Category: Bristol

Creationtide 2017

‘Creationtide’ or the ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in the annual church calendar (from 1st September to 4th October) dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.  This year we will be encouraging church members to sign up to receive daily Creationtide resources for celebration, reflection and action. Under the theme ‘Inspiring …
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Creationtide mailing list

Please sign up to our mailing list using this form. We use it to send out daily reflections for the period of Creationtide or during the Lent Carbon Fast. We also use the list to send out very occasional information (perhaps as often as twice a year!) about events organised by EcoChurch Southwest. You can …
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Climate negotiations in Paris

This year is vital for the climate, as governments are meeting in Paris between 30 November and 11 December, and hopefully they will come to a ground-breaking agreement. There are a number of activities taking place across the six Dioceses in the South West in the run up to the Paris Summit, and more planned …
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Baked Alaska comes to the South West

Baked Alaska, a work for theatre produced by Riding Lights is coming to the Southwest in October.Vivid, sharp and deliciously entertaining, Baked Alaska serves up the reality of climate change with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved. From the four corners of the earth come colourful, inter-connecting stories of humanity living with the wild, …
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Hundreds from SW Lobby MPs on Climate Change

There has been a great response across the South West to the call for people to go to London on the 17th June to lobby their MPs and ask them to make Climate Change a priority issue in this Parliament. The map currently shows that hundreds have registered in advance to say that they will be participating.Bishop …
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“A Stitch in Time” at Bristol Cathedral

Each Lent, churches in the Diocese of Bristol set themselves an environmental challenge. This year the Carbon Challenge is all about saving and conserving water and we at Bristol Cathedral have developed a free exhibition to explore the issues further. Bishop Mike and Bishop Lee recently went on a trip to Uganda, which is linked …
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Pray and Fast for the Climate   The Bishop of Salisbury is praying and fasting on the first day of every month for a meaningful and fair agreement at next year’s UN climate talks.  Bishop Nicholas is being joined by his colleagues in Johannesburg, Cape Town, New York and Fiji, and many Christians of all denominations across the world. “Christians …
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Carbon Fast

Between 2014-16, the dioceses in the southwest of the Church of England promoted a Lent Carbon Fast. These focus generally on personal and domestic actions to reduce our carbon footprint, the Fast in 2015 looked in particular at how Water is such a significant ecological issue, and in 2016 we looked at reconnecting with the Earth. …
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Bristol Cathedral and the green agenda

Bristol Cathedral has just published a new section on its website about the green agenda… In 2015 Bristol wil become the European Green Capital – the first UK city to win this prestigious award.  Bristol Cathedral is a Green Capital partner and is working with the Diocese and other local partners to develop some events …
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Early notice of 2015 Lent Carbon Fast

There will be a 2015 Lent Carbon Fast in the six Dioceses, with the theme of Water. More information will be forthcoming in due course…

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