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The Season of Creation

In recent years more and more Christians from more and more denominations have been taking prayer and action for the environment ever more seriously. The Season of Creation* starts on 1st September, which has been designed as a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by Catholic and Orthodox Churches. It runs until 4th 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, has made available a whole host of resources to help churches to pray for the environment through the Season of Creation.

In Birmingham, the Revd Canon Peter Babington has put together some notes to help with the design of Season of Creation services.

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

An Ecumenical Study Course from Birmingham 

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

The Church of England Environment Bulletin