Speaking with Bishop Bev this week, she reflected on the changes and challenges we have all undergone this year. Looking back, we are already saying to each other 'Remember when...'
Remember when the roads were empty...
Remember when we stayed at home...
Remember when we could hear the birds singing...
In April this year, global emissions were down by 17%. Almost overnight.
While we're still dealing and living with the pandemic, it's important to remember to hope. Connecting our faith, our community and our environment can lead us to this.
Eco Church Actions Event with Faiths4Change & Operation Noah: Diocese of Liverpool
On Thursday 12th November, during interfaith week, Faiths4Change will be joined by Bishop Beverly Mason for an online event to support Eco Church actions. Bishop Bev will open with reflections on Community and Eco action in the current climate. Operation Noah will share their faith-motivated, science-informed, hope-inspired approach https://operationnoah.org/
and we'll hear from two parishes at different stages of their Eco Church journey about their approach to community and global engagement. We hope you can join us and share your ideas and actions too.
Eco Church Event with A Rocha: Diocese’ of the North West
An opportunity to connect with North West -wide churches will take place on Tuesday 24th November. In this webinar we'll set the scene for our shared journey to net zero, explore Eco Church with A Rocha's Andy Atkins, hear good news stories from rural and urban parishes and join together as a North West wide network. The Rt Revd Mark Ashcroft, Bishop of Bolton, will conclude our event by launching our Pilgrimage to Net Zero leading up to our in-person conference in spring 2021.
Around the Diocese
Throughout this period, more deaneries are joining together to support one another on Eco Church. Huyton deanery, led by St Gabriel's Huyton, and Halewood churches will both be meeting to share experiences, challenges and solutions. If you would like support for your parish or your deanery then contact Liz Atherton, Faiths4Change on 07713278984 or at firstname.lastname@example.org