Saturday, 6 June 2009

Environment Sunday

Today is Environment Sunday or will be - in an hour or so on June 7th.
Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury) made a press release about this on 3 June.
See It says "World Environment Day marks the third anniversary of the Church of England's environmental campaign Shrinking the Footprint which is being marked by a national event at Lambeth Palace on June 11 where new toolkits and other resources will be unveiled to help churches, cathedrals and other buildings reduce their energy footprint. The next phase of the campaign focusing on water and biodiversity will also be unveiled."

I had also sent one out about Environment Church Services in the North of England.

Fri 5th June is World Environment Day, and
7 June is Environment Sunday and
June 8th is World Oceans Day.

With Species extinctions occurring at 1000 to 10,000 times the natural rate, fish stocks plummeting, climate change increasing and the world population still expanding, Care of the
Environment for future generations is vital. Churches in the north of England who are holding environment services at this period include::

Hurst Green (near Clitheroe, Lancs but Bradford Diocese):

6 June: Children's workshop making cakes to be sold for Children's Eternal Forest Costa Rica, and Painting a panel for church service next day. This service will recognise World Environment Day as part of Trinity Sunday. The text of the Rainforest sketch to be used by children and adults can be seen at

Ambleside and area: Eight different churches running "Creation Praise and
Care" services over Weekend 6-7 June

Ingleton (Yorks Dales): - 14 June - 10.30am - Environmental Re-think service at St Mary's. There will be live music, and presentations as well as prayer.

Ben Rhydding, near Ilkley. - 21 June - Environment Service- at St John`s
Anglican Church Ben Rhydding, near Ilkley. Speaker: Norman Crowson of A Rocha. Special Creation Communion - written for environmental services. Anyone who would be interested in seeing the creation communion with a view to using it contact Sylvia Walker 01535-652915 or by email Sylvia Walker

Then there are two churchyard events: (both near Settle, North Yorkshire)

Giggleswick Churchyard - 14 June- With visitors and scientists from the Institute of Biology and lichen expert Prof Mark Seaward and members of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Living Churchyard project. plus Children's activities.

Langcliffe churchyard is open 27-28 June as part of Settle and District Open
Garden Weekend

People needing resources for an event this month could use the Christian
Ecology Link Prayer guide, with a meditation / interesting fact for each
day of the month

1 comment:

Karkula said...

Hello Judith, I think this is a good thing:

See you tommorow. Eva