Category: Winchester

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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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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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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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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About EcoChurch Southwest

What is it? As part of the Church of England’s Shrinking the Footprint campaign to reduce carbon emissions, EcoChurch Southwest was founded in 2010 to encourage local churches to develop their own production of renewable energy for environmental, social and economic reasons. Initially involving the Dioceses of Bath and Wells, Exeter, and Gloucester and in …
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Case studies

These case studies are provided to help you think about what projects and activities might be possible and what you might need to consider, and to give you contact details to find out more. There is also an accompanying map. It started as an Exeter Diocese resource, hence the imbalance across dioceses. Please let us …
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Green energy deal

The Dioceses in the South West have negotiated a bulk purchase tariff with green energy supplier Ecotricity for electricity and gas in churches, church halls, clergy housing and domestic use. In Exeter Diocese, the Cathedral, Diocesan Offices and over 80 churches and clergy have already switched to green energy. “Only about 5% of the UK’s …
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