE (including lunch) but you must BOOK. deadline is FRIDAY 26th FEBRUARY - martin@hodsons.org
12 March Giggleswick, Settle, N Yorks. Mosses of Giggleswick Churchyard. Introduction to mosses session 10am- 12.45pm. Beginners Welcome. Details Led by Judith Allinson and Mike Canaway
15 March Perth Perth Eco-Congregation Scotland Network 7.30 at North Church Perth
15 March Hereford A series of talks on environmental ethics - 'In Good Hands?' - at All Saints Church, Hereford, 7.30 p.m.: ‘The Common Good and the Big Society?’ by the Rev. Prof. Timothy Gorringe, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter )
16 March St Mary Bourne, near Andover, Hampshire Benefice of Hurstbourne Priors Lent Course 2011 - “Caring for Creation”- 8.00-9.30pm at The Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne SP11 6BT. Consider the Lilies of the field: Living the Gospel and Saving the Planet - Professor Mary Grey
18 March UK CAFOD Lent Fast Day
18 March Exeter Fighting for Survival - How Environmental Problems - Impact the World’s Poorest - Richard Weaver – Senior Policy Advisor for Tearfund- - Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT - 7.30-9pm. One of four environment talks at Mint Church in March. Poster
21 March Lambeth Palace

21 st March - Interfaith Seminar on environment & sustainability: Practical action and the faith communities. Lambeth Palace , Organised with the London School of Jewish Studies and aimed at those with responsibilities for managing faith organizations and initiatives. For more information email me - Ruth.watkinson@churchofengland.org

21-27 March 2011 UK Be part of Britain’s biggest environmental occasion.
On 21-27 March 2011, thousands of organisations all over the UK will promote action on climate change. Please encourage your workplace, community or school to run events or activities for Climate Week
22 March Hereford A series of talks on environmental ethics - 'In Good Hands?' - at All Saints Church, Hereford, 7.30 p.m.: ‘Here for our Children’s Children? Reflections on Environmental Ethics and Justice ’ by the Rev. Prof. Adrian Armstrong, Visiting Professor at the University of Birmingham
23 March St Mary Bourne, near Andover, Hampshire Benefice of Hurstbourne Priors Lent Course 2011 - “Caring for Creation”- 8.00-9.30pm at The Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne SP11 6BT The Built Environment — Can the "Big Society" ensure sustainable and appropriate development? Madalene Winter BSc, DipTP, DMS, MRTPI
25 March Exeter Living it Out Christian Living that Doesn't Cost the Earth Ruth Valerio - Manager of A Rocha's 'Living Lightly' Project- - Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT - 7.30-9pm. One of four environment talks at Mint Church in March. Poster
26 March Ben Rhydding, Ilkley St Johns Church in Ben Rhydding - `Earth Hour` in liaison with WWF`s worldwide event - from 8.30 till 9.30p.m. and will be mostly (!) candlelit. It will comprise readings, meditations and reflections on the wonder of our planet and the environmental threat. Materials will be provided to reflect upon in silence also. Everyone is most welcome
26 March Tilehurst The Green Apostles at Tilehurst Methodist Church are
holding a Super Soup Lunch at Tilehurst Methodist Church
Hall, School Rd, Tilehurst from 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm to raise money for Christian Aid. Displays. 10% or £50 of the profits, whichever is greater will be going to Park URC (www.parkurc.org.uk )towards their solar panels and
woodchip boiler.
26 March Leeds THE GOSPEL’S GREEN LIGHT: Motives for Environmental Care - A day conference exploring Christian environmental activism in theory and practice.
Rev. Peter Harris: A Rocha’s Green Light: A remarkable story of faithful response to the Creator
Prof. Andrew Basden: Green Activism with Christ: Is spiritual regeneration needed for effective change?
Prof. Tim Cooper: Christians in Environmental Discourse: Leaders or Followers? Do Christians have a unique contribution to make?
Prof. Mike Hulme: Should Christians Be Trying to Stop Climate Change? On intersections among science, culture, human development and Christian faith – what does climate change mean for us?
Rev. Peter Harris: Gospel Fuel for Green Lights: Some Christian environmental distinctives
Venue: Oxford Place Centre, Leeds, LS1 3AX
Cost: £20 (concessions £14; students £8), including lunch.
To book see: http://www.wysocs.org.uk/events.php
26 March World Earth Hour Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. In 2010, Earth Hour became the biggest ever with a record 128 countries and territories joining the global display of climate action
27 March Cawood, S of York Open Churchyard at Cawood Church on Sunday 2-4pm guided walks to learn about the spring flowers.
March 28 – April 8   Introducing Ecoliteracy: First principles for radical change , - one and two week options . Understanding Ecoliteracy will help students to appreciate and act with a greater ecological awareness in both local and global situations. Teachers include: Fritjof Capra (by videolink), Satish Kumar, Gustavo Esteva (by videolink), Stephan Harding, Philip Franses, Julie Richardson, Mark Burton, Jon Rae, Terry Irwin (by videolink), Antonia Spencer, Bethan Stagg, Anne Miller, Hal Gilmore, Emily Ryan (course facilitator) http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/ A limited number of bursaries are available for this course.
29 March St Paul's, London Panel Debate: Should we Bank on the Robin Hood Tax?St Paul's Institute, Tearfund, CAFOD and The Salvation Army have come together to host a panel debate in St Paul's Cathedral on Tuesday 29th March 2011 at 7.00pm. The debate will focus on whether or not, and the extent to which, the financial sector has a moral role to play in contributing to the common good. Public discussion on this topic has been stirred by the Robin Hood Tax campaign, which proposes an additional tax on the financial sector to raise billons of pounds that could be used to fight poverty and climate change both here and abroad. Evan Davis, well known economist and BBC presenter, will chair the debate which consists of panelists from different perspectives, including: Michael Izza, CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Rt. Revd. Peter Selby, former Bishop of Worcester Baroness Shirley Williams, House of Lords We'd be delighted if you were able to join us for this lively and pertinent debate. The event is free and non-ticketed. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. For more information please contact institute@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or phone 020 7489 1011.
29 March Hereford A series of talks on environmental ethics - 'In Good Hands?' - at All Saints Church, Hereford, 7.30 p.m.: ‘Living in Gratitude and Praise – Franciscan Ecological Wisdom’ by Brother Sam SSF, Hillfield Community, Dorchester
30 March St Mary Bourne, near Andover, Hampshire Benefice of Hurstbourne Priors Lent Course 2011 - 'Caring for Creation'- 8.00-9.30pm at The Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne SP11 6BT Why care for the environment? Christianity, Climate Change and - Sustainable Living - Professor Bob White Professor of Geophysics at
Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
30 March Penrith

30 th March - Traditional Buildings: preparing for a low carbon future, Rheged , Penrith . Run by the Churches Trust for Cumbria , Cumbria Action for Sustainability and The Heritage Skills Initiative with a variety of practical workshops for churches. Email bookings to skills@nect.org.uk .

30 March Douglas Valley South Lanarkshire Eco-Congregation Scotland network 7.30 at Douglas Valley Church, focusing
on Renewable energy installation.
6 April St Mary Bourne, near Andover, Hampshire Benefice of Hurstbourne Priors Lent Course 2011 - “Caring for Creation”- 8.00-9.30pm at The Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne SP11 6BT Living Hopefully on a Planet under Threat – using the see-grieve-hope-act cycle to help us on our journey. Mrs Ruth Jarman - Operation Noah and Christian Ecology Link
10 Apr Allerthorpe, Yorks Living Churchyard event - Allerthorpe Church off A1079 south-west of Pocklington - St Botolph's church, 2pm-4pm. Daffodil display. 2.15pm Illustrated Talk followed by Churchyard Walk.
12 Apr Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford, 7.30 p.m.: 'Healing Ourselves and Healing the Globe - a Quaker's View' by David Greaves
13 April St Mary Bourne, near Andover, Hampshire Benefice of Hurstbourne Priors Lent Course 2011 - “Caring for Creation”- 8.00-9.30pm at The Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne SP11 6BT Salvation of Creation, Salvation through Creation - Dr Andreas Andreopoulos Senior Lecturer in Orthodox Christianity and Programme Leader of the MTh in Orthodox Studies at the University of Winchester
16 April Cardiff 7.00pm IN THE CATHEDRAL St David's Metropolitan Cathedral, Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2SF Contact: John Fellows 07881 462874 - Talk on - Spirituality in Sustainable Development
2-6 May Iona, Scotland Gardening week Come to Camas and get your hands dirty. At Camas we try and make much use of our own organic garden. Come and dig, plant, weed and eat with us! A week full of community gardening mixed with time for reflection and individual explorations. Cost £153 (inc VAT) for 4 nights accommodation and food. http://www.iona.org.uk/Camas_Individuals.php
6-8 May Woodbrooke, Birmingham Counting Carbon: a new spiritual path? As a catalyst for self-awareness and change, carbon footprinting can be part of moving towards spirit-led sustainable living. We will look at the quality of the science and statistics behind footprint calculations. We will explore moral questions – are we responsible for all the emissions linked to our lifestyle? How deep are the cuts we should make? And we will ask how the challenges and successes of personal change inform our relationship with ourselves, our communities and God. Ensuite Fee: £184.00 Standard Fee: £174.00
8 May Mar Lodge, Braemar Sending Out Event - following the Aberdeen and Orkney Diocese Green Lent Course- Sunday 8 May, 4pm St Ninian’s, Mar Lodge, Braemar, Aberdeenshire - worship and fellowship with opportunities for time out of doors together to renew our commitment to care for God’s creation.
9 May London

Diocese of London - Route 2050 - Climate Action Programme and Prospectus - 3:00 - 6:30pm
St Peter Eaton Square, Belgravia, SW1
Keynote by: The Lord Bishop of London - Dr Richard Chartres KCVO

* Church and Earth:
Responses to the Church of England’s Plan
for Climate Change and the Environment (launched at Windsor Castle with HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon, November 2009)

* Climate Action Programme:
Launch of outputs from Environmental Audits Generic Building Solutions Energy-saving Benchmarking
* 40 Year Vision and Roadmap

Also including:
* Presentation by a London primary school
* Music for voices and strings
the Choir and Musicians of St Peter’s Eaton Square
* Schools, St Paul’s Cathedral, parsonage houses

Light refreshments and time for networking
All are welcome, Admission free. Make sure to register with: Brian Cuthbertson, Head of Envirionmental Challenge, brian.cuthbertson@london.anglican.org
More information: (020) 7932 1229

9-13 May Scargill House, Yorks Dales Enjoying and Caring for Creation - Led by A Rocha UK's Director for Theology, Churches & Sustainable Communities, Dave Bookless, the week will include a mixture of talks, discussions and opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in Spring-time.
13 May Llanmadoc, Swansea The St Madoc Survey - Learn about how to survey the landscape, look for plants and animals and how to identify those species that you find. Open to anyone over 14yrs.. Organised jointly by St Madoc Centre and A Rocha
20 May Bristol

live simply award scheme materials are being written. There will be a launch on 20 May 2011 with Bishop Declan Lang at Clifton Cathedral, Bristol

22 May Austwick Rogation and Pet Service at Austwick Parish church 9.30am (N.B. Official Date for Rogation Sunday is 29 May)
22 May Clapham Rogation and Pet Service at Austwick Parish church 11am
21 May Maidstone Southwark Archdiocesan JPIC Commission Spring Assembly 10.30 am - 4.00 pm - The Integrity of Creation - keynote speaker- Fr Sean McDonagh - And the Southwark launch of the Live Simply Parish Award scheme - At THE NEW BARN, The Friars, Aylesford
MAIDSTONE, ME20 7BX - Free - all welcome - Please bring your lunch,
Tea, Coffee will be provided. Stalls invited include CAFOD, Christian
Ecology Link, CWL, Fairtrade, Housing Justice, Jesuit Refugee Service,
Progressio, SVP, UCM and many others. - www.southwarkjandp.co.uk
020 7928 9742
25 May Cheltenham CEL Event: A Sustainable World:  Reasons to be Hopeful Speaker: Jonathon Porritt - 7.30 at Friends' Meeting House, Cheltenham, GL52 2NP http://www.cheltenhamquaker.org.uk/map.php
Details and tickets, £3 from cheltenham@christian-ecology.org.uk -Please Display poster
25 May London UCL/Leverhulme
Trust seminar on population footprints www.populationfootprints.org in
London on 25 May.
26 May Selly Oak, Birmingham Selly Oak Green Group Invites you to a Special Summer Supper 6.00 for 6.30 at Selly Oak Methodist Church, Langleys Road, Birmingham B29 7JL - Buffet Meal using healthy local sustainable produce that will reduce our carbon footprint. - Advanced booking is essential from miller471@blueyonder.co.uk - Tickets £6.50 - The meal will be followed by discussion and entertainment on the theme - of “FOOD”. Food will be provided by “ChangeKitchen”
27-29 May Hilfield Friary, Dorchester

Take a Detour - A Retreat exploring the relationships between us and our physical world - with Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, Chair of the Eden Project,  Brother Sam SSF of Hilfield Friary and Andy Lester, Conservation Director of A Rocha UK.

28 May York Big Environment Celebration at York Minster - Archbishop Sentamu will be opening a day of drama and exhibitions on environmental themes.
28-30 May Audlem Cheshire Environmental exhibition at the Baptist Chapel, Audlem - Displays and stalls, worship and, music at St James Church and the Methodist - Church Audlem - part of Audlem Folk Festival
29 May Audlem Cheshire

Creation Care - 11am - Songs of Praise Service in St James Church with John Biggs (former President of the Baptist Union and Climate Change Conference speaker)

29 May Audlem "Roots" - exploring our "Faith and Environmental Roots" with St James Church - 5pm Andrew Lobb -is one of Northumberland's contemporary folk songwriters and singer/guitarist, and he draws inspiration from the hills and valleys of Northumberland, Holy Island and the stories of folk from years past. www.andrewlobb.co.uk
29 May World Rogation Sunday 35 Days after Easter Sunday and the Sunday before Ascension is Rogation Sunday. Some Anglican churches use this as an opportunity to have an outdoor service, procession from the church to the stream, to a meadow etc and asking God's blessings on the crops for the year. - why not encourage your church to do this?
29 May Ingleton As part of the Ingleborough Overground Underground Festival, Colin Newlands of Natural England will be giving an illustrated talk on the flora and fauna of Ingleborough
and the management of the reserve throughout the year. This talk would be an ideal introduction for anyone
wishing to visit the reserve for the first time and will provide helpful information of where to go and what to see.
Venue St. Mary's Church, Ingleton, LA6 3EB Cost Donations to St. Mary's Church Booking advisable contact Debby
Kuhlmann on 015242 41843 or email info@overgroundunderground.co.uk
for additional info and bookings
www.naturalengland.org.uk
29 May - 5 June Diocese of York http://www.dioceseofyork.org.uk/your-church/environment/events/01816.html - this web page currently says:- We hope every church in the Diocese will celebrate our environment on this day (29 May) and throughout the following week, and we are preparing a liturgy for you all.
29 May Broughton, nr Skipton, N Yorks Broughton Church will be holding its annual Rogation Service and Procession on Rogation Sunday, 29th May 2011, at 19.00, with Canon Sam Randall as our preacher this year.
5 June Ben Rhydding nr. Ilkley Observing Env. Sunday - 1st Sunday of June with a
special Environment Service - at St John`s , Ben Rhydding nr. Ilkley. 10 am.
4 June Hurst Green near Clitheroe

LICHEN LIFE IN THE CHURCHYARD - Discovering wonderful worlds on a tiny scale!..with Dr Allan Pentecost. - This will be an opportunity to discover what a lichen is, where they grow, what it is they do, how to spot them and to join a scavenger hunt in the churchyard. Children, teenagers, families, grown-ups welcome.

St John's Church , Hurst Green at 3pm followed by a Jacob's Join tea in the Old School.

5 June World World Environment Day
5 June UK Environment Sunday
5 June Hurst Green nr. Clitheroe Environment Sunday Service - St John's, Hurst Green, 11am All age worship - (following the Lichens Afternoon the previous day) Visiting Speaker:- Canon Sam Randall.
5 June Ben Rhydding nr. Ilkley Observing Env. Sunday - 1st Sunday of June with a
special Environment Service - at St John`s , Ben Rhydding nr. Ilkley. 10 am.
5 June UK The Big Lunch
6 June London STOP PRESS! - OPERATION NOAH - SAVE THE DATE! MONDAY JUNE 6th 2011 4pm:Operation Noah. Annual Supporters Meeting & 6pm: Special Seminar: “The Climate Crisis: Why is nothing Happening?" A Social, Political and Moral Perspective on Obstacles to Action” . Seminar led by Lynn McDonald University Professor Emerita at the University of Guelph , & former member of the Canadian Parliament A Director of the Climate Action Network of Canada Co-founder of JustEarth: A Coalition for Environmental Justice addressing obstacles to action on climate change, lobbying MP’s, & publishing regular political leaders with an action-oriented message: www.justearth.net An Anglican, Lynn works with a small group within the Canadian church to urge Church leaders to take on the issue of climate change. This led to a strong resolution being adopted at its last general synod Venue: Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road , London NW1 2BJ See you there & bring a friend ! For further details & to confirm attendance contact Natalie Hall Operation Noah administrator: 07804059426 admin@operationnoah.org
9 June Westminster, London

Tea Time for Change: a Westminster lobby of parliament - Thursday 9 th June 2011 - This is the first major lobby on international development since the general election. CAFOD is joining with ActionAid, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Save the Children and Tearfund to organise the lobby which has an aid and economic justice theme. It's going to be an inspiring day of speeches, workshops, an ecumenical service and a chance to talk to MPs about global poverty.

10-19 June UK Cherishing Churchyards Week www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk
11 June Carlisle The Approaching "Perfect Storm"- conference on climate change, peak oil and related issues run by the Campaign Group of the Churches Together in Cumbria Environment Group. 10am - 4pm at The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral. The conference will consider the question "Will this be a Time for Collapse or Regeneration of our Society and the Creation?" Speakers include Paul Allen (Centre for Alternative Technology) and Professor Michael Northcott (Edinburgh University and Operation Noah) and Prof Tim cooper. Registration fee £5 (students £3). For further details and to book contact Judy Morris on judy_m_morris@yahoo.co.uk or 015395 35735.
16 June Dorchester Abbey

Lord Stern at Dorchester Lecture- at Dorchester Abbey - ‘Building a low-carbon world: the sixth industrial revolution’, and will argue that we need a fresh industrial revolution based on new forms of energy, and will be followed by question and discussion. 7.30pm - Tickets £10 (students £5), are available at the door from 6.45 or in advance from Susan Jupp by phoning 01865 341066.

18 June Didcot

Green Faith Day Why - and how - can Christians care for the environment? Saturday 18th June 2011 10am-4pm Didcot Methodist Church, Mereland Road, Didcot Opening session - Jo Rathbone, former co-ordinator of Eco-congregation, and Ben Niblett, head of campaigns at Tearfund, will discuss 'Why - and how - should Christians care for the environment?', followed by a question and answer session. Morning workshops: Is the environment a mission issue? * The global perspective (1) * Climate science * Introduction to Eco-congregation (for churches considering the programme) Afternoon workshops: Faith and the environment * The global perspective (2): food security * Carbon reduction for churches (panel discussion) * Eco-congregation: where next? (for churches already on the programme)

The event will end with a service in Didcot Methodist Church Please bring your own lunch, coffee and tea provided Cost for the day 5 Information stands from local Eco-congregation projects and other Christian environmental organisations. Book your place by contacting Muriel on 01235 812458, Penny on 01235 818467 or emailing didcot.ecocongregation@gmail.com. More information on our website http://didcotgreenteam.blogspot.com

18-19 June Finningley east of Doncaster

Finningley Churchyard is a brilliant example of management sympathetic to wildlife and if you have not already been there, put it on your ’must do’ list for this year. Finningley’s Open Weekend will be action packed with guided tours of the church and churchyard, DVDs to watch, nature trails, so don’t miss it!

18th 12 noon - 4pm

19th 2-4pm. Theme Weddings.

18 June Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group visit to Church Farm, Ardeley (near Stevenage). This is a really inspiring place which provides training and work experience for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.
Part of the agrarian renaissance movement, it is a mixed, high welfare, ecological and low carbon food and farming enterprise — a place for wildlife, beauty, diversity, community and people. Please book by emailing david@millersofmk.co.uk

21-23 June

 

 

24-26 June

Minsteracres, Nr Consett and Hexham Spirituality Today and the fate of the Earth tomorrow - Exploring the Legacy of Thomas Berry - with Stephen Dunn CP - Spend time in the beautiful landscape of Minsteracres and explore the works of Thomas Berry, a prophet of our time. In his words; "We need to move from a spirituality of alienation with the natural world to a spirituality of intimacy with the natural world".

The workshop will be conducted by Stephen Dunn C.P. a Canadian Passionist who was the founding director of the Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology at St. Michael's Faculty of Theology in the University of Toronto (1991).  As fellow Passionist with Thomas Berry, he enjoyed several decades of active collaboration with him. He is active in Toronto with the Passionist North American Office for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, and in the ministry of Ecology and Spirituality.

Tuesday 21 (6.30pm) - Thursday 23 June (2pm) 2011        £98

Friday 24 (7pm) - Sunday 26 June (2pm) 2011                   £98  

25 June Bore Place, Kent

25 th June - Environment Day for parishes organized in association with Canterbury and Rochester Dioceses, Bore Place , Kent . Details will be available shortly at www.shrinkingthefootprint.org.