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The Season of Creation

In recent years, more and more Christians from across denominations have been taking prayer and action for the environment ever more seriously. The Season of Creation starts on 1 September, which has been designed as a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by Catholic and Orthodox Churches. It runs until 4 October, St Francis Day (St Francis being famous for his love of creation expressed perhaps most familiarly in his Canticle of the Creatures).

We are keen to encourage churches in Birmingham to join this great wave of prayer for the environment. For example, churches could hold a special Season of Creation service within the period, or they could pray particularly for the climate at Harvest Festival services.

The Church of England, nationally, through its Environment Programme, has made available a whole host of resources to help churches to pray for the environment through the Season of Creation and throughout the year. It is possible to sign up here for the regular newsletter. Resources for Climate Sunday can be found on Climate Sunday.org.

Laudato Si’

Pope Francis' great encyclical on the Environment can be downloaded from the internet. For further information see the Laudato Si website

Other Resources

+ Bible Studies Courses for Care for the Environment 2021

An Ecumenical Study Course from Birmingham 

The Archbishop’s Lent Book 2020 “Saying Yes to Life”

+ Environment and climate change | The Church of England where it is possible to sign up for a newsletter

+ Four 2021 Birmingham videos which explore how we as Christians and as churches can address the Climate Emergency in the light of UN COP 26 in November 2021 Birmingham Anglican Climate Action (bacabirmingham.org.uk)