Anglican primates discuss action on climate change
Disappearing islands in the south Pacific, recent hurricanes in the Caribbean and food security issues in Africa were amongst the items discussed by Anglican church leaders as they discussed climate change and the environment during the Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury. To read the full release click here.
Energy partnership at Lambeth
Lambeth Palace has featured as a case study in a recent article about the National Trust network Fit for the Future. Experts from Historic England and National Trust toured the site and shared their knowledge on improving energy efficiency and comfort. Energy consultant Paul Hamley is now monitoring the energy use at Lambeth with the aim of making changes to enhance building performance. Many of the lessons learnt can be easily transferred to churches - ensuring windows draughts are limited, removing build up of paint on old radiators and servicing them and making sure thermostats are not located next to windows. Each small change can cumulatively make a big difference to energy bills and how welcoming and comfortable the building feels. Read the article here.
World Day of Prayer for Creation
A joint message from Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was released on World Day of Prayer for Creation - 1st September 2017. This also marks the first day of Creationtide which runs until 4th October. More resources can be found at here.
The full text of the message can be read below.
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