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The United Nations (UN) 2014:: International Year of Family Farming (IYFF 2014). and International Year of Crystallography. and International Year of Small Island Developing States.

24 Nov Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London 10am-2pm, Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London Clergy Day: Theology of Money (Event open to non-clergy) Free, but registration is essential. For more info and to register for tickets please visit St Paul's Institute website:
29 Nov



World Buy Nothing Day - The developed countries - only 20% of the world population are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, -

As consumers we need to question the products we buy and challenge the companies who produce them. What are the true risks to the environment and developing countries? We all know recycling is OK for the the environment, but consuming less is better and Buy Nothing Day is a great way to start

1 Dec   Pray and Fast for the Climate - in the first day of each month
1 Dec Canterbury


  Church Stretton


DECEMBER 1 @ 12:30 PM  - 1:00 PM

6 Dec Brighton

PRAY BY THE SEA- West Street Brighton

DECEMBER 6 @ 10:00 AM  - 11:00 PM

4 Dec Gloucester

Getting environmental messages across to win hearts and minds

Dr John Henry Looney at the next meeting of GCEJN r at 12.15pm in Gloucester. John Henry is a member of St Andrews at Churchdown. He has over 30 years experience in delivering environmental and sustainability projects. From the US originally he moved to the UK in 1979 to do his PhD in Scotland. Since then he has taught at university, carried out UNECE funded air quality research at the Natural History Museum; and then worked for 22 years in consultancy, including power (M&E), civil, process and chemical; and environmental engineering before setting up Sustainable Direction - Hot drinks are available so please feel free to bring your own sandwiches. We will conclude at 1.30pm. The meeting is being held in the Jerusalem Room at 4, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LR. Public transport is recommended not least because parking is limited. It would be helpful (but not essential) to let me know if you are intending to participate. Arthur Champion? 01242-665152

5 Dec Cheltenham War…conflict…the degradation of our planet - An exploration of the links between them by Pat Gaffney, General Secretary, Pax Christi UK 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). Admission free – retiring collection. All welcome. Enquiries: 01242 575779
6 Dec London
Central London - Site yet to be disclosed!! - Fossil Free Nativity Play. contact to be informed. Here are just two of the eight scenes from last year: - prologue - epilogue
More actors and audience welcome. There are still parts available and a choir of angels is needed so people can come and sing along.
8 Dec York
8 Dec York Justice and Peace Group - Bar Convent, Blossom Street,
York - Climate change Meeting - 2nd Monday of each month 7pm

10 Dec World International Animal Rights Day
26 Dec Fountains Abbey, Ripon Boxing Day Pilgrimage walk from Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey
1 Jan 2015 London Pray and Fast for the Climate – 1st day of each month Events  e,g, Church Stretton
10 Jan 2015 London NVDA and the Gospel: an exploring and training day: VChristian Climate Action are holding a Non-violent Direct Action training day  from 10-30 to 6pm. All are welcome. For more information see  or contact Ruth Jarman
12 Jan 2014 York
York Justice and Peace Group - Bar Convent, Blossom Street,
York - Climate change Meeting - 2nd Monday of each month
21 Jan London Bible and biodiversity London event
Cambridge Paper London launch- 18.30.
You are warmly invited to attend the public launch of our most recent Cambridge Paper exploring the Bible and Biodiversity, with Dave Bookless (A Rocha), David Nussbaum (WWF) and Simon Stuart (IUCN). Please book
24 Jan London
London CEL ecocell day on Energy- An ecocell workshop to ask:‘How can we put adequate roofs over all our heads without damaging the global “roof” that protects us from climate change?’ Sat 24 Jan 11am to 4.30pm. Where: St Aloysius Church, 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA (near Euston station)
Book now - Last year's Workshop booked up and ran out of spaces.
24 Jan Bristol Talk by Rowan Williams on Faith and Climate Change at the Elim Church on 24th January:Climate Change: A matter of faith – As part of Bristol Green Capital 2015 Global Aware Conference this year will focus on the pressing issue of climate change and how we as people of faith can respond through action in our churches and local communities and as individuals. Keynote Speaker Dr Rowan Williams, Chair of Christian Aid – Including voices and reflections from the Global South on the impacts of climate change and ideas and examples from Bristol on how we can respond as churches and individuals.
29 Jan Clun, Shropshire

Sustainable Futures - January 29  - March 11 -  4 film nights from  Clun Methodist Chapel Ecocongregation

Thursday January 29th      HOME  –  a film about the planet and how mankind is altering its balance.

Wednesday February 11th CHOCOLATE  – a film about a chocolate co-operative operating in Grenada.

Thursday February 26th    WATERMARK – a film about the necessity of water.

Wednesday March 11th     THIN ICE – a film answering the sceptics of  man-made climate warming.

31 Jan Sheffield Hope for the Future Climate Embassadors Training Day- for people and churches re Climate change 5pm – St Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Sheffield
Speakers: Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, on how faith aids us in tackling climate change.
Paul Blomfield MP; Effective ways of lobbying our MPs.
Revd Herbert Fadruiqela, on the Philippines and international issues. Places are limited- please register your interest by emailing
19-22 Feb

Hilfield Friary - Dorset

A Kindly Use of Lane Led by Lydia Reese from the Hilfield Friary Community - There is a movement afoot which emphasises the importance both of wise husbandry of the land and of our interdependence with it, for food, for sustainable living and for joy.
In this weekend we will be looking at some of the writers on this subject – Wendell Berry, Norman Wirzba, Aldo Leopold – and drawing on their wisdom to learn how this can be lived today in our own situations, whether we live in town or country. We will be joined on the Saturday by Rob Walrond, a dedicated farmer and Rural Life Advisor for the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Lydia Reese has taught conservation in her home country of America, and for the past 18 months has been working on our land at Hilfield. Like Rob, she is passionate about the wise and sustainable use of land.
Come with boots and outdoor clothing!
Details: 01300 341345, or
7 March Gloucester

Environment Conference 9.00am-4.30pm A day conference asking how Christians should respond to the challenges of climate change. Organised by Redcliffe College in parthership with The John Ray Intiative and A Rocha UK at Redcliffe College near Gloucester.

This is likely to book up so book early.


7 March Llanmadoc, Swansea A Winter Bird Walk March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Stonechat Join a walk to see the birds around at this time of year. Gower offers important habitat for over-wintering birds. Learn how to identify these species and about their conservation needs and migration routes. Please book before the day. ( or 01792 386291) -(A Rocha publicised event) St. Madoc Centre Llanmadoc, Swansea, SA3 1DE
21 March Hilfield Friary, Dorset ‘The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change’. A day to explore and discuss the things we should be asking candidates before the forthcoming general election.
8-12 Apr Scargill House, Wharfedale Yorks Dales

Working Holiday - Led by the Scargill Estate Team -

Help manage Scargill’s wonderful gardens and estate, and have plenty of time to relax too.  We’ll be working hard outside in the  mornings, and joining other guests for the afternoon and evening.  You need to be 18 or over to join us, and the cost is half that of a normal event.

13-17 Apr Scargill House, Wharfedale Yorks Dales

The Greening of God - Led by John Bell

A retreat discerning the peculiar perspectives people of faith have on how we live in and leave for others God's earth.  

18 Apr Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex Think! Environment Day. Finding our place in the Environment debate. - guest speakers Andy Atkins (CEO Friends of the Earth) and Ruth Valerio (Churches and Theology Director of A Rocha UK) Workshops, practical sessions and Q & A focusing on issues around the environment. The day includes lunch and refreshments. Bring your walking boots and a raincoat. An optional evening meal is available - £10.00 only, book in advance. Details
10 May  

Rogation Sunday.

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10-16 May 2015 UK

Christian Aid Week

15-17 May Hilfield Friary, Dorset Hope for Creation’, the role of communities in sustaining nature, led by Sir Ghillean Prance and Andy Lester.
29-31 May Beccles

Green Christian CEL Weekend at Ringsfield, Beccles:

(Remember last year's weekend booked up long before the weekend itself)

19-21 June Hilfield Friary, Dorset Brother Soil and Sister Slug’, Franciscan family wisdom for an Ecological Garden. Led by Richard Thornbury of the Hilfield Friary Community.
27 June Hilfield Friary, Dorset  ‘Seeking Sustainability’, a day conference on why it’s important and what we can learn from each other.
8-15 Aug Lee Abbey, Devon Andy Lester , David Nussbaum Jubille for Creation - Why the whole of creation needs a Sabbath rest Through a series of morning sessions, we will explore the need for both us and the wider creation to stop, pause and take a break. This A Rocha wildlife family week will focus upon a gentle exploration of the biblical idea of jubilee in the context of the environment. David Nussbaum (Chief Executive of WWF-UK) and Andy Lester (Conservation Director for A Rocha UK) will lead us through this week, which will also include a dramatic performance of The Last Cuckoo by Andy Harrison (film and stage actor).
4-6 Sept   Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September  ‘Climate Change’, what it means, who suffers and what we can do.  Led by Christian Aid and Br Hugh SSF.

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