Category: Food

Penzance church shortlisted for Green Health Awards

St Pol de Léon, Penzance, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Church Times Green Health Awards. According to the citation, it “uses the natural environment of a churchyard to create a reflective multi-sensory haven of peace on the edge of the town in Cornwall. The garden is used by many groups including a children’s holiday …
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Autumn greetings and happy St. Francis day (4th October)!

At the recent Exeter Diocesan clergy conference our three Bishops participated in a panel answering questions from the floor on a variety of contemporary topics. One of those raised was, ‘what are the greatest social challenges facing the people of Devon who we seek to serve at this time?’ The Bishops responded with helpful comments …
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Feeding Our Future – postponed

This planned conference is being postponed to the Autumn. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Please watch this space for a revised date. Day conference at the Innovation Centre, Exeter Thursday 4th May 2017 10.30am – 4.00pm Speakers include Bishop Tim Thornton and theologian Sam Ewell There will be workshops on ‘Beyond Foodbanks’, Community Food Systems, …
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Tiverton constituents grill their MP on climate change

A large crowd of concerned constituents gathered in Tiverton Hotel on Saturday 8th October to discuss with Neil Parish MP what he and the government are doing to address the growing challenge of climate change. During the afternoon, around 40 people from across Tiverton and the surrounding villages gathered together for part of a national …
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Eco Church Scheme launched

Great launch of Eco Church scheme at St Paul’s Cathedral with Rowan Williams, Canon Philippa Boardman (Canon Treasurer – receiving the first award – for the cathedral), Tearfund’s Nigel Harris (CEO), Christian Aid Christine Allen (Policy & Public Affairs Director) and A Rocha UK’s Andy Atkins and Ruth Valerio (CEO and Churches & Theology Director).Try …
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Empowering Communities through Greening the Church

An EcoChurch Southwest conference to explore producing energy, providing food and saving water on church premises. Thursday 10 September 201510.15am – 3.30pmSt James’ ChurchMount Pleasant RoadExeter EX4 7AH With… Susan Durber, Theologian Andrew Shadrake, Devon Association for Renewable Energy Mark Letcher, Climate Works Ruth Knight, Shrinking the Footprint Local Stories No charge though donations on …
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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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Feeding Devon’s Future

Following issues raised at Devon Strategic Partnership (DSP) workshops and a paper to the board in 2013, the DSP Board mandated a Task and Finish group to be convened to look at the different aspects of food and whether action was required to take a strategic overview. Over the last twelve months this multi-partnered Food …
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Our daily bread but maybe not tomorrow?

I am not normally alarmist, but increasingly find myself very concerned that our global food systems are under exceptional pressures. We might even say four frightening horse riders stalk our world at this time… The first is called ‘Global Warming’. A few months ago ASDA announced that it may not be able to guarantee supply …
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