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6 Oct: Bristol: Green Christian on the Road Together   4th regional day in 2018
17 Nov: London: Green Christian 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting

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1 Sept – 4 Oct: Creation Time   Creationtide Resources

Sept : UK. Ruth Wilde and Peter Toscano tour:  (visit website to see dates) – e.g. Sept 28 – “Everything is connected” – at All Hallows Church, Leeds LS6 1NP

14-17 Sept Great British Beach Clean – organised by  the Marine Conservation Society.  Find the nearest event to you. Read the report from 2017.

18 Sept: Gloucester:  Dr Martin Hodson, (scientist, lecturer and Operations Director for the John Rae Initiative) to talk on “The crisis of plastics contamination” followed by Q&A and open discussion. Times: 12.15 – 1.30pm (come and go as you please). There will be some time at the end for anyone working towards an EcoChurch Award (A Rocha) for sharing ideas and mutual support.  Venue:  Jerusalem Room, Department of Mission and Ministry, No 4 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LR

These meetings are free of charge thanks to support by the Diocese of Gloucester. Feel free to bring a friend along. Details and to book in advance.   organised by Gloucester Churches Environmental Justice Network

21 Sep: Peterborough Cathedral: 7-30pm ;   The World in a Hazelnut;  mediaeval wisdom and mysticism.  Talk by    Dr. Janine Ramirez. (mediaevalist and broadcaster)  Admission: £12 (concessions £10)

22 Sept: Uffculme Green Day: 10 am – 4 pm   Magelake Hall, Uffculme,  EX15 area.

We will be promoting Eco Church, A Rocha, and Climate Stewards and have short talks from each of these organisations, plus ‘green’ organisations, businesses, trade stalls, entertainment, refreshments and our local Forest School will take part.  In other words, an exciting Day and something for everyone.  (Hoping to have a couple of animal rescue groups as well.)

22 Sept: London: Hyde Park: Peoples Walk for wildlife: 

23 Sept: Open Air Service at Foxearth Meadow  East Anglia 3pm

26 Sept: York: St Bede’s Pastoral Centre: ‘SPIRIT IN ALL THINGS’: EXPLORING THE PATHS OF CREATION SPIRITUALITY with Julia & Angus MacDonald: A 9 session series Monthly Wednesdays 7pm-9:15pm 26/09, 24/10, 28/11, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 29/05, 26/06, 17/07 Suggested donation: £90 

27 Sept: Lancaster: Evening  for prayer for the environment and to explore resources at St Bernadette’s Lancaster organised by Lancaster Diocesan Faith & Justice Commission 
29 Sept-5 Oct; Good Money Week   It’s your money- make sure it ends up in the right hands
29 Sept: Dronfield Baptist ChurchPassion for the Planet – Reasons to Hope:  3pm onwards.  3.30pm activities at Lea Brook Nature Reserve.. Teas. Displays by groups that are making a difference.   then at 7pm Speaker:  Andy Atkins of A Rocha. All Welcome
2 Oct: Lambeth Palace, London: Green Health Live – Explore the links between health, gardening and the environment – and how churches can get involved – at this one-day conference in London. The  2018 Green Health Awards will be presented

5 Oct CAFOD Harvest Fast Day More

Fri 5 Oct: Stoke Orchard, Nr Cheltenham 7.30pm  A panel discussion on the future of solar energy in Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and the UK organised by ‘Hope for the  Future’  at the new eco build Community Centre in Stoke Orchard, Nr Cheltenham. The panel will include Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham, Liza Gray from Light Source BP and Peter Boait, Gloucestershire Community Energy Co-Op

6 Oct: Bristol: Green Christian on the Road Together   4th regional day in 2018 – Faithspace, Redcliffe Methodist Church, Prewett Street, Bristol, BS1 6PB

6-7 Oct: St Mary’s Portsea, Fratton Road, Portsmouth PO 5PA
A special ASWA weekend focusing on the importance of caring for our marine environment: (ASWA=Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals)

6 Oct: 9am-12.30: Half Day Conference: including speakers:
Tim Ferrer – Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Robert Sluka – a Rocha International-
Prof Meric Srokosz National Oceanography Centre – Southampton

6 Oct: Sept: Blessing of Animals: 3.00pm at St. Mary & St. Michael RC Church, Settle

Sun 7 Oct: ASWA Service at St Mary’s Portsea, Fratton Road, Portsmouth PO 5PA Preacher Revd Dr Helen Hall

Wed: 10 Oct: Cambridge: Ely Diocese: Caring for God’s Earth: advice and guidance on how to make churches and churchyards greener spaces –  9:30am – 3:30pm The Chancel, Michaelhouse, Cambridge –  this is geared towards church wardens and ‘green champions’ within churches.  Organised by the Church Buildings team at Ely Diocese.

6-10 Oct: Katowice, Poland-  12th European Christian Environment Network Assembly

21-28 Oct: One World Week: The World is changing. how about us?

3 Nov:  Ashurst, Southampton: Countering Consumerism: Lessons from Gaudete et Exsultate– Portsmouth Retreat 10:00am ‐ 04:00pm -Contacts Chloe Sideserf – csideserf@cafod.org.uk   Book at Eventbrite.  St Josephs Centre, 16 Lyndhurst Rd, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7DU

More Countering Consumerism Retreats: Lessons from Gaudete et Exsultate

Sat 3 Nov: Liverpool retreat: Sandymount,
Sat 10 Nov: Leeds retreat: Hinsley Hall,
Sat 10 Nov: Clifton retreat: Downside Abbey,
Sat 10 Nov: Northampton retreat: Thornton College Convent of Jesus and Mary
Sat 10 Nov: Hexham & Newcastle retreat: Minster Acres,
Sat 10 Nov: Lancaster retreat: Augustinian Sisters, Convent, Boarbank Hall,
Sat 10 Nov: Birmingham retreat: St Paul’s Convent,
Sat  24  Nov: Nottingham/Hallam retreat: St John’s College,
Sat  24  Nov:  Salford reteat: Wardley Hall,
Sat  24  Nov: Southwark retreat: Bishop Challoner School,
Sat 1 Dec: Westminster retreat: CAFOD Westminster Volunteer Centre,


6 Nov: Settle: Coffee Morning in Aid of Green Christian Rainforest Fund at St John’s Methodist Church

14 Nov: : Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church, GL52 8NT :  “Sustainability and single use plastics” led by Peter Price-Thomas – local consultant in sustainability, and has worked for Forum for the Future.
Time: 12.15 – 1.30pm (you can bring a sandwich and drinks will be provided). Time at end for discussion on  an EcoChurch Award (A Rocha) for sharing ideas and mutual support. Run by and fot Gloucester Churches Environment Justice Network. – All welcome

17 Nov: London: Green Christian 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting    – at St Andrews Church Hall, Short Street SE1 8LJ.  Speaker: the Rt Rev Dr David Atkinson who will give a talk based on his new book ‘Hope Rediscovered’

17 Nov: Settle Catholic Church: planned Laudato Si event in the afternoon.

24 Nov: York: St Bede’s Pastoral Centre: THEOLOGY FOR A FRAGILE EARTH – a study day with Celia Deane-Drummond Sat 24th Nov, 10-4pm

There are some great resources to pray for COP23  here: http://renewourworld.net/resources/

Other Events Calendars:
www.projectbritain.com/calendar/april.html -pictorial fact of the day
projectbritain.com/specialdays/apr.htm – awareness raising days
http://www.travelknowhow.org.uk/tactran/pages/view/131 Sustainable Travel Event Dates in Scotland

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