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This series of one hour workshops is a response to the Radical Presence course, where we have got together to listen for God’s word in this time of pandemic. The participants spoke of a strong desire to see vision and leadership to address the climate crisis. These workshops aim to ‘bridge’ ideas and thinking into grass-roots action on the ground.

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The workshops are 7-8pm every other Wednesday, except the Allotment Workshops which are Mondays – see below for details.

Please click here to see videos of previous workshops.


There is no workshop on Wednesday 28 July due to family circumstances.

Postponed: Bible Discussion: How should we balance trusting in God’s sovereignty versus personally taking action on the climate? With Deborah Tomkins


Wednesday 11 August, 7pm: Labyrinths: spirituality, place and the environment with Annabel Barber

In our age of internet connectivity, we risk becoming disconnected from our environment, and many do not recognise the value to our health of being ‘rooted’. Annabel Barber passionately believes that labyrinth spirituality has a role to play in repairing damaged connections between people and their environment, and enabling us to change how we live. 

Labyrinths are a spiritual tool used in many religions since prehistory, with a particular flowering in Christianity during the age of building the great Cathedrals of Europe. There has been a recent resurgence of interest in labyrinths as an accessible and valuable spiritual tool for everyone. The workshop will give some basic introductory information about labyrinths, outline what labyrinth spirituality is, explore its practice, and provide resources, connections and suggestions of ways to deepen our engagement with this valuable tool.

Annabel trained as a labyrinth facilitator with Rev. Dr Lauren Artress in Chartres, France. She is serving as a priest in the Anglican Church in Lincolnshire, and ministers as a Spiritual Director and retreat leader. She is hoping to open her garden (and garden labyrinth) as a Quiet Garden in 2022. Annabel’s scientific training in biomedicine was invaluable in her ministry as a hospital chaplain, which also challenged and developed her pastoral and liturgical skills. She studied for an MA in Pastoral Theology, and has recently begun a PhD on ‘Place Attachment and Personal Spirituality’.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdO2opjIuGNynSHLENaZlsPGHuhP1pKP6


Wednesday 25 August 2021, 7pm: Exploring the Way of Life: Public Witness with George Dow

Many spiritual communities have Rules or Ways of Life involving a set of disciplines to assist believers in living out their faith in a deeper and more structured way. The Green Christian Way of Life offers a framework for living more lightly on the earth and for deeper engagement and shared encouragement. It comprises a set of four disciplines: Prayer and Devotions; Living Gently on the Earth; Public Witness; and Encouragement.

The discipline of Public Witness entails committing to action for creation care, e.g. through active involvement in local or national projects or campaigns; giving out Green Christian leaflets; speaking out, whether to friends, at church, or in other public forums; writing or speaking to MPs or organisations. All these and more are ways of Public Witness, particularly when there is some resistance. This session will focus on how this discipline has been applied in the ongoing journeys of Way of Life Companions

George Dow is Green Christian Co-Chair and the Way of Life Co-ordinator.

George lives in Penzance, Cornwall and, having spent most of his life in London working in HR, is now active in his local church, which is working towards a Green Church Kernow gold award. George also enjoys walking on the Penwith moors, landscape painting and writing poems & songs.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-2opjouHdXwhn7aXhgP4SOJx-OmwwqY

Monday 6 Sept – fifth of a series of monthly Zoom workshops of the Green Christian Allotment Group

( 5.45 doors open) 6pm-7pm:

Mon 6 Sept


Wednesday 8 Sept 2021, 7pm: Kindred in Creation: mobilising faith for nature

Logo edited from ‘Evolution’ by Nithinan Tatah from the Noun Project

An online workshop with Thomas Vellacott TSSF, Chief Executive of WWF Switzerland, hosted by Green Christian and the Creation-Justice-Peace Network of the Third Order, Society of St Francis.

Please see details here.


Wednesday 22 Sept 2021, 7pm: Kindred in Creation: mobilising faith for nature – how do we practically do this?


Wednesday 20 October 2021, 7pm: Exploring the Way of Life: Encouragement with George Dow

Many spiritual communities have Rules or Ways of Life involving a set of disciplines to assist believers in living out their faith in a deeper and more structured way. The Green Christian Way of Life offers a framework for living more lightly on the earth and for deeper engagement and shared encouragement. It comprises a set of four disciplines: Prayer and Devotions; Living Gently on the Earth; Public Witness; and Encouragement.

The discipline of Encouragement provides a means by which Companions can support each other in their faith journeys. This is done in a variety of ways, including meeting in regionally based pairs or larger groups, coming together regularly in national zoom gatherings, receiving monthly letters written by Companions sharing their own personal journeys and in annual workshops. This session will focus on how this Encouragement discipline has been so important in Companions feeling part of a committed and dispersed Community.

George Dow is Green Christian Co-Chair and the Way of Life Co-ordinator.

George lives in Penzance, Cornwall and, having spent most of his life in London working in HR, is now active in his local church, which is working towards a Green Church Kernow gold award. George also enjoys walking on the Penwith moors, landscape painting and writing poems & songs.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocu6gqTspGNZ2k4BBqpt1Eri2ZfgWnYUo