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 7 Nov 2015 GC ‘Joy in Enough’ day conf Bristol
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1 Jan 2015 London Pray and Fast for the Climate – 1st day of each month Events  e,g, Church Stretton
10 Jan 2015 London NVDA and the Gospel: an exploring and training day: VChristian Climate Action are holding a Non-violent Direct Action training day  from 10-30 to 6pm. All are welcome. For more information see  or contact Ruth Jarman
12 Jan 2014 York
York Justice and Peace Group - Bar Convent, Blossom Street,
York - Climate change Meeting - 2nd Monday of each month
21 Jan London Bible and biodiversity London event
Cambridge Paper London launch- 18.30.
You are warmly invited to attend the public launch of our most recent Cambridge Paper exploring the Bible and Biodiversity, with Dave Bookless (A Rocha), David Nussbaum (WWF) and Simon Stuart (IUCN). Please book
12 Jan 2014 York
York Justice and Peace Group - Bar Convent, Blossom Street,
York - Climate change Meeting - 2nd Monday of each month
24 Jan London
London CEL ecocell day on Energy- An ecocell workshop to ask:‘How can we put adequate roofs over all our heads without damaging the global “roof” that protects us from climate change?’ Sat 24 Jan 11am to 4.30pm. Where: St Aloysius Church, 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA (near Euston station)
Book now - Last year's Workshop booked up and ran out of spaces.
24 Jan Bristol Talk by Rowan Williams on Faith and Climate Change at the Elim Church on 24th January:Climate Change: A matter of faith – As part of Bristol Green Capital 2015 Global Aware Conference this year will focus on the pressing issue of climate change and how we as people of faith can respond through action in our churches and local communities and as individuals. Keynote Speaker Dr Rowan Williams, Chair of Christian Aid – Including voices and reflections from the Global South on the impacts of climate change and ideas and examples from Bristol on how we can respond as churches and individuals.
29 Jan Clun, Shropshire

Sustainable Futures - January 29  - March 11 -  4 film nights from  Clun Methodist Chapel Ecocongregation

Thursday January 29th      HOME  –  a film about the planet and how mankind is altering its balance.

Wednesday February 11th CHOCOLATE  – a film about a chocolate co-operative operating in Grenada.

Thursday February 26th    WATERMARK – a film about the necessity of water.

Wednesday March 11th     THIN ICE – a film answering the sceptics of  man-made climate warming.

31 Jan Sheffield Hope for the Future Climate Embassadors Training Day- for people and churches re Climate change 5pm – St Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Sheffield
Speakers: Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, on how faith aids us in tackling climate change.
Paul Blomfield MP; Effective ways of lobbying our MPs.
Revd Herbert Fadruiqela, on the Philippines and international issues. Places are limited- please register your interest by emailing
31 Jan Truro

Footsteps to Paris - Cornwall’s Climate Change Challenge (9.30 for) 10 - 12.00 Saturday, 31 January, 2015 at the Quaker Meeting House, Friends’ Way, TRURO TR1 1HD - Come and help plan - details: 01872 270954,

1 Feb UK Pray and Fast for the Climate - every 1st day of the month - See where there are events taking place :
2 Feb World

2 Feb is World Wetlands Day Click for Resources.
Photo competition for 15-24 yr olds. Wetlands provide a multitude of benefits to humanity that include filtering our water, ensuring biodiversity, protecting our coastlines, and mitigating climate change. Yet scientific estimates show that 64 % of the world's wetlands have disappeared since 1900 and the remaining ones are being degraded.

10 Feb Hereford 7.30 pm Hereford Christian Ecology Group present an illustrated talk on Wild Bees by Hayley Herridge, from Herefordshire Nature Trust, in St John's Methodist Church Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR. All welcome.
11 Feb  

Take part in a prayer vigil outside Church of England General Synod On Wednesday 11 February Christian Climate Action will host a prayer vigil outside the Church of England General Synod. The vigil will include prayer, reflection and stories from people affected by climate change. The vigil will take place at 8.30am outside the Synod. Look out for further details on Christian Climate Action’s Facebook page.

11 Feb Settle, N Yorks

Settle Justice and Peace Group: Rev Timothy Fox of Bentham will talk/lead discussion on climate change, Operation Noah; Judith Allinson will talk/lead discussion on the new Green Christian "Saving Wildlife" leaflets - at a time when Extinction rates are 1000 times the natural rate. 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Settle

13-14 Feb World

Global Divestment Day Lets make fossil fuels history


17 Feb World and SW England in particular Lent starts tomorrow. Consider going on a Carbon Fast- the SWchurches of UK have organised daily actions: Carbon Fast
17 Feb UK 40Acts - Do Lent Generously
Sign up and eachday you’ll receive an email each day with a
reflection and generosity challenge.
18-25 Feb Bentham N Yorks Churches Together in Bentham Lent Lunch Talks:"The Churches' Response to Climate Change (with reference to the food chain and waste) - Caring for God's Creation - Wednesdays 12.30, at Bentham - Methodist Chapel. Jacob's Join on 18 Feb and 25 March. other Wednesdays, bread and cheese are provided by the churches and Quakers in turn. Details from Revd Timothy Fox: Download Poster 015242 62575.
23 Feb - 8 March UK

Fairtrade fortnight 23 Feb -8 March

19-22 Feb

Hilfield Friary - Dorset

A Kindly Use of Lane Led by Lydia Reese from the Hilfield Friary Community - There is a movement afoot which emphasises the importance both of wise husbandry of the land and of our interdependence with it, for food, for sustainable living and for joy.
In this weekend we will be looking at some of the writers on this subject – Wendell Berry, Norman Wirzba, Aldo Leopold – and drawing on their wisdom to learn how this can be lived today in our own situations, whether we live in town or country. We will be joined on the Saturday by Rob Walrond, a dedicated farmer and Rural Life Advisor for the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Lydia Reese has taught conservation in her home country of America, and for the past 18 months has been working on our land at Hilfield. Like Rob, she is passionate about the wise and sustainable use of land.
Come with boots and outdoor clothing!
Details: 01300 341345, or
26 Feb Gloucester "Christian theology and the Green Party” Talk by Dr Jonathan Ingleby for Gloucestershire Churches Environmental Justice Network (GCEJN) at 12.15pm in Gloucester. Jerusalem Room at 4, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LR. More details and to book contact: Arthur Champion 01242-870402
27-28 Feb Oxford What does our faith tell us about climate change and the ethical use of money? Find out more at a conference in Oxford on 27th/28th February -The Cost of Life on Earth: companies, climate change and your money. The conference will be chaired by Bishop Michael Doe, and there will be speakers from Christian Aid and Quaker Peace and Social Witness. ECCR will introduce their initiative for ethical money churches. For information contact or book directly on
Oxford CCLA event about church and money

Dinner with Keynote Speakers Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, KCMG, and Tessa Tennant: St Hugh’s College, Friday 27th 

at 7.00 pm

Day conference: Wesley Memorial Church, Saturday 28th

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Speakers include: Mohamed Adow .....Matthew Ayres ... The Revd Paula Clifford .... Lee Coates, OBE  ....The Rt Revd Michael Doe .... Sabrina Gröschel ... .The Revd Christopher Hall ...... Barbara Hammond Barbara Hayes .....Imam Monawar Hussain, DL ..... Peter Michaelis....Hartmut Moers .......Fr Kevin O’Hara, SPS ...... Juliet Phillips .......Ellie Roberts ....... Sunniva Taylor .....

1 March UK Pray and Fast for the Climate - every 1st day of the month - See where there are events taking place :
1 March London

Pray and Fast for the Climate- LONDON BOROUGHS FAITHS NETWORK with COLLABORATION HOUSE COLLEAGUES INVITE YOU TO Pray and Fast for the Climate- at Collaboration House, 77 Charlotte Street, W1T 4PW- contact 07903 682 142. Londoners from religious and philosophical traditions are joining together in solidarity with others worldwide. We are meeting at different venues in London on the first day of each month until UN COP 21 in Paris, December 2015. The evening meeting will include short prayers and reflections using resources, a simple meal to break the day’s fast, and discussion of related actions. Not everyone will be fasting but all are welcome.

2 March Brighton Best To Divest? Responsible investment in a changing climate Best To Divest? is a half-day seminar to help institutional investors weigh up the case for withdrawing investment (i.e. divestment) from the fossil fuel industry. Alternatives will be explored for responsible investors seeking to optimize the climate benefits of their portfolios without jeopardizing financial returns. 11.30 – 15.30 Venue: Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD
3 March Settle Coffee Morning at Settle Methodist Church in aid of Rainforest Fund10am-12 midday. Photo Greeting Cards for Sale
7 March Baildon Methodist Church Run on Sun Fun at Baildon Methodist Church, Newton Way, Baildon, West Yorkshire. BD17 5NH. 2-5pm There will be many sunny activities for primary school children to make and do, together with sun buns a-plenty to eat. Activities to keep the adults occupied include test driving an electric car (part charged by the sun), and viewing and buying solar lights or solar PV panels to generate electricity. There will be much sunny singing. The aim is to encourage schools to put PV panels on their roofs. John Anderson, the organiser, will be in a fluffy sun-suit.
7 March Exeter The Iona Community in South West England is holding a regional conference open to all in preparation for the General Election. ‘Where’s the Justice?’ 11.00 – 4.00 at The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street, Exeter. Speakers: Martyn Goss and Prof Tim Gorringe. Further details from David Osborne at
7 March Gloucester

Environment Conference 9.00am-4.30pm A day conference asking how Christians should respond to the challenges of climate change. Organised by Redcliffe College in parthership with The John Ray Intiative and A Rocha UK at Redcliffe College near Gloucester. This is likely to book up so book early.

7 March Llanmadoc, Swansea A Winter Bird Walk March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Stonechat Join a walk to see the birds around at this time of year. Gower offers important habitat for over-wintering birds. Learn how to identify these species and about their conservation needs and migration routes. Please book before the day. ( or 01792 386291) -(A Rocha publicised event) St. Madoc Centre Llanmadoc, Swansea, SA3 1DE
7 March

London Lincoln's Inn Fields near Holborn


Service at:

St Mary le Strand

Time to Act: National climate march and church service - Building on the strength of last September’s momentum at the London Climate March, the next big national climate demonstration is on Saturday 7 March, starting at Lincoln's Inn Fields near Holborn at 1pm. This is an important time to come together to make our voices heard ahead of the next General Election. -

Operation Noah, together with other Christian organisations, will be hosting a church service at St Mary le Strand from 11.30am to 12.30pm before the march begins, with hot drinks and toilets from 10.30am. This will also be a place to meet other Operation Noah and Christian supporters to join the faith block of the march. Please let Operation Noah know if you intend to come along or would like to help with the church service.

14 March London

Spirit in Action for the Climate – workshop- Are you passionate about climate change? Do you want to make a difference and inspire others? 10am to 5pm. Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Short Street, Waterloo, London SE1 8LJ. Run by Operationnoah and Hope for the Future. flier in pdf here .

Speakers include: Bishop Richard Cheetham (Bishop of Kingston) who will explore the spiritual inspiration for this work and reflect on the science and political issues from a Christian perspective. Eilidh Macpherson (Campaign Manager at CAFOD) who will provide the context and political overview of the climate movement for this year and beyond.

Hope for the Future and Operation Noah will lead workshops on how to inspire your church community to engage in the climate movement and how to effectively lobby your MPs.

Cost is £15 / £10 (includes lunch) Register at details 07804 059426

14 March Leeds

Wild City Retreats - Leeds 7th February, 14th March, 18th April 9.30 am for 10am – 12.45pm sessions led by Pippa Woodhams, starting at Meanwood  Valley Urban Farm.  £5 donation to costs at each session Email or phone 0113 391 7928 to book. We meet monthly on a Saturday, in the morning or at different times of day and night by negotiation, following the seasons and finding ways to express our discoveries in creativity and prayer. - Each session will include a seasonal stimulus presented in a variety of ways, experiential outdoor work, creative recording, making or journaling, and a closing reflection -

21 March Hilfield Friary, Dorset ‘The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change’. A day to explore and discuss the things we should be asking candidates before the forthcoming general election.
26 March Nottingham Paul Bodenham is speaking in eco issues at St Peter's Church Nottingham (the one by Marks and Spencer), Part of the lunch time lent series 12. 30 start. Light lunch available from 12 mid day
28 March Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorks Dales Workshop: Lichens of Horton in Ribblesdale Churchyard -for complete beginners. Booking necessary 10am-12.30pm . See similar event
28 March World Earth Hour - Switch off your lights between 8.30 and 9.30pm
2 Apr Gresham College, London
Locally 'Green': Does it Make a Difference?
Overview - are local environmental organisations merely groups of white, middle class and middle aged NIMBYs, with an eye to property prices? Have the UK’s major environmental pressure groups such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth lost their way? Has the environment dropped out of the media and public consciousness?
Drawing on examples where local, national and international environmental imperatives have clashed, the lecture will range across some initiatives apparently intended to improve the environment, including The Mayor of London's Low Carbon Prize, the Transition Town Network and the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme. The ‘voices', of some of those centrally involved the debates will be heard, whilst we explore whether any of these organisations actually made a difference.
No reservation required
You do not need to register for this free public event. It will be run on a "first come, first served" basis, so please feel free to arrive a little early to ensure that you can get a seat.
8-12 Apr Scargill House, Wharfedale Yorks Dales

Working Holiday - Led by the Scargill Estate Team -

Help manage Scargill’s wonderful gardens and estate, and have plenty of time to relax too.  We’ll be working hard outside in the  mornings, and joining other guests for the afternoon and evening.  You need to be 18 or over to join us, and the cost is half that of a normal event.

13-17 Apr Scargill House, Wharfedale Yorks Dales

The Greening of God - Led by John Bell

A retreat discerning the peculiar perspectives people of faith have on how we live in and leave for others God's earth.  

13-25 April London Global Development course - Two weeks -
This is the 32nd course over the last 12 years. More than 750 people have taken part and all the major UK agencies (from ActionAid to Save the Children, from OXFAM to AFRIKIDS ) have sent staff for training.
18 April Leeds

Wild City Retreats - Leeds 9.30 am for 10am – 12.45pm sessions led by Pippa Woodhams, starting at Meanwood  Valley Urban Farm.  £5 donation to costs at each session Email or phone 0113 391 7928 to book. We meet monthly on a Saturday, in the morning or at different times of day and night by negotiation, following the seasons and finding ways to express our discoveries in creativity and prayer. - Each session will include a seasonal stimulus presented in a variety of ways, experiential outdoor work, creative recording, making or journaling, and a closing reflection -

18 Apr Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex Think! Environment Day. Finding our place in the Environment debate. - guest speakers Andy Atkins (CEO Friends of the Earth) and Ruth Valerio (Churches and Theology Director of A Rocha UK) Workshops, practical sessions and Q & A focusing on issues around the environment. The day includes lunch and refreshments. Bring your walking boots and a raincoat. An optional evening meal is available - £10.00 only, book in advance. Details
19 Apr St Mary’s Church, Ingleton Special Eco-service on the unveiling of the Second Eco-Congregation Award Plaque
22 April World Earth Day 2015
24-26 April Pantasaph Friary, Holywell, North Wales

Papal Ecology- at Pantasaph Friary, North Wales: An Ecumenical weekend to explore the writings of John Paul II, Benedict and Francis on the greening of the church and society.

Pope Francis’ first encyclical is soon to be released on the subject of ecology. Christians of all denominations are preparing for a storm of new interest in a greener Christian lifestyle. This weekend, you will learn the essential background to our relationship with creation and how you can live it. With a friendly, ecumenical team, sharing & relaxing times of prayer.

25 April Falkirk Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering 2015 Climate Change - Preparing for the Paris Conference Saturday 25th April 2015, 10:30am - 3:30pm Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk. (Nearest rail station, Falkirk Grahamston) Main speakers: Aileen McLeod MSP, Minister for Climate Change, Scottish Government Kathy Galloway, Director, Christian Aid Scotland
25 April St Albans Cathedral

Caring for God’s Earth Day conference 9.30 to 4pm. How can we become prophetic voices in our local communities for a more sustainable future?”

Speakers: Martin Palmer ( Alliance of Religions and Conservation ..and the Green Global Pilgrimage Project -in which St Albans Cathedral is one of the founder members).

Dave Bookless (co-founder of A Rocha),
Philip Roderick (founder and director of the Quiet Garden Movement and Steve Hollinghurst (St Albans Diocese Adviser for New Religious Movements and co-leader of St Albans Forest Church) Booking is essential 07752 458821

25 April Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford Contemplative Activists: - living in God’s heart for justice today. This is a CRES (Christian Rural and Environmental Studies) Day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford, from 10.00am-4.00pm. The speakers are Greg and Ruth Valerio. Greg will begin the day by looking at spirituality, and particularly Monastic and Celtic spirituality. Ruth will then explore an area that is one of her key interests - food and faith. Finally Greg will return after lunch to tell us about his work in Fairtrade gold and jewellery.
For more details and booking, download the details here:
Wed 29 April Leeds

Love in Action:- Leeds University
Chaplaincy,Emmanuel Centre –
Leeds LS2 9JT

Faith-Based Responses to Climate Change
11.00 – Gather & Welcome
11.15 – 3 x 15 minute talks
Prof Andy Challinor - Climate change and food security: the
scientific evidence.
Shelagh Fawcett (Christian Aid) Why NGO’s are focusing on
climate change
Fr Pius Win Than, CAFOD partner working in Myanmar - How
climate change is affecting communities least able to cope.
12.00 – Complimentary Lunch (with sustainability workshops)
13.10 – Prayer Service
14.00 – Interfaith panel (Q&A) - Why does faith compel us to
take action
(Representative from different faith communities explaining
the spiritual underpinning for the significance of the issue)
15.00 – Photo Stunt Opportunity

Climate Change event organised through the Stop Climate Chaos coalition with significant input from CAFOD Leeds and Christian Aid

3 May World International Dawn Chorus Day
7 May   General Election
7 May Gresham
A Green and Pleasant Land?
Overview - There are many environmental initiatives and legislation affecting the British countryside: protection of scenic and habitat areas, safeguards for particular species, restrictions on development, and animal welfare legislation. However, our countryside is still damaged by pressures that are reducing biodiversity, increasing flooding, damaging soil fertility and rendering our scenery less diverse.
The reasons behind environmental deterioration will be examined as well as strategies to improve quality whilst feeding more people.
No reservation required - You do not need to register for this free public event. It will be run on a "first come, first served" basis, so please feel free to arrive a little early to ensure that you can get a seat.
Fri 8 May Milton Keynes

Tour and talk at IKEA, Milton Keynes at 7.00pm - Paul Allen, Sustainability specialist at IKEA will explain what IKEA has done to reduce the impact of the business on the environment and also provide some ideas that could be applied to churches and church halls. We will also hear from Paula Cade, who will tell us about her experiences on an ambassador trip with UNICEF via IKEA foundation, a charity set up by IKEA.
Meet at the Staff/Visitor entrance at 7.00pm or
Meet at 6.30pm in the café for a meal beforehand (use the normal customer entrance).
Wear flat shoes (no high heels) as the tour includes areas with machinery and a low risk of tripping up.
Please let David Miller know by May 7th if you intend to come so we can provide a visitor list to IKEA - phone MK 377376 for further details or email

Book on eventbrite

9-16 May Lundy Island Lundy Isalnd - A Rocha holiday: St Helen’s Centre. Swimming with sealsis just one of the unusual activities being offered on a unique new holiday pioneered by A Rocha UK this spring. Spotting dolphins, porpoises – and maybe even whales – could also be enjoyed at this highly anticipated event on Lundy Island.Guide price is £450. tel: 020 8574 5935
10 May  

Rogation Sunday.

Could your church hold an outdoor event? See pictures of previous events?

10 May Austwick Yorks Dales Rogation Sunday and Pet Services 0930 at Austwick Church
Austwick and 1100 Clapham.
10 May Clapham, Yorks Dales Rogation Sunday and Pet Services at 1100 at Clapham.
10 May Austwick, Yorks Dales Primrose Walk - meet at Austwick Church 3.00pm for walk
followed by teas;
10 May Addingham

St Peter's, Church St, Addingham LS29 0QS: following the Family Communion Service (10am) - there will be a blessing of the Church Orchard opposite the Church at 11.30am.

There may be a special event in the afternoon.

10-16 May UK

Christian Aid Week 2015

15-17 May Hilfield Friary, Dorset Hope for Creation’, the role of communities in sustaining nature, led by Sir Ghillean Prance and Andy Lester.
19 May Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group will hold its AGM at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, at 7.30 pm. All welcome.
22 May World International Day for Biological Diversity
2015 theme: Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
Sat 23 May Peterborough Sir Ghillean Prance: The Biological Evidence for Climate Change. Peterborough Cathedral, 7.30 A contribution to Peterborough's Green Festival by the Eco-faith Network.
24 May Wenningside Farm, Keasden, N Yorks Lambing Service - at Wenningside Farm,Nr.Keasden at 7.00pm.
27 May London Climate Change & International Human Rights Law: The Challenges for Business Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and University of Notre Dame Law School Wednesday, from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST) London, United Kingdom
29 May - 2 June Oxfordshire

1. Reclaim the Power - Near Didcot Power Station, Oxfordshire


Join the struggle for a clean, safe and sustainable future. If we want to win, we have to stand together, build power and take action.

Reclaim the Power has something for everyone – kids, families, seasoned activists and those who are new to taking action. Come along for the whole weekend, or pop in for an afternoon!  There will be workshops on everything from planning creative actions, fighting the housing crisis and austerity, to making your own solar panel.  We will provide a Kids Space every day.  Monday 1st June will be a day of decentralised actions against fossil fuel targets all over the country.

Members of Christian Climate Action will be there for some of the weekend.

Click here for more info.

Sat 30 May Trinity College, Stoke Bishop, Bristol The Quiet Garden Movement Annual Gathering 10am (for 10.30 start) to 4pm Venue: The Chapel, Trinity College, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1JP Brother Sam from Hilfield Friary will speak about ‘Towards a Contemplative Ecology - why prayer and action on Climate Change must go together’ It is also an opportunity to hear from Revd Philip Roderick, Founder–Director of the Movement and those running Quiet Gardens. Cost £12 All welcome but booking essential. More information and booking form from Mary-Anne Hall 01494 569057 or web: The Quiet Garden Trust, Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Bucks HP14 4BF
31 May Ben Rhydding, Ilkley

St John's Church, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley -

Environment Service 10.30am

29-31 May Beccles

Green Christian CEL Weekend at Ringsfield, Beccles:

Now fully booked

1 June St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ Phone: 020 7766 1100 7.00-9.00pm.

Join in solidarity with people across the planet as we fast and pray for the climate, leading up to the UN Climate Conference in Paris, December 2015. An evening of silence, prayer and collective action Planting Seeds for Hope. To break fast after the vigil

1 June








WIMBLEDON PRAYERS FOR THE CLIMATE 1 June @ 12:30 am - 1:00 pm St Marks Church, Wimbledon SW19 7ND

TRING PRAYER MEETING 1 June @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Various churches in Tring, Tring, HP23 6AP details: n_bull at

LANCASTER PRAYERS FOR THE CLIMATE 1 June @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Cumbria University Chapel, Cumbria campus, Lancaster, LA1 3JD

WESTMINSTER JUSTICE AND PEACE: PRAY FOR THE CLIMATE 1 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 23 Kensington Square, London, W8 5HN monthly prayer and fasting vigil with Westminster Justice and Peace.

5 June World World Environment Day
6 June Mickleton, Glos.

Eco Gathering - celebrating God’s Creation- 3.00-6.00
Colemans Hill Farm - Mickleton GL55 6TH
Visit an award-winning ecohouse
Review of EcoCircuit Programme - Bring and share picnic tea
Methodist hymn singing - An afternoon in glorious Cotswold countryside - Keynote address- John Iles - Wyre Community Land Trust - Realising Ruskin - healing land, people and community
Stratford & Evesham Methodist Circuit - EcoCircuit Programme
Please bring picnic chair, mug, plate & cutlery and please share transport where possible.

6 June Wolf Fields, Norwood Green, Southall, London 6 June Wolf Fields, Norwood Green, Southall, London: 6 June 2-5pm
Everyone in the area is invited to see A Rocha UK’s Wolf
Fields site, our plans for it, and to talk about why we’re
trying to transform it. The activities are relevant – such as
the bee story and demo bee hive – because we’ll have bees on
site very soon. A Rocha UK team members and volunteers will
be joined by representatives from schools and churches, along
with local residents.
6-14 June UK Cherishing Churchyards Week - see Caring for God's Acre
7 June UK Environment Sunday
7 June UK The Big Lunch -organise a communal lunch - and why not make it a green one?
7 June Leytonstone - East London Leytonstone United Free Church (a Baptist/URC LEP in an east London suburb) is holding a special Environment Sunday
service on 7 June, to be led by the small church group that
looks after a small public garden in a nearby road.
7 June UK Open Farm Sunday Visit a farm near you.
8 June World World Oceans Day
10 June Horstead, Norfolk The Beautiful Burial Grounds Conference -
 Horstead Tithe Barn, Horstead, Norfolk NR 127EP
Would you like your churchyard to become and opportunity rather than a burden? Then come to this special one day event, designed for those managing burial grounds.
11 June Ripon Cathedral

Rural Life and Living: Challenges and Opportunities: St Wilfrid Lecture No 3: Does the Panel think…? The Very Revd John Dobson, Dean of Ripon, chairs a panel discussion including Julian Smith MP and some ladies. 7.30pm. free. Donations welcome. Ripon Cathedral


13 June Birmingham Operation Noah Supporters' Day on Saturday 13 June in Birmingham to explore how we can continue building the climate movement in churches.AGM followed by speakers and workshops. The day will focus on engaging the Christian community on climate action at both a local and international level, including how to mobilise churches; pilgrimages and events in the run-up to the Paris climate summit this November; exploring our Christian calling to action; and next steps for the Bright Now campaign. Please book your place here (the cost for the day is £10 / £5.)
13-14 June Leeds

13/14th June Churchyard Weekend St Chad's, Headingly, Leeds.

13 June: 10.00 am – 3.35 pm. Refreshments all day, plus:
Two Trail Leaflets -“A Walk Round St Chad’s Churchyard” & “A
Geological Trail of the Church & Churchyard” + quiz
sheets for children.
10.30 -11.30 am Talk by Prof. Andy Heyes (Chair of Energy
Technology & Environment at the University of Leeds)
“Perspectives on sustainable energy”.
12 noon – 1.00 pm the Ringing Chamber in the church tower will
be open – fantastic views but steep access steps.
12 noon – 1.30 pm Volunteers who work in the adjacent Community
Orchard – talk about their work & answer questions
1.30 – 2.00 pm Guided Walk round the churchyard with a member
of St Chad’s Green Team.
2.00 – 3.00 pm Guided walk with Dr John Varker on the “Geology
of the Church Building and some Churchyard Memorials”.
3.00 – 3.30 pm Guided walk round the churchyard with a member
of St Chad’s Green Team.

Sun 14 June: Leeds: St Chad’s: the theme at the 9.30 am All Age Church Service:”Global Warming: an urgent & necessary concern for all”

13 June Birmingham Operation Noah Supporters' Day on Saturday 13 June in Birmingham to explore how we can continue building the climate movement in churches.AGM followed by speakers and workshops. The day will focus on engaging the Christian community on climate action at both a local and international level, including how to mobilise churches; pilgrimages and events in the run-up to the Paris climate summit this November; exploring our Christian calling to action; and next steps for the Bright Now campaign. Please book your place here (the cost for the day is £10 / £5.)
13 June Lancaster
Wake up your church: A one-day workshop at St Thomas' Church, Lancaster
Saturday 13 June 2015, 0930-1630

About the Event
The Wake up your church! workshop enables Christians to make powerful connections between faith, everyday life and challenges of justice and environmental sustainability. The event offers: an invitation to hear God's call afresh; a new look at our local and global situation; personal challenge, transformation and growth; renewed energy & growth in a church congregation.
The workshop draws on a rich mix of practical and theo-logical material presented in a lively and varied way. There is engagement with the bible, reflection and group activities. There are short film segments on environment and social justice issues with video input from leading Christian speakers including Tom Wright, Elaine Storkey and John Bell.

Facilitators: Mike Arundale and Rev’d Ali Oxborrow.
Mike worships at St James & Emmanuel church, Didsbury. He is a Lecturer in Strategy at Manchester Business School and Chair of the Boaz Trust, a Christian charity serving destitute asylum-seekers.
Ali is an ordained Anglian minister who previously worked as a solicitor in matrimonial law. She holds a Masters in Theology and is a trained counsellor. She served her curacy in Didsbury and has recently trained as a Restorative Justice Volunteer Facilitator with Greater Manchester Police.

Booking Details
Cost: £5 payable on the day
Tea & coffee provided, but please bring your own lunch.
Book a place on Eventbrite via this page:

Alternatively, or for further information, contact: Hugh Kidd on 01524 39018 or e-mail:

13-14 June Leeds

13/14th June Churchyard Weekend St Chad's, Headingly, Leeds.

13 June: 10.00 am – 3.35 pm. Refreshments all day, plus:
Two Trail Leaflets -“A Walk Round St Chad’s Churchyard” & “A
Geological Trail of the Church & Churchyard” + quiz
sheets for children.
10.30 -11.30 am Talk by Prof. Andy Heyes (Chair of Energy
Technology & Environment at the University of Leeds)
“Perspectives on sustainable energy”.
12 noon – 1.00 pm the Ringing Chamber in the church tower will
be open – fantastic views but steep access steps.
12 noon – 1.30 pm Volunteers who work in the adjacent Community
Orchard – talk about their work & answer questions
1.30 – 2.00 pm Guided Walk round the churchyard with a member
of St Chad’s Green Team.
2.00 – 3.00 pm Guided walk with Dr John Varker on the “Geology
of the Church Building and some Churchyard Memorials”.
3.00 – 3.30 pm Guided walk round the churchyard with a member
of St Chad’s Green Team.

Sun 14 June: Leeds: St Chad’s: the theme at the 9.30 am All Age Church Service:”Global Warming: an urgent & necessary concern for all”

14 June Neville's Cross, Durham
This year's Durham Eco Festival will take place in and around St John's Church, Neville's Cross on Sunday 14th June between 11 am and 5 pm. With live music, stalls, games, talks, food, crafts, community singing and other activities it is always a fun occasion and one of the highlights of the year for our area. The Ecofest encourages us all to live more sustainably as well as promoting social justice and a sense of local community, and this year’s theme will be “Water”. Please keep the day free and encourage your friends to come along too!
If you know of any group involved in eco/justice/local community things who might want to set up a stall at the Ecofest, or if you know a local music group who might like to perform at the event, please contact the organisers at
15-19 June Scargill House, Yorks Dales 15-19 June Scargill House Yorks Dales: Wildlife Walks led by Hugh& Lisa Chadwick-Firman
17 June

Central London


 Speak up for the love of….Climate Lobby

Day of climate action.  Come and tell your newly elected MP and the Government that the time for climate action is NOW.

It will be a day filled with music, debate, friendship, solidarity and hope. There will  be an ecumenical service and interfaith worship opportunities.

Bunting-making is a great way to get your church family, home groups or local schools involved in the event now.  People who would like to support the lobby, but can’t get to London that day, can speak up with bunting that you can take along with you!

The service will be at 12 noon.  Meet up with other GC and Operation Noah supporters outside the Emmanuel Centre at 11-45.  See here for more information and also please sign up at the bottom of here to let us know you are coming.

The day will kick off with an ecumenical church service. This is an opportunity for those who'd like to, to start the day with worship and prayer ahead of going on to lobby our MPs. 

Our main speaker will be the Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Reverend Nick Holtam, with contributions from Ruth Valerio, Andy Flannagan, and staff and partners from Christian Aid, CAFOD and Tearfund. 

The ecumenical service will take place simultaneously in two churches (St Margaret's, Parliament Square and Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street) with our main speakers speaking at both.

19-21 June Hilfield Friary, Dorset Brother Soil and Sister Slug’, Franciscan family wisdom for an Ecological Garden. Led by Richard Thornbury of the Hilfield Friary Community.
20 June Ingleton Beginners Workshop on Lichen Identification in Ingleton Churchyard. 9.45am-12 midday. Learn secrets about these fascinating organisms, and how to identify common big species. 3/4 hour indoor illustrated introduction to lichen structure followed by 1 ½ hour walk in churchyard to look at lichens. Hand lenses provided.  Part of the Ingleton Overground Undergound Festival £15. Booking necessary.
20 June Ingleton

Wildflowers of Ingleton Churchyard 5.45-6.30pm. Doris Cairns has written and illustrated a delightful book “Wildflowers of the Ingleton churchyards”. Doris will show us the book and then lead a walk round the churchyard to find examples of the flowers. An opportunity to learn about common wildflowers of the Dales. Followed by light refreshments. Part of the Ingleton Overground Underground Festival Free

20 June Ingleton Illustrated Talk at St Mary's Church: "Wildflowers of the Ingleton Area" £3-00 towards Rainforest Fund and St Mary's Church. 7.30pm-8.30pm
21 June   1pm – 4.30pm An Event for Everyone at Cotswold Farm. Suitable for all ages. Bring a picnic and discover the wildlife of this beautiful Cotswold estate, together with people from other local churches. The day will end with tea and cakes and a short time of outdoor worship. Activities will include orchid walks, nature trails, pond dipping and craft activities and the opportunity to learn how to take photos with and award winning photographer – bring a camera or phone. Or you can just relax and explore the beautiful gardens. There is an alternative programme in case of rain. (please bring your own mug for tea and a cake/biscuits to share) Suggested donation towards the work of ARocha - £5 per family. info: tel: 01452 381202
21 June Settle /Keasden Settle Messy Church afternoon picnic visit to Keasden Head Farm - to see farm, animals, countryside and wildlife.
Booking necessary: 01729 825285.
Farm details:
22-26 June Schumacher College Dartington Schumacher College Dartington Saving The World From Extinction - Creating a World That Works For All - With Thom Hartmann & Stephan Harding - This course is for anyone wanting to make a difference in the world and will provide
the motivation, the tools and the practices to get going
right away.
22-26 June Schumacher College Dartington Schumacher College Dartington From Soil To Supper -
Making The Most Of Seasonal Veg - With Riverford Organic,Guy Watson, Geetie Singh and Tim Crabtree - Growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing delicious food on
location at Riverford Organic and Schumacher College. Learn
from the pioneers of the organic moment.
22-23 June  

Keynote speakers will include:

Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

Bill McKibben, environmental activist, author and co-founder of

Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


Panellists will include:

  • Bishop Theotonius Gomes, Auxiliary Bishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Áine Ryall, Lecturer in Environmental Law, University College Cork

  • Fr. Sean McDonagh, Columban Missionary and activist

  • Professor John Sweeney, Ireland’s leading climate scientist and Professor Emeritus at Maynooth University

  • Dr David Mkwambisi, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • HE Jean-Pierre Thébault, French Ambassador to Ireland

  • Phil Kingston, Grandparents for a Safe Earth

26-28 June Chinnor, Oxon: Chinnor, Oxon:
Chinnor goes Wild - weekend: Camp overnight at Whites
Field, Chinnor
where there will be a BBQ, games, stories and
a ‘mini-beast walk’ with David Beattie (A Rocha UK).
(Address: Whites Field, Mill Lane, Chinnor, Oxon, OX39 4RF)
On Sat, following breakfast for those who have camped, there
will be a day of activities from 10am to 5pm with Adventure
Plus, (Another A Rocha UK Partner in Action) and Rock UK.
This is likely to include Archery, Circus Skills and Sword
Fencing with foils. Other Activities will include Nature
Art, Bush Craft and Geo-caching. Sat evening: local Church
Hall for a wider Church community event including a lecture.
The weekend will end with Church services at 9.30am in St.
27 June Hilfield Friary, Dorset  ‘Seeking Sustainability’, a day conference on why it’s important and what we can learn from each other.
Sat 27 June Clun

Clun Methodist Church 10.00a.m. to 12 noon Freecycle Swap shop coffee morning.Good quality items in exchange for donations. Bring along useable items you don't need any longer, exchange for items brought by others or just give donations for those you need. Proceeds from the weekend to Wateraid. Contact: 01588 640776

Sun 28 Jun Clun Clun Methodist Church: 10.00a.m. service led by Eco group . Focus this year on Water
Mon 29 Jun Clun

Monday June 29th 2.30p.m. Clun Eco-Congregation Visit Hopesay Glebe organic enterprise courtesy Phil Moore at Hopesay Glebe Farm. SY7
Tea and cake. £3.50 Proceeds from the weekend to Wateraid. Contact: 01588 640776

29 June - 3 July Schumacher College Dartington: Schumacher College Dartington:- Green Entrepreneurs
In Action: Creating an Ethical Enterprise With the Dartington
School for Social Entrepreneurs and special guests Guy
Watson, Geeting Singh, Mac Macartney, Safia Minney and
Jonathan Dawson Practical support and deep inquiry you
require to help and motivate you to move you and your work
30 June Heol y Nant, Clydach, Swansea
As a part of their Bee Campaign, Capel y Nant church ( in Heol y Nant, Clydach, Swansea SA6 5HB will be teaming up with Friends of the Earth Swansea to show the film ‘More Than Honey’ on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 pm. The free, public evening will be held at Neuadd y Nant venue, alongside Capel y Nant. Described a as ‘stunningly beautiful’ film, ‘More Than Honey’ looks at the relationship between bees and people in six locations in various parts of the world. It provides the background for the current crisis facing the honey bee population. For more information, email Hywel Davies at: or phone 01792 798162.
1 July






1 July Prayers for the Climate - details

WENLOCK PRAYER FOR THE CLIMATE 1 July @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Holy Trinity, Wenlock, Wilmore St, Much Wenlock, TF13 6HR

TRING PRAYER MEETING 1 July @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
email n_bull at

LANCASTER PRAYERS FOR THE CLIMATE 1 July @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Cumbria University Chapel,Lancaster, LA1 3JD

3-5 July Arundel

Arundel and Brighton Ecumenical Walking Pilgrimages: in 2015 - In 2015 we are celebrating 40 years of our walking pilgrimages and 50 years of our parent Diocese of Arundel & Brighton with 2 separate pilgrimages:

4 July



Faith in a changing climate -study day- Brighthelm Church and Community Centre, Brighton

This study day (open to all) will explore some of the latest thinking about how the Christian gospel relates to climate change.  There will be opportunities to hear about (and visit) do-able projects that may inspire your own action and prayers, as well as share ideas and practice with others. The day will be led by Rev. Dr. Richard Goldring, Synod Development Officer, and Rev. Alex Mabbs, minister of Brighthelm.

Faith in a Changing Climate is free to attend, but you need to book a place:-  

11 July London Fossil Fuel Divestment: Building the Movement 11am – 5.15pm | Sat 11th July | Central London Go Fossil Free. Friends House 173-177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ
16 July St John's Wood Church London

poster12.15-17.30 Cherishing Churchyards and Burial Grounds. NW8 7NE "Beauty in Tranquility" - Booking Necessary.

Keynote speaker: Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of the newly established Historic England. Evening address by Prof David Goode.

Admission to high tea and wine by ticket only.

. The afternoon event will be followed by high tea and a wine reception, then an evening address from Professor David Goode, the renowned ecologist, visiting Professor at UCL, former Head of the London Ecology Unit, and author of the recently published ‘Nature in Towns and Cities’.
Our London Churchyards Ecology Survey will also be featured in the programme.
All are welcome, from all round London and beyond. Come for the afternoon or the evening or both, depending on your work and personal commitments. St John’s Wood is on the Jubilee Line, just one stop from Baker Street station in Central London.



17-19 July Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire

National Justice and Peace Network 37th Annual Conference: "The things that make for Peace". speakers include:

Prof Paul Rogers: " A centuray on the edge: from Cold War to hot war: 1945-2045"

and Fr Edu Gariguez "Peace and Justice Ministry vis-a-vis Resource Conflict: the Philippine Experience"

19 July UK

Rural Mission Sunday. Resources available from the Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh. this year's theme: Bread: needing salt, yeast and water.

There is a nice poem - but it gives no reference to soil - which is tragic, as we are losing top soil in this country and in the world far more quickly than it is being formed, and it would have been a good opportunity to have rasied this issue. So if you use their material try and fit in something about soil.

Good article about soil

20-25 July Glastonbury Somerset Living Responsibly- Christians Aware Summer school Abbey House Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury BA6 8DH 01458 831112
26 July World International Bog Day
26-29 July Oxford Oxford: Second Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School
The Ethics of Using Animals in Research,
1 Aug UK. Wenlock



1 Aug: Pray and Fast for the Climate
8-15 Aug Lee Abbey, Devon Andy Lester , David Nussbaum Jubilee for Creation - Why the whole of creation needs a Sabbath rest Through a series of morning sessions, we will explore the need for both us and the wider creation to stop, pause and take a break. This A Rocha wildlife family week will focus upon a gentle exploration of the biblical idea of jubilee in the context of the environment. David Nussbaum (Chief Executive of WWF-UK) and Andy Lester (Conservation Director for A Rocha UK) will lead us through this week, which will also include a dramatic performance of The Last Cuckoo by Andy Harrison (film and stage actor).




Arundel and Brighton Ecumenical Walking Pilgrimages: in 2015 - In 2015 we are celebrating 40 years of our walking pilgrimages and 50 years of our parent Diocese of Arundel & Brighton with 2 separate pilgrimages:

28-31 Aug

Boughton House, nr Kettering

Greenbelt It is likely that GC will have a stall here again. See Reports and pics of CEL from Previous years: 2014 and earlier years

29-31 Aug London to Newhaven  Cycling pilgrimage to Paris, Phase one, London to Newhaven, Diocese of Westminster Justice and Peace
1 Sept - 4 Oct Europe Creationtime .. (CTBI site) ..(ECEN site) ... 1 Sept - 4 Oct (or 2nd Sunday in Oct)
1 Sept Settle Walks for Creation. 2pm and 5.45pm Holy Ascension church
10-12 Sep UK National Moth Night
12 Sept Lea Brook Valley, Dronfield: Lea Brook Valley, Dronfield: -10 Year Anniversary Celebration
12 Sept Bradford Cathedral Creation Café Church Bradford Cathedral is hosting its first Café Church with an environmental theme. The Cathedral has 2 Ecocongregation awards and is always looking for new ways to encourage others to care for our environment. Join us at 2pm on Saturday 12th September for an all-age, informal, interactive service and cake! We will also be introducing our new Autumn project. For further information, please contact the Cathedral office on 01274 777720.
15 Sept York Baked Alaska Riding Lights Theatre Company present Baked Alaska
16 Sept York Baked Alaska Riding Lights Theatre Company present Baked Alaska
17 Sep-30 Nov Leeds anddistrict and Harrogate 17 Sept-30 Nov: A huge series of events in the Leeds and Harrogate Area:Peoples Pilgrimage Leeds - Theology and Action around Climate Change: including: St Mark's - Harrogate; - Many different events Trinity-Ossett 17 Sept "Baked Alaska", Leeds Church Institute; 22 Sept: "Whats the Good News for Creation?" Leeds Church Institute; 25 Sept: John Battle on "Laudato Si" St George Centre: 25 Sept - Schumacher North: "Building local Economy" St Chad's, 17 Oct "Jesus and Wild Nature" Claire's Chapel-University, 1 Nov Pray and Fast for the Climate St Edmunds Roundhay 6 Nov "Baked Alaska" Meanwood Urban Farm, 7 Nov Wild City-Retreat.
18-19 Sept Coventry Cathedral "Reconciling a wounded planet" Two Day conference: Speakers: sir Ghillean Prance, Professor Richard Bauckham and Bishop James Jones,Revd Margot R Hodson
19 Sept Coventry NJPN Open Networking Day - 10.30 - 4.00 -- Warwick Road URC, 10 Warwick Row, Coventry CV1 1EX'Francisconomics: The Saint, the Popeand the Economy of Enough' -Paul Bodenham, Chair, Green Christian, will look at economics in the light of Franciscan spirituality and the Pope's encyclical, Laudato SiiPlus: opportunities to network and get updates from national agencies. Info: Ann at, 020 7901 4864
Sat 19 Sept Peterborough Cathedral at 7.30 pm in the Cathedral. Riding Lights Theatre Company present Baked Alaska (a play about the environment).
21 Sept Bexhill UN Peace Day, Peace Vigil on Bexhill beach, opposite the Clock Tower, West Parade. 12 noon 1pm. A quiet time with interfaith prayers, songs and chants. Come and name the peoples and countries where peacemaking and peacekeeping is needed. For more details phone: 01424 214327.
23 Sept Bury St Edmunds

7pm, Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds - Baked Alaska
There is a short teaser video here:-

24 Sept Hove Eco-congregation workshop and seminar Diocese of Chichester Thursday, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Church House, Hove
24 Sept UK

Light The Way, supported by OurVoices and Fast for the Climate, is a mobilisation of vigils happening around the world on 24 September 2015, the night before the Sustainable Development Goals are announced. The first test of the Goals is a strong climate treaty in Paris in December, so before then it’s vital to make world leaders aware of the support they have from all of us to act boldly.

You can add your own vigil to the map on the Light The Way website.

You can also help promote the message on social media using this tweet: ‘On 24 Sept, GB will #LightTheWay for the world’s new sustainable goals.’

24 Sept London Special gathering on London's Millennium Bridge.
26 Sept  Bexhill  Saturday 26 September, 11am—12 noon. Talk and Discussion: Dr Edward Echlin, ‘Soil as Community’.2015 is the United Nations International Year of Soils. Venue: Meeting Room, Parkhurst Hall. Access from Parkhurst Road. Organised by Bexhill & Hastings United Nations Association. Coffee served from 10.30am. For more details phone: 01424 733649.
26 Sept London at St John’s Church, Waterloo, London. Earthyear: The Conversation – an exciting international conference exploring how we as communities of faith can and should be responding to the threat of global warming, and how we as Christians can help campaign and pray for a strong climate deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference that will help to meet international development aims, which are at increasing risk from rising global temperatures. Eliminating poverty, improving health and building security are all outcomes linked to tackling climate change. Tickets for day £6-00 includes simple lunch
26 Sept Rochdale Time for Creation ?time for creationTime for Creation ? - a celebration of faith-filled projects and useful ideas to help us to look after planet and people: St Chad’s Church Sparrow Hill, Rochdale, OL16 1QT. Good Train, Tram and bus links nearby.  from 10 am to lunchtime:
26 Sept Chelmsford Baked Alaska Riding Lights Theatre Company present Baked Alaska, Chelmsford Cathedral
2 Oct  Firle Pace Friday 2 October, 7pm, Firle Place. Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is bringing his response and passion for the natural world to Sussex in a much anticipated talk to be given at the Soil to Soul Festival which takes place at 7pm at Firle Place. Details: or click here
 2 Oct  Lewes
Former Archbishop Rowan Williams is to speak at a Chichester Diocesan ‘Soil to Soul’ Festival at 7pm at Firle Place, near Lewes, East Sussex. For further information and booking details visit:
2 Oct UK CAFOD Harvest Fast Day - 2 Oct - Resources
3 Oct Edinburgh Money for Positive Change
A Church of Scotland Conference
Chaired by: Rev Sally Foster Fulton
Convener of the Church & Society Council of the Church of Scotland
Speaker: Tessa Tennant
Green Investment Pioneer
Workshops sessions:
> Financial capability skills for young people, Iona Bain
> The Good Money App, John Preston
> Ethical Money Churches, Sabrina Groschel
> Divestment, Adrian Shaw
> Community Shares Scotland, Kelly McIntyre
9.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA
Attendance is free and a buffet lunch will be included.
Register at
Scottish Charity Number: SC011353
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3 Oct  Bexhill Sharing Day: ‘Justice/Peace Matters! Give Peace a Chance’.  10.30am – 4pm, Morning: Short presentations by a variety of Justice/Peace organisations, and exhibition. Afternoon: World Peace Café – sharing with six speakers, your ideas for positive way forward. Venue: Bexhill Friends Meeting House, Albert Road. Free entry. Supported by Bexhill Quakers. For more details phone: 01424 214327.
 4 Oct  Newcastle ASWA: Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals: The Annual Service for 2015 will be held at St Nicholas Cathedral Newcastle on Sunday 4th October (Animal Welfare Sunday).  10.00am Eucharist.  Preacher - ASWA Patron - The Rt Revd James Jones.
8 Oct Cosham, Portsmouth 'Baked Alaska' at Cosham Baptist Church, Portsmouth on Thursday October 8th at 7.15pm.
10 Oct Hilfield Friary Dorset ‘A day on Renewable Energy and Energy Saving’ , sharing what the Friary has learnt from its recently installed biomass system.
10 Oct Bentham Eco-prayer-walk - starting at Horse and Farrier 2pm
Tue 13 - Fri 16 Oct Hilfield Friary, Dorset
Towards a Contemplative Ecology’ , how the contemplative tradition can provide wisdom for living in the world today, led by Br Sam SSF.
17 Oct London

‘Laudato Si’ On Care for our Common Home
The Justice and Peace Annual Study Day at
St John Vianney Parish Centre
386 West Green Road ,London N15 3QL
Irish Columban Fr Sean McDonagh, known around the world as an eco-theologian who works to raise awareness on the connections between justice and peace issues, environmental sustainability and faith, talks on the Pope’s Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ and its message for our diocese. - Plus
 Christine Lang, Environment secretary of Pax Christi France: ‘What will happen in Paris?’
 Tony Sheen, CAFOD Westminster: How to
become a Live Simply Parish’

 And ‘how to’ workshops

Plus a "Cosmic Walk"
10.30am—4 pm info: 0208 8884222 or

17 Oct  

JPIC Southwark Autumn Assembly 2015

The Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Southwark Autumn Assembly 2015 will take place on Saturday, 17 October at The Pavilion, CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7JB.

Timing: 10:30am to 4pm. (Registration, tea & coffee from 10am)

Theme for the Day: Can We Eradicate Poverty? (17 October is observed by UN as International Day for Eradication of Poverty).

Guest Speakers:

Canon Giles Fraser (“The Loose Canon”) Interviewed by Alison Gelder, Director of Housing Justice, Fr. Richard Finn (Dominican Priory of St. Michael the Archangel) on Catholic Social Teaching and the Eradication of Poverty from a theological perspective, Heidi Chow (Global Justice Now) on Food Sovereignty - How corporate dominated food systems affect communities and small scale farmers, & A CAFOD Speaker on Poverty caused by Climate Change.

For more information or to book a place:

Email: or Phone: 020 7928 9742

All Welcome. No charge to attend. Tea and Coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch.

17 Oct Winchester

Winchester One World Week : ‘Laudato Si’ - A Gathering on Climate Justice’, at St Peter's Pastoral Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester. 11am – 3pm. Two talks - on Climate Change and the Pope’s Encyclical by Professor Bob Whitmarsh, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton University and Ellen Teague of Columban JPIC. The overall theme is Climate Justice, a chance for reflection and discussion prompted by Pope Francis' encyclical.   It is during One World week, so reinforcing the message of our common global responsibility and the consequences of inaction if we do nothing.

18-24 Oct UK Good Money Week -Organise an event. Lots of Resouces available.
Oct 22 Leeds Climate Change: Observations from Repeat visits to Antarctica: Prof S Egginton
Oct 22 7.30pm St Edmunds, Roundhay, Leeds
24 Oct Liverpool

Faith and Creation - a Call to Mission - Laudato Si Study Day

10.00am~4.00pm LACE Conference Centre Liverpool In association with Liverpool Archdiocese Justice & Peace Commission

24 Oct  Exeter ECCR's Good Money Week 2015 Conference Saturday 24 October, 10.30 am - 4.00 pm St Michael and All Angels Church, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB The conference will explore the role of money in our personal lives, our churches, our society and its impact on the world around us. We will hear from experts in their field, participants in ECCR’s Ethical Money Church project and have interactive dialogue between those who have a particular interest in faithful stewardship of money and opportunities to use it for the Common Good. Professor Timothy Gorringe will deliver the key note lecture. There will be opportunity in taking part in workshops on a variety of subjects, including the wider work of ECCR and the EMC Project. There’s still time to book a place, atThe cost is £5 (students: £3), or simply e-mail and say you’re coming.
18-25 Oct UK One World Week Theme: Hope in Action
26 Oct London Conversations on "Laudato Si" 6.00pm.
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre, 2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT -  For events listings and flyers for upcoming series on Laudato Si':
27 Oct Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group, in conjunction with Churches Together in Hereford and the local Global Action Now group, present 'Where There’s a Will There’s a Way', a talk on combating climate change, by Richard Priestley, at St John’s Methodist Church, St Owen St, HR1 2PR, at 7.30 pm. Free admission, donations invited.
31 Oct Nottingham

Nottingham Justice and Peace Commission Day
‘Caring for Our Common Home - A Study day on Laudato Si’ with Ellen Teague of Columban JPIC. St Patrick in the Meadows, Launder Street, Nottingham NG2 1JQ. 10am – 4pm. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Patrick  McKinney.

    Use these Pilgrimage Prayers to help you design your own local pilgrimagewhere you are. If you do this, please do add your pilgrimage to the events on thePilgrimage2Paris website and the People's Pilgrimage website, so that you in turn inspire others. 
1 Nov Cape Town
Wimbledon, New Barnet
Pray and Fast for the ClimateDiocese of Capetown: Churches throughout the Diocese,
Join us for prayer on the 1st Wednesday of every month Find out more »
Wimbledon Prayers for the climate: 12.30-1pm Trinity United Reformed Church
Mansell Road, London, SW19 4AA United Kingdom

+ Google Map

New Barnet Prayers for the climate 4 - 5pm Friends Meeting House,  55 Leicester Road, New Barnet, Barnet EN5 5EL United Kingdom + Google Map

1 Nov - 11 Dec Peter- borough

The Church of England, Christian Aid, Tearfund and CAFOD
INVITE YOU to support the Pilgrimage2Paris
to be held in PARIS, 30 November -  11 December.

by using at any time the PRAYER/REFLECTION TRAIL in the Cathedral

from Sunday 1 November
to Sunday 13 December.

Opening Gathering:
Sunday 1 November
3.30 Cathedral Evensong
4.30 Shared prayer walk.
(Gather at the West End)

Organised by Peterborough Eco-faith Network
and the Cathedral.

2 Nov St John's Hartley Wintney,
Pray and Fast for the ClimateSt John's Hartley Wintney 2 Nov 9-10am Prayer Room, St Johns, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hants RG27 8ED + Google Map,Church Stretton Prayers 2 Nov 12.30-1pm St Laurence’s Church, Church St, Church Stretton, SY6 6DQ + Google Map,Tring Prayer Meeting: 2 Nov 12.30-1pm Various churches in Tring,  Tring, HP23 6AP + Google Map,Lancaster Prayers for the climate- 2 November @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Cumbria University Chapel,  Cumbria campus, Lancaster, LA1 3JD + Google Map
2-4 Nov Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick SUSTAINING LIFE AND FAITH – Climate Justice and the Mission of GodMonday 2nd November – Wednesday 4th November 2015 at They Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1AUPartnership for World Mission Conference 2015
3 Nov Lambeth Palace, London Lecture by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew A lecture on environmental issues is to be given by His All Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople – New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch at Lambeth Palace on 3 November at 11 am.
5 Nov Gloucester Gloucester Churches Environment Justice Network12.15pm at No 4 College Green, Gloucester (a row of buildings opposite the South Porch of the Cathedral). The postcode is GL1 2LR. Public transport is recommended not least because parking is limited. As usual we are using the Jerusalem Room on the ground floor.1. Dr Martin J Hodson will be speaking about “The Ethics of Climate Scepticism”. We envisage a 30-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Martin and his wife Margot, an Anglican priest, have jointly written several books. We are hoping to have some of his books available for purchase including:
• “The Ethics of Climate Scepticism” (2015)
• “A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues” (2015)3. LUNCH - Please bring your own sandwiches; tea and coffee will be available)4. (1.00pm) Updating one another5. Next meeting: TBA6. (1.30pm) Closing prayerIt would be helpful to let me know if you are intending to participate: 870402
6 Nov Portishead, near Bristol, Ethics Forum event specifically about Debt, Portishead, which lies close to Bristol, and is organised by Christian Aid. -When: 7.30pm on Friday 6 November 2015 - Where: Folk Hall, 95 High Street, Portishead BS20 6PR
6 Nov Stoke Gifford, Bristol Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, 7pm - - St Michael’s Centre, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8PD (adjacent to Bristol Parkway Station).The AMM will be preceded by a shared meal between 6.00pm and 7.00pm – please bring something to share, we will provide drinks.The AMM will then follow at 7pm and finish no later than 8pm. Non-members are very welcome to the AMM.This takes place on the eve of our second Joy in Enough conference The Economics of Hope Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, Bristol 7pm
7 Nov Bristol Green Christian ‘Joy in Enough’ day conference, Bristol 
7 Nov Cuddes-don Talks at Ripon College, Cuddesdon -The CRES (Christian Rural and Environmental Studies) programme is holding a day of talks open to all. Speakers are Chris Naylor, Executive Director of A Rocha International and Martin and Margot Hodson. Chris Naylor will speak on his new book "Postcards from the Middle East: How our family fell in love with the Arab world," and the Hodsons will look at an issue covered in their new book. Email for further information or to book.
7 Nov Leeds


Leeds Diocese map with speech bubbles about climate change

 Conference and AGM 7 November 10:30 – 13:30 St Benedict’s Parish Centre, Aberford Road, Garforth Leeds S 25 1PX (St.Benedict’s is a 2 minute walk from Garforth Station- which is a ten minute ride from Leeds City station)
The conference will be made up of
 short presentations from our guest speakers
 some videos
 time in small discussion groups
 A panel discussion to explore the questions that people have in more depth
 ideas for action
 A short liturgy
The conference will be chaired by John Battle and we hope that everyone can stay to share a simple lunch prepared by parishioners from St.Benedict’s.
There is no charge for attending this event but a collection will be taken to help defray expenses.
For this conference we will be joined by the following contributors:

Ellen Teague.
Ellen is a freelance Catholic journalist who writes and campaigns on justice, peace and ecology issues. edits the newsletter, Vocation for Justice
Andy Challinor – Professor of Climate Change Impacts, Leeds University
Andy Challinor’s work focusses principally on food security and health, especially amongst those societies that are vulnerable to climate variability and change.
He is currently working on the UK Risk Assessment in relation to Climate Change and Food Security in the UK
Alex Scrivener – Policy Officer with Global Justice Now Global Justice Now (formerly known as the World Development Movement)

11 Nov Settle Why We Can't Afford the Rich Talk by Andrew Sayer
Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy at Lancaster University, UK7.30pm Friends Meeting House Settle Organised and Settle Justice and Peace group of Churches Together Together in Settle and District. Prof Sayer's paperback version of his book of this name will be launched later in November. (Winner of the British academy Peter Townsend Award 2015) All welcome
14 Nov Notting- ham The Sacredness of the Earth: Climate Change, Contemplation & Action
10am-4pm, The Bridge Centre, Gregory Boulevard,
Nottingham NG7 5JA, (easy walk from 'The Forest' Park and Ride tram stop / Park+Ride)led by
John Philip Newell
 - (booking essential)
01629 540969 -
COST : £12 for the day. Limited places.
Coffee, tea, biscuits etc. provided, but please bring a packed lunch. Wheelchair-friendly access.John Philip Newell, internationally acclaimed Celtic teacher
and author from Edinburgh, -his first book was Listening for the Heartbeat of God : A Celtic Spirituality.
The day will consist of presentations and silence, music and meditation, and a sharing with one another as we seek to renew our commitment to the holy work of transformation in our lives and in our world.
17 Nov London 'Threatened Forests' - from UK biomass energy policy: film screening and public meeting.London, UK premiere of 'Threatened Forests'  film which uses Drax power station as a case study for how UK biomass energy policies threaten the native forests of the US and Canada. Also speakers from US conservation organisations campaigning against the destruction of highly biodiverse and carbon rich wetland forests in the USA for pellet production.
Full details of event here.  Free, but please book tickets via Eventbrite. Organised by Biofuelwatch and Friends of the Earth.Facebook event
21 Nov Cambridge: At Michaelhouse, Trinity Street in Cambridge city centre there are 3 talks in the run-up to Paris organised by Great St Mary's, the University Church: 21st Nov 5.30pm Prof Richard Bauckham on 'Reconciling a Wounded Planet': theological reflections, followed by Q and A on climate change and politics with Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner at 7.30pm
21 Nov London
NJPN Open Networking Day - with Vincentians in Partnership, 10.30 - 4.00 CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB
'Laudato Si' - Blueprint for the 21st Century'
Sr Caroljean Willie, American Sister of Charity,
Program Director, EarthConnections Environmental Centre, Cincinnati - Plus: opportunities to network and get updates from national agencies - For more information contact Ann at, 020 7901 4864
23 Nov Cambridge At Michaelhouse , Trinity Street in Cambridge city centre there are 3 talks in the run-up to Paris organised by Great St Mary's, the University Church:23rd 1pm Prof Sir Partha Dasgupta, Nature, the Economy and Human Well-being
27 Nov UK Buy Nothing Day
28 Nov  Leeds Peoples’ Climate March for “Climate Justice and Jobs” being planned. - Leeds as UN climate talks begin in Paris -  Service planned at Leeds  Minster at 12.30pm
28 Nov Milton Keynes

MK Climate Change Gathering - all welcome! Transition MK invite you to join us at our MK Climate Change Gathering

 1 - 2pm, meeting at MK Rose in Campbell Park
 (*Walk northeastwards along Midsummer Boulevard, take the path which crosses over the V8, and the MK Rose is straight ahead of you just inside Campbell Park). Campaign pledge cards
28 Nov Edinburgh Climate Demonstration, Edinburgh as UN climate talks begin in Paris -
28 Nov  Birmingham Footsteps: Faiths for a Low-Carbon Future - 7pm
A multifaith vigil to uphold those working for a low-carbon future at the Paris Climate Summit.
Send off at 7pm from St Martin in the Bull Ring, B5 5BB
Walk of witness through Birmingham City Centre
Vigil 7.30pm at Bull St Quaker Meeting House, B4 6AF
Musical welcome from Central England Quakers
Exhibition: Faiths & our Carbon Footprint
Reflections from faith leaders on ‘treading lightly’
Declaration of support for a low-carbon future
More info:
People of all faiths & no particular faith welcome
29 Nov  London Climate Demonstration, London as UN climate talks begin in Paris - If you would like to make contact with members of Green Christian who will be present, please contact will be an advent service at 6.30pm at Saint Peter's Church, 310 Kennington Ln, Vauxhall, London SE11 5HY, UKAll are invited to an Advent Carol Service that draws attention to the fact that the climate march is occurring on Advent Sunday. The service, by candlelight, sung by a good choir, will include music specially written for this service as well as existing works from the Anglican choral repertoire that draw together the themes of the threat to the environment and the Christian duty of Creation Care - ie stewardship of the environment. Everyone is welcome. We particularly hope that people who take part in events in Central London earlier in the day will choose to complete their day by enjoying a beautiful and thought-provoking Advent Carol Service service. Vauxhall is very easy to get to and close to Westminster etc. You can find out about the church  Advent_Carol_Service_with_Creation_Care
30 Nov-11 Dec Paris International Climate Change Talks, Paris - COP21  -
30 Nov Cambridge At Michaelhouse , Trinity Street in Cambridge city centre there are 3 talks in the run-up to Paris organised by Great St Mary's, the University Church:30th Nov 1pm Susie Brouard of CAFOD, Engaging with Laudato Si': Inspiration or Challenge
1 Dec Settle Coffee Morning for Rainforest Fund, St John's Methodist Church
1 Dec World Pray and Fast for the Climate
5 Dec Reading Reading Climate Day - at Reading Minster, St Mary's Butts, Reading, RG1 2LN. The day of events is intended as a Christian response to the Paris climate summit, with high profile speakers and activities to raise awareness about climate change.
10am - 2pm "Green Christmas" market. Browse our selection of environmentally friendly and fair-trade crafts and ethically-produced foods, and snap up a present that won't cost the earth.
4pm "Cafe Theologique"-style talk. A chance to enjoy a late afternoon drink while you listen to renowned climate scientist Professor John Mitchell, Principal Research Fellow at the Met Office, talking about his work. Followed by time for questions and discussion.
7pm Climate Mass (with reception from 5.30pm)  A climate-themed service led by Bishop Andrew, with top environmental theologian Dr Ruth Valerio preaching.- + a wealth of information, exhibition of photos, activities and interactive prayer stations throughout the day and into the evening. - All are welcome!
26 Dec 2016 Ripon 9.30am-12pm Boxing Day 3 mile walk from Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey - See pics and videos from 2011-part 1 (The walk)  and part 2 (fungi, flowers and furry friends)Short St Stephen's Day Communion at 9.30am in the Cathedral. The service at Fountains may be scheduled to finish at 12pm but I think that is optimistic. ..Then walk 3 miles back to Ripon again.


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