The calendar below contains CEL events plus events from CEL local groups, and linked organisations.
CEL’s dates for future events are listed immediately below
- CEL Weekend Retreat, 18-20 Oct 2013, Ringsfield Hall, Beccles, Suffolk. Details to follow.
- CEL Annual Members Day – 2 Nov 2013 - St Aloysius Church, Euston, London NW1 1TA.
We invite you to tell us ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) about new events to add.
Please contact event organisers to confirm latest details/changes.
|National/International Awareness Days|
|2013||International Year of Water Cooperation.|
|2013||UN International Year of the Quinoa (IYQ)|
|11 May||Hurst Green, Clitheroe||Church goes wild: Drawing workshop at Hurst Green Church near Clitheroe -3pm -Ed Foster will lead a drawing workshop showing us how to draw animals and birds.www.edwardfosterart.co.uk. – The afternoon will be followed by the usual Jacob’s Join.|
|10-12 May||Bron y Llys , mid Wales||“Wild Reading” Exploring the idea and practice of reading sacred texts alongside the book of nature and how wild places influence what we read in them. Led by Brian Daines. £110 per person. Bron y Llys is a B&B and retreat house in the Cambrian mountains half way between Llanidloes and Machynlleth www.bronyllys.co.uk|
|12 May||Austwick Yorks Dales||Annual Primrose walk – meet at Austwick Church at 3pm – stop for afternoon tea en route.|
|13-19 May||UK||Dying Matters Awareness Week - Have you talked to your friends/relatives about any green wishes you have for your funeral? And possessions. Make life easier for your relatives.|
|16 May||Blackburn Cathedral||
|16 May||London||Facilitation Training Day – London 2013 Date: Thursday 16th May 2013, Time: 10.00—16.00 Location: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AS Gain the tools and techniques to make your facilitation engaging and productive|
Do the Math: The Movie – Global Premiere – in Lancaster
7.30pm Thursday 16th May, Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre
Come and see this groundbreaking movie.- The Do The Math documentary is a 42-minute film about the rising movement in the United States to change the terrifying maths of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. While it is set in the United States, the maths the film outlines apply globally — making it important for all of us to watch.
For more details contact – Steve Charman - email@example.com
|19 May||Clapham Yorks Dales||Lambing Service – Wenningside Farm, Keasden nr Clapham 7pm|
|21 May||Hereford||Hereford Christian Ecology Group AGM, at St John’s Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, at 7.30 pm|
|21 May||London||Talk Action -Volunteer Management Training - London 2013 Date: 21st May 2013 Time: 10.00 – 16.00 Location: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AS Helping volunteers love you – your organisation and the role they play. -|
|22 May||World||International Day for Biological Diversity See also Decade for biodiversity|
|24-26 May||Hilfield Friary Dorchester||Hope out of Chaos – Hilfield Friary, Dorchester – Making sense out of caring for a radically changing World – A weekend led by Andy Lester and Sir Ghillean Prance. Andy is the Conservation Director of A Rocha and Sir Ghillean, a committed Christian, is an eminent botanist/conservationist and a former Director of Kew. The two days will include walks, talks, meditation, exercise and quiet.|
|28 May||Ingleton N Yorks||Time: 6.30-7.25 Book Launch-”The Wildflowers of the Ingleton Churchyards” by Doris Cairns Cost: Free Age: Suitable for all Venue: St Mary’s Church Room Come along and join Doris for the launch of her book entitled “The Wildflowers of the Ingleton Churchyards”. Doris has illustrated the book herself with watercolour paintings of the flowers found in the local churchyards. Light refreshments will be available followed by a short walk in churchyard to see some of the flowers. Part of Ingleton OGUG Festival (Ingleton Overground Underground)
Time: 7.30-8.30 Spring Flowers of the Ingleton Area – an Illustrated Presentation by Dr Judith Allinson Cost: Donations in joint aid of Rainforest Fund & St Marys Church. Age: Suitable for all Venue: St Mary’s Church Room Join local botanist Dr Judith Allinson for an illustrated presentation of flowers that can be seen in the Ingleton Glens, limestone pavements and on heather areas at this time of year.
|29 May||Ingleton N Yorks||Time: 6.00-8.30pm The Secret World of Mosses - Workshop - led by Dr Judith Allinson of Craven Conservation Group, this workshop is for absolute beginners and for people who know a tiny bit about mosses. Find out more about mosses found in churchyards, several of which you’ll also find in your garden. There will be an introductory session in the church followed by a walk in the churchyard to see some of the mosses. Hand lenses available for loan. Cost: £5.00 incl. refreshments & handouts. Age: Suitable for all, but tailored for adults. Venue: St Mary’s Church Room. Booking: Essential call 01729 822138. See pictures of a workshop earlier this year - it will be warmer in May. Part of Ingleton OGUG Festival|
|2 June||UK||Environment Sunday|
|2 June||UK||The Big Lunch|
|5 June||World||World Environment Day|
|6 June||Wytham Woods, Oxford||On Thursday, 6th June 2013 we will be holding two events at Wytham Woods near Oxford focussed on connecting with God and nature and exploring expressions of Forest Church. We hope you will join us for one or both Registration for both events on 6th June is essential. Earthing Faith Retreat Day – 9.30am-4.30pm on 6 June This retreat style day will explore the relevance of natural theology to our faith, with lots of space for guided practical exercises interwoven as we walk through the woods. Cost: £22 per person, which will include refreshments, but attendees are asked to bring a packed lunch. Spaces are limited to 25 people, and booking for the day is essential. Register for the day – we will then contact you with details of how to confirm your place with payment.http://www.earthingfaith.org/|
|6 June||Wytham Woods, Oxford||Earthing Faith network gathering – 7.30pm-9.30pm The focus for the evening will be to introduce the idea of Forest Church and explore together how we might nurture expressions of Forest Church in our local areas and hear from those already running such groups. This will be free of charge and open to anyone. Register for the evening. Please note: both the day and the evening will require walking in the woods and uneven surfaces participants will need to be physically fit to walk in such terrain.http://www.earthingfaith.org/|
|7-9 June||Woodbrooke Birm’m||Global Restorative Climate Justice – what might it look like? £194 ensuite, £184 standard In her 2011 Swarthmore Lecture, Pam Lunn asked, “What would restorative climate justice look like, on a global scale?” In his 2000 Swarthmore Lecture, Tim Newell explored a Quaker vision of restorative justice. The principles of restorative justice (repair, stakeholder participation, and community transformation) have an obvious relevance to the challenges and opportunities of sustainability. During this weekend we will explore both sustainability and restorative justice issues, how they link and interact, and what our Quaker responses might be. Tutors: Pam Lunn and Tim Newell More 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham B29 6LJ
|8 June||World||World Ocean Day|
|9 June||Lightcliffe (east of Halifax)||Open Churchyard Event St Matthew’s Church, Lightcliffe (east of Halifax) on 1pm-4pm (in conjunction with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) -
(Cherishing Churchyards Week) Come and see the work of the Friends of the Churchyard Guided walks, headstone rubbing, refreshments Lightcliffe Church lies in HX3 on the A649 a few miles east of Hipperholme, east of Halifax
|9 June & 12 June||Skitpon||Friends of Raikes Road Burial Ground, Skipton invite you to visit their site on Sunday 9th June and Wednesday, 12th June, 2013 from 10 -3 to see a Ground which is still in its original state following closure in 1876. The Friends are about to start on a restoration project which will see deadwooding, tree and wildflower planting, erecting bat/bird boxes and other wildlife habitats|
|22 June||Wilberfoss, nr York||Open Churchyard Event – St John the Baptist Church, Wilberfoss (A1079 just east of York) on Saturday 22 June 10am-4pm (in conjunction with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust)-
Discover what we are doing to develop our churchyard for wildlife. Information about end of life things and memorials. Church open and refreshments available. Served by East Yorkshire buses
|14-23 June||UK||Green Transport Week|
|15-23 June||Bristol||Bristol’s Big Green Week, 15-23rd June.|
|15-23 June||UK||National Bike Week 2013|
|Sat 22 June||Milton Keynes||The Well at Willen: A Day is to be organised with Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group and Revd Liz Baker – Details will be published soon.|
|23-27 June||Grzybow, Poland||Christianity and Sustainability – a five day workshop in Poland - aims to be challenging and practical – supported by European Union “Learner workshop program” – hence no charge. Closing date for application: 31 Jan 2013 http://ziarno.org.pl/component/content/article/149.html|
|Lecture: The Tree of Life- 6.00pm- Venue: Gresham College - The Rt Rev’d Richard Chartres, Bishop of London (lecturer) - the Bishop of London will explore trees as spiritual, mystical and religious symbols of faith and life.|
|1-5 July May||Bron y Llys , mid Wales||No Planet B - Looking at issues of ecology and faith, our place in creation and how we can create hope in the face of environmental crises. Led by John Bimson. £180 per person.Bron y Llys is a B&B and retreat house in the Cambrian mountains half way between Llanidloes and Machynlleth www.bronyllys.co.uk|
|5-7 July||Kings Lynn||Celebrating Creation weekend The Kings Lynn Christian Ecology Link Group (newly founded) would like to invite you to join us for the above weekend in Kings Lynn. There is no fee.
The theme of the weekend will be Celebrating Creation. As Christians we believe God intends humans to worship and celebrate God’s gift of life through serving the whole of creation. Over the weekend we will consider how we can do this in our local communities in the light of our own personal circumstances. This might mean looking at our consumption attitudes towards oil, food, and water in the light of God’s commandments to celebrate life through cultivating habits of restraint. The emphasis will be on personal sharing and listening as well as having time to pray, read, cook, sing, knit, swim in river, and garden (and many more). ”.
There will be contributions by a Cambridge Transition member, mature distant learning student of theology, tutor and writer in biblical studies and ecology, Christian green campaigner, and reflections of a small-holder family living off grid with two young children. If you are interested please let me know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning me on 07746779984 or 01553 675421 or writing to the above address. I can then keep you informed and arrange for hospitality.
|7 July||Weaverthorpe, Yorks||Open Churchyard Event – Weaverthorpe Village Gardens and Church (very species-rich churchyard) 1pm-5pm (entry to gardens £3)|
|10 July||London||Climate Emergency Day with Parliamentary Lobby. -|
|11 July||World||World Population Day and here|
|13 July||Exeter||DEVON’S LIVING CHURCHYARDS Workshop at The Old Deanery, Exeter (including visit to St. Bartholomew’s Churchyard, Exeter) Saturday 13th July 2013 10.00a.m. – 2.00p.m. Numbers Limited Book with Joan Harris 01392-294940 / email@example.com|
|13-18 July||High Leigh
|The Earth is the Lord’s: Renewing the Covenant of Creation - Chair: Dr Margaret Barker; Speakers: David Shreeve, Helen Hutchison, Jeffrey Newman, Hylton Philipson, Tom Spencer
|19-21 July||Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick,||ANNUAL JUSTICE & PEACE CONFERENCE ‘Breaking Open the Word: A Call to Faith in Action’ 19 – 21 July 2013, The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Megan McKenna – Theologian, Storyteller, Pax Christi Ambassador for Peace See http://meganmckenna.com MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE: http:www.justice-and-peace.org.uk Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7901 4864|
|28 July||World||International Bog Day|
|Th 8 – Sat 10 Aug||UK||National Moth Night 2013 (includes 2 days…)|
|17-24 Aug||Lee Abbey, Devon||
Earth, Wind and Fire: Experiencing Creation through Isaiah
Lee Abbey, Devon
A creation-loving, family-friendly week to suit all ages. Join Ruth and Greg Valerio as they lead the adult sessions with biblical teach… (read more)
|23-26 Aug||Cheltenham||Greenbelt 2013 - CEL will be taking part|
|1 Sep – 4 Oct||Europe||Creation time - A Season to celebrate and raise awareness of creation and the environment.|
|16-20 Sep||Europe||European Mobility Week|
|21 Sept-6 Oct||UK||British Food Fortnight|
|22 Sept||World||World Car Free Day|
|29 Sept||UK||Back to Church Sunday|
|4 Oct||World||World Animal Day|
|6 Oct||UK||Animal Welfare Sunday|
|20-27 Oct||UK||One World Week 2013|
|18-20 Oct||Ringsfield, Beccles||CEL Retreat/Weekend Ringsfield, Beccles, Suffolk:|
|2 Nov||London||CEL Annual Members Meeting 2013, 2 Nov, St Aloysius Church, Euston,
London NW1 1TA.
|4-8 Nov||Scargill House, Yorkshire||
Why Should We Care For God’s World?
Scargill House, Yorkshire
A biblical and practical exploration on the theme of caring for God’s world – Led by Steve Hughes Using reflections on key bible passage… (read more)
|17 Nov||World||World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – third Sunday of November|
|26 Dec2013||Ripon||Boxing Day 9.30am Eucharist at Ripon Cathedral and Pilgrimage to Fountains Abbey, led by Bishop of Ripon and Leeds – Walk of about 4 miles,through beautiful scenery, carol service at Fountains Abbey at the end.|
Other Events Calendars:
http://projectbritain.com/specialdays/apr.htm - awareness raising days
http://www.projectbritain.com/calendar/april.html -pictorial fact of the day
http://www.tfw.org.uk transport event links