SEASON OF CREATION

The Season of Creation runs each year from 1 September until 4 October (The Feast of St Francis of Assisi). It is promoted and resourced by a wide range of Churches and Christian agencies around the world. Read more HERE

The theme for the 2022 Season of Creation is ‘Listen to the Voice of Creation.’ In response to the prevalence of unnatural fires, which point to the devastating effect that climate change is having on the most vulnerable people on earth, the symbol chosen for the 2022 season is The Burning Bush.

RESOURCES

In a special message for the Season of Creation, Pope Francis calls us to ‘repent and modify our lifestyles and destructive systems’ in response to the ‘anguished cries’ of the natural world. Read the full text of the Pope’s message HERE

The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union, Church of Scotland, Methodist Church and United Reformed Church have made resources for Harvest Services and other ‘Season of Creation’ initiatives freely available. Access the resources via THIS LINK

EVENTS

A series of reflections and prayers for the Season of Creation will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Newcastle-under-Lyme, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in September and early October. Phone Phil on 07717 221971 for full details.

At 4.00pm on Tuesday 20 September, Revd Steve Hollinghurst, ‘Evangelism Enabler with an Environmental Focus’ for the Diocese of Lichfield, will speak at a Church of England webinar about ‘Why evangelism and creation care are essential to each other.’ Full information and registration by clicking HERE

Lichfield Methodist Church will host an EcoFest from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 24 September. The event will feature talks, discussions, crafts, exhibitors and a cafe. For more information, click HERE