Churches who sing contemporary songs may be interested in exploring the new songs on the Climate Vigil Songs album, written with a faith response to the climate and nature crisesContinue reading
Author: Cate Williams
Creation care, gardens and churchyards
Blog by the Revd Cate Williams, Environmental Engagement Officer for the Diocese of Gloucester A few things have crossed my path over the last few weeks that shareContinue reading
Youth and environment in the Diocese of Gloucester
9 out of 10 Christian teenagers surveyed by Tearfund are concerned about climate change Just one in 10 believe their church is doing enough to respond to the climate crisis.Continue reading
COP26 week 1
A summary of week 1, in the life of the overall conference and the Christian presence in Glasgow. Key announcements this week: An agreement has been made by mostContinue reading
Environmental resources for small groups
Three quick suggestions to try for those looking for resources for small groups. Tenants of the King This is an excellent resource that has been developed by the Christian environmentalContinue reading
Add your voice to the national Climate Sunday livestream
This year, in the run-up to COP26, a special Climate Sunday service is being broadcast from Glasgow Cathedral on 4 September. You can register your interest in the Glasgow ClimateContinue reading
Churches Count on Nature week, 5-13th June
It is fabulous to see so many of our churches signed up to take part in Churches Count on Nature week. These are a selection of the Gloucestershire Churches involvedContinue reading
Eco Church festival with Churches Count on Nature
This online event on Saturday 12th June is hosted and organised by Sheffield Diocese but all are invited. It looks fab, do check it out if you are free. TheContinue reading
Churchyards, Biodiversity and ‘Churches Count on Nature’ week.
Churchyards can be significant for wildlife as they have often had minimal disturbance for centuries. This means that churches have a critical and very particular role to play for theContinue reading
Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on climate change
This Autumn the UK is due to host the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow. In February, Archbishop Justin Welby addressed faith leaders on the subject. He said: “I speakContinue reading
Many churches in recent years, and in response to the environmental crisis, are giving a particular focus to environmental concerns during the month of September and up to 4th October.Continue reading
Greening our Preaching
Preaching on environmental concerns, hosted by Bishop Robert with keynote address from Ruth Newton, author of the ‘Greening the Lectionary’ website.
Webinars on getting to net zero carbon
Gloucester Diocesan synod in 2020 set an ambitious target of achieving carbon net zero by 2030. General Synod made the same commitment in 2020 meaning that our work in thisContinue reading
Eco Church zoom seminars
Zoom seminars for those working towards an Eco Church award, or considering getting started.
Mud, mess and mystery: resources for outdoor worship including Forest Church
We have been running a series of zoom seminars on the subject of outdoor worship, under the heading of Mud, Mess and Mystery. The idea is to explore worship outdoors,Continue reading
EcoChurch zoom seminars
Autumn dates for EcoChurch zoom seminars ‘Getting Started, and ‘Next Steps’
Mud, mess and mystery: Autumn to Christmas. 24th September on zoom.
New zoom date on 24th September to explore outdoors worship.
Resources for Eco-Church
A huge thank you to those who joined the Eco-Church zoom Q+A on 30th April. Once the zoom connection settled down it was a good conversation, thanks toContinue reading
‘Estates Church’: Ministry in financially disadvantaged neighbourhoods
The heart of this post is to make available some information and links that may be useful to those ministering in financially disadvantaged contexts. It follows a zoom conversation onContinue reading
Nature in lockdown
One of the things that is keeping a lot of us going in lockdown is watching the changes in creation around us. I’ve been watching leaves change from bud toContinue reading
Easter 2020: praying with nature
These prayers for Easter 2020 enable us to engage with Easter hope by praying in nature.
Possible World course from CMS
This has been spotted on huge discount which may well be of interest as it is an excellent study guide for churches wanting to look outwards, exploring the breadth ofContinue reading
FestivAll sees communities coming together
The Diocese of Gloucester is an active member of the multi-agency movement, FestivALL. As a partnership, we are working together to break down barriers in our communities across ethnicity, faith,Continue reading
Welcome, inclusion and disability
Inclusive communities (click here)See also: Dementia-friendly churches Livability have produced a new resource to help churches think through and plan their approach to welcome of people with disabilities and fullContinue reading