Category: Gloucester

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 2017: ‘Inspiring Earth’

Please sign up to our mailing list using this form. We sent out emails with reflections and resources each morning during Creationtide in 2017 (see below), and during the Lent Carbon Fast in 2014, 2015 and 2016. We also use this list to send out very occasional information (perhaps as often as twice a year!) …
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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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Gloucester pilgrimage for climate change awareness

A family-friendly pilgrimage for climate change awarenessGloucester Cathedral to Robinswood HillSaturday 21 November 201510.45am – 2pmThis Greener Gloucestershire Walk is a 2 mile walk from Gloucester Cathedral to Robinswood Hill Country Park, taking in local green spaces. It is suitable for all ages and children will be able to construct a nature point of interest …
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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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Green Gloucestershire

The Diocese of Gloucester and Churches Together in Gloucestershire have provided some funding for a new website containing lots of helpful resources, such as: managing your churchyard switching to Ecotricity energy saving tips in church buildings flooding suppliers of locally grown food and drink joint core strategy (housing) connecting with nature analysis of consumerism trench …
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Pray and Fast for the Climate

www.prayandfastfortheclimate.org.uk   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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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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