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1. NATIONAL GREEN CHRISTIAN EVENTS

(Events of Other organisations incl. Green Christian lower down)

Fortnightly Thursday ONLINE: climate prayer by zoom– 1pm-1.30pm – run by Cheltenham Green Christian local group – usually with guest prayer leaders. – Open to all: Ask for the link

Wed 19 June 7pm: Joy in Enough workshop: – The Affluent and the Climate & Nature Crises: a focus for advocacy and hope – A talk by Ian Christie of the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

Sat 22 June: Central London. A “pre -Restore Nature Now” service will be held at at 11am in London: Creation Cries Out ecumenical service: 11am, Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street Church, 114 Mount Street, Mayfair. Includes children’s outdoor nature-based church. Please register for your place* *In the event that numbers inside exceed the capacity of the church, priority will be given to those who have registered.

Sat 22 June: Central London: Restore Nature Now march for nature and climate action: – meeting from midday, marching from 1pm, Parliament Square rally at 2.15pm. – We are Restore Nature Now – a group of nature, wildlife, environment, and climate organisations and individuals all united by one common goal: to restore nature now. The demonstration will be legal, safe, family-friendly and inclusive, and take us through London to Parliament Square. The latest State of Nature report showed the UK has lost almost a fifth (19%) of wildlife populations since 1970, with 1 in 6 wildlife species at risk of extinction from Great Britain. Green Christian is one of the many supporting organisations of this event.

Wed 3 July 7pm 2024 – ORGANIC – agroecology, regenerative farming, organic farming: what’s the difference? Richard Kipling, Head of Research at the Sustainable Food Trust, will lead our workshop on organic farming.

25-30 July New Wine – Green Christian Stall

Wed 7 August 7pm: Green Christian Online Food Workshop: LOAF: – FAIRLY TRADED – what’s next after the closure of Traidcraft?

22-25 Aug Greenbelt: Green Christian Stall

Frid 27 – Sun 29 Sept 2024 ESSEX & LOCAL: Green Christian Retreat (Hybrid) – (Othona Community, Bradwell-on-Sea, ESSEX, & in Local Groups via ZOOM (Info to come)

Sat 9 Nov 2024: Green Christian Annual Members Meeting.

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2. EVENTS OF ALL ORGANISATIONS

Events with a pale grey background are either Green Christian Events, or Events where Green Christian has a specific presence – e.g. a stall.

Fortnightly Thursday ONLINE: climate prayer by zoom– 1pm-1.30pm – run by Cheltenham Green Christian local group – usually with guest prayer leaders. – Open to all: Ask for the link

Sat 8 June: Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury: Big Green Week Eco Fair including a churches stall on the Glebe land

Sat 8 June 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Windout Farm, EX6 6DR: “Taste and See”: Reimagining our Food System from a Biblical Perspective A day of teaching, worship, discussion and prayer exploring the current challenges in our broken food system, and how we might eat and farm in ways that glorify God more fully.

Sat 8 – Sun 16 June: Churches Count on Nature and Love your burial ground week. Organise and event to record some of the wildflowers/ insects / even slugs / in your churchyard.

Sun 9 June ,Near Shrewsbury: 10am at Christ Church, Glebe Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury: Special Service for Bayston Hill Big Green Week. Speaker: Rev Paul Cawthorne, Vicar of Hadnall Parish Church, an active environmental campaigner and previous Diocesan Environmental Officer.

8-16 June Great Big Green Week. Plan an event for this week and help each other for extra publicity: THE GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK IS THE UK’S BIGGEST EVER CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY ACTION TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND PROTECT NATURE.

Tue 11 June: Church of the Holy Name, 339 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PG 5.30pm-7pmorganised by ECLAS: 5.30pm-7pm: Extinction And Biodiversity: Public Panel Discussion Bishop David Walker, & Four distinguished science speakers. ECLAS=Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science

Wed 19 June 7pm: Joy in Enough workshop: – The Affluent and the Climate & Nature Crises: a focus for advocacy and hope – A talk by Ian Christie of the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

Sat 22 June: Central London. A “pre -Restore Nature Now” service will be held at at 11am in London: Creation Cries Out ecumenical service: 11am, Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street Church, 114 Mount Street, Mayfair. Includes children’s outdoor nature-based church. Please register for your place* *In the event that numbers inside exceed the capacity of the church, priority will be given to those who have registered.

#Sat 22 June: Central London: Restore Nature Now march for nature and climate action: – meeting from midday, marching from 1pm, Parliament Square rally at 2.15pm. – We are Restore Nature Now – a group of nature, wildlife, environment, and climate organisations and individuals all united by one common goal: to restore nature now. The demonstration will be legal, safe, family-friendly and inclusive, and take us through London to Parliament Square. The latest State of Nature report showed the UK has lost almost a fifth (19%) of wildlife populations since 1970, with 1 in 6 wildlife species at risk of extinction from Great Britain. Green Christian is one of the many supporting organisations of this event.

7pm 3 July 7pm 2024 – ORGANIC – agroecology, regenerative farming, organic farming: what’s the difference? Richard Kipling, Head of Research at the Sustainable Food Trust, will lead our workshop on organic farming.

19-21 July – NJPN (National Justice and Peace Network) Conference 2024: Just Politics The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire,

22-28 JulyChristians Aware Residential (holiday/course/retreat) at Parcevall Hall, Yorkshire Dales: “Faith in Life” – Care for Creation by the World Faiths. – talks, discussions, trips out, easily accessible visits, prayers, Open to visitors for the individual lecture, discussion or daytrip provided you book -so do look at the programme once it is up later this spring.

25-30 July New Wine – Green Christian Stall

Wed 7 August 7pm: Green Christian Online Food Workshop: LOAF: – FAIRLY TRADED – what’s next after the closure of Traidcraft?

4-10 Aug: “Living hope for a wounded world” – Creation Care Week: Eco-theology seminar taking place at Domaine des Courmettes (SE corner of France) with Dave Bookless. The program will feature lectures by Dave, discussions, and guided walks and tours of our beautiful nature reserve of Courmettes and our organic garden.

Wed 7 Aug 7pm: – FAIRLY TRADED – what’s next after the closure of Traidcraft? and other topics: Sarah Brazier https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

22-25 Aug Greenbelt: Green Christian Stall

1 Sept – 4 Oct: Creation Time – e.g. Season of Creation (This is really here – just click and it will eventually appear)

Frid 27 – Sun 29 Sept 2024: Green Christian Retreat (Hybrid) – (Othona Community, Bradwell and in Local Groups via Zoom (Info to come)

Sat 9 Nov: Green Christian Annual Members Meeting.

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List of International Days and Weeks

Environmental Days & Dates For Your Calendar In 2024: https://moralfibres.co.uk/environmental-days-and-dates-to-know/ Get your finger on the pulse! Here are almost all of the sustainability and environmental awareness days and dates to know in 2024. With awareness days for everything from doughnuts to ice cream,  Continue reading

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