Season of Creation
Find inspiration and resources to celebrate the global Season of Creation in this special season of the church’s year. Together, the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray, protect, and advocate for God’s creation.
Join in – everyone can play a part in protecting creation
During the 2021 Season of Creation, from 1 September through 4th October, hundreds of thousands of Christians will be uniting around the theme, “A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God.” Find out how churches across the world are getting involved on the ECEN website: http://www.ecen.org/creation-time
Historic joint statement from world Christian leaders
This year, as part of the launch of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, issued a historic joint statement
calling on all Christians and their communities to address the “unprecedented threat of climate change and environmental degradation.” Calling for prayer and action, the leaders of the three largest Christian churches wrote, “May we not waste this moment. We must decide what kind of world we want to leave to future generations.”
“As world leaders prepare to meet in November at Glasgow to deliberate on the future of our planet, we pray for them and consider what the choices we must all make. Accordingly, as leaders of our Churches, we call on everyone, whatever their belief or worldview, to endeavour to listen to the cry of the Earth and of people who are poor, examining their behaviour and pledging meaningful sacrifices for the sake of the earth which God has given us.”
Events and actions this year in our Diocese
Churches are holding special services in the lead up to COP26 as a mark of their commitment to become more sustainable and to work for climate justice.
Webinars and online services
Many churches choose to hold special services at this time of year, for example Harvest festivals, pet services and outdoor worship of all kinds.