What’s On

* Add new events.     * Check details with organisers.    More Climate Events First  GC’s own main  events:  (then OTHER organisations underneath)

  • 26-29 Aug 2016 Stall at Greenbelt
  • 21 Sep: Stall at Faith for the Climate Syposium, London
  • 5 Nov: Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, London
  • 28 Jan 2017 proposed Date for Way of Life workshop

 

2016 2016: UN International Year of Pulses
22-25 Aug Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat, Charney Manor, Oxfordshire
26-29 Aug Greenbelt Stall at Greenbelt
28 Aug Ludlow Ludlow Green Festival – Green Footprints4pm – Castle Square, Ludlow -Come and browse over 60 stalls offering tasty morsels, illuminating information and made with love items at the Green Fair on Castle Square. Then you can help out the buzzing Hawthorn Hedge pollinator puppets, try out the recipes from the Insectivorous Cooking Demos or listen to the Vintage Jazz Revival Band! Join in the activity sessions with Scrappies or visit the Polar Bear model watching over the Square and lots more. Open Day at the Allotments is a short stroll from town with gardening advice and food to sample. Plenty of fun for everyone to enjoy.Then finish off the day with Party at the Brewery and a 3 band line-up –at Ludlow Brewery £8 in advance www.wegottickets.com or £9 on the door. Food and bar. – Full details at http://www.greenfestival.co.uk
28 Aug St James, Piccadilly, London Eucharist Service- Animal Welfare a Christian Concern? with Tony Campolo
28 Aug Greenbelt ‘An Audience with Tony Campolo’ – t 6.30-8.30pm – Hub Coffee House, Oasis Centre, 1 Kennington Road, London, SE1 7QP. -Join Tony Campolo and Steve Chalke in conversation as Tony explores issues including everything from Donald Trump and American evangelicalism to ISIS, radicalisation, social justice and animal welfare. – Please book for this.
1 Sep – 4 Oct World Visit the new SEASON OF CREATION website. This year The Anglican Environmental network , WCC and the Global catholic Climate Coalition are combining efforts to promote Season of Creation/Time for Creation  1 Sept-4 Oct. There are

  • videos from Pope Francis, the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, and Archbishop Tutu
  • resources including inerfaith resources
  • a map where you can add your event

————— Creation Time – Eco-Congregation Scotland has published material for use by congregations during Creation Time 2016. – The material comes from an ecumenical writing group, with contributors from the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the United Reformed Church.It follows the theme, Followers of Jesus, Caring for Creation, emphasising the readings from the Gospel of Luke which appear in the Revised Common Lectionary in September. www.ecocongregationscotland.org/creationtime If you wish to link directly to each week’s material on your own web site we ask that you use these links, exactly as printed, so we can track usage more easily:Materials for Week 1 – September 4th PDF: http://gh.cm/295tO83 WEB: http://gh.cm/297Q7e2Materials for Week 2 – September 11th PDF: http://gh.cm/29eWQa4 WEB: http://gh.cm/296nzmAMaterials for Week 3 – September 18th PDF: http://gh.cm/294JGva WEB: http://gh.cm/2979LuWMaterials for Week 4 – September 25th PDF: http://gh.cm/29a1ns1 WEB: http://gh.cm/29cSkY4

1 Sep  World Last year Pope Francis established the 1st of September to be used as  World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,  encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home.Here are words prepared by CAFOD which can be used at Vigil for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
2 Sept Nr Oxford “Definitely Rural and Environmental” CRES residential in Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford in September. We have decided to open up the Friday of the residential to day visitors as we have an excellent and very interesting programme. In the afternoon we will visit a natural burial ground, a composting toilet at a small chapel, and a local farm shop. In the evening Dr Richard Gunton will lead a session on “Why conservation is a religious matter and how it can be Christian.”
21 Sept London Faith for the Climate Symposium – St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY – £5 entry, includes supper 5-9pmHow should people of faith be praying, protecting, working and campaigning for this earth that is given to us in sacred trust?Whether you are a concerned individual, an activist, an NGO or a faith-based organization, you are invited to come along and join the conversation. SPEAKERS:-Bishop Nicholas Holtam – Leading Church of England voice on climate.Dr Husna Ahmad - Director, Global OneSir David King – Former UK Special Representative for Climate Change.George Marshall - Climate Outreach Information NetworkCo-Chairs - Rabbi Natan Levy, Maiya Rahman (Islamic Relief), Canon Giles Goddard (Operation Noah)
21 Sept London Faith for the Climate Symposium – St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY – £5 entry, includes supper 5-9pmThere will be a GC stand at this event.

How should people of faith be praying, protecting, working and campaigning for this earth that is given to us in sacred trust? Whether you are a concerned individual, an activist, an NGO or a faith-based organization, you are invited to come along and join the conversation. SPEAKERS:-Bishop Nicholas Holtam – Leading Church of England voice on climate. Husna Ahmad - Director, Global One Sir David King – Former UK Special Representative for Climate Change.George Marshall - Climate Outreach Information NetworkCo-Chairs - Rabbi Natan Levy, Maiya Rahman (Islamic Relief), Canon Giles Goddard (Operation Noah)

2 Oct Winchester ASWA Service for Animal Welfare Sunday, the Church of St Cross, SO23 9SD. Speaker: The Rt Revd Dominic Walker OGS
5 Oct Cheltenham A Time for ecoBuilding? an evening with Mark Boulton. organised by cheltenham Green Christian Group. Mark, for long involved in conservation projects in Africa, overcame many difficulties to build himself a low-energy eco-house in the N. Cotswolds
– winning in the process several Best Sustainable Dwelling awards. He tells us why, as a Christian, he felt the need to go to so much trouble.  7.30pm
at The Old Priory, Clarence St., Cheltenham GL50 3LE (adjacent to St Gregory’s Church) After the meeting there will be the opportunity to join in evening prayer (compline). Enquiries:
Cheltenham@greenchristian.org.uk
6 Oct Liverpool Churchyard Tree Conferences  with the Church of England and Caring for Gods Acre – in Liverpool on October 6th and London on November 2nd.The conferences will support you to care for churchyard trees, reveal their importance to the community, and identify and record them. Speakers will include historic landscapes consultant Dr Hilary Taylor, arboricultural consultant Russell Ball, Caring for Gods Acre, and many more. Please book
6 -9 Oct Aberdaron in North Wales Join Martin Palmer,  Mary Colwell,  Davydd Hughes Davies (Story Teller) and Tim Higgins at an inspiring Sacred Land weekend Download a leaflet here 
9 Oct Peterborough  6.30 in Park Road Baptist Church. – Creation Tide Service: Lamentation and Hope – Living with God in the Creation. Amy Ross (A Rocha, with experience in Africa (forestry) and Cambridge (Cambridge Carbon Footprint). – In collaboration with Churches Together in Central Peterborough, an opportunity to invite members of the Church across Peterborough to join in reflection, prayer and praise.
30 Oct – 5 Nov UK Good Money Week http://goodmoneyweek.com/churches
2 Nov London Churchyard Tree Conferences  with the Church of England and Caring for Gods Acre – in Liverpool on October 6th and London on November 2nd.The conferences will support you to care for churchyard trees, reveal their importance to the community, and identify and record them. Speakers will include historic landscapes consultant Dr Hilary Taylor, arboricultural consultant Russell Ball, Caring for Gods Acre, and many more.Please book
3 Nov Edinburgh Make Your Money Count” – a Good Money Week event- 10 – 2 – St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA www.mymc16.eventbrite.co.uk
5 Nov London Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, London –  St Aloysius Church, Euston, London NW1 1TA. Bring your lunch and we will provide drinks from 1pm. Non-members are very welcome to the AMM and to the workshop which follows it. More details will be posted shortly.
7-10 Nov Spain Lausanne/World Evangelical Alliance “Creation Care Conference”, Spain.
12 Nov nr Oxford CRES Day Conference.- Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford. Speakers include Sir Ghillean Prance and Andy Lester. Bookings will be taken in the autumn
25 Nov World Buy Nothing Day
 28 Jan 2017  London Way of Life WorkshopA one day workshop open to all who are interested in following Green Christian’s Way of Life.St Aloysius Church,  20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA (near Euston station)
Saturday 28 January, 2017. 11am to 4.30pm
18 March Birmingham
14 May 2017 St Albans Along with the diocese of St Albans, Celebrate 2nd Sunday in May as “Walk to church Sunday”

Other Events Calendars: national-awareness-days.com projectbritain.com/specialdays/apr.htm – awareness raising days www.projectbritain.com/calendar/april.html -pictorial fact of the day www.tfw.org.uk transport event links http://www.travelknowhow.org.uk/tactran/pages/view/131 www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/r/resourcecalendar/may.asp good links