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  • 26-29 Aug 2016 Stall at Greenbelt
  • 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
1-30 June UK 30 Days Wild: Can you do something wild every day for 30 days in June?
26 June: Ben Rhydding The Wonder and Care of Animals – a special service to observe this month`s Environment Sunday. We shall focus on pet/companion animals, farmed animals and wild ones. This will be an all-age service, and everyone is really welcome! St John’s, Ben Rhydding, 10am.
24-26 June: Wychling Church Kent The Community of St Margaret (COSM)
A weekend in the grounds adjacent to Wychling Church Kent,
29 June: Heslington, York The Beautiful Burial Ground Conference by caring for God’s acre: 9.30 – 4 – this includes a lot of very good taks and activities
1 July London Operation Noah AGM and Supporters’ Day: St Andrew’s, Short Street, Waterloon Operation Noah write: “We welcome all who currently support, or are interested in the work of, Operation Noah, to join us for our annual supporters’ day. There will be a brief AGM, with election of board members, followed by an update on the ongoing work of the Bright Now campaign, its achievements to date and plans for the future. We will have a bring-and-share lunch together before the meeting. Please do join us.”
5 July Peterborough Peterborough Cathedral and
Peterborough Eco-faith Network. An open invitation: Claire Foster-Gilbert(Director, Westminster Abbey Institute;
co-author: ‘How many lightbulbs does it take to change a Christian?’ and ‘Don’t stop at the lights’.) Green and Cheerful. 7.30 pm.
in Peterborough Cathedral.
7 July Exeter Churches and Community Energy conference
9 July Lancaster Free workshop introducing the new Eco Church scheme 10 – 12 noon
at Christ Church Hall, Wyresdale Rd, Lancaster LA1 3EA. Organised by Lancaster Treading Lightly Network of Lancaster Churches together 01524 39018 hkadmin@phonecoop.coop
10 July Purley St John the Baptist, Purley is celebrating 10 July as a “Car Free Sunday”. Their poster says: 10 July: Car Free Sunday: Leave your car at home and walk, cycle or take the bus to church. If using your car is essential (e.g. because of mobility difficulties) perhaps you can give someone else a lift? Any Sunday can be Car-Free. If it is very wet on July 10th then please walk to church the following weekend.
11 July World World Population Day
15-17 July Hayes Conf Centre, Derbyshire Justice, Power and Responsibility – How can democracy work for the common good? NJPN  organised in partnership with NJPN Environment Group, EkklesiaTogether for the Common Good
17 July UK Rural Mission Sunday is on 17 July The theme is “Sow and Grow”. Free materials to download from Arthur Rank Centre for Rural Mission Sunday 2016 
18-22 July Parcevall Hall, Apple- treewick, Yorks Dales Hope for Our Planet? Christians Aware Summer School
20 July St Ethelburga’s, London Wed 20 July 6.30pm: Spiritual ecology – aliveness and the metamorphosis of scienceJoin us for a very special evening with ‘eco-philosopher’, writer and scholar Andreas Weber. More info and registration
24-27 July 2016 Oxford Third Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School -
The Ethics of Eating Animals –  at St Stephen’s House, OxfordThe Summer School is being organised by the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in partnership with the French animal society, One Voice.Papers are invited in English and French from academics world-wide on any aspect relating to the ethics of eating animals, including philosophical and religious ethics, historical, legal, psychological, scientific, and sociological perspectives. Potential topics include the morality of killing, the suffering of animals in food production, the portrayal of animals as meat, meat eating and climate change, the environmental impact of industrial farming, the utilisation of meat substitutes, in vitro meat and strategies for change.Abstracts of proposed contributions (no more than 300 words) should be sent (in English) to Clair Linzey via  email: depdirector@oxfordanimalethics.com and (in French) to Muriel Arnal via email: muriel.arnal@one-voice.fr. The deadline for abstracts is 1 January 2016. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a subsequent book volume or in the Journal of Animal Ethics.The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics was founded in 2006 and pioneers ethical perspectives on animals through academic research, teaching, and publication.St Stephen’s House is an Anglican Theological College and a Hall of the University of Oxford.Further information about the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the Summer School can be found at  www.oxfordanimalethics.com. And more information about One Voice can be found at http://www.one-voice.fr/
13 Aug  Peterborough  10-4.00 in St Johns. – Green Festival Launch Day. – Joining others with a display in St John’s Church.
22-25 Aug Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat, Charney Manor, Oxfordshire
26-29 Aug Greenbelt Stall at Greenbelt
28 Aug London 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
5 Nov London Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, London
5 Nov London Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, London
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.
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:


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


www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/r/resourcecalendar/may.asp good links