Big Church Switch
Help switching your church or your own energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The Church of England and its environmental campaign Shrinking the Footprint have signed up to the Big Church Switch, a campaign led by Christian Aid and Tearfund. The Big Church Switch calls on churches and individual Christians of all denominations to switch their energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy. By using clean, renewable energy the Church can demonstrate its commitment to care for our neighbours and for the earth – our common home.
Find out more here.
Be inspired by Anna's journey to turn her church green.
Virtuous Circles - project update
This is an exciting time in the Virtuous Circles project. Having secured a Heritage Lottery Fund grant at the end of last year the project team have been hard at work at developing this innovative concept. Using St Michael's church in Dulas, Herefordshire as the pilot the aim of the project is to create a sustainable use model for churches across the country.
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Engaging on climate change
This year's Diocesan Environment Officer(DEO) day takes place on 1st November in Church House, Westminster. The day focuses on sharing best practice and experience of engaging communities with climate change. Most dioceses now have a DEO and this annual event is a way of keeping in touch with all the amazing work that takes place across the country on environmental issues. From churchyard allotments and green energy schemes to encouraging lifestyle change and liturgical resources there is plenty going on. The programme is available here.
Take action during the Season of Creation
Climate change is potentially fatal for the most fragile countries on earth - and the billions of people who live in them. Will you join Christians worldwide next month in praying for creation and taking action to respond to this crisis?
September 1 was proclaimed as the World Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox Church in 1989, and many other Christian churches have joined since then, with Pope Francis most recently in 2015. It was then extended to be a month-long Season of Creation, ending on October 4 (Feast of St. Francis).
See the Archbishop of Canterbury's film here.
Visit the Season of Creation website and find out how you can join in: http://seasonofcreation.org/
Worship resources have been curated by Canon Vicky Johnson, Residentiary Canon at Ely Cathedral and are available here.