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UN Climate Change Summit

Please remember the United Nations COP24 Summit taking place in Katowice, Poland from 3-14 December, needing to make critical decisions about Climate Change action in the face of enormous scientific evidence. The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could well be its last to have any significant impact on the world …
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Funding via Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme

Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme could help churches help their clergy and parishioners making homes more energy efficient and keep on top of their bills. Energy Saving Trust distributes payments to charities from energy companies who have breached rules. About the fund The amount of funding available through the scheme varies throughout the year and …
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An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice

Bishops, women and youth leaders of the Anglican Communion Environment Network (ACEN) have recently met and issued this important global statement on Climate Change. An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice: Reclaiming the Gospel Imperative for All Creation We, bishops, women leaders and young leaders, united by a passion for climate justice, gathered during the Season …
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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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Report from General Synod

Disinvestment and Fossil Fuel Companies The General Synod meeting in York held two debates relating to Environmental Issues. The first one concerned Disinvestment. Fittingly they took place a few days after Archbishop of Canterbury had visited the Stock Exchange to highlight the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), which brings together some of the world’s largest investors …
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How green is your church? event

‘How Green is your Church?’ took place at Southdown Methodist Church, Bath (holder of a Bronze EcoChurch award), with 73 people representing 40 different churches and six denominations. The day included talks from biodiversity expert Dr Simon Stuart and environmental theologian Revd Kevin Durrant, two people who shared their own church’s ‘EcoChurch’ journey, and five …
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Christian leaders support Season of Creation

Press Release from the Conference of European Churches 13 June 2018 Brussels Christian leaders encourage participation in Season of Creation Joint message gives new impetus to ecumenical season of environmental protection This week Christian leaders signed a letter of support for the Season of Creation, an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect the …
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Creating a buzz in Devon’s Churchyards: Workshop

The Bee Barn, Buckfast Abbey Buckfastleigh, Devon Saturday 15 September 9.30am – 12noon There has been a dramatic decline in bee populations which is the result of multiple factors such as loss of habitat, diseases and parasites, climate change and wider industrial agricultural practices. Churchyards are a haven for all types of bees: bumble bees, …
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A Service for Rogationtide

This year, Rogation Sunday is on 6 May. Rogationtide was originally about asking God (Latin – rogare – to ask) to bless the crops. Rogation Days are the three weekdays before Ascension Day, but many churches have observed Rogation on the preceding Sunday. Here is a simple idea for keeping Rogationtide, spotted on the Green …
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Course on creation theories and the Bible

Sarum College in Salisbury is shortly running a Biblical Study Break, exploring connections between today’s scientific understanding and what the Bible and Christian theology have to say about God’s creation. It will explore creation and our place within it from biblical, theological and scientific perspectives, tackle some of the challenges to faith posed by science and …
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