Resources and dates for environmental training, Bath & Wells

Did you know that the Church of England calls the period from 1st September to 4th October the Season of Creation? You can find lots of fantastic resources on creationtide.com for ways to reflect this in your services. The South West Dioceses will also have joint resources on this website.

17th September : A Day for Architects and Surveyors on Increasing Environmental Initiatives in Churches. A joint conference for Bristol and Bath and Wells, organised by the Bath and Wells Diocesan DAC and the Mission Team. Venue: All Saints Long Ashton church. Keynote Speakers; Workshops; Case Study of All Saints including a tour of the building. Further Details: sarah.williams@harris-harris.co.uk.

On the morning of Saturday 21st September, there will be a Green your churchyard workshop at Holy Trinity Churchyard in Frome. Local experts Dr Pippa Raynor from Somerset Wildlife Trust, David Curry of Devon Living Churchyards, and Chris Stringer of Frome Town Council will be there to share ideas and inspiration for how to boost biodiversity in your churchyard, and beyond! More details to follow.

Our next EcoChurch day conference will take place on Saturday 5th October [Update: see more recent news item for new date] at Christ Church, Weston Super Mare. We’ll have expert speakers including Rob Varley, former head of the Met Office, and Rev Kevin Durrant, Baptist Pastor and author of ‘The Earth will teach you’, as well as local church members talking about their own Eco Church journey, and lots of practical advice on everything from boilers to bats. Keep the date free – more details to follow. There are further local Ecochurch days planned in 2020.

Wells Cathedral is organising a 6th Form Conference on Climate Change on Monday 18th November. It’s a hot topic and they have some great speakers and activities lined up. If you are a teacher or know one, please encourage them to bring a group along.

Contact for all above (unless otherwise stated): Caroline.Pomeroy@bathwells.anglican.org.

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