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2016 2016: UN International Year of Pulses – This may seem an odd topic to get excited about – but I recommend baked potatoes and chilli beanz! –
1 Sep – 4 Oct World SEASON OF CREATION 
2 Oct Winchester ASWA Service for Animal Welfare Sunday, the Church of St Cross, SO23 9SD. Speaker: The Rt Revd Dominic Walker OGS
2 Oct Malden, Surrey “Blessing of Pets” and “Blessing of Bikes” Harvest Festival Service at St John the Baptist Parish Church, Malden (Worcester Park) Surrey
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 
 8-16 Oct Speak Up week of climate action: 8-16 Oct 2016

Christian Aid writes: -Remember the Speak Up lobby last June?

This year we are joining with The Climate Coalition for the Speak Up week of action across the UK from 8-16 October. Communities across the UK will come together to Speak Up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change.

These exciting local events will give you the opportunity to meet other people who are passionate about tackling climate change in your area and to ask your local MP what progress has been made since last June.

Together, we can reach our vision of 100% clean energy in a generation, so that everyone can live life to the full.

map of events taking place all across the country http://www.christianaid.org.uk/climateweek

9 Oct Peter-borough  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.
22 Oct  Lancaster  Our Common home – Environment Issues of the NW. Organised by Liverpool Justice and Peace and Lancaster Faith and Justice.10.30am-4.30pm
23 Oct  Clun One World service to be held at Clun., SY7 8JB – Our Amazon Neighbours – United worship –  10.00a.m. Speaker: Sue Branford – trustee of War on Want. Fair-Trade stall
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.
9 Nov Ipswich

Ipswich Inter-Faith Group – FAITHS IN OUR WORLD
“Respect for one another  and for the earth and its creatures”
7:15 PM for 7:30 – Many Heavens, One Earth
This event is being hosted by the Ipswich Christians.
Venue – Lecture Theatre WLT1 -The Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ –

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
17 Nov Ipswich Martin Palmer is to talk in Ipswich. He is a theologian, author, broadcaster and environmentalist. He is Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation
(ARC), which assists eleven world faiths in developing environmental and conservation projects worldwide and works with a variety of international organisations such as WWF, the UN and the World Bank.
25 Nov World Buy Nothing Day
 28 Jan 2017  London Way of Life Workshop A 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
3-8 May Birmingham Two Wings & Some Prayers! – Retreat holiday for (potential) birdwatchers.

Stay in our comfortable Guest House in beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Enjoy the hospitality of our Community of Augustinian Sisters.

Talks, events and trips will include: Birdsong for beginners. The praise of creation. Birds in religious poetry. Visit to Leighton Moss. Osprey watching. Walk with the Dawn Chorus. Saints and nature

Sr Margaret Atkins will provide theological reflections and there will be talks and walks guided by experienced amateur birdwatcher and naturalists.

www.boarbankhall.org.uk

14 May 2017 St Albans Along with the diocese of St Albans, Celebrate 2nd Sunday in May as “Walk to church Sunday”
9-11 June Beccles, Suffolk Green Christian Retreat at Ringsfield Hall, Beccles
Dr Paul Maiteny of the Teilhard Association to lead it
23-26 July Oxford Fourth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School – The Ethics of Fur – 23-26 July 2017, at St Stephen’s House, Oxford

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


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