Category: Salisbury

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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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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General Synod Tackles Climate Change

There was overwhelming support for  work  on climate change at the July 2015 session of Church of England General Synod. The text of the motion passed overwhelmingly by Synod is below, including amendments from the original proposition in italics:‘That this Synod, believing that God’s creation is holy, that we are called to protect the earth now and for …
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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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Environmental spirituality events at Hilfield Friary

  Hilfield Friary are running a series of courses and day events this year on environmental spirituality and sustainable living. Friday 15th – Sunday 17th May ‘Hope for Creation’, the role of communities in sustaining nature, led by Sir Ghillean Prance and Andy Lester of A Rocha. Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June ‘Brother Soil …
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Bishop Gets Back On His Bike

The Bishop of Ramsbury, Ed Condry, is giving up his car again for Lent and taking to his trusty bicycles or public transport as he works his way around Wiltshire. It’s a challenge and not just for him but also for those who look after his diary and have to make sure that journeys can be done. …
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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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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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Living Churchyards

As the countryside in Britain becomes more industrialised and urbanised, there are fewer places for wildlife to live and wildflowers to grow. But there are tiny areas in every village, town and even city that are holding out against the onslaught. These are churchyards, and in some parts of the country they are the only …
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