Author Archives: Salisbury

Course on creation theories and the Bible

Sarum College in Salisbury is shortly running a Biblical Study Break, exploring connections between today’s scientific understanding and what the Bible and Christian theology have to say about God’s creation. It will explore creation and our place within it from biblical, theological and scientific perspectives, tackle some of the challenges to faith posed by science and …
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Creationtide comes to a close

On Wednesday, the feast of St Francis of Assisi brings the Season of Creation to a close for this year. Thank you to all those who signed up to receive our emails for journeying and praying with us over the past few weeks. We also use our email list to send out very occasional information …
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Carbon Fast 2017

This cheeky woodpecker has been working away on the pole a few metres from my desk; reminding me that Spring is on the way, and if Spring, then Lent must be coming up soon. So is just to let you know about plans for Carbon Fast 2017. Feedback from last year suggested that we at …
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Eco Church and Big Church Switch in Salisbury and Winchester Dioceses

Eco Church is ‘launching locally’ in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire as the Anglican dioceses join forces with Christian Aid, Tearfund and A Rocha UK to boost the scheme across the region. Salisbury and Winchester dioceses’ Tools For Transformation events will explore A Rocha UK’s award scheme and the Big Church Switch – and share stories …
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Church of England Environment Lead Signs Major Climate Change Petition to UN

Church of England Diocese of Salisbury MEDIA INFORMATION For immediate use 18 April 2016Church of England Environment Lead Signs Major Climate Change Petition to UNWith evidence building that the first three months of 2016 were the hottest on record, the Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has joined …
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Eco Church Scheme launched

Great launch of Eco Church scheme at St Paul’s Cathedral with Rowan Williams, Canon Philippa Boardman (Canon Treasurer – receiving the first award – for the cathedral), Tearfund’s Nigel Harris (CEO), Christian Aid Christine Allen (Policy & Public Affairs Director) and A Rocha UK’s Andy Atkins and Ruth Valerio (CEO and Churches & Theology Director).Try …
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Paris and Beyond: Working Together to Make a Difference

Bishop Nick of Salisbury has written this reflection on the Church of England Communications blog … Paris and Beyond: Working Together to Make a Difference UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, said the COP21 talks in Paris were the largest and most complex he has ever been involved in. COP21 was a huge exercise – to …
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Bishop of Salisbury Meets French President on Climate Summit

NEWSChurch of England Diocese of Salisbury MEDIA INFORMATION For immediate use 10 December 2015Bishop of Salisbury Meets French President on Climate SummitThe Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, was among twenty international faith leaders who presented a collection of climate justice petitions with almost two million signatures to the President of France, M. …
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Salisbury Diocese’s Green Ribbon campaign

Bishop of Salisbury calls for parishes and people to help get a meaningful climate deal at UN talks during Advent Bishop Nicholas has written to all clergy in the Diocese of Salisbury asking them to pray for the upcoming UN Climate Change summit in Paris and to support the Diocese’s Green Ribbon campaign calling for …
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Seminar on Laudato Si

Laudato si, the recent papal encyclical on the environment, has generated a lot of interest and not just among Roman Catholics. To help us understand it better, and enable us to use the document to encourage action in local churches on Climate Change in the lead up to the UN summit in Paris, we have …
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