Category: Dioceses

Report from General Synod

Disinvestment and Fossil Fuel Companies The General Synod meeting in York held two debates relating to Environmental Issues. The first one concerned Disinvestment. Fittingly they took place a few days after Archbishop of Canterbury had visited the Stock Exchange to highlight the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), which brings together some of the world’s largest investors …
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How green is your church? event

‘How Green is your Church?’ took place at Southdown Methodist Church, Bath (holder of a Bronze EcoChurch award), with 73 people representing 40 different churches and six denominations. The day included talks from biodiversity expert Dr Simon Stuart and environmental theologian Revd Kevin Durrant, two people who shared their own church’s ‘EcoChurch’ journey, and five …
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Greetings for St. Rita’s day – patron saint of the impossible!

Question for us all: who on Earth am I? The matter of self-awareness and who we believe we are is probably the most critical, and yet frequently ignored of our lives. Generally speaking we do not think much about our identity and for most of the time are content to go with the social labels …
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A Service for Rogationtide

This year, Rogation Sunday is on 6 May. Rogationtide was originally about asking God (Latin – rogare – to ask) to bless the crops. Rogation Days are the three weekdays before Ascension Day, but many churches have observed Rogation on the preceding Sunday. Here is a simple idea for keeping Rogationtide, spotted on the Green …
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Greetings for Eastertide 2018!

Some people, including those of faith, say we need to care for Creation and look after the Earth.  But I am not sure that they are right!  In reality, the environment is well able to care for itself.  The (God-given) laws of physics, chemistry, biology, etc. ensure that life evolves healthily. Where there is a …
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Warm greetings for a freezing St. David’s day!

I sometimes have problems with religious language. Ironically, there are times when I feel the kind of words we use to describe ‘the Sacred’ can actually detract from their own purpose. The same happens with ‘green’ language. Environmentalism has its own idioms, phrases and jargon. The word environment actually means ‘the world or space around …
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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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Belated New Year greetings!

I’ve been an environmental activator and activist for over 40 years and have passionately campaigned on many issues including climate change, transport, food and energy. With others, I set up a student Eco-action recycling scheme in London as long ago as the early 1970s, and became absorbed in the political discussions around ‘Small is Beautiful’, …
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Happy Advent 2017!

‘We are living in a material world’, as the singer Madonna reminds us. Our human existence is a physical one – we are not disembodied spirits or floating souls.  Christianity is actually a very materialistic faith.  Its major tenets are that God creates the tangible universe with all its planets, minerals, energy and chemistry.  The …
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Devon ecochurch photos

We thought you’d like to see some photos of ecochurch-related activities around Devon…

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