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6 Nov. 6pm for 7pm GC Annual Members Meeting Bristol
 7 Nov 2015 GC ‘Joy in Enough’ day conf Bristol
30 Jan: Ecocell/Way of life events at London

10-12 June:  2016 Green Christian Retreat

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Church environment stall in Faith Tent at Make Poverty History Edinburgh 2005What's On? 2016 calendar .

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Events highlighted in yellow are ones recently added.



2016: UN International Year of Pulses

29 June: Heslington, York The Beautiful Burial Ground Conference by caring for God's acre: 9.30 - 4 - this includes a lot of very good taks and activities
1 July London Operation Noah AGM and Supporters’ Day: St Andrew’s, Short Street, Waterloon Operation Noah write: "We welcome all who currently support, or are interested in the work of, Operation Noah, to join us for our annual supporters’ day. There will be a brief AGM, with election of board members, followed by an update on the ongoing work of the Bright Now campaign, its achievements to date and plans for the future. We will have a bring-and-share lunch together before the meeting. Please do join us."
5 July Peterborough Peterborough Cathedral and
Peterborough Eco-faith Network. An open invitation: Claire Foster-Gilbert(Director, Westminster Abbey Institute;
co-author: ‘How many lightbulbs does it take to change a Christian?’ and ‘Don’t stop at the lights’.) Green and Cheerful. 7.30 pm.
in Peterborough Cathedral.
7 July Exeter Churches and Community Energy conference
9 July Lancaster Free workshop introducing the new Eco Church scheme 10 – 12 noon
at Christ Church Hall, Wyresdale Rd, Lancaster LA1 3EA. Organised by Lancaster Treading Lightly Network of Lancaster Churches together 01524 39018
10 July Purley St John the Baptist, Purley is celebrating 10 July as a "Car Free Sunday". Their poster says: 10 July: Car Free Sunday: Leave your car at home and walk, cycle or take the bus to church. If using your car is essential (e.g. because of mobility difficulties) perhaps you can give someone else a lift? Any Sunday can be Car-Free. If it is very wet on July 10th then please walk to church the following weekend.
11 July World World Population Day
15-17 July Hayes Conf Centre, Derbyshire Justice, Power and Responsibility - How can democracy work for the common good? NJPN  organised in partnership with NJPN Environment Group, EkklesiaTogether for the Common Good
24-27 July 2016 Oxford Third Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School -
The Ethics of Eating Animals -  at St Stephen’s House, OxfordThe Summer School is being organised by the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in partnership with the French animal society, One Voice.Papers are invited in English and French from academics world-wide on any aspect relating to the ethics of eating animals, including philosophical and religious ethics, historical, legal, psychological, scientific, and sociological perspectives. Potential topics include the morality of killing, the suffering of animals in food production, the portrayal of animals as meat, meat eating and climate change, the environmental impact of industrial farming, the utilisation of meat substitutes, in vitro meat and strategies for change.Abstracts of proposed contributions (no more than 300 words) should be sent (in English) to Clair Linzey via  email: and (in French) to Muriel Arnal via email: The deadline for abstracts is 1 January 2016. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a subsequent book volume or in the Journal of Animal Ethics.The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics was founded in 2006 and pioneers ethical perspectives on animals through academic research, teaching, and publication.St Stephen’s House is an Anglican Theological College and a Hall of the University of Oxford.Further information about the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the Summer School can be found at And more information about One Voice can be found at
13 Aug  Peterborough  10-4.00 in St Johns. - Green Festival Launch Day. - Joining others with a display in St John’s Church.
22-25 Aug   Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat, Charney Manor, Oxfordshire
26-29 Aug Greenbelt Stall at Greenbelt
28 Aug London Ludlow Green Festival - Green Footprints4pm - Castle Square, Ludlow -Come and browse over 60 stalls offering tasty morsels, illuminating information and made with love items at the Green Fair on Castle Square. Then you can help out the buzzing Hawthorn Hedge pollinator puppets, try out the recipes from the Insectivorous Cooking Demos or listen to the Vintage Jazz Revival Band! Join in the activity sessions with Scrappies or visit the Polar Bear model watching over the Square and lots more. Open Day at the Allotments is a short stroll from town with gardening advice and food to sample. Plenty of fun for everyone to enjoy.Then finish off the day with Party at the Brewery and a 3 band line-up –at Ludlow Brewery £8 in advance or £9 on the door. Food and bar. - Full details at
1 Sep - 4 Oct World Creation Time - Eco-Congregation Scotland has published material for use by congregations during Creation Time 2016. - The material comes from an ecumenical writing group, with contributors from the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the United Reformed Church.It follows the theme, Followers of Jesus, Caring for Creation, emphasising the readings from the Gospel of Luke which appear in the Revised Common Lectionary in September.
If you wish to link directly to each week's material on your own web site we ask that you use these links, exactly as printed, so we can track usage more easily:Materials for Week 1 – September 4th
WEB: for Week 2 – September 11th
WEB: for Week 3 – September 18th
WEB: for Week 4 – September 25th
2 Sept Nr Oxford "Definitely Rural and Environmental" CRES residential in Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford in September. We have decided to open up the Friday of the residential to day visitors as we have an excellent and very interesting programme. In the afternoon we will visit a natural burial ground, a composting toilet at a small chapel, and a local farm shop. In the evening Dr Richard Gunton will lead a session on “Why conservation is a religious matter and how it can be Christian.”
21 Sept London

Faith for the Climate Symposium - St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY - £5 entry, includes supper 5-9pmHow should people of faith be praying, protecting, working and campaigning for this earth that is given to us in sacred trust?

Whether you are a concerned individual, an activist, an NGO or a faith-based organization, you are invited to come along and join the conversation. SPEAKERS:-

Bishop Nicholas Holtam - Leading Church of England voice on climate.

Dr Husna Ahmad - Director, Global One

Sir David King - Former UK Special Representative for Climate Change.

George Marshall - Climate Outreach Information Network

Co-Chairs - Rabbi Natan Levy, Maiya Rahman (Islamic Relief), Canon Giles Goddard (Operation Noah)

8-16 Oct UK Week of Action  - Join us from 8th-16th October in a Week of Action to celebrate the people, places and things we want to protect from climate change - and make sure MPs feel that love.
5 Nov London Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, London
9 Oct Peterborough  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.
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
18 March Birmingham  
14 May 2017 St Albans Along with the diocese of St Albans, Celebrate 2nd Sunday in May as "Walk to church sunday"



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