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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.uk

26 June Near Castle Howard YWT Living Churchyard event - Welburn Church off A64 near Castle Howard - There will be YWT-organised wildlife activities for children too. 2pm-5pm. 2.15pm Illustrated Talk about Churchyard wildlife followed by guided walk.
9 July Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse 9th July 2011 Reach Conference organised by St. Asaph Diocese, North Wales. Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse To encourage parishes to think of new ways of being church. The event is to include a workshop on 'Eco-Church' Linking Ecology and Faith, led by Rev'd Stuart Elliott, vicar & gardener in the Diocese and Member of the Iona Community http://www.churchinwales.org.uk/asaph/life/reach.php
9 July Bangor on Dee Reach Conference organised by St. Asaph Diocese, North Wales. Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse To encourage parishes to think of new ways of being church. The event is to include a workshop on 'Eco-Church' Linking Ecology and Faith, led by Rev'd Stuart Elliott, vicar & gardener in the Diocese and Member of the Iona Community http://www.churchinwales.org.uk/asaph/life/reach.php
10 July West Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire West Meon book festival has a really interesting eco session :- - 16.30 Nick Hayes and Julie Hill- ‘The Rime of the Modern Mariner’ is an exquisitely - illustrated graphic novel and powerful new poem
inspired by Coleridge’s tale. ‘A thing of soaring beauty’ (The Times). Julie’s ‘refreshingly.. optimistic’ - ‘The Secret Life of Stuff’ draws on her 25 years - experience in Green Issues. ‘If there is a resolution,
it is that the house of humanity badly needs a spring clear out’ (The Independent).
15-17 July Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Schumacher North Networked College For Sustainability Spiritual Activism- A Weekend Residential Course with Alastair Mcintosh Author of Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power and
Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition - Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7DD - (Residential accommodation at Hebden Bridge Hostel, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG)
16 July Clapham, N. Yorks Open Day at Growing with Grace Quaker inspired Organic greenhouses. 11am 1pm 3pm Guided walk rounds. (But call in at the greenhouses any day except Sundays to the shop and see the greenhouses then and buy some vegetables - Its on the A65 , half way between Lancaster/Kendal and Skipton)
18-24 July Ely, Cambs The environment and rural issues. - Christians Aware Summer School. Bishop Woodford House, Ely, CB7 4DX. Speakers include Chris Walton, Barbara Echlin, , Wanda Nash, Sr Pat Robb, Geoff Dodgson, John Flack, Kathleen Lees, Wayne Talbot, Bishop Timothy Ranji. 0116 254 0770
23 July Steyning

Mothy Breakfast' - Steyning Downland SchemeSee moths that have been caught on our downs, and take part in some mothy craft. Bring a picnic breakfast to the Rifle Range and enjoy an outdoor start to the summer holidays. -    910.30am - Big Picnic Field, by the Rifle Range . (Map ref 168113) Please don't park in Mouse Lane, but use Steyning's town car parks and walk to the Steyning Downland Scheme. This event will not go ahead in adverse weather. - Donations to SDS welcome. - A Rocha In association with the Sussex Moth Group and the Steyning Woodcraft Folk

23-30 Jul Letchworth Garden City Gandhi Foundation Summer School - at St Christopher School, Letchworth Garden City,- theme:"Faith and Sustainability"- For more information, people are asked to contact: The Organisers, Summer School, 2 Vale Court, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9NN.
24 Jul Ingleton, N Yorks St Mary's Church Ingleton - Presentation of EcoCongregation Award by Bishop Nick of Bradford. 10.30am.- The church carried out many activities as a result of their green audit. They have plans to make the church better insulated. The proposed modifications to the church will be from reclaimed material where possible. They have a botany project ongoing in the churchyard.
28-30 July Oxford The 6 th Annual Green Economics Institute, Green Economics Conference at Mansfield College, Oxford University, 28 - 30 July 2011 Economists and policy makers, business, campaigners from all over the world. 80 speakers! GREEN ECONOMICS:ECONOMICS FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE! www.greeneconomics.org.uk
30 July Hurst Green near Clitheroe BUGS AND BIRDS -talk by Phil Dykes (Nature Reserve Officer), followed by a bug hunt in the churchyard. St John's Church , Hurst Green at 3pm followed by a Jacob's Join tea in the Old School.
1-5 August Southall, London

Playscheme: Go Wild on the Water! West London Floating Classroom - This is a chance to find out about the animals that live in and around the canal, with games, crafts, drama and song. For primary school aged children (511 years old). Details:
Monday-Friday from 10am-12pm - Venue: The West London Floating Classroom, Southall UB2 4XW - Pick up and drop off point: Bulls Bridge, Hayes - Cost:£10/child for the week. - Contact: uk@arocha.org It is necessary to book A Rocha Living Waterways

13-20 Aug Lee Abbey Devon Get Earthed - This is a lively, interactive exploration for all ages on anything and everything to do with Creation.- It will be led by A Rocha's Conservation Director, Andy Lester, and award-winning wildlife volunteer with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, David Beattie. - For further details and to book please visit the Lee Abbey Website .
15&22 Aug

Steyning

Bushcraft Day 15 Aug for 8-11 year olds; 22 Aug for 11-14 year olds. More on Steyning Downland Scheme

19-21 Aug Rutland Water British Birdwatching Fair A Rocha led service in the Events Marquee on Sunday morning 9.30-10am
26-29 Aug Cheltenham

Greenbelt 2011 - CEL will have a stall in the G-Source area. This will be part of a joint project with other green Christian Organisations.

CEL (and other) volunteers needed- Read More

1 Sept - 2nd Sun in Oct World This year’s Creation Time focuses on ‘Our daily bread – Food in God’s Creation’. Further information can be found at http://www.ctbi.org.uk/542 ; and resources will be available from the website soon.
8 Sept London

Generic Building Solutions workshops starting on 8 Sept ( . 8 Sept 2011, 2 Feb, 19 April, 31 May 2012 ) - all from 2 pm – 6:30 pm in London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, London SW1P 4AU.
8 Sept:- Buildings and Energy.

They are particularly applicable to those involved in running church buildings and premises.

Please encourage such people to come. Poster-programme

These workshops follow up from our Route 2050 event on May 9 th , when the London Diocese’s Generic Building Solutions report by Arup’s was launched (www.london.anglican.org/NewsShow_14702). They are particularly applicable to those involved in running church buildings and premises.www.london.anglican.org/Shrinking-the-Footprint-Climate-Action-Programme ; they both mainly cover churches. · Climate Action Programme is itself a part of Route 2050 www.london.anglican.org/Shrinking-the-Footprint-Route-2050 .

8th Sept - BUILDINGS AND ENERGY With: Barry Austin, Arup Nicole Solomons, formerly Marches Energy Agency, now undertaking research with the Centre for Alternative Technology Brian Cuthbertson, Head of Environmental Challenge, Diocese of London.

. The remaining three sessions, to follow in 2012, will be on the subjects TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS, VALUES AND HERITAGE and RESOURCES AND PEOPLE. The cost for each session is £40. Early booking is advised. All four wil l be charged at £130, if booked before the end of 2011. 020 7932 1229 London Diocesan Fund,

Tue 13 Sept Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group present 'The Four Seasons', a slide-show by Les Kedward, in St John's Methodist Church Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m.
17 Sept London A Rocha UK's 10th Anniversary Celebration - Join the A Rocha UK team for this special day celebrating the past and looking forward to the future. - 10am-4.30pm  -  Coldharbour Lane Baptist Church in Hayes and the Minet Country Park . - Speakers: Dave Bookless, Steve Hughes, and Sir Ghillean Prance, Chair of A Rocha International. - The day will include tours around the Minet Country Park, presentations, worship and a crèche. - There is no charge for the day but please book in advance by calling 020 8574 5935 or emailing uk@arocha.org
Refreshments will be available but bring your own lunch.
24-29 Sept Iona, Scotland Exploring Creation week 24 th to 39 th September 2011 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, the Big Book was creation. Join us in reading a chapter of the 'big book'. Led by Kathy Galloway: Practical theologian, writer, former Leader of the Iona Community, and current Head of Christian Aid Scotland. Cost £230 (inc VAT) for 6 nights accommodation and food. http://www.iona.org.uk/Camas_Individuals.php
26-28 Sept Cambridge

Sustainability in Crisis 3 Day conference organised by Faraday institute and Kirkby Laing Inst for Christian Ethics . Speakers include

  • Bill McKibben, a leading Christian author, environmentalist and activist, responsible for the vision behind 10/10/10
  • Paul Ekins, a prominent academic in environmentally-sustainable economics and energy policy
  • Paul Chambers, a senior DECC Civil Servant
  • Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy, the UK's leading renewable energy supplier
  • Andy Atkins, director of Friends of the Earth
  • Ann Pettifor, an expert on world economics and previously head of the Jubilee 2000 campaign (to be confirmed).

1 Sep - 2nd Sun in Oct

World

This year’s Creation Time focuses on ‘Our daily bread – Food in God’s Creation’. Further information can be found at http://www.ctbi.org.uk/542 ; and resources will be available from the website soon.

1 Oct

Manchester Cathedral

Bearing Witness - On the eve of the Conservative party conference,Christian Aid, Cafod and Tearfund will lead an inspiring day of campaigning and worship in Manchester on the issues of climate change and global poverty. - Join us in Manchester
www.tearfund.org/bearingwitness
www.cafod.org.uk/bearingwitness
www.christianaid.org.uk/bearingwitness
http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/bearing-witness
You'll hear from inspirational speakers and discuss important global issues during an afternoon of workshops and talks, before listening to overseas partners at a special ecumenical service in  Manchester Cathedral . Itinerary :
12 midday: Manchester's Methodist Central Hall - Christian Aid afternoon of workshops and talks on climate change, tax and other campaign issues. Light refreshments provided.
5pm: Manchester Cathedral - Joint ecumenical service - There, South African theologian Tinyiko Maluleke will preach on how the global church and Christians can lead action on climate change. This will be followed by a procession and candlelit vigil outside the Conservative party conference venue.
7.30pm: Finish - More details from 0113 244 4764.

2 Oct

Lytham St Annes

From the Ribble to Eden – Celebrating Creation – The earth is a source of wonder and joy - Experience the natural world on a walk from RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre - A guided walk on Sunday 2nd October 2011 - Meet at 12.30pm in the RSPB Centre - Fairhaven Lake, Inner Promenade, Lytham St Annes FY8 1BD - The walk is run by RSPB experts, lasting 2-3hrs.
Wear warm & waterproof clothing, bring a drink & your own binoculars if you have them. In October the estuary is at its busiest, with the flocks of wading birds returning. You might also see birds of prey - such as peregrines & sparrowhawks, taking advantage of the autumn visitors. On the lake, the wintering ducks will be starting to return: mallards will be joined by tufted ducks and pochards.
 “One could say that by being in contact with nature we absorb into our own human existence the very mystery of creation which reveals itself to us through untold wealth & variety of visible beings, & which at the same time is always beckoning us towards what is hidden and invisible.” Pope John Paul ll Apostolic Letter 1985
To find out more & to book a place (free) contact: Lancaster Diocesan Faith & Justice Commission, St Bernadette’s Parish House, Bowerham Road Lancaster LA1 4HT Tel:01524383081 Email:lfjc@talktalk.net

2 Oct

UK

Description: Dairy and Pig FarmingAnimal Welfare Sunday - ASWA promoted the introduction of a Sunday devoted to Animal Welfare which has been widely adopted. Animal Welfare Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to St Francistide (4th October). - We produce supporting resources to help those involved in services.  
This year, Animal Welfare Sunday is on Sunday 2nd October 2011. Our chosen theme will be looking at the welfare issues surrounding the farming of Dairy Cows and Pigs. Our speaker at our AGM this year was Phil Brook from Compassion in World Farming who gave an excellent talk on these two areas of farming.
 Animal Welfare Sunday guide booklets are downloadable here:
Animal Welfare Sunday - Service Guide (PDF)
Animal Welfare Sunday - Information Booklet (PDF)
Dairy and Pig Farming - A Christian Perspective (PDF) 

2 Oct

London

Westminster Abbey - The Service in Celebration of
Animals is being held in partnership with the RSPCA
at 6.30pm.All are welcome to attend. Tickets are not required.
Preacher:- Revd Professor Andrew Linzey.

Press release:-
Government and Church Inaction Allows Animal Cruelty to
Thrive, Claims Theologian http://bit.ly/q5YKhZ

3 Oct

World

World Habitat Day. Christian international charity
Habitat for Humanity publishes a report providing
recommendations on responding to urban housing needs in the
wake of a natural disaster.
http://www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk/

Message from UN Secretary general on World Habitat day:
"This year, World Habitat Day falls during the month when
demographers predict our planet's seven billionth inhabitant
will be born. The future that this child and its generation
will inherit depends to a great degree on how we handle the
competing pressures of growing population growth,
urbanization and climate change."
http://www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=669

3-7 Oct

Totnes, Devon

Schumacher College - Building Social Movements and Organising for Change Teacher: Bill McKibben of 350.org . During this course, Bill will step back from his activist life to reflect on what makes for successful social organising. Also:-Daniel Vockins , Campaign Manager for 10:10.Claire Milne , local food activist; coordinator of the Stop Tesco campaign and coordinator for Bristol Food hub. Course fees: £650 - All course fees include accommodation, food, field trips and all teaching sessions. Transition Discount and Bursaries available.Click here for more

4 Oct

Old Alfresford, Winchester

Caring for God's Creation Tuesday 4 October 9.45 am to 4.00 pm - Old Alresford Place, Old Alresford, Alresford SO24 9DH - Cost: £10
The objective for this day is to encourage and facilitate churches to take more seriously the challenge to care for God's world and to assist them to move further along that journey by providing thinking, approaches, sharing stories and tools.
David Morgan , who will be leading this day, is a semi-retired management consultant who has a passion for encouraging Christians and churches to fulfil their calling regarding God's creation. David (with his wife Jean) are regional representatives for A Rocha - the Christian nature conservation organisation.
Ruth Jarman of Christian Ecology Link will lead a short session explaining how her church at St John's or Harlney Whitney have embraced the environmental award scheme and how other parishes could do the same.
Organised by Winchester Diocesan Environmental Group

6 Oct

Hythe, Kent

6 Oct Hythe, Kent: Ecocell 1 Meeting for people in the area second module of Ecocell 1 meeting Ebbor House, Barrack Hill, Hythe Kent CT1 4BY, tel. O13O3-267884 7.30 -9.00 p.m. All welcome

6 Oct

Oxford

Faith and Finance: Investing for a Sustainable Future - A celebration event for the NEIW 2011 Action Guide for Churches, organised by CCLA, ECCR and UKSIF. Chair: Helen Wildsmith (Vice-Chair, UKSIF); panel speakers include Lee Coates OBE (Chair, ECCR) and Rev. Edward Carter (Ethical Investment Advisory Group representative for the CBF Church of England Funds). Thursday 6 October, 7.30-9.00 pm, Oxford Christ Church Cathedral, (map). Further details. To register email ccla@eesolutions.co.uk

8 Oct

Buxton and Pudsey

8 Oct Transition Buxton event: Permaculture Garden Visit to Pudsey Land Share Enterprises (PuLSE)in Leeds. http://bit.ly/pfG20H It includes two urban households including gardens, allotment, small forest garden, greenhouse and hens along with a grey-water harvesting system and self built solar heater, and plans for future projects too. To join the trip, call 01298 214516

8-9 Oct

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Enough - Looking at what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our consumer society. Organised jointly by A Rocha UK Living Lightly and Breathe -Enough - is a gathering for those who want to live more simple, generous and ethical lives. A Rocha’s Living Lightly and the Breathe network are holding a 24 hour gathering:- Enough - Looking at what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our consumer society. http://www.arocha.org/gb-en/11112-DSY.html?branch=1&language=2

 

 

 

8-9 Oct

Bristol

The Schumacher Centenary Festival - Sat 8th at Colston Hall:-A day of lectures, workshops and an evening concert. Sun 9th A day of worlshops at various Harbourside venues. 
. - Tel: 0117 9031081
- A weekend celebrating the life and vision of E.F. Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful and A Guide for the Perplexed and pioneer of green economics- Bill McKibben - Vandana Shiva - Prof. Tim Jackson - Polly Higgins - Rob Hopkins - Satish Kumar - Peter Blom - Matt Harvey -

9 Oct

Bradford

Cathedral solar PV Switch-On - Three-year-old Grace Towers will officially “switch on” the Cathedral’s PV cells after the morning service on Sunday 9 October. Grace - a symbol of the next generation who will be more affected by climate change than us - will unveil the digital display on the Cathedral’s community noticeboard which reports the PV cells’ activity. Bradford was the first cathedral in the country to install PV cells, and it is already reducing its carbon output and use of fossil fuels as it harnesses the natural energy of the sun. As Harvest is a time of giving thanks for the gift of Creation, it seemed an appropriate time to celebrate this achievement

9 Oct

Kings Norton Birmingham

Come to Kings Norton, Birmingham and join us in an Act of Worship where we can remember the animals who share our planet and pray for their welfare. -   St Nicolas Church, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 8RU - Eucharist - 10.30am - ASWA Chairman - Rt Revd Richard Llewellin will be speaking on the welfare of dairy cattle and intensively farmed pigs. - Admission free - all welcome.
Please note this is not an Animal Blessing Service.

11 Oct

Hereford

Hereford Christian Ecology Group: Chris Morgan, President of the Robert Owen Group, will give an illustrated talk on the life of Robert Owen, in the lower hall, St John’s Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m.

14-16 Oct

Ringsfield Hall, Beccles

'Pilgrims in an alien land -- making for freedom in a world in chains.'
- Anyone who is taking steps to sustainability needs the support of friends and the freedom of the gospel. This weekend is an opportunity to meet fellow-travellers, share stories, pray and take bearings for the road ahead. CEL Retreat

15 Oct

Lancaster University

“From Ribble to Eden – Celebrating creation” Living in and supporting Creation - what can we do and why should we? - Chaplaincy Centre Lancaster University  10:00am –3:30 pm - Speakers
Maria Elena Arana (CAFOD Campaigns Manager) & Kathy Galloway CAFOD writer & Director  Christian Aid Scotland
with workshops - Chaplaincy Centre Lancaster University LA1 4YW

15 Oct  and
More.

Huddersfield

Nonviolence for a Change
A training programme for people with some experience of working with others to address injustices and make changes
Run by Turning the Tide and hosted by Huddersfield Quaker Meeting and other local peace and justice groups this course is all about using nonviolent power for social change.
Dip-in (one day) places still available, the next four being:.
Playing with power 1: understanding the system, 15 October 2011

15 Oct

Crewe

15 Oct Crewe: J&P Event: Enough to Live Simply, St Thomas More High School, Crewe, Saturday 15 October, 10.00 – 3.30.  - introduces the Live Simply Award scheme, offers inspiring workshops on economics, sustainability, and the Live Simply Award, and encourages further action. Workshops: - Rethinking economic growth for rich and poor countries in an uncertain world Dr Chris Mulhearne (Reader in Economics, Liverpool John Moores University); - Sustainable Blacon - a good example Ged Edwards (Chief Executive, Sustainable Blacon Ltd.) - Achieving the Live Simply Award Kevin McCullough (Head of Campaigns, CAFOD)  http://www.jp.shrewsburydiocese.org.uk

15 Oct

Wrexham, North Wales

11am - 3pm - A gathering to share ideas, discuss issues, celebrate and give thanks. Come and be part of a scattered community interested in matters of ecology, seeking to establish on earth a place which speaks of Heaven. 
Main Speaker: Bruce Stanley – Creative, Spiritual, Permaculturist & Greenbelt Speaker. Come to inspire and be inspired. Wrexham Methodist Church, Regent Street, Wrexham. Refreshments provided. To book, please contact Sian Connelly on 01745 582245 - Feel free to bring a friend.

16-22 Oct

UK

National Ethical Investment Week, 16-22 October
A campaign to ensure that everyone knows they have green and
ethical options when it comes to their finance and investment
decisions. NEIW brings together advisers, charities and
trusts, financial organisations, faith groups, NGOs and
community groups to spread the word about green and ethical
investing. Further details. NEIW Action Guide for Churches.
http://www.neiw.org/church-guide

17-21 Oct

Tring

Tring  in  Transition – Film Festival - A Week of Films  about Sustainable Living - . this is part of a month of events  in October that are "Tring's Own Apple Fayre"

        The Temperance Hall, Christchurch Road

       1.  Mon 17th Oct 2011, 2pm – 4pm
       In Transition – explains how the Transition Movement is working
       to reduce our carbon emissions
       The  Vanishing  of the Bees (extracts) – why have many beehives
       lost their bees? What can we do?

       2. Tues 18th Oct 2011, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
       The Age of Stupid – the late Pete Postlethwaite; devastation in        2055 if we ignore climate change

       3.  Wed 19th Oct 2011, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
       History of Oil – Robert Newman’s black comedy

       The Red Cross Hall
       4. Thurs 20th Oct 2011, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
       The  Economics  of  Happiness  –  repair our fractured world by        going local not global

       5. Friday 21st Oct 2011, 7pm – 10pm
       The  Truth  About Climate Change – David Attenborough film made        for the BBC

19 Oct

Hereford

Peoplequake (Millichap Peace Fund talk) by Fred Pearce, environment consultant of New Scientist, at the Royal National College for the Blind, College Road, Hereford HR1 3EB, 7.30–9.30 p.m., exploring the consequences of the predicted fall in the world’s population. Parking in grounds. Free admission. Arranged by the Southern Marches Area Quaker Meeting. (Hereford Christian Ecology Group will be having a table at this event.)

22 Oct

Southwark, London

Southwark JPIC Autumn Assembly will be held in Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral, SE1. http://www.southwarkjandp.co.uk Speakers: Francis Davis - Co-editor of a new book which will be launched at the event.: Alison Gelder-Director of Housing Justice. Daniel Hale, Campaigns Officer for Progressio The book is:- Catholic Social Conscience: Thought and Action, a collection of essays at the cutting edge of Catholic social thought with contributions from
leading theologians, social researchers and justice and peace activists.

Also: the Southwark launch of “100 Days of Peace”, a campaign to surround the London Olympics with peace and create a lasting peace legacy.

23-30 Oct

UK

23-30 Oct - One world Week - 2011 theme: Living for One World  http://www.oneworldweek.org/v2/
Look out for events near you

25 Oct

Bristol

Apocalypse Now! The environmental crisis and the book of Revelation.  -A lecture and meeting organised by the Bristol School of Christian Studies (See www.BSOCS.com), an independent body sponsored by a number of Bristol churches and colleges.- Speaker;- Simon Woodman. Simon is a biblical author, tutor and researcher from South Wales. He has written texts on the book of Revelation and contributes regularly to Pause for Thought on Radio 2. -Venue:- Woodlands Christian Centre,Belgrave Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2AA, http://www.woodlandschurch.net/directions
-  from 7.00pm. Welcome 7.30pm; Lecture 7.35pm; Q & A 8.45pm; Close 9.30pm.- -Entrance:- £5.00 on door. (£3.00 students on production of NUS card.)

27 Oct

London

Catholic Concern for Animals (CCA) 2pm, talk by Clarissa
Baldwin of the Dog's Trust; followed by CCA AGM. St Joseph's Hall, The  Oratory, Brompton Road, London SW1.

29 Oct

Buxton

29  Oct  Transition Buxton - 'Reclaim Christmas' - St Anne's Community  Centre,  Hardwick Square West:- It's  another  chance  to  beat - excessive  seasonal  commercialism,  and reject expensive, high Carbon  Chinese  tat  in  favour  of  DIY  cards,  presents and decorations from scraps and left-overs

29 Oct

Glasgow

The Church of Scotland and Eco-Congregation
Scotland invite you to a conference on
Promoting solar Panels in Church buildings – Options and Challenges - 10am – 3.30pm- Partick South Church - 259 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6AB - (5 min walk from Partick and Kelvinhall subway stations)
Expert speakers will talk on
• PV solar panels and the UK ‘Feed-In Tariff’
• the role of PV solar panels in energy management in church buildings
• how Selkirk Parish installed solar panels on the church roof
http://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/events/solar-panels-in-church-buildings/

29 Oct

Bore Place, Kent

29th Oct Shrinking the Footprint parish day in Bore Place, Kent.
programme:
http://www.shrinkingthefootprint.cofe.anglican.org/misc_lib/74.pdf and booking form:
http://www.shrinkingthefootprint.cofe.anglican.org/misc_lib/81.pdf

15 Oct

Lancaster University

“From Ribble to Eden – Celebrating creation” Living in and supporting Creation - what can we do and why should we? - Chaplaincy Centre Lancaster University  10:00am –3:30 pm - Speakers
Maria Elena Arana (CAFOD Campaigns Manager) & Kathy Galloway CAFOD writer & Director  Christian Aid Scotland
with workshops - Chaplaincy Centre Lancaster University LA1 4YW

6 Nov

World

Hope for Creation - a global day of prayer and action will you join.... others and commit to pray and act on 6 November? http://www.hopeforcreation.org

8 Nov Stirling

Free Film Night in Stirling - Showing: “THE POWER OF COMMUNITY”
Where:  St. Ninians Parish Halls, Kirk Wynd, St. Ninians,Stirling
When: 7:30pm Tuesday 8th November 2011Free film night 8th Nov 11

12 Nov Birmh'm 'Power from Above' -Why there is much to be gained from installing solar panels on your church roof.- A half-day seminar looking at the practicalities including finances and planning issues - Balsall Heath Church Centre, 100 Mary St, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9JU.- 9.30 - lunchtime - bring a dish to contribute to a bring and share lunch.- Donations towards cost welcome - To reserve a place contact Steve Lyne at stevenly@live.co.uk

14 Nov

London

Operation Noah Annual Lecture.- 6pm St Mary le Bow, London. http://www.operationnoah.org/annual-lecture-2011Climate Change: A 'Confessional' issue for the Churches?
Professor Tim Gorringe, St Luke's Professor of Theology, University of
Exeter will ask 'Can you call yourself a Christian if you ignore climate change?' 6.30pm, (doors open from 6pm) Venue: St Mary le Bow, Cheapside, London, EC2V 6AU. Nearest tube stops: Mansion House, Bank, St Pauls. Click here for a map: <http://g.co/maps/azacb> Free entry – but it would help to know if you’re coming. Email: natalie.hall@operationnoah.org Tel: 0780 405 9426

17 Nov Reading
"God's World": an evening with the Bishop of Reading exploring why and how to become an EcoCongregation.

At St John and St Stephen's Church, 121-147 Orts Road, Reading, RG1 3JN- 7.30-9.30 Free entry, open to all denominations.

Bishop Andrew Proud will be speaking about his experience of the impact of climate change in Ethiopia. There will be resources and stories from Berkshire EcoCongregations shared over fair trade refreshments.
Discover simple ways to help your church address the third and fifth marks of mission:
Responding to human need and safeguarding the integrity of Creation Please e-mail j.laynesmith@gmail.com for further details and to confirm your attendance so that we can provide enough refreshments

19 Nov

London

CEL Annual Members Meeting: 2pm-5pm
Christian Ecology Link Workshop on
What's the gospel for the Greens?
St Mary's Church, Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BN
Bring your lunch and we will provide drinks in the adjoining Magdalen Centre from 1pm

19 Nov  
NJPN Open Networking Day, 10.30 – 4.00, 19 November 2011 CAFOD, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE7 1JB “Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are anger and courage. Anger that things are the way they are. Courage to make them the way they ought to be.” (St Augustine of Hippo) What are the Christian Alternatives? Come and join in an open discussion forum to seek the Christian alternatives in response to the economic crisis. The discussion, chaired by Maria Elena Arana, will be led by John Battle with contributions by Pat Gaffney (Pax Christi), Paul Morrison (Church Action on Poverty) and Ellen Teague (Columban JPIC, Chair of NJPN Environment Working Party), but you all are invited to put your ideas on the table. A crisis is also a time of opportunity, to see how things could be different

19 Nov + More.

Huddersfield

Nonviolence for a Change
A training programme for people with some experience of working with others to address injustices and make changes
Run by Turning the Tide and hosted by Huddersfield Quaker Meeting and other local peace and justice groups this course is all about using nonviolent power for social change.
Dip-in (one day) places still available, the nextbeing:-
Playing with power 2: changing the system, 19 November 2011
We talk about how change happens and how to make the most effective use of analytic tools and social dynamics in the application of nonviolent power
Campaigners do it together! How we can make change, 17 December

We will look at how working together we can build our collective power to make change happen. We focus on strategy and understanding how change happens so we use the right tools at the right time.
Don't just sit there! Exploring direct action, 21 January 2012

In this workshops we look at the role, variety of techniques and opportunities for taking direct action to press for nonviolent social change. We talk about basic preparation necessary including taking action and evaluating
The fee is £35 but concessions are available, we would be happy to hear from anyone who may have an interest.
More information see our website: www.turning-the-tide.org Or email: denised@quaker.org.uk stevew@quaker.org.uk Or call: 020 7663 1061 & 1064

21 Nov London "How the Planet Can Survive the Age of Humans" - an evening with Mark Lynas, - controversial author of 'The God Species' - Organised by Climate Alliance (to which CEL is affiliated). A number of people are being asked to respond to Mark Lynas's talk, including a CEL representative. - 7pm - At Committee Room 5, House of Commons, London SW1 - Collection at the meeting.- Just turn up - but it would be helpful to email info@climatealliance.co.uk to say you are coming.
24 Nov Milton Keynes 7.30pm the Well, Newport Road, Willen, MK15 9 AA: Milton Keynes Christian Ecology Group: - £5 - "Green Christmas" - Join for mince pies - and explore the reasons why we need to think Green at Christmas
24 Nov Pangbourne The Future of Energy - 8.00 pm Pangbourne - Village Hall - Speaker: Will Vooght, Head of Research and Innovation at Good Energy – the UK’s only 100% renewable electricity supplier - How will our electricity be provided in 2051? Come and find out.
26 Nov Bexhill

 Climate Justice for Africa? - A Stop Climate Chaos - ‘Africa Climate Connection’ Event 11am to 12 noon, - St Peter’s Church, Old Town, Bexhill TN40 2HE (10 minutes walk uphill from Bexhill station)

Discussion with Gregory Barker MP, Secretary of State for Climate Change before he attends the United Nations climate talks in Durban, South Africa. Short films with voices from Ethiopia and Malawi on African efforts to adapt to climate disruption. - This event takes place during the St Peter’s Church Christmas Fair. Details:- 01483 412422 YRosenfeld@wwf.org.uk  or secretary@christian-ecology.org.uk.

26 Nov

World

Buy Nothing Day http://www.buynothingday.co.uk/

26 Nov Lancaster 18:00, While the COP17 Climate Conference is taking place in Durban, South Africa, The Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre is hosting an exhibition of photographs reflecting on issues of Climate Change in Africa- The Exhibition is open throughout the day and evening. The African Climate Connection Exhibition
Everyone Welcome
27 Nov Cheltenham Open space session from 5 to 6.30pm "Faith in Transition - what do faith communities have to offer?" Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens- Questions which might arise * What does faith have to do with Transition? - * Should there be a distinct style of life for a person with faith? - * How do faith communities use the land and buildings that they own? - * How can they make their buildings energy efficient? - * Could a monastery be a helpful model for Transition? - Part of Cheltenham Transition town festival 23-29 Nov -
30 Nov Swansea 7pm Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology a talk by Claire Foster-Gilbert in the James Callaghan Lecture Theatre Swansea University Singleton Park Swansea. - The speaker is Founder and Chief Executive of The Ethics Academy; Director of Development at St Martin-in-the-Fields; in addition she has her own consultancies, the Ethical Dimension and the Environmental Dimension. Part of the Theology Public Lecture Series (Montgomery Trust Lecture). Entry is open to all and FREE. For further details email n.john@swansea.ac.uk
1 Dec Cheltenham Professor Ursula King is one of the UK’s foremost scholars in the area of contemporary spirituality. Only the other week, she was Mark Tully's guest on his excellent Radio 4 discussion programme, Something Understood.

This Thursday, there's a chance to hear her speak in Cheltenham - at the University of Gloucestershire's Francis Close Hall - room TC001. Her theme is: ‘Spirituality and the Earth Community: Responding to the Spiritual Challenges Facing People and Planet’.

The meeting begins at 5 o'clock, and admission is free.

3 Dec

London

Central London, Climate March to coincide with UN  climate talks in Durban, South Africa.

5 Dec Baildon, Bradford Keeping the Lights On - Energy Production and Efficiency in the 21st Century - 1800 to 2000 - Baildon Methodist Church, Newton Way, Baildon, BD17 5NH. . Speaker: Keith Thomson. Keith Thomson is a well-known and respected local journalist who writes every week in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus on environmental and climate change matters. he was the Bradford Councillor who spearheaded the revolutionising of Bradford’s waste collection system. Followed by questions, discussion, tea, coffee and networking.
10 Dec Camborne Non-Consumerist Christmas - Loaf Meal and discussion -The Old Vestry, Church Lane (off Church Street), Camborne From 12 noon till 2pm -*LOAF = Locally-Produced, Organic, Animal-Friendly, Fairly-Traded. - Please bring food to share that meets one or more of the criteria – and enjoy a good discussion!
10 Dec Clapham, London
Head to Holy Trinity Clapham Common for South London’s only Green & Ethical Christmas Fayre; being opened by Kate Hoey MP. Buy green, ethical and organic gifts and even recycled wrapping. Get on your bike for our pedal-powered cinema, have a bite in the Green Café and visit Father Christmas in his workshop. Then pop outside to buy your British Christmas tree. 10am-3pm. Adults £1, children free.
Holy Trinity, Clapham Common Northside, London, SW4 0QZ
environment@holytrinityclapham.org
www.holytrinityclapham.org
15 Dec King's Cross, London 3. SINGERS NEEDED - CAROLS FOR THE CLIMATE AT KING'S CROSS - On 15 December Operation Noah will be carol-singing to travellers at one of London's busiest stations. The aim is fund-raising for the charity and awareness-raising about climate change. We need a few people who can sing alto, tenor or bass parts. If you live greater London and can come in the early evening, please email Paul Bodenham (pb@cooptel.net) saying which part you can sing and what experience you have of part-singing. By then we'll be able to let you know details of the start time and meeting point.

17 Dec

Huddersfield

Nonviolence for a Change - A training programme for people with some experience of working with others to address injustices and make changes - Run by Turning the Tide and hosted by Huddersfield Quaker Meeting and other local peace and justice groups this course is all about using nonviolent power for social change. - Dip-in (one day) places still available, the next being:-Campaigners do it together! How we can make change, 17 December - We will look at how working together we can build our collective power to make change happen. We focus on strategy and understanding how change happens so we use the right tools at the right time.

Don't just sit there! Exploring direct action, 21 January 2012
In this workshops we look at the role, variety of techniques and opportunities for taking direct action to press for nonviolent social change. We talk about basic preparation necessary including taking action and evaluating - The fee is £35 but concessions are available, we would be happy to hear from anyone who may have an interest. More information see our website: www.turning-the-tide.org Or email: denised@quaker.org.uk stevew@quaker.org.uk Or call: 020 7663 1061 & 1064

25 Dec Settle, N Yorks Settle Community green(ish) Christmas Day Lunch and Tea.
26 Dec Ripon Boxing Day 9.30am Eucharist at Ripon Cathedral and Pilgrimage to Fountains Abbey, led by John, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds - Walk of about 4 miles,through beautiful scenery, carol service at Fountains Abbey at the end.

31 Dec Where you are

Time to make a new resolution for 2012. - What will yours be?

 

 

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