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Training and events

In house training  Part of the Learning in Faith offer there is Eco Church training on 5 October 2019 Chesterfield, 6 November 2019 Repton.


Derbyshire Churches Environmental Network  Thursday 24th September, 7 for 7.30pm-9.00pm, Derby West Indian Community Association, Carrington Street, Derby DE1 2 ND.

Speaker Brother Hugh, from Hilfield Friary, Gold Awarded in the Eco Church scheme.

Derbyshire Churches Environment Network plan to offer this session as the first of 3 events over the next year. Open to people from any local church/ college.


Saturday 31 August, 10am-6pm, Manchester M16 8FS, Christian Climate Action training event. A few spaces remain. Cost- donations.


Lincoln conference 30+31 August 2019 Moana – Water of Life – Science meets theology, land meets water.


Green Christian on the Road event 14 September 2019, Manchester.

Chesterfield Climate Strike Friday 20th September, 12pm-3pm Chesterfield Town Hall, Rose Hill, Organised by Chesterfield Climate Alliance and others

School students will once again be taking part in a global day of action against the climate catastrophe and this time they are explicitly calling on people of all ages to join them in the call for zero carbon emissions by 2030. A number of organisations are calling for people and organisations to rally in Chesterfield.

 22-25 Nov 2019: Launde Abbey, Leics: Green Christian Retreat weekend.



What do we as Christians have to learn from Extinction Rebellion?

Creation Time resources from the Church of England 1 September 2019 - 4 October 2019 with links to those from Anglican Communion and ARocha Green Communion.

JRI reflection for Creationtide 2019 by Richard Clarkson.

Sustainable preaching: liturgically linked preaching resources for the current cycle.

Litany for the earth 

New words for the (original Cecil Frances) hymn All things bright and beautiful from A McCosh in Lichfield Diocese.

A new song for season of Creation listen, find sheet music and rehearsal recordings so you can practice for this Season 1 Sept-4 Oct 2019.

Free Cycle Stands for Churches in the City of Derby: Life Cycle UK are offering free cycle stands for churches. In most cases a faculty will be needed for their installation. If you are interested please contact Life Cycle UK direct.

Derby City Council passed the Climate Emergency motion unamended and with no abstentions.

TEARfund rubbish campaign.

Holy Trinity Middleton by Wirksworth has achieved a Bronze Eco Church award and St Barnabas Derby has achieved a silver Eco Church award. Congratulations to all of them for reaping this accolade and helping us all in our aim to become an awarded Eco Diocese.


Climate change and carbon reduction manifesto unveiled by Derbyshire County Council but the motion to declare a climate emergency was not passed. In Derbyshire, Wirksworth Town Council and New Mills Town Council have already declared climate emergencies.


Eco Church

32 parishes in this Diocese have registered as Eco Churches. Five have achieved awards. Eco church FAQs. 1100 churches have registered across England. 3 Dioceses have achieved Bronze Eco Diocese awards - Salisbury, Guildford and Birmingham. To make contact to support a local church or find volunteering opportunities contact or go to find a church.

If you want a presentation for your PCC there is free to use material at Promoting Eco Church. This includes a powerpoint presentation and film clips. the Eco Church website has its own resources page- everything from measuring your carbon footprint, or being wildlife friendly to different types of cup available. Please let us know as you register your parish.

Other resources

Repair Cafe helps reduce waste through mending items that might otherwise be discarded. Please note there are conditions to using the name and logo. There may be one nearby you can access.

Latest newsletter from the Church of England's Environment Programme. In it there's everything from news from Katowice and how Manchester Diocese is supporting an intiative to become the first Cycling City.

Latest newsletter from ARocha UK. In it they suggest 3 environmentally friendly choices for 2019: cut down on meat, drive less and grow your own food.

Bi monthly updates and news are sent out in Find newsletter. More frequent shares on facebook.


Study and preaching resources

Season of Creation resources from the Church of England 1 September 2019 - 4 October 2019.

Sustainable preaching: liturgically linked preaching resources.


Tenants of the King, a 4 part study looking at what the Bible has to say about climate change, from Operation Noah. Worth looking at purely for answers to common questions pages 22-25. Copies were offered at clergy Conference 2018. A group batch can be loaned with usb/dvd resources contact.


Faith in a Changing Climate USPG downloadable study resource with case studies from across the Anglican Communion. Printed copies are available on request. It includes a very helpful page on Climate Change FAQs (p6&7). Copies were circulated by Rev Richard Reade at Clergy Conference 2018.


Church Mission Society study resource 'The Possible world'.

further resources...


Service resources can be found at shrinking the footprint,  and Germinate.



launched in association with Climate Coalition and Cafod  'Green Hearts'

Creation Communion  and school resources from Operation Noah including baked alaska clips


Resources and recent news archive

Whistlewood Common near Melbourne- new roundhouse building scoops an award.

Arocha 'When Silence is not an option' blog.

Christian Climate Action events  and support of Extinction Rebelllion April 2019. Greta Thunbergs speech to MPs.

ARocha Extinction Rebellion blog.

Churches of all sizes can show their commitment to Gods creation by switching to a renewable energy supply. You can obtain advice on switching to renewable energy at The Big Church Switch.

Food in the Anthropocene, how changes in diet could feed the planets population.

Living the change

Frack Free Barlborough talk with Dr Ian Fairlie, international toxicologist talking about radon risk in Fracking. For Powerpoint slides email.

The blog from A Rocha  Time for Deep Reflection and Bold Action.

Eco Church featured on the Songs of Praise episode on Sunday 3 March 2019. Catch up on iplayer. St James Piccadilly (urban London Church) featured and has received a gold Eco Church award.

Resources and Waste Strategy. DEFRA announce Businesses must pay for recycling or disposal of products as a way to dramatically change recycling and recovery rates.

Sustainable Heating and Lighting conference [Powering Gods Northern Powerhouse Dec 2018] resources to download. 


Plastic-Less Living

For more about reducing use of plastic see Plastic-Less Living on Facebook. 

Greenpeace have a #pointlessplastic campaign.

Also see the find article which you are invited to publish, if editing it please ask permission before publishing.

Plastic Free Shopping map. Why not check your retailer is here?

Advice from Friends of the Earth on plastic and clothing.

 Lent 2019

Joy in Enough from Green Christian offer a confession as a basis for your focus. A call to the church in Britain to acknowledge our complicity in consumerism and climate change.

 Living Lent invites you to make 6 changes for the benefit of the Environment.





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