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10 Jan 2016 Ripon Plough Sunday Service 3.30-4.30pm
13 Jan 2016 Settle Fracking - Home and Away - Questions for us and out global neighbours. - Speaker: Dr Paul Kelly. (7pm for)  7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Settle - Organised by Settle Justice and Peace Group
18 Jan 2016 Estbourne A talk for the local Newman Association by Dr Edward Echlin on ‘Laudato Si’, Reception and Questions’, Monday 18 January, 7.30pm, Christ the King Parish Room, 3 Princes Road, Eastbourne BN23 6HT. This encyclical from Pope Francis has had a huge impact around the world.
18 -25 Jan UK Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
20 Jan 2016 London Westminster Cathedral Interfaith Group – Study of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’ – Wednesday 20th January – Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace, 4.00pm – 5.00pm, All Welcome!
20 Jan Milton Keynes
This Changes Everything presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from the Alberta Tar Sands to the coast of South India.
Interwoven with these stories is Naomi Klein's narration, presenting the idea that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. No need to pre-book. Donations welcome. Global Justice Milton Keynes is offering a free screening of this film on Wednesday 20 January, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
at Christ the Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes
21 Jan Gloucester  12.15 – 1.15pm (discussions continuing informally until 2.15pm) at LC202, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, University of Gloucestershire.Dr Jenner Parker, Research Director, Schumacher Institute ? - ?on her recent co-published paper, ‘Restorative Land Use: Paris 2015 and beyond’· Support small scale farming - · Rethink society’s relationship with food - · Support ecological restoration for biodiversity and livelihoods - · Transition to localized economies/ food systems A light lunch  at 1.15pm, please RSVP Barbara Rainbow (Sustainability Coordinator/ Administrator) – 01242 715395 Info: 01242 715394
26 Jan London  Resistance Is Fertile, the 6th Shake! Showcase of poetic, filmic & musical responses to injustice.Show your support for the next generation shaking up the art / activism worlds in a decolonising, healing justice, intergenerational reparations stylee!CINEMA AND ARTS CENTRE 35 - 47 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD SHOREDITCH / BETHNAL GREEN Participants from the 2015 intensive courses for 16-25 year olds will be presenting art and activism themed around #StatesOfViolence and #FoodFight. Featuring short film premieres, group poetry, song, our first ever zine, together with the afro-funky family dancey vibes of Numbi. Doors will open from 6pm and we'll be hotting up a cold Tuesday until 11.30pm with DJ Pystol Pete. TICKETS: £5* via Rich Mix box office: 020 7613 7498. *concessions email For more info: email 020 7403 3738
26 Jan London Launch of Eco Church at St Paul's Cathedral (the crypt of). Eco Church is a new project and is the follow on the Eco-Congregation in England and Wales.
27 Jan Plymouth Plymouth Green Book Club : ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’.  from 6:30 to 8:00pm in Room Rolle Building Room 114, Plymouth University.
30 Jan 2016 London 30 January, 2016, Way of Life and ecocell day,30 January, 2016, Green Christian Way of Life Day - bookings now being taken. The Green Christian Way of Life comprises four disciplines: - Daily Prayer and Devotions - Living Gently on the Earth - Public Action - EncouragementThe day will include a discussion of George Marshall’s book ‘Don’t Even Think About It – Why Our Brains Are Wired To Ignore Climate Change’ to explore the third Way of Life discipline ‘Public Action’.
Thur 4 Feb Milton Keynes LAUDATO SI' Thursday 4th February, 7.30pm, at Christ the Cornerstone - Chris Fegan, General Secretary of Catholic Concern for Animals will give a presentation on Pope Francis's recent Encyclical on the Environment. organised by Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group
Sat 6 Feb Bristol Global Aware Conference - Swords Into Ploughshares, Sat 6th February 9am-2pmAt Woodlands Christian Centre, Woodlands Road, Bristol, BS8 2AA. Our news is filled with stories of refugees fleeing conflict zones and threats to security from extremist groups. How do Christians respond to this reality? Hear from Paul Valentin, Rachel Carnegie, Joel Edwards and more. You will also be encouraged and resourced to play your part in bringing peace to Bristol and the wider world by 25 attending charities. For tickets and more information:
9 Feb Guildford Stories of Hope: Christian Discipleship in a Changing Climate – Book Now
19:45 – 21:45 – Guildford Cathedral, Marquee, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP
An exciting and stimulating public forum discussing how churches and congregations can meaningfully contribute to tackling climate change, following on from the United Nations Climate Change Conference in November 2015.Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson will open the event and some of the UK’s top environmental speakers, including Ruth Valerio (A Rocha) and Ben Niblett (Tearfund), will present stories of hope to encourage both action and advocacy at local level.
10 Feb -26 March South West England Reconnecting with God’s Earth EcoChurch Southwest Lent Carbon Fast
10th February – 26th March 2016They write: It is in deepening our awareness of the web of life and our interconnectedness with all things, that we can deepen our love of God and appreciate and protect the planet for the future.Do join us!  There will be daily emails including bible readings, reflections and stories of good examples of ideas from around the region. A paper summary should also be available on request.
11 Feb Settle N Yorks “This changes everything” – film by Naoimi Klein about Climate Change. 7.45 pm settle Catholic Church, Tillman close, Settle, followed by discussion. Organised by Settle Justice and Peace group.
12 Feb -18 March14 Feb-20 Mar in Eaton Square.St James Piccadilly, London
Piloting a Lent Course: ‘Love for the Future’, written by David Osborne, -both addressing environmental crisis and building community.
The groups will meet on Sunday afternoons from 14th February to 20th March at St James’s.  Alternatively, a Friday afternoon group will run from 12th February to 18th March in Eaton Square. To book, please register your details on the sign-up sheet or email Lindsaygiving your contact details
12-13 Feb UK Show the Love- Divest from fossil fuels
February 12 and 13, people across the country will be taking action for divestment
16 Feb London 2016 Yew Seminar – Saturday 6th February 2016St Johns Church Waterloo, London10.30am – 3.30pmThe We Love Yew seminar will bring together a range of experts in the management and research of our yew trees.Aimed at those with responsibility for yew trees, arboricultural practitioners, and others with an interest in the importance of Britain’s yew tree heritage, the seminar is free and open to all, but booking is essential.10.30am – 3.30pm
The We Love Yew seminar will bring together a range of experts in the management and research of our yew trees.
Aimed at those with responsibility for yew trees, arboricultural practitioners, and others with an interest in the importance of Britain’s yew tree heritage, the seminar is
free and open to all, but booking is essential.
Speakers will include…
Russell Ball, Arbo EuroConsulting; Managing ancient yews
Toby Hills, Ancient Yew Group; Ageing yew trees
Hillary Taylor, Hilary Taylor Landscape Associates Ltd; Faculties and yews
Alexander Campbell, National Poisons Information Service;Toxicity of yews
Edward Parker, Photographer and the Ancient Tree Hunt;Cultural celebrations of ancient treesSpeakers will include…Russell Ball, Arbo EuroConsulting; Managing ancient yewsToby Hills, Ancient Yew Group; Ageing yew treesHillary Taylor, Hilary Taylor Landscape Associates Ltd; Faculties and yewsAlexander Campbell, National Poisons Information Service; Toxicity of yewsEdward Parker, Photographer and the Ancient Tree Hunt; Cultural celebrations of ancient treesAnd many more… a full schedule of the day will be available shortly. To register your interest and find out further details as they become available please contact The Conservation Foundation on or call 020 7591 3111. Small grants are available to help cover travel expenses of those who would otherwise find it difficult to attend. Please contact us for more information.
17 Feb Milton Keynes Transition MK invite you a free screening of Cowspiracy – a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today. Free but donations  welcome.
19:00 to 22:00 (GMT) – Add to Calendar
Community Action: MK – 351 Midsummer Boulevard Milton Keynes MK9 3HP GB -
18 Feb Plymouth Plymouth Green Book Club  from 6:30 to 8:00pm in room 405 of the Babbage Building, Plymouth University.They will be discussing the book “Ecological Ethics” by Patrick Curry and have as their guest expert/facilitator, Rosamonde Birch, Sustainable Schools Advisor and Project Facilitator at Growing Sustainable Futures CIC.
20 Feb Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, Devon Day of Reflection on Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si – Care of our Common Home and will be led by Rev. Dr. Augusto Zampini Davies and members of the CAFOD Theology Team on 20th February at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre from 11.00 to 16.00 Bring packed lunch. or 07920751180
28 Feb Ingleton Fairtrade service and LOAF Jacobs join at St. Mary’s Ingleton. 10.30am
29 Feb – 13 March UK Fair Trade Fortnight
1 March Charlton Kings, Glos.  Green Christian: What, When & How? Talk by Martin Davis atthe Newman Association – Sacred Hearts’ Church Hall, Charlton Kings, GL53 9AU – 7.45pm
5 March 2016 UK A Sustainable Future? A serious look at the new Sustainable Development Goals.-  09.30 am – Place: Manor Park Grove, Northfield, Birmingham B315ER – A conference organised by the John Ray Initiative looking at where we stand now on environmental sustainability, and what an appropriate Christian response should be.
10 March London The 2016 London Newman Lecture – by the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.- Loyola Hall, Heythrop College, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN at 6.00 for 6.30 – Giles Fraser was formerly Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and has a weekly column in the Guardian and is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day.
12 March Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London Can Enemies Become Friends? – Adventures in Reconciliation-  at Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London. Day conference organised by Anabaptists. led by David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Director for Reconciliation. He is an experienced community relations activist, peacebuilding practitioner and community theologian. Includes an afternoon workshop let by Jo Rathbone on (3) Peace with Creation
12 March Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London Can Enemies Become Friends? - Adventures in Reconciliation-  at Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London. Day conference organised by Anabaptists. led by David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Director for Reconciliation. He is an experienced community relations activist, peacebuilding practitioner and community theologian. Includes an afternoon workshop let by Jo Rathbone on (3) Peace with Creation
14 March Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Climate Change Coalition Group (local churches & green groups) have a lecture at the Three Tuns Inn 7.30pm 14th March “The Ocean and Climate Change” by Dr Allison Weeks
19 March Andover
Andover GC Group; Prayer Meeting for State of the World: Bridge Street Methodist Church, Saturday 19th March, 9.30 am. One of a monthly series held in conjunction with Christian Churches in the town and neighbouring villages.
27 March Wychling, Kent
27 March Settle, N Yorkd
Outdoor Sunrise Service 6.30am Millennium Garden Settle
2 April Horton in Ribblesdale
Workshop: Top Twenty Lichens of Horton Churchyard. (and for those who came last year, the opportunity to test out new leaflet on "The next top twenty -.i.e. numbers 21- 40) £15. (discounts available)  led by Dr Judith Allinson - email for details. See pics of previous  Horton Mothers Union 2014 lichens event If you can't come on this date ask to have a workshop on a different day.
3-4 April Ammerdown Centre, Somerset, Healing the World - Exploring the Environmental Crisis from Jewish and Christian PerspectivesThe Ammerdown Centre, Ammerdown Park, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5SW - Led by: Rabbi Natan Levy and Fiona Hulbert
5 April Peterborough Peterborough –     Environment Capitalan update and discussion.   Councillor Nigel North- (Cabinet Member for Communities and Environment Capital)Carly Leonard – (Chief Executive Officer, PECT) at 7.20 for 7.45 pm.The BECKET CHAPEL,                      Cathedral Green, PE1 1XS. (Approach via Midgate and Wheel Yard.)
12 Apr Andover Prayer for the Planet: Andover GC Group; Prayer Meeting for State of the World:  One of a monthly series held in conjunction with Christian Churches in the town and neighbouring villages.prayer meeting in the series will be at Andover Baptist Church,
7.30 p.m on Tuesday 12th April.
15-16 April Coventry Ecumenical World Development Conference: Hope in a Changing Climate at The Central  Hall. Supporting organisations include A Rocha, All We Can, CAFOD, CCOW, Christian Aid, the Church of England, Commitment for Life, Global Justice Now, Operation Noah, Progressio, and TearfundOn the Friday we will be spending time hearing from expert speakers in panel sessions and reflecting on the political, theological and practical implications of the Paris Agreement. We will begin with Lunch and also share an evening meal together after an afternoon of inspiring and thought provoking sessions.On the Saturday we will continue to learn and reflect whilst also seeking to move into hopeful, practical action and the role that the Church and Christians can play in bringing hope in a changing climate.  The afternoon will be dedicated to workshops where you can engage with initiatives like Eco Church, ‘The Restorative Economy’ and how to communicate more effectively.
21 Apr Milton Keynes Workshop: The Big Shift: Learn how as individuals and in our churches we can turn our backs on fossil fuels and campaign for politicians and businesses to shift investment towards renewable energy. Including a time for questions and discussion: 7.30pm at Christ the Vine Church, Jonathans, Coffee Hall, MK6 5DD Everyone welcome. Free entry - Voluntary donations welcome. by Phil Evans, who is the Regional Co-ordinator of Christian Aid for Buckinghamshire. MK Christian Environment Group
23 April Perth Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering 2016: A Space for Nature in your CongregationSaturday 23rd April 2016, 10:00am - 3:15pm St Ninian's Cathedral, North Methven St, Perth PH1 5PP - Main speakers: Stuart Housden, head of RSPB Scotland and Andy Lester of A Rocha UK - Plus five workshops on conservation related themes.
24 Apr Hungerford Hungerford Methodist Church – 4pm. Our response to climate change -led by  Dr Michael Morecroft, a climate scientist and Anglican lay minister.
27 Apr Kendal 7:30pm in Holy Trinity and St George Parish Centre Blackhall Road Kendal LA9 4BW-  Reflections and Discussions on the COP 21 -the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. Opening input from Dr Paul Kelly & Fr Hugh Pollock who were part of the CAFOD delegation.
1 May See pictures of previous Rogation Services in Austwick, Settle, Rathmell and Broughton (N Yorks) 
1 May Berkshire Show /Home Farm Rogation  Service 3pm The Wantage Silver Band will accompany the congregation on this  walking visit
1 May Newsholme, Oakworth, W Yorks Rogation :10.30am An annual service on Rogation Sunday to give thanks and prayers for our land and resources. Beginning in the church (St John's) for a traditional Eucharist / Communion and followed by a short walk around Newsholme where prayers and blessings are said at the water, pasture and farmyard. See pictures
1 May Elston, Newark, Rogation Service at Elston Chapel, Old Chapel Lane, Elston, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5NY
1 May Austwick N Yorks Rogation and Pet Service 9.30am
1 May Clapham N Yorks Rogation and Pet Services 11.00am
1 May Horton in Rib N Yorks Lambing Service Sunday 3pm-Newhouses Farm, BD24 0JE. We give thanks for the lambs, feed them & then each other.
1 May Broughton (nr  Skipton) Rogation Service & Procession 7.00 p.m. Preacher: The Rt Revd James Bell, Bishop of Ripon
1 May Malton St Michael's Church, Malton: Rogation Service  2pm
1 May Berry Brow Huddersfield Rogation Service  at Stirley Community Farm, nr Huddersfield, Berry Brow, HD4 6RP
7 May Lincoln Faith and the Environment Conference (10am–4.30pm) - Edward King House, Lincoln. An exchange of up-to-the minute information about environmental issues, and the opportunity to reflect together on how, as people of faith, we might respond. Speakers include Dr Ruth Valerio (Churches and Theology Director of A Rocha UK;; The Revd Leslie Batty (ecologist, Anglican priest and environmental theologian); Mr Geoff Stratford (environmental activist and retired science teacher); The Revd Canon Alan Robson (Agricultural Chaplain);  The Revd Dr Sally Myers (Principal of the Lincoln School of Theology and lecturer in Christian ethics); and Dr Terry Miller (Environmental Chaplain in Lincolnshire until 2013). There is no charge for this event.  All are welcome. To book your place email
7 May Hilfield Friary,  Dorset Resetting the Seeds of Eden 10am - 4pm - day course with Michael Northcott
8 May Austwick, N Yorks Austwick Church Primrose walk 2.30pm
10 May Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group Annual General Meeting at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 pm. Open to all who are interested in care of God's creation.
14 May Leeds Politics,  Power and ProtestAlan Storkey, Cat Thatcher, Gareth Jones, Alex Jones. Please book.
14 May Kendal 10:00am -4:30pm in Holy Trinity and St George Parish Centre Kendal
Faith in the New Economics? with David Midgley and Jonathon Dawson from Schumacher College. The meeting will be chaired by Sr Margaret Atkins. booking form
15-21 May   Christian Aid Week
21 May Sheffield The Quiet Garden Movement’s Annual Gathering- Seeds Sown: the Quiet Garden Journey – at Totley Rise Methodist Church, 1 Grove Rd, Sheffield S17 4DJ – 10am for 10.30 start – 4pm There’ll be an opportunity to hear about, and visit, Totley Rise Quiet Garden. Workshops will be offered on Teilhard de Cardin’s journey in Christ (Revd Philip Roderick) and Finding our Quiet Spaces in Daily Life (Matt Freer). There will also be stories from Quiet Gardens and a chance to meet others interested in Quiet Gardens.All are welcome but pre-booking is essential please book online or download a flyer01494 569057
21 May Milton Keynes Visit to Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry -organised by Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group: Guided tour of the gardens, lunch in the vegetarian café, plus free time to look at the displays and visit the shop. Cost of tour and entry approx £10.00. We plan to travel in cars, leaving MK at 10.00am and arriving back by 4.00pm Contact David Miller for further details and to book.
22 May Keasden, N Yorks Ecumenical Lambing Service, Wenningside Farm 7pm
1-30 June UK 30 Days Wild: Can you do something wild every day for 30 days in June?
1 June Settle
wildflower-posterIllustrated talk: Flowers of MalhamTarn by Dr Judith Allinson, Former tutor at Malham Tarn Field Centre - St John’s Methodist, Church Hall, Settle BD24 9JH 7.30-9pm Adults £5 /child/stu £3 In Aid of Rainforest Fund
2 Jun 2016 London 9.00am - 4.30pm Planning for Climate Change Conference
4,5 June 2016 Belper Belper Goes Green event to be held on Sat 4th and Sun 5th June 2016. It would be great to have some Christian input at the event. This is the third event Transition Belper has hosted but would be the first with Christian input.  I hope to be linking in with Hope for Belper and local churches and having a stall and/or activity.  Hope you can join in too – please see website for details:
10-12 June: Noddfa, Penmaen -mawr, N Wales Green Christian 2016 Retreat
24-26 June: Wychling Church Kent The Community of St Margaret (COSM) A weekend in the grounds adjacent to Wychling Church Kent, of:
  • building community
  • exploring contemplative spirituality
  • living together in an intentional Christian community
  • sharing tasks
  • supporting each other
  • worshipping creatively and
  • living lightly on Gods Earth.
Further details from Paula 01795 886165 or  
29 June: Heslington, York The Beautiful Burial Ground Conference by caring for God's acre: 9.30 - 4 - this includes a lot of very good taks and activities
1 July London Operation Noah AGM and Supporters’ Day: St Andrew’s, Short Street, Waterloon Operation Noah write: "We welcome all who currently support, or are interested in the work of, Operation Noah, to join us for our annual supporters’ day. There will be a brief AGM, with election of board members, followed by an update on the ongoing work of the Bright Now campaign, its achievements to date and plans for the future. We will have a bring-and-share lunch together before the meeting. Please do join us."
5 July Peterborough Peterborough Cathedral and
Peterborough Eco-faith Network. An open invitation: Claire Foster-Gilbert(Director, Westminster Abbey Institute;
co-author: ‘How many lightbulbs does it take to change a Christian?’ and ‘Don’t stop at the lights’.) Green and Cheerful. 7.30 pm.
in Peterborough Cathedral.
7 July Exeter Churches and Community Energy conference
9 July Lancaster Free workshop introducing the new Eco Church scheme 10 – 12 noon
at Christ Church Hall, Wyresdale Rd, Lancaster LA1 3EA. Organised by Lancaster Treading Lightly Network of Lancaster Churches together 01524 39018
10 July Purley St John the Baptist, Purley is celebrating 10 July as a "Car Free Sunday". Their poster says: 10 July: Car Free Sunday: Leave your car at home and walk, cycle or take the bus to church. If using your car is essential (e.g. because of mobility difficulties) perhaps you can give someone else a lift? Any Sunday can be Car-Free. If it is very wet on July 10th then please walk to church the following weekend.
11 July World World Population Day
15-17 July Hayes Conf Centre, Derbyshire Justice, Power and Responsibility - How can democracy work for the common good? NJPN  organised in partnership with NJPN Environment Group, EkklesiaTogether for the Common Good
24-27 July 2016 Oxford Third Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School -
The Ethics of Eating Animals -  at St Stephen’s House, OxfordThe Summer School is being organised by the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in partnership with the French animal society, One Voice.Papers are invited in English and French from academics world-wide on any aspect relating to the ethics of eating animals, including philosophical and religious ethics, historical, legal, psychological, scientific, and sociological perspectives. Potential topics include the morality of killing, the suffering of animals in food production, the portrayal of animals as meat, meat eating and climate change, the environmental impact of industrial farming, the utilisation of meat substitutes, in vitro meat and strategies for change.Abstracts of proposed contributions (no more than 300 words) should be sent (in English) to Clair Linzey via  email: and (in French) to Muriel Arnal via email: The deadline for abstracts is 1 January 2016. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a subsequent book volume or in the Journal of Animal Ethics.The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics was founded in 2006 and pioneers ethical perspectives on animals through academic research, teaching, and publication.St Stephen’s House is an Anglican Theological College and a Hall of the University of Oxford.Further information about the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the Summer School can be found at And more information about One Voice can be found at
13 Aug  Peterborough  10-4.00 in St Johns. - Green Festival Launch Day. - Joining others with a display in St John’s Church.
22-25 Aug   Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat, Charney Manor, Oxfordshire
26-29 Aug Greenbelt Stall at Greenbelt
28 Aug London Ludlow Green Festival - Green Footprints4pm - Castle Square, Ludlow -Come and browse over 60 stalls offering tasty morsels, illuminating information and made with love items at the Green Fair on Castle Square. Then you can help out the buzzing Hawthorn Hedge pollinator puppets, try out the recipes from the Insectivorous Cooking Demos or listen to the Vintage Jazz Revival Band! Join in the activity sessions with Scrappies or visit the Polar Bear model watching over the Square and lots more. Open Day at the Allotments is a short stroll from town with gardening advice and food to sample. Plenty of fun for everyone to enjoy.Then finish off the day with Party at the Brewery and a 3 band line-up –at Ludlow Brewery £8 in advance or £9 on the door. Food and bar. - Full details at
1 Sep - 4 Oct World Visit the new SEASON OF CREATION website. This year The Anglican Environmental network , WCC and the Global catholic Climate Coalition are combining efforts to promote Season of Creation/Time for Creation  1 Sept-4 Oct. There are
  • videos from Pope Francis, the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, and Archbishop Tutu
  • resources including inerfaith resources
  • a map where you can add your event
--------------- Creation Time - Eco-Congregation Scotland material: If you wish to link directly to each week's material on your own web site we ask that you use these links, exactly as printed, so we can track usage more easily:Materials for Week 1 – September 4th PDF: WEB: for Week 2 – September 11th PDF: WEB: for Week 3 – September 18th PDF: WEB: for Week 4 – September 25th PDF: WEB:
1 Sep  World Last year Pope Francis established the 1st of September to be used as  World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,  encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home.Here are words prepared by CAFOD which can be used at Vigil for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
2 Sept Nr Oxford "Definitely Rural and Environmental" CRES residential in Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford in September. We have decided to open up the Friday of the residential to day visitors as we have an excellent and very interesting programme. In the afternoon we will visit a natural burial ground, a composting toilet at a small chapel, and a local farm shop. In the evening Dr Richard Gunton will lead a session on “Why conservation is a religious matter and how it can be Christian.”
 7 Sept  Settle, N Yorks 7pm Settle Catholic Church, Tillman Close BD24 9RA Reflections for Creation Time. Praying with the Gospels, Case Studies and Laudato Si.
21 Sept   Settle, N Yorks  7pm Settle Catholic Church, Tillman Close BD24 9RA Reflections for Creation Time. Praying with the Gospels, Case Studies and Laudato Si.
21 Sept London Faith for the Climate Symposium - St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY - £5 entry, includes supper 5-9pmHow should people of faith be praying, protecting, working and campaigning for this earth that is given to us in sacred trust?Whether you are a concerned individual, an activist, an NGO or a faith-based organization, you are invited to come along and join the conversation. SPEAKERS:-Bishop Nicholas Holtam - Leading Church of England voice on climate.Dr Husna Ahmad - Director, Global OneSir David King - Former UK Special Representative for Climate Change.George Marshall - Climate Outreach Information NetworkCo-Chairs - Rabbi Natan Levy, Maiya Rahman (Islamic Relief), Canon Giles Goddard (Operation Noah)
2 Oct Winchester ASWA Service for Animal Welfare Sunday, the Church of St Cross, SO23 9SD. Speaker: The Rt Revd Dominic Walker OGS
2 Oct Malden, Surrey "Blessing of Pets" and "Blessing of Bikes" Harvest Festival Service at St John the Baptist Parish Church, Malden (Worcester Park) Surrey
5 Oct Cheltenham A Time for ecoBuilding? an evening with Mark Boulton. organised by cheltenham Green Christian Group. Mark, for long involved in conservation projects in Africa, overcame many difficulties to build himself a low-energy eco-house in the N. Cotswolds – winning in the process several Best Sustainable Dwelling awards. He tells us why, as a Christian, he felt the need to go to so much trouble.  7.30pm at The Old Priory, Clarence St., Cheltenham GL50 3LE (adjacent to St Gregory's Church) After the meeting there will be the opportunity to join in evening prayer (compline). Enquiries:
6 Oct Liverpool Churchyard Tree Conferences  with the Church of England and Caring for Gods Acre - in Liverpool on October 6th and London on November 2nd.The conferences will support you to care for churchyard trees, reveal their importance to the community, and identify and record them. Speakers will include historic landscapes consultant Dr Hilary Taylor, arboricultural consultant Russell Ball, Caring for Gods Acre, and many more. Please book
6 -9 Oct Aberdaron in North Wales Join Martin Palmer,  Mary Colwell,  Davydd Hughes Davies (Story Teller) and Tim Higgins at an inspiring Sacred Land weekend Download a leaflet here 
 8-16 Oct  UK

Speak Up Week of Climate Action: 8-16 Oct 2016

Christian Aid writes: -Remember the Speak Up lobby last June?

This year we are joining with The Climate Coalition for the Speak Up week of action across the UK from 8-16 October. Communities across the UK will come together to Speak Up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change.

These exciting local events will give you the opportunity to meet other people who are passionate about tackling climate change in your area and to ask your local MP what progress has been made since last June.

Together, we can reach our vision of 100% clean energy in a generation, so that everyone can live life to the full.

map of events taking place all across the country

 8 Oct  Norwich Speak up Climate Change Event in Norwich:  A one hour discussion on climate change is being held on  at 2pm at Norwich Central Baptist Church with Clive Lewis MP, local councillors and spokespeople from Christian Aid.
 8 Oct Pateley Bridge Countryside at Risk
A Family Day of Action for the Climate - Part of Climate Coalition’s Speak Up Week.
The Church in the Dale
Sing-a-Long 4 the Climate at 3.30pm.
Walk starting from Long Stay Car Park Pateley Bridge - from 11.00am onwards -Spot endangered species along the walk to Glasshouses, Prizes for finding the most.
Join the Bring and share Picnic - - 12.30 onwards -
Crafts and Activities at Glasshouses Green - ‘til 4.00pm.
It’s Free - so come along - & show you care.
8 Oct Bexhill Give Earth a Chance’ sharing day with local environmental organisations and
a keynote talk on climate justice. 10.30am to 4pm. Bexhill Friends Meeting House, Albert Road. Entrance FREE. Morning: short presentations by a variety of environmental organisations and
an exhibition - including Barbara Echlin talking about Green Christian. Afternoon: Earth Café – sharing with six speakers in small groups for positive ways forward locally. Please bring your own lunch – drinks provided. Supported by Bexhill Quakers and Bexhill Environmental Group. Contact: 01424
214327. This will be followed by a meeting with local MP Huw Merriman on climate
change later in October.
9 Oct Peter-borough  6.30 in Park Road Baptist Church. - Creation Tide Service: Lamentation and Hope – Living with God in the Creation. Amy Ross (A Rocha, with experience in Africa (forestry) and Cambridge (Cambridge Carbon Footprint). - In collaboration with Churches Together in Central Peterborough, an opportunity to invite members of the Church across Peterborough to join in reflection, prayer and praise.
 15 Oct Birming-ham Birmingham Justice & Peace Assembly - "A Response to Laudato Si'" - Guest speakers: Ellen Teague, from the Columban Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Team UK; and the CAFOD COP21 Team. More details of the full programme and booking form are available here.
 15 Oct Dronfield NE Derbyshire Family Fun Day with A Rocha 9:30 am - 4:00 pm - Come along to Lea Brook Valleys Autumn family fun day at The Peel Centre, Dronfield. It includes a range of exciting activities including nature art, crafts and bird migration. Both Andys will be in attendance;  CEO Andy Atkins and  Conservation Advisor Andy Lester.
 15 Oct Salford

Rebecca Long Bailey and Bishop John Arnold to talk on climate change at Salford church.  The event will begin with a nature walk. Supporters will meet at Emmanuel Church M6 5PN for a nature walk around Buile Hill Park, with reflections from the Pope’s Encyclical Laudato Si’, before continuing to Mount Chapel Church.

There, MP Rebecca Long Bailey and Bishop John Arnold shall speak to residents about the local environment

Local residents will ask for progress on tackling climate change in the name of the things they love that could be affected by climate change at the event, which takes place from 10.30 – 13.00 at Emmanuel Church.

Dvds from Christian Aid and CAFOD +a few speeches, stall and singing.

 21 Oct Hurst Green, Clitheroe St John's Old School, BB7 9QR: 7pm Join in an evening of Film and Discussion followed by Jacob's Join supper. email Speak up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change.
 22 Oct Drax, Selby N Yorks

  Axe Drax -  Drax burns wood from primary wetland forest in N America and Coal from countries where environment damage is taking place - at a time when we are already set to have over 2 degree rise in temperature.

Join others at protest at Drax.  - GC web post.     Biofuel web post and details

22 Oct  Lancaster  Our Common home - Environment Issues of the NW. Organised by Liverpool Justice and Peace and Lancaster Faith and Justice. 10.30am-4.30pm Caring For Creation - “Leaving an inhabitable planet to future generations is first and foremost, up to us.” Pope Francis LSi 160 Joint Environmental Event organised by Lancaster Faith & Justice and Liverpool Justice & Peace Commissions in The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ. (5 minutes walk from Lancaster Railway Station.)
What are the issues? How can we get involved? Speakers include Pat Gaffney, Tom Cullinan, Paul Bodenham, Sue Holden and Paul Kelly. To book a place or for more information contact Maggie McSherry: or 01524 383 081.
(Lunch available to purchase from local shops.)
23 Oct  Clun

One World service to be held at Clun., SY7 8JB - Our Amazon Neighbours - United worship -  10.00a.m. Speaker: Sue Branford - trustee of War on Want. Fair-Trade stall


24-28  Oct  Lee Abbey

Food for Thought - | £275

veg_01We are living at a time of extraordinary levels of consumption – and our planet is suffering as a result. ThisLee Abbey family holiday week  will take an imaginative and interactive look at our relationship with food.

We will try to answer the question of how can we live well whilst also protecting the needs of the planet. A Rocha UK Directors, Ruth Valerio and Andy Lester will explore how a biblical theology of food can help us eat well in a hungry world and will look at what can be done practically to stay within our means. For further details and booking information visit the Lee Abbey website.

30 Oct - 5 Nov UK Good Money Week
2 Nov London Churchyard Tree Conferences  with the Church of England and Caring for Gods Acre - in Liverpool on October 6th and London on November 2nd.The conferences will support you to care for churchyard trees, reveal their importance to the community, and identify and record them. Speakers will include historic landscapes consultant Dr Hilary Taylor, arboricultural consultant Russell Ball, Caring for Gods Acre, and many more.Please book
3 Nov Edinburgh Make Your Money Count” - a Good Money Week event- 10 - 2 - St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA
5 Nov London Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, London -  St Aloysius Church, Euston, London NW1 1TA. Bring your lunch and we will provide drinks from 1pm. Non-members are very welcome to the AMM and to the workshop which follows it. More details will be posted shortly.
9 Nov Ipswich

Ipswich Inter-Faith Group – FAITHS IN OUR WORLD
“Respect for one another  and for the earth and its creatures”
7:15 PM for 7:30 - Many Heavens, One Earth
This event is being hosted by the Ipswich Christians.
Venue – Lecture Theatre WLT1 -The Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ -

12 Nov nr Oxford CRES Day Conference.- Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford. Speakers include Sir Ghillean Prance and Andy Lester. Bookings will be taken in the autumn
17 Nov Ipswich Martin Palmer is to talk in Ipswich. He is a theologian, author, broadcaster and environmentalist. He is Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation
(ARC), which assists eleven world faiths in developing environmental and conservation projects worldwide and works with a variety of international organisations such as WWF, the UN and the World Bank.
17 Nov Hereford Prof Chris Baines A HELPING HAND FOR WILDLIFE -The talk will follow on from the short Annual General Meeting of Caring for God’s Acre. Members free, non-members £5. Refreshments available. Booking essential: 01588 673041 / All Welcome. Only members of CfGA can vote at the AGM. Nominations for trustees must be received by 21st October 2016. Prof Chris Baines A HELPING HAND FOR WILDLIFE An illustrated talk by Prof Chris Baines, a leading independent environmentalist and award-winning writer and broadcaster. Prof Baines will sign copies of a new edition of his book How to Make a Wildlife Garden, to be published in September as an RHS Gardening Classic. at The Great Hall, Bishop’s Palace, Hereford Thursday 17th November 2016, 2.30pm
19 Nov Euston London

 Skill up day: Church divestment and investment for a zero-carbon economy

by Quaker Peace & Social Witness and Operation Noah  10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Add to Calendar Friends House 173-177 Euston Road London View Map
19 Nov St Albans
‘Planet Earth, Environmental Crisis and The Role of The Human Male’ A talk and discussion with Andy Atkins the CEO of Christian environmental charity A Rocha UK. A meeting for men to explore what role they can have in making a positive contribution to the current environmental crisis. FREE. 7pm for 7.30pm – 9.30pm Christ Church St Albans, High Oaks, St Albans, AL3 6DJ.  Part of  SuStainable StAlbans Week
20 Nov St Albans

 Food for thought – does it matter what we eat? Church service with Steve Hughes of A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. FREE. 10.30am – 12 noon, St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.

 24 Nov Pangbourne
“This Changes Everything” - Based on Naomi Klein’s acclaimed bestseller - Post film discussion led by our panel of climate experts -  Doors open 7.45. Start 8.00pm Runtime 90 minutes Tickets from Garlands £5.00 (or on the door £6.00) Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7AN
25 Nov World Buy Nothing Day
28 Nov St Paul's Cathedral Our Working Lives: Facing the Future  6:30pm - 8:00pm Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral Please Book.
28 Nov Ipswich  18:00 to 20:00: Steady State/Sustainable Prosperity Economics lecture by Professor Tim O’Riordan University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay. Ipswich IP4 1QJ  Hosted by The University of Suffolk in partnership with the East Suffolk Green Print Forum  Points considered will include- Is individual prosperity dependant on economic growth?- -The economy as a resource driven subset of the environment- - What is the value of the unpaid parts of our economy – biodiversity, clean air and water, those who look after our elderly and our young; - What are the systemic changes that are potentially required to ensure growth and prosperity?  Please book or phone 01473 338653
30 Nov
“Call of the Forest- The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees” 7.30pm Wednesday 30th November Followed by discussion with Prof Piers Forster and Tom Bliss Leeds University. Tom and Piers work to protect and restore forests through the “The United Bank of Carbon”. Piers is the Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate. Zero Carbon Harrogate. St Mark’s Church Harrogate HG2 8AY
This is a gentle engaging film that takes any tree lover to a better understanding of the part that trees have to play in our everyday lives and in carbon emissions reduction. A great event for anyone who just likes a walk in the woods. We are privileged to have Piers, a renowned international climate scientist, and Tom coming to talk about their local project too.
 25 Dec Christmas Day
 26 Dec  Ripon to Fountains Abbey 9.30 Communion at Ripon Cathedral followed by walk/pilgrimmage to Fountains Abbey led by Bishop James of Ripon. See pictures in 2011 of fungi, ferns and furry friends and click on video at end

Individual months recorded in 2016:-

J F M A M J J A S O N D 11 13 9 9 20 7 8 4 6 19 15 2

Individual months recorded in 2015:-

J F M A M J J A S O N D 10 13 15 13 22 37 12 5 20 21 23 8

Individual months recorded in 2014:-

J F M A M J J A S O N D 4 10 28 14 25 14 9 4 21 16 22 9

Individual months recorded in 2013:-

J F M A M J J A S O N D 7 14 17 9 16 14 15 4 21 27 12 4

Individual months recorded in 2012:-

J F M A M J J A S O N D 11 18 20 20 45 30 10 5 28 33 11 4

Number of events recorded in previous years.

2005 220
2006 220
2007 350
2008 300
2009 365
2010 220
2011 223
2012 233
2013 162
2014 176
2015 199
2016 123



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