Eco Diocese Update – October 2019

Annie Merry shares plans for Eco Diocese and Interfaith Week Celebrations

Each year, Interfaith week offers people of all faiths and none a chance to learn about our different beliefs and often to find common ground to build relationships in our communities.  All faith communities believe in the sacredness of the earth and interfaith week gives us the space to reflect and act on the current climate emergency together.

Faiths4Change has worked with partners to host faith and climate-focused interfaith week events since 2017 and this year is no exception, we’re working in partnership with the Diocese of Liverpool and members of the Faith Leaders group to host 2 events on Sunday 17th November 2019. 

With Bishop Paul’s declaration of ‘Going for Gold’ Eco Diocese in January, we’re starting our day of celebrations with a creation focused service of celebration at the Cathedral.  Canon Neal Barnes is preaching and Canon Ellen Loudon is presiding.  Our music, hymns and readings will be rooted in our creation theme and we will be celebrating the eco-church awards received.

Please do come and celebrate with us at the 10.30 service, no need to book.

One of the strengths of the Eco Church and Eco Diocese programme is the focus on our relationship with God through our prayers, actions and engagement with life in the communities in which we live; this includes our relationships with people from different denominations and other world faiths.

Our Eco Diocese celebrations grow into our afternoon event, providing connections with Mitzvah Day actions as central to our multi-faith climate-focused event which will be hosted by Bishop Paul.

Booking is essential for the afternoon event – You can book via Eventbrite here

Also during Interfaith Week, Faiths4Change are holding a joint event with The William Temple Foundation and Curate of St Michael's in the City, Gill Reeve.  Booking is essential – book here

See also Gill's blog, here.

We can still offer Eco Church support to help churches complete any stage of the Eco Church process. Please email or call us at Faiths4Change or 0151 705 2111.