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Creationtide comes to a close

On Wednesday, the feast of St Francis of Assisi brings the Season of Creation to a close for this year. Thank you to all those who signed up to receive our emails for journeying and praying with us over the past few weeks. We also use our email list to send out very occasional information …
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Martyn Goss shortlisted for Church Times Green Champion Award

We in Exeter Diocese are delighted that Martyn has been shortlisted for the Green Champion Award alongside Br Hugh Cobbett SSF (Hilfield Friary); Victoria Gilbert (St Catherine’s, Burbage); Suzanne Dalton (St Chad’s, Far Headingley); Judith Allison (St John’s Methodist Church, Settle). All five are doing amazing work, and making a real difference in the church’s …
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St Wenn shortlisted in Green Building section of 2017 Church Times Environmental Awards

St Wenn’s eco-heating project is one of the four shortlisted for this Award in the Church Buildings section (along with Gloucester Cathedral; Holy Trinity, Bradford on Avon; and Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill). The project has delivered a shared, sustainable zero-carbon heating solution for both church and nearby school. It uses a shared biomass boiler in …
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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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Exeter Shrinking the Footprint 2006-16

On 18th March, Martyn Goss presented to Diocesan Synod on the achievements of the Exeter Shrinking the Footprint Campaign over the last ten years. You can download two documents here: A headline list of achievements over 2006-16 (pdf), which includes the joint action as part of the EcoChurch SouthWest partnership Martyn’s report to Synod (pdf) …
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Carbon Fast 2017

This cheeky woodpecker has been working away on the pole a few metres from my desk; reminding me that Spring is on the way, and if Spring, then Lent must be coming up soon. So is just to let you know about plans for Carbon Fast 2017. Feedback from last year suggested that we at …
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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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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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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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Devon Eco Church

  A Rocha has relaunched its ‘Eco Congregations’ project as ‘Eco Church’ Its vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God’s faithfully You are cordially invited to a local workshop this Autumn to launch Devon Eco Church with Ruth Valerio and to …
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