The Diocesan Environment Officer role is currently vacant.
In the meantime, you are welcome to contact: Amanda.Shreeve@derby.anglican.org.
The next local Environment Network is being rescheduled. It is open to anyone in a parish with an interest.
Contact us with any environmental queries and/or if you register as an Eco church or obtain an award. It would be great to tell your story.
Send in notice of your local events, good news stories, photos and events to share on the "What's Happening" page. The national church is actively seeking Environmental case studies from this area: focus renewables / transport / schools / community activity.
If your PCC are talking about making Environmental changes, there are a number of people who are willing to support you and who will preach on environmental issues, both licensed readers and clergy.
The Derbyshire Churches Environment Network
Anne is a Reader at All Saints, Wingerworth and is chair of an ecumenical group of volunteers that meet called The Derbyshire Churches Environment Network.
Practical activities from the group:
- supporting training for example Eco Church in the Learning in Faith (Community section) programme
- supporting Derby University public lecture programme from the Environment and Sustainability research department Sept 2019 - Jan 2020, Autumn 2021
- signposting to the latest virtual training resources 2020-2021 from key partners
- Supporting the development of the Land and Biodiversity conference Oct 2021
- offering an information at clergy conference Nov 2019 with the support of members from All Saints Wingerworth
- a mailing to all PCCs and incumbents July 2019 about Climate Emergency
- pilot development of a series of talks and discussions beginning October 2019
- leading the presentation at June 2019 Synod where there was an update report about progress on Eco Diocese and, as requested, offering reasons to make a policy against fracking
- a paper for the Parsonages Committee on Solar PV
- architect training partnered with DAC
- advice to individual parishes and Eco church leads
Details of your events, or news of progress in your patch for us to celebrate and photos illustrating it should go to Communications Team. See 'Whats Happening' section for upcoming events.
John offers technical support and advice on sustainability issues, including facilitating decision-making processes, and the design and diagnosis of heating and renewable energy systems.
He is a member of the DAC and on the board of Operation Noah.
Richard Henderson Smith
Richard is the World Mission and Development Officer with the role to remind people about the urgent and ongoing needs of those most at risk and deprived beyond our horizon.
He points out that the impact on the planet and it resources impact the poorest in the world. He presented facts on health and fracking June 2019 Diocesan Synod.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham.
Anne and Howard Clarke
Members of St Peters Belper, a silver awarded Eco Church.
Churchwarden at Eyam and member of Green Christian.
Church Warden at St Michael, Kirk Langley.
Jeremy Gowers Cromie
Regional link from Christian Aid.
Methodist Minister in West Hallam.
Reader and Church Warden - All Saints, Mackworth.
St Matthew, Darley Abbey.
There are vacancies for reps from other CTBI Christian Denominations including Baptist and United Reform Church.
Our slogan 'World Mission Matters!' implies the importance of our collective and personal ministries to the world-wide Christian family as the visible Body of Christ at work amongst the most vulnerable and neediest of groups. That ministry demands prayer, which in turn requires information (available BELOW by clicking on the symbols of the various agencies) and leads to individual and collective action as we are able.
With regard to Mission Action Planning consider explicit mention of support for a mission agency or development organisation (preferably both!) because they are attempting to counter on our behalf and in the name of Christ, the greatest needs (see below).
Mission and Development agencies can be readily accessed by clicking on each logo below.
As parishes develop the second round of Mission Action Plans, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s remark (from Letters and Papers from Prison) rings true: “Our being Christian today will be limited to two things, prayer and doing justice among men”. That statement is surely as pertinent for us today, with all our uncertainties, as it was in Nazi Germany of 1944. So as we look at our immediate communities and their needs we will be drawn to examine the relationships we and they have with the wider world.
As part of the MAP process some Parishes have looked at the places of work of their population and possible international links which employers have. The countries from which raw materials are imported and perhaps even the manufacturing processes of these businesses might be considered together with their target markets. It may be appropriate to look at their environmental impacts (mindful of climate change and pollution) and also whether there may be effects upon marginalised or deprived communities in less developed societies with which businesses are involved.
In this way prayers for our own people and the communities we care about can be linked to those situations about which we know less and those communities which suffer injustice and poverty beyond our immediate horizon. Our prayers should then be better informed and purposeful as we discover what God is already doing and engage with it so that Christ’s Kingdom of Peace and Justice may be extended.
To do that it is worth remembering the “Five Marks of Mission” which Christians of many countries and cultures have affirmed as a way of finding a common focus as they share in God’s mission in the world are:
- To Proclaim, the good news of the kingdom
- To Teach, baptise and nurture new believers
- To Respond, to human need by loving service
- To Seek, to transform the unjust structures of society
- To Strive, to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
tearfund or www.tearfund.org
The Anglican Communion - for which the development agency is the Anglican Alliance: http://www.anglicancommunion.org/mission/anglican-alliance.aspx
The Church of North India - www.northindia-derbyshirechurches-partnership.org.uk
Living Lightly is the Diocesan policy. We are encouraging parishes and churches to become Eco Churches and registered as an Eco Diocese in 2018.
How you can act in response.
Our recommendations and links....
Early this year the Mission and Ministry team organised three training events focusing on the Occassional offices - Christenings, Weddings and Funerals. To download the slides from the events click links below
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is MAP?
MAP stands for Mission Action Planning. The main purpose of MAP is to listen and discern the will of God for your church and its community. It is about looking at what is happening in your parish and as a church community considering the direction that you think your church should be heading. Once you have established a vision for your church you then set yourselves priorities for your church for each of the following 3 years and then plan the specific steps you need to take to deliver these goals. At the end of each year we will ask you to review your action so that you can adjust your plan accordingly.
Finding the right direction for your Church
Let’s imagine someone has a free day and they want to go on a new walk. They get out their map and need to consider the following:
1. Where will they start from?
2. Where are they going, what is their destination?
3. What’s the best way to get there?
4. What do they need to do now?
Well that’s exactly the process we follow for mission action planning:
As churches begin to consider where God is calling them, what direction they should take and which path they should follow, then these same questions are relevant.