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  1. This page (Whatson) is still updated fortnightly, -though the rest of this website-CEL's Old Site has not been changed since July 2012.
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  4. Past event calendars:2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007

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

Now:- All the Other Events:

25-28 May: Cae Mabon, Llanberis, North WalesForest Church Eco-Retreat 

Contributors: Bruce Stanley, Stuart Elliott, Wild Elements Music from Cass Meurig Physical Theatre from Jane Sutcliffe bookings/ info: 01690 710313 – 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 Service, –2 p.m. on Sunday- - 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 DayThis year’s theme: Plastic Pollution: this year’s host country: India

bbbb 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.

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.
6-8 July: Minsteracres, Northumberland Green Christian’s 2018 Retreat: A Heart for the Earth 

September Tour: UK. -Two dynamic speakers join forces for a national tour: Ruth Wilde and Peter Toscano.  Ruth Wilde, a UK Outreach Worker for Christian Peacemaker Teams and National Coordinator for Inclusive Church teams up with Peterson Toscano, a quirky queer Quaker performance artist and scholar from the USA. Together they will travel around the UK offering original lively talks at churches, Quaker meeting houses, and other venues. They are passionate about several issues–social justice, theology, LGBTQ concerns, and creative responses to climate change. For available dates in September 2018 and booking details email: uk @ 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

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:

3-7 Sept: Zero Waste Week is the annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill. Helping you save money and preserve resources since 2008.

15 Sept: Derby : Green Christian on the Road Together   the 3rd  regional day in 2018

14-17 Sept Great British Beach Clean – organised by  the Marine Conservation Society.  Find the nearest event to you. Read the report from 2017

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.)

29 Sept: Dronfield Area:   3pm onwards.  Passion for the Planet – Reasons to Hope

29 Sept-5 Oct; Good Money Week   It’s your money- make sure it ends up in the right hands

1 Sep – 4 Oct Creationtide Resources

3 – 7 Sep Zero Waste Week More

5 Oct CAFOD Harvest Fast Day More

6 Oct: Bristol: Green Christian on the Road Together   4th regional day in 2018

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

10 Nov
London: Green Christian 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting





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