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Church environment stall in Faith Tent at Make Poverty History Edinburgh 2005What's On-Past-Events 2017

  1. Past event calendars:2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007

First, a brief list of GC/CEL's own events:

  • 9-11 June:  2017 Green Christian Retreat
  • 18 Nov 2017: GC Annual Members Meeting


2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
15 Jan  Ripon Cathedral Plough Sunday: 3.30 p.m. at Ripon Cathedral: This event draws together civic leaders, farmers and landowners, Young Farmers Club members, and clergy to celebrate the rural year. A YFC “Brings in the Plough”. The guest speaker this year is Paul Christensen - President of the National Young Farmers' Clubs. The Service will be accompanied by the Ripon Cathedral Choir. From 2.30 there is an exhibition of rural charities, sword-dancing (non-liturgical!) and a free hot sandwich and cake lunch.
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Truro Cathedral

 ‘Windows into Ecotheology’ course on Mondays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6 & 13 2017  either 10– Noon, 2-4pm or 7.30-9.30pm, including a coffee break. - in the Pearson Room,  Truro Cathedral

. The course has been written by and will be taught by Revd Dr Lucy Larkin our local South West Ministry Training Course tutor.
More information from  AlanBashforth@trurocathedral.org.uk

 19 Jan Clun, Shropshire Sustainable Futures Film at Clun Methodist Chape 7.30p.m. The Honey Bee. The life of a colony through the year. Free entry. Donations welcome to cover expenses.
 19 Jan  Highfield, Southam-pton Tools for Transformation: Simple and practical ways for your church to care for God’s earth -  Do you want to help your church engage with environmental issues? This Diocesan event is a chance to explore the new Eco Church scheme and the Big Church Switch, hear about current local church projects and share experiences. We’ll also help you effectively articulate the Christian case for action. Presented Dr Ruth Valerio, Churches and Theology Director for A Rocha UK - Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1RL 7.30-9.30pm
 24 Jan  Todmorden
A film entitled Tomorrow, showing at the Hippodrome in Todmorden 7.30pm.. Organised by Todmorden Incredible Edible
 28 Jan  London

Way of Life Workshop A one day workshop open to all who are interested in following Green Christian’s Way of Life.St Aloysius Church,  20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA (near Euston station) Saturday 28 January, 2017. 11am to 4.30pm


2 Feb Newcastle 4th Newcastle Jubilee Development Lecture: Ten years after the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change: Looking Back, Looking Forward  - by - Lord Nicholas Stern:
Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. 5.30 pm,
Sponsored by Newcastle University, the Diocese of Newcastle, and Jubilee Debt Campaign UK
With the support of the City of Newcastle, the Chaplaincies of Newcastle & Northumbria Universities, and North East CALL TO ACTIONTen years since the launch of the Stern Review, which examined the economic impacts of climate change, its key messages are more relevant than ever before. Agreements made in 2016 provide hope for stronger action, which is now ever more pressing.Everyone welcome – no booking required, but come early if you want a seat in the auditorium!
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Refreshments will be provided for those wishing to stay for the following event, in the same venue, at 7.30 for 7.45pm‘Christian responses to Climate Change’ – Commentary and Panel Discussion
Professor Bob White FRS, co-author of ‘Hope in an Age of Despair’
Maria Elena Arana, National Campaign Coordinator for CAFOD
Jo Herbert, a young activist from Tearfund
7.30pm - Video Presentations 7.45 until 9.00pm - Commentary and Panel DiscussionChair, Rt Revd Mark Tanner, Bishop of Berwick
Panel members: Professor Bob White FRS, University of Cambridge Maria Elena Arana, CAFOD Jo Herbert, Tearfund “Responding with hope”, led by Professor Bob White FRS, Director of the Faraday Institute at St Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, and co-author of ‘Hope in an Age of Despair’;

 “Responding with compassion”, led by Maria Elena Arana, national Campaign Coordinator for CAFOD;

 “Responding with lifestyle-choices”, led by Jo Herbert, a young activist from Tearfund.  More info:  david.golding@ncl.ac.uk

 2 Feb  Bournmouth  Tools for Transformation: Simple and practical ways for your church to care for God’s earth -  Do you want to help your church engage with environmental issues? This Diocesan event is a chance to explore the new Eco Church scheme and the Big Church Switch, hear about current local church projects and share experiences. We’ll also help you effectively articulate the Christian case for action. Presented Dr Ruth Valerio, Churches and Theology Director for A Rocha UK -  7.30-9.30pm St Swithun Church Gervis Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3ED 
5 Feb UK Could your church celebrate a "Green Communion"? A Rocha's EcoChurch  project is inviting ALL churches in England and Wales to celebrate a Green Communion on 5th Feb. There are more details and a specially written liturgy on the website
http://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/introducing-green-communion/In some denominations there are different colours (for vestments, church hangings etc) assigned to different times of the year and in 2017 the period Jan 8-Feb 25 is green. Green is meant to signify "Ordinary Time"! - but hey -lets give it Green Significance.
5 Feb Derby Derby Cathedral will be holding a Green Eucharist on Sunday 5th February at 1045 am.  All  very welcome. The preacher:  Canon Donald C Macdonald.
Wed 8  Feb Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group - Action evening

- 7.30pm at Whaddon Way Church, Bletchley, MK3 7JS

Interested in green issues but feel overwhelmed by the scale of the challenges?  You're in good company!  Come along to our action evening when you can learn about some current issues and have an opportunity to respond or get involved there and then.  We'll have petitions, letters, discussions and idea sharing.  Come and join in - you can even bring or send us your own chosen campaign for everyone to get involved in.

Free entry.   Refreshments will be provided. details: lisapye@sky.com

14 Feb  London St Valentines Day - For the Love of Climate Coalition Campaign on Valentine´s Day
19 Feb   South Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey
Green Communion Service- 10.30 am  at Christ Church, Kingscross Lane, South Nutfield, near Redhill in Surrey, led by members of the church environment group. Speaker: Sue Mallinson, Lay Chair of Tandridge Deanery, and Environment Officer for Southwark Diocese.  All welcome.
 Thu 23 Feb  High Bentham, N Yorks Just Food  - an Eco-Evening with Churches Together in Bentham. Bring and Share  LOAF Food 6pm-9pm Bentham Methodist Church
Mo 27 Feb - Sun 12 Mar  UK Fair Trade Fortnight 2017 - click for Resources Check out the Fairtrade Fortnight action guide to get started! Sign up to Fairtrade fortnight latest news to be the first to hear campaign updates. Supporter Events Map
4 March Hilfield Friary Dorset Michael Northcott at Hilfield Friary Saturday,  10am-4pm  two talks: “Brexit, Trump and the Common Good” & “Rediscovering a Local Sustainable and Spiritual Economy” Flyer:-MNorthcott-At-Hilfield01300 341741 or  hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk
4 March Oxford Loving God, Caring for Creation - An Afternoon with Ruth Valerio - 2:30 – 5.00pm, at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church (Hall), New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DH - How as Christians do we show our love for God in caring for the gift of creation? What motivates us? Sustains us? Helps us to help others along the way? Author and speaker Ruth Valerio will tell us about her story ... and also the journey that led to the formation of the Eco-Church programme. - For more details and to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/loving-god-caring-for-creation-an-afternoon-with-ruth-valerio-tickets-31563504291
7 March Hereford 7.30 pm Hereford Christian Ecology Group present 'Joy in Enough? Why a sustainable world needs a new economics', an illustrated talk by the Revd John Daniels, in St John's Methodist Church Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR
8 March Hook   Money - what is it good for? - 7pm,  Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft,Hook, RG27 9NN, North Hampshire Do you know what the money in your bank account or pension is being used for?   With Expertethical on investing in the good, 350 on divesting from the bad Christian Aid on how to ask the banks to stop financing the ugly.  Get your free tickets at     https://money-for-good.eventbrite.co.uk !>
8 March Evesham Dr  Julia Edwards is a mission partner with the Methodist Church in Britain, based in Fiji. Julia will present the urgency of the situation & our need for action. Distant lands, rising seas & local concerns Climate Change in the Pacific In the Pacific, people are suffering from the effects of climate change today; they are not concerned with debate. They know that questioning future climate predictions is superfluous when climate change is already a daily reality – no debate necessary. Evesham Methodist Church 6.45-7.45 pm (Before Circuit Meeting!!!)
15 March Selly Oak Birming -ham Global warming and Global Change.- You are invited to an evening talk by Dr Julia Edwards, Methodist mission partner and researcher on climate change.  This will take place on Wednesday 15th March 2017, 7.30pm at Selly Oak Methodist Church.
18 March London  Sarx "Creature Conference -Is Christianity Good News for Animals?" Oasis Auditorium Southbank ,75 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HS London 09:00 to 18:00 (GMT)
18 Mar  Birming-ham Nature in the balance: can we put a value on the environment, and should we? The John Ray Initiative annual conference,  Bournville College, Birmingham. £48, Early booking is advisable. Info here. Keynote speakers:  Dr. Darren Evans “Ecosystem Services: managing nature for human benefit.”; Prof. Richard Bauckham “Why do other creatures matter?”; and Rev. Dave Bookless “Biblical Wisdom for Nature Conservation.” Plus seminars. See also: Facebook Event Page    and  downloadable printable flyer
 23 March  Loughton

 Loughton Methodist Church: Heat Pump and Green Energy Open Day talks to show new Ground Source Heat System.  Details here -talks and guided tours throughout day at set times  (10.30, 14.00 and short talk at 19.00 by Christian Aid and Isoenergy. followed at 19.30 by Coffee, discussion, music on an environmental theme.

 23 March  Bath
Distant Lands, Rising Seas and Local Concerns: Climate Change in the Pacific - Dr Julia Edwards- at Nexus Methodist Church, Nelson Place, Walcot, Bath -  at 7.30p.m. 
Dr Julia Edwards is an expert on the impacts of Climate Change and has been supported by the Methodist Church to work with the Pacific Council of Churches to look at the impact of climate change on the Pacific islands. Julia has not only worked with the Churches but has been part of governmental panels working with UN Conferences on Climate Change.
23 Mar  St Paul's Cathedral St Paul's  Cathedral Celebration of Water on 23 March 2017- Water Of Life? Creation, Culture & the River Thames 6.30pm-  Please book free ticketsfeaturing excerpts from Handel's Water Music played on the Grand Organ; David Vaughan, Director of Science at the British Antarctic Survey; archaeology from the Thames Discovery Project; poetry readings from Jane Draycott; new artworks from Pablo Genovés and more to be announced.Moderated by the Rt Revd James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool.
 25 Mar  World  Take part in   Earth Hour Turn off your lights 8.30pm -9.30pm local time.
27th March Bishop's Castle

Bishop's Castle & Clun Climate Change Coalition - Talk: Transition Towns. 7.30pm The Three Tuns, Salop Street, when Mike Membery is introducing Transition Towns and explaining what this means for the locality.

27th March  webinar

6.30pm- Global Divestment Mobilisation From 5-13 May, people all over the world will be taking action calling on our institutions to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in a brighter, cleaner future. If you are interested in finding out more, why not join the ‘Faith and Global Divestment Mobilisation’ webinar on Monday 27 March at 6.30pm. Find out more and sign up for the webinar here. Speakers for the webinar include Rev Rachel Mash (Environmental Coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa), Rev Alex Mabbs (Minister at Brighthelm URC – the first UK church to divest), Danni Paffard (350.org), Luke Harman (Christian Aid) and James Buchanan (Operation Noah)

30th March  London  5pm - 9pm
Interfaith Climate Symposium 2: From Local to Global  New West End Synagogue, St Petersburg Place, London W2 4JT . Speakers so far include: Bishop Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston; Marilyn Hull, Birmingham Interfaith Climate Change Movement; Imam Ajmal Masroor; Kailean Khongsai, A Rocha UK. There will be a Green Christian Stall at this event.
 3-9 Apr UK Big Spring Beach Clean 17 - Actually there are Beach cleans organised each week in spring - nearly every day! - have a look and join in one near you:  Organised by Surfers against Sewage
7-9 Apr Launde Abbey E Midlands Signs of hope - an Eco-weekend - Launde Abbey , East Norton Leics, LE7 9XB - As we  face possible environmental & ecological disaster we need to find reasons for hope, and spiritual resources for an earth-honouring life. - led by The Revd. Kevin Durrant and Canon  Brian Davis. Kevin will lead us through some of the themes of his book, 'The earth will teach you'*. -*if you want to read this book before the w/e contact Kevin - copies from him are only £8.50, including p & p.  rmdurrant@hotmail.com- Kevin Durrant, a graduate of Keble College, Oxford, worked as a geography teacher and  civil servant before training for the Baptist Ministry. There will also be guest speakers from the Allerton Trust, which runs a nearby farm and highly acclaimed conservation project (a site visit may be possible during the weekend), and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust, whose good work in protecting and enhancing local wildlife includes the management of two woods belonging to Launde, and Rutland Water Nature Reserve. We will also hear about the many exciting projects initiated by Market Harborough Transition Town, & Sustainable Harborough.   On Saturday afternoon there will be a Eco-Question Time with a panel of eco enthusiasts.
 11 April  Baildon  Local Green Christian Meetup (West Yorks & N Yorks) - 9.30am - 1pm (-3pm) - for Green Christian Members and others interested in West Yorkshire. Proposed activities: Min prayer Eco-walk, Natural history walk (9.30-10.45) ; Coffee and Sharing of ideas and resources (10.45am); Tour of Baildon Methodist Church (several Eco-Congregation Awards-11.15am) - Lunch at Wesley Cafe-Discussion(12-1pm): 1pm. Finish, or stay on to session at Baildon Speakers Club to learn and practice tips on public speaking. Details
 22 April  Glasgow Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering : Burnside Blairbeth Church in Glasgow on the theme  of ‘Caring for Creation in a Time of Change
 29 Apr  Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford Christian Rural and Environmental Studies Day Conference with Andy Atkins and Margot Hodson Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford
3-8 May Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Two Wings & Some Prayers! - Retreat holiday for (potential) birdwatchers. Stay in our comfortable Guest House in beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Enjoy the hospitality of our Community of Augustinian Sisters. Talks, events and trips will include: Birdsong for beginners. The praise of creation. Birds in religious poetry. Visit to Leighton Moss. Osprey watching. Walk with the Dawn Chorus. Saints and nature Sr Margaret Atkins will provide theological reflections and there will be talks and walks guided by experienced amateur birdwatcher and naturalists. www.boarbankhall.org.uk
6 May 2017 Norwich Good News for God's Earth - 10am - 4.30pm Venue: The Green Britain Centre, Swaffham, PE37 7HT Please book
Lots of great speakers, organised by Diocese of Norwich
A day of presentations, conversations, activities and worship, with guests leading workshops, helping us to consider our Christian concern for the environment. Speakers for the day: 
    • Chris Naylor – A Rocha’s international director (on A Rocha’s global work)
    • Ruth Valerio – A Rocha UK’s theology director (on UK Eco Church initiative)
    • Emily Nobbs – Norfolk Wildlife Trust (on churchyard wildlife)
    • Julia Hanmer – Chief Executive of the Bat Conservation Trust (on bats in churches)
    • Julian Bryant – Voices from the Global South: Climate Change and the environment
    • Brother Samuel SSF  – Hilfield Friary (on Franciscan Spirituality)
    • Nigel Cooper – Environment officer, Ely Diocese
  • Victoria Johnson – Educational Residentiary Canon, Ely (on celebrating the environment in worship)
13 May 2017 Lincoln

Lincoln Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PU : Faith and the Environment: Act Local;Think Global  9.30 (for 10.00 start) to 4.30 -

Speakers include Bishop Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln, reflecting on his experience of meeting people directly affected by climate change; Bishop Graham Cray, our keynote speaker. "TED talks" and discussion with Vicky Dunn of Grimsby Community Energy; Mark Schofield of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust; Graham Cray of Frack-Free Ryedale; team from St Catherine's, Burbage, winners of Eco Church Gold Award.Bishop Christopher Lowson (Lincoln) will set the scene for the day speaking from experience at a confernece in Fiji in July 2016, when he met people who are already very specifically being directly affected by global warming. He felt a strong companionship with those whose lives are dictated by the sea in ways which ours are not. See his comments and video links here: http://www.lincoln.anglican.org/…/the-bishop-of-lincoln-rep…
Keynote speaker: Bishop Graham Cray (retd, Maidstone; previously Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions team). Other presenters and workshop leaders include: Dr Vicky Dunn of Grimsby Community Energy; Mark Schofield, Conservation Officer (Living Landscapes) at Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust; Rev Andrew Hall & colleagues from St Catherine’s church Burbage, winners of the A Rocha EcoChurch Gold Award; Bishop Cray on Fracking.
14 May 2017 St Albans Along with the diocese of St Albans, Celebrate 2nd Sunday in May as "Walk to church Sunday"
 5-13 May  UK  Global Investment Mobilisation https://globaldivestmentmobilisation.org/uk/
 21 May  Rogation Sunday
 23 May  Herford  Hereford Christian Ecology Group AGM, 7.30 pm, at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR.  All welcome.
3 June  Coventry Anabaptist/Green Christian conference: Is religion costing us the earth?
5 June World World Environment Day
9-11 June Beccles, Suffolk Green Christian Retreat at Ringsfield Hall, Beccles Dr Paul Maiteny of the Teilhard Association to lead it
11 June Lunar Lunch - Like the Big Lunch, but held after Sunset.
18-19 June The Big Lunch Community open air lunch.
 25 June - 1 July Les Courmettes, above the Côte d'Azur
Creation, Christian Faith and a Precious World” A partnership between The Faraday Institute and A Rocha France, and will include lectures, study sessions, practical activities and guided excursions, plus plenty of time for relaxation and solitude in the beautiful surroundings of the surroundings of Les Courmettes, a 600ha nature reserve in the mountains above the Côte d'Azur. Also visit the website for other activities and volunteer holidays in French and some in English during the year  
3-7 July Bron y Llys Mid /North Wales  "No Planet B" -residential Workshop/retreat  See flyer: No Planet B July 2017 Flyer Each day will typically begin with a talk & discussion, followed by a field trip and will end with reflection & prayer . Led by Dr John Bimson who has recently retired after 34 years as Tutor in Old Testament Studies at Trinity College, Bristol. He continues to teach modules there as a visiting lecturer, including environmental theology. Bron y Llys, Dylife, Llanbrynmair, Powys SY19 7BW, in Cambrian Mountais just south of Snowdonia National Park
23-26 July Oxford Fourth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School - The Ethics of Fur - 23-26 July 2017, at St Stephen’s House, Oxford
  25-28 Aug  Kettering  Greenbelt 2017
  21-23 July  Hayes Conference Centre,  Swanwick,  Derbyshire National Justice and Peace Network Annual Conference 2017  in partnership with Church Action on Poverty, CAFOD, Caritas Social Action Network, Vincentians in Partnership, Operation Noah, Columbans JPIC: A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor:  The challenge of Pope Francis   SPEAKERS: Dr Ruth Valerio is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund, working to mobilise churches around the world to become agents for change and equip them for integral mission. - Fr Peter Hughes SSC. has spent most of his life as a missionary in Peru, working in some of the most impoverished communities in Lima. He is an advisor to the Instituto Bartolome de las Casas, working in programmes of leadership and social justice. = Kathy Galloway is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and was leader of the Iona Community from 2002-2009. She is currently head of Christian Aid Scotland.  She is also a published poet, author and hymn writer. - Plus Poverty Hearings —hearing from those with direct experience of poverty. CONFERENCE CHAIR: Susy Brouard, Theology Programme Advisor for CAFOD since 2002. - CELEBRANT: Fr Sean McDonagh SSC, world-renowned eco-theologian. - BOOKING FORMS: Download, print off and send in by post: Booking Form (PDF) Download, complete and send as email attachment: Booking Form (Word Document)
 8-16 Oct  UK Climate Coalition Week of Action
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