14 Jan Longord Church, Derbyshire – Plough Sunday Service 10.30 a.m.
18-25 Jan The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. If you tweet about it add #wpcu2018
29 Jan 2018 United Benefice service of Holy Communion and Plough Service 11am
3 Feb 2018: London Green Christian on the Road the first in a series of regional days in 2018, St Aloysius Church, London NW1 1TA.
Wed 7 Feb
The second Interfaith Climate Symposium – From Local to Global: how can we celebrate and harness local action to tackle climate change? 5 – 9pm at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 28 St John’s Wood Road, London NW8 7HA
Shrove Tuesday – An excellent occasion to follow LOAF principles Using food from one or all of the following categories:Locally Produced, Organically Grown, Animal Friendly, Fairly Traded
Show the Love – Climate Coalition www.fortheloveof.org.uk Use Vallentine’s Day to show people what you love and why we should look after it.
Clun Methodist Church SY7 8JB: 7.30pm: Culture and Climate Change – The importance of culture in a sustainable society. A presentation by BEN TWIST (Director of Creative Carbon, Scotland)
Settle Messy Church adopting the WWDP theme of “All God’s Creation is Good” 3.30pm held at St John’s Methodist Ch. BD24 9JH
Leicester: Eco Church, Arocha UK, Holy Trinity Church, 10am-4pm. God’s Earth: Our Mission
Gloucestershire Churches Environmental Justice Network: (GCEJN): – Talk by Daniel Button, a professional theology lecturer, “Apocalypse and the Future of the Earth: from Creation to New Creation” followed by Q&A. There will be some time at the end for anyone working towards an EcoChurch Award (A Rocha) for sharing ideas and mutual support. Has your church registered yet? Please click here for a map of local Eco Churches: http://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/eco-church-locations 12.30 – 2.00pm St John the Baptist, Church Road, Randwick, GL6 6HJ. The John Wesley Room will hold 15 – 20 people. Please bring your own sandwiches and there are facilities for making tea/coffee. There’s also a loo. Details: (firstname.lastname@example.org) 01242 870402
Womens World Day of Prayer: prepared by the Women of Suriname: All Gods Creation is Good. – Why not find (or organise?) a service near you
Menston 7pm – St John’s Parish Church, Burley Lane, Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EU
Renewable Energy and Fuel Poverty Debate. Are you concerned about fuel
poverty? Renewable energy? Are they mutually exclusive? Would you like to hear more?
JRI Conference Birmingham and in association with ForMission College. Transport now and in the future. What are the issues?
Preston New Road, Lancashire: No Faith in Fracking Interfaith Week.
See video of some protesters putting their case . Regular Interfaith Events are held at the gates of Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road, Lancashire
24 April: Masterclass: Oxford: Communicating Climate Change with People of Faith -led by George Marshall :
The Old Library, University Church of St. Mary The Virgin. – an interactive event led by Climate Outreach’s Co-founder George Marshall, who will draw upon Climate Outreach’s expanding work with interfaith communities and introduce the findings from the Guide on Faith and Climate – Talking with People of 5 Major Faiths, developed in collaboration with the international multi-faith GreenFaith network.
Tue 24 Apr: London: Christian Climate Action Event: “The Climate Emergency: Building a Direct Action Movement”
with Roger Hallam of Rising Up – 6.00pm -Place: London Catholic Worker, 49 Mattison Road, Haringay, London N4 1BG. Roger Hallam has been researching what makes for effective direct action movements, as well as practicing it himself. His focus is on climate change, and he is looking to engage with Christians.- Roger Hallam is currently involved with the “Stop Killing Londoners” campaign on air pollution. (See Guardian Report) – He has previously led successful campaigns to divest Kings College London and LSE from fossil fuels.
28 April: Mirfield Centre, West Yorkshire : How are we Shaping the Future of our Planet?
£21.00 (including lunch and refreshments) 10.00am-3.30pm www.mirfield.org.ukled by
Ellen Teague, London-based freelance Catholic journalist who writes and campaigns on Justice, Peace and Ecology issues. In partnership with Christians Aware
Augustine United Church George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL ( map). – We particularly encourage young people to attend. Can you bring a young person with you? Are you a church youth leader? Register today. – Photo Competition – In the run up to the Gathering we are running a photo competition on environmental themes. For entry details click here.
28 April: Reading: “Caring for Creation” 10.30-3pm : Speakers: Helen Stephens, the new Church Relations Manager of A Rocha (which runs Eco Church) and the Revd Dr Rachel Mash,environmental coordinator of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. St John & St Stephen’s Church, 121-147 Orts Road, Reading, RG1 3JN
Peterborough Eco-Faith Network: What ought an ‘Environmental Capital’ look like? A brainstorming session, sharing ideas and hopes and fears. 7.00 for 7.30 in the Friends’ Meeting House.
CRES day at Ripon College Cuddesdon
Rogation Sunday -Please let us know if your church has an event.
6 May: St John’s Church, Newshome, Oakworth, West Yorkshire -Rogation Service with Communion: 3pm (not 10.30am because the Tour de Yorkshire passes close by in the morning) -probably and followed by a short walk around Newsholme where prayers and blessings are said at the water, pasture and farmyard
Lincoln: Faith & the Environment Conference 2018: Climate Change and Coast: St Giles Church, Lincoln.
13-19 May: Christian Aid Week
20 May Lambing Service at Wenningside Farm, Keasden, LA2 8ET 7pm
All are welcome to share in this service of thanksgiving
22 May: International Day for Biodiversity See also UN website. The theme in 2018 is Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity – It is 25 years since the Convention of Biological Diversity came into force.(Actually it started in 1993, 29 December, but they decided to have the 22 May as the Biodiversity Day)
25-28 May: Cae Mabon, Llanberis, North Wales: Forest Church Eco-Retreat
Contributors: Bruce Stanley, Stuart Elliott, Wild Elements Music from Cass Meurig Physical Theatre from Jane Sutcliffe bookings/ info: 01690 710313 www.brogwydyr.cymru – Creating Sharing Gathering Scattering Forest Church Liturgies Forest Art Music Storytelling Theatre and Walks
26 May: Hilfield Friary, Dorset: Where Eagles Dare – An A Rocha UK & Hilfield Friary Conference – 10am-4pm Led by Andy Lester Conservation Director at A Rocha UK. A look at how Christian hope, grounded in Scripture, can underpin ecology and the need for collective practical action on the planet.
26 May St Endellion Church, Cornwall, Study Day: A theology of container ships – A Franciscan view of the world we live in. 10.00 for 10.30 start; finish at 15.30
The container ship is an icon of our prevailing neo-liberal globalised economic system. This system is doing great damage to human beings and to the whole of creation, both of which are responding with distress and outrage…. By contrast, Francis lived and showed a Gospel understanding of our world.
27 May: St John’s Church, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley: Animal Blessing ServiceL:
2 p.m. - Well behaved animals and humans welcome! The service will include blessings for animals in different contexts (not just companion animals)
1-30 June: 30 Days Wild – Encourage you friends and church-people to take part – do something outdoors every day in June.
2 June: Cambridge: Green Christian on the Road Together the 2nd regional day in 2018.
2 June: West Croyden: Laudato Si – 10:00 – 16:00 , St Mary’s Church, 70 Wellesley Rd, West Croydon, CR0 2AR Begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick Lynch:
Keynote Speaker: Ellen Teague.
There will be a Green Christian Stall.
3 June: Environment Sunday: The Sunday nearest World Environment Day is celebrated as Environment Sunday
4 June Finding Your Carbon Balance Christ Church, Harrogate, 7.30pm. Details5 June: World Environment Day: This year’s theme: Plastic Pollution: this year’s host country: India
Manchester Cathedral: Our Faith, Our Planet, Our Actions – 6.30pm-9.00pm in the Cathedral. People of all faiths or none are very welcome. The Dean of Manchester, The Very Reverend Rogers Govender will convene the event which has been organised by Manchester Cathedral and supported by Manchester Climate Change Agency, The Carbon Literacy Trust, CARITAS (Diocese of Salford), Buddha’s Light International Association and the Peace and Unity Group which is comprised of representatives from faith and community groups across Greater Manchester.
8 (Evening) and 9 (Morning) June: Bioblitz at St John’s Churchyard, Hurst Green Lancs: BB7 9QR
9-17 June: Cherishing Churchyards Week –
Churchyard Training at St John’s, Sharow: 11th-17th June
11-17 June: Sharow, Near Ripon N Yorks, Come and join in St John Sharow’s “Cutting Edge Conservation” Week and find out how to manage your churchyard wildlife and reach out to your local community. More. Wide range of events, talks and courses. Booking.
Mon 11 June: Sharow: 10AM-4PM – CARING FOR GOD’S ACRE
How do you transform a churchyard into a haven for wildlife? Caring for God’s Acre is the national charity
with the know-how. Join us for a day of workshops and talks. Bring your own questions and experience
too! Light lunch & refreshments included. Booking.
Tue 12 June: Sharow: 10AM-4PM – MANAGING FOR BIODIVERSITY Join Simon Warwick of Lower Ure Conservation Trust to discuss transforming lawns into wildflower meadows! Martin Hammond, ecologist from NYCC, will be talking about the species you need. Light lunch & refreshments included Booking.
Tue 12 June: Sharow: 8.30PM – BAT TALK AND BAT WALK – Get to know some of our fascinating nocturnal species with a talk from John Drewett, Chair of North Yorkshire Bat Group. We will then take to the
churchyard to see if we can use our new-found knowledge to find some bats for ourselves!
Thur 14 June: Sharow: 10am-4pm: SCYTHING AND HAY MAKING WORKSHOP Join Steve Tomlin for a day learning about the humble scythe, the conservation tool making a big comeback across the world. Spaces limited for workshops but free evening talk available for all. Booking Limited Spaces.
Thur 14 June: Sharow: from 7PM: STEVE TOMLIN, CONSERVATIONIST
As spaces are limited for the daytime workshops, we thought we’d open up an evening introduction to scything and traditional conservation methods in the evening. Free for all to come, refreshments included.
16th Jun : West of England Eco-Conference: Southdown Methodist Church Centre, The Hollow, Bath, BA2 1NJ 09:30 to 15:00: How Green is your Church?6 June: St John’s Church, Waterloo, London: Operation Noah AGM and Supporters Day More details and to book, click here
This one day conference will be an opportunity to think about practical steps your church can take to care for God’s creation.
Keynote speakers Dr Simon Stuart and Rev Kevin Durrant will talk about the impact of climate change on the world we live in, and the theological basis for creation care. We’ll be inspired by stories from churches who are on their own journey to care for God’s world, either as part of the Eco Church programme or in other ways. There will also be a choice of practical workshops covering different areas of church life in which we can share ideas and learn from each other. Click this link to register; please register online then pay (£5 per head) when you arrive on the day.
23 June: Animal Advocacy in the era of Laudato Si Conference organised by Catholic Concern for Animals and University of East Anglia. Lecture Theatre 1, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, University of East Anglia. 9 am – 5.30pm
30 June – 8 July: The Climate Coalition’s Speak Up Week of Action
A national conversation on how climate change is affecting the life we love. How will you speak up? Arrange a visit to your MP? Organise and event? Download Resources.
14 July: Birmingham: ‘Ecumenical Day’ – “A Future for All… subtitled ‘Implementing the Christian Imperative to care for the World’ -organised by Birmingham Anglican Climate Action and Central England Quakers Low Carbon Commitment Forum, 10 am to 4 pm in the Priory Rooms, Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6 AF. Please register.
20-22 July: National Justice and Peace Conference, Swanwick, Derbyshire: theme:
1 Sept – 4 Oct: Creation Time Creationtide Resources
1 Sept: 10am SeasonOfCreation Prayers 10-11am · Hosted by St Mary’s Church,203 Vale Road, Ash Vale GU12 5JE Surrey
3-7 Sept: Zero Waste Week is the annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill. Helping you save money and preserve resources since 2008.
Sept : UK. Ruth Wilde and Peter Toscano tour: (visit website to see dates) Events include: Everything is Connected: A lively discussion about identity, justice, and peace Climate Change: What’s Faith Got to Do with It? Crisis, Relationships, Hope, and Our Roles on a New Planet; Beyond Polar Bears and Lightbulbs: A Loving Response to Climate Change
7 Sept: Oxfordshire: CRES day event: Stewardship and the Anthropocene: at Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford. Evening talk with with Rev. Tim Howles and afternoon visit to Earth Trust (South Oxfordshire). Booking necessary
8 Sept: New Barnet, Herts: Action On Climate Change 10.00 am. to. 1.00 pm. St. John’s Church, Somerset Road, New Barnet, Herts, EN5 1RH. Contact: “Ants,” 07990 793 046. This is part of the International day of action on 8 Sept: riseforclimate.org/#map There will be a speaker from Operation Noah and from Green Christian and stands.
8 Sept: Liverpool: On the altar of the world: National Justice & Peace Network (NJPN) Meeting At St Philip Neri, 30 Catherine St, L8 7NL – Includes green speakers and workshops- 11am-5pm
8 Sept: Alston: Greenprint Convergence: 4-7pm hosted by Cumbria Action for Sustainability- Book your free place
The Greenprint Convergence is a celebration of grassroots movement – the inspirational action communities from across the region are taking to make their “local vision” more green and sustainable.
8 Sept: Nr Ripon: Contemplation Pilgrimage Walk starting from Fountains Abbey – 3rd of 3 Wilfrid Walks.
15 Sept: Derby : Green Christian on the Road Together the 3rd regional day in 2018
15 Sept: Wirral Earth Fest 2018: Theme: Peace and Healing, 11am-5pm, St Bridget’s Church and School grounds, West Kirby, CH48 3JT facebook
14-17 Sept Great British Beach Clean – organised by the Marine Conservation Society. Find the nearest event to you. Read the report from 2017.
18 Sept: Gloucester: Dr Martin Hodson, (scientist, lecturer and Operations Director for the John Rae Initiative) to talk on “The crisis of plastics contamination” followed by Q&A and open discussion. Times: 12.15 – 1.30pm (come and go as you please). There will be some time at the end for anyone working towards an EcoChurch Award (A Rocha) for sharing ideas and mutual support. Venue: Jerusalem Room, Department of Mission and Ministry, No 4 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LR
These meetings are free of charge thanks to support by the Diocese of Gloucester. Feel free to bring a friend along. Details and to book in advance. organised by Gloucester Churches Environmental Justice Network
21 Sep: Peterborough Cathedral: 7-30pm ; The World in a Hazelnut; mediaeval wisdom and mysticism. Talk by Dr. Janine Ramirez. (mediaevalist and broadcaster) Admission: £12 (concessions £10)
22 Sept: Uffculme Green Day: 10 am – 4 pm Magelake Hall, Uffculme, EX15 area.
We will be promoting Eco Church, A Rocha, and Climate Stewards and have short talks from each of these organisations, plus ‘green’ organisations, businesses, trade stalls, entertainment, refreshments and our local Forest School will take part. In other words, an exciting Day and something for everyone. (Hoping to have a couple of animal rescue groups as well.)
22 Sept: London: Hyde Park: Peoples Walk for wildlife:
23 Sept: Open Air Service at Foxearth Meadow East Anglia 3pm
26 Sept: York: St Bede’s Pastoral Centre: ‘SPIRIT IN ALL THINGS’: EXPLORING THE PATHS OF CREATION SPIRITUALITY with Julia & Angus MacDonald: A 9 session series Monthly Wednesdays 7pm-9:15pm 26/09, 24/10, 28/11, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 29/05, 26/06, 17/07 Suggested donation: £90
27 Sept: Lancaster: Evening for prayer for the environment and to explore resources at St Bernadette’s Lancaster organised by Lancaster Diocesan Faith & Justice Commission
29 Sept-5 Oct; Good Money Week
It’s your money- make sure it ends up in the right hands
29 Sept: Dronfield Baptist Church
, Passion for the Planet – Reasons to Hope
. : 3pm onwards. 3.30pm activities at Lea Brook Nature Reserve.. Teas. Displays by groups that are making a difference. then at 7pm Speaker: Andy Atkins of A Rocha. All Welcome
5 Oct CAFOD Harvest Fast Day More
Fri 5 Oct: Stoke Orchard, Nr Cheltenham 7.30pm A panel discussion on the future of solar energy in Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and the UK organised by ‘Hope for the Future’ at the new eco build Community Centre in Stoke Orchard, Nr Cheltenham. The panel will include Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham, Liza Gray from Light Source BP and Peter Boait, Gloucestershire Community Energy Co-Op
6 Oct: Bristol: Green Christian on the Road Together 4th regional day in 2018 – Faithspace, Redcliffe Methodist Church, Prewett Street, Bristol, BS1 6PB
6-7 Oct: St Mary’s Portsea, Fratton Road, Portsmouth PO 5PA
A special ASWA weekend focusing on the importance of caring for our marine environment: (ASWA=Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals)
6 Oct: 9am-12.30: Half Day Conference: including speakers:
Tim Ferrer – Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Robert Sluka – a Rocha International-
Prof Meric Srokosz National Oceanography Centre – Southampton
Sun 7 Oct: ASWA Service at St Mary’s Portsea, Fratton Road, Portsmouth PO 5PA Preacher Revd Dr Helen Hall
Wed: 10 Oct: Cambridge: Ely Diocese: Caring for God’s Earth: advice and guidance on how to make churches and churchyards greener spaces – 9:30am – 3:30pm The Chancel, Michaelhouse, Cambridge – this is geared towards church wardens and ‘green champions’ within churches. Organised by the Church Buildings team at Ely Diocese.
6-10 Oct: Katowice, Poland- 12th European Christian Environment Network Assembly
21-28 Oct: One World Week: The World is changing. how about us?
3 Nov: Ashurst, Southampton: Countering Consumerism: Lessons from Gaudete et Exsultate– Portsmouth Retreat 10:00am ‐ 04:00pm -Contacts Chloe Sideserf – email@example.com Book at Eventbrite. St Josephs Centre, 16 Lyndhurst Rd, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7DU
More Countering Consumerism Retreats: Lessons from Gaudete et Exsultate–
Sat 3 Nov: Liverpool retreat: Sandymount,
Sat 10 Nov: Leeds retreat: Hinsley Hall,
Sat 10 Nov: Clifton retreat: Downside Abbey,
Sat 10 Nov: Northampton retreat: Thornton College Convent of Jesus and Mary
Sat 10 Nov: Hexham & Newcastle retreat: Minster Acres,
Sat 10 Nov: Lancaster retreat: Augustinian Sisters, Convent, Boarbank Hall,
Sat 10 Nov: Birmingham retreat: St Paul’s Convent,
Sat 24 Nov: Nottingham/Hallam retreat: St John’s College,
Sat 24 Nov: Salford reteat: Wardley Hall,
Sat 24 Nov: Southwark retreat: Bishop Challoner School,
Sat 1 Dec: Westminster retreat: CAFOD Westminster Volunteer Centre,
6 Nov: Settle: Coffee Morning in Aid of Green Christian Rainforest Fund at St John’s Methodist Church
17 Nov: London: Green Christian 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting – at St Andrews Church Hall, Short Street SE1 8LJ. Speaker: the Rt Rev Dr David Atkinson who will give a talk based on his new book ‘Hope Rediscovered’
17 Nov: Settle Catholic Church: planned Laudato Si event in the afternoon.
24 Nov: York: St Bede’s Pastoral Centre: THEOLOGY FOR A FRAGILE EARTH – a study day with Celia Deane-Drummond Sat 24th Nov, 10-4pm Environmental challenges are arguably the most fundamental issue facing the global community today. Through a combination of talks, workshops and periods of reflection, this day will serve to introduce distinctive features of eco-theology, illustrating both its variety and its commonality across different Christian theological divides. What Biblical texts are important in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss? What are the specific contributions of Catholic social thought and Laudato Si’ to theology and environmental practice? Celia is Professor in Theology at the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA. She was Chair of the European Forum for the Study of Religion & Environment from 2011-2018 & is honorary visiting Professor in Theology & Science at the University of Durham