We aim to provide a range of training through the year to help you and your church with creation care mission and ministry. You can find more information about courses, book on events and browse resources on the Diocesan Learning Platform.
Environment Webinars and Courses
A programme of environmental discipleship, enabling and mission training across three levels. This envisages three categories of engagement:
- Eco Discipleship for All (Saving Creation Bronze)
- Parish Environment Officer (Saving Creation Silver)
- Eco Mission Enabling, linked to the pilot role of Eco Mission Enabler (Saving Creation Gold).
Training may be undertaken without it necessarily leading to one of the formal categories of engagement. For each category, the scope of the role is outlined, along with practicalities and training content. Depending on previous training and experience, students may choose to enter training at different levels. Those with little training or experience would begin at Saving Creation Bronze. Have a chat with your incumbent to help you figure out which is best for you.
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To enrol on a course, please email charlie.scott [at] leeds.anglican.org.
A step by step guide for churches on how and why to start on the journey to net zero.
This webinar is for All – clergy, Churchwardens, Treasurers, PCC members, Parish Environment Officers and anyone who cares about the combating climate change. Following the publication of the Saving Creation: Six Steps to Carbon Net Zero Church Toolkit, this webinar will start with a scriptural reflection to help us understand the gospel response to climate change. We will then look at the practical steps that a church can take to work towards becoming carbon net zero.
Wednesday 1st February, 5pm-6.30pm
Thursday 27th April, 7.30pm-9pm
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The national Environment Programme team have a suite of informative webinars presented by experts on almost everything you want to know to green your church from solar panels and renewable heating systems to wildlife rich churchyards and EV charging points. Explore the series of previous and new webinars here:
Where is God in all this? Meeting monthly across the Diocese to share opinions and views.
The next meeting will be held on 21st February, 10am-11.30am. The Next Great Migration (2020) – Sonia Shah or We are all From Somewhere Else (2012,2020) – Ruth Padel. Choose one of these books and we can share what we discover about migration in many its different forms.
The link will be emailed to interested participants the day before the meeting. Please register your interest to cajack1 [at] gmail.com (Christine Jack).
Climate grief is normal. If we understand what’s happening to the planet and how that impacts all humanity then we are inevitably going to be anxious. How as Christians should we talk about this grief in our churches? What pastoral support do we and others need? And how can we allow God to use these powerful feelings to care for His people and planet? Watch the webinar here
Hannah Malcolm, 2019 Theology Slam Winner, and Grace Thomas will sensitively guide us though a morning of inspiration and interaction, to enable us to be better informed and improve our mental health.
What on earth are we doing?
An exploration of God’s relationship with His creation. St Mark’s Church, Harrogate, invite you to view a three session B.R.I.C.K course led by Jemima Parker, Environment Officer for the Diocese of Leeds.
Created: What is the purpose of the natural world? (Watch video here)
Covenanted: Are God’s covenants only with people? (Watch video here)
Commissioned: What is our role in creation? (Watch video here)
Environmental Mission Training Day 2019
Read about the training day here.
Explore the links below to see the presentations and hear the talks from this training day:
Jesus Lord of Creation: A theology for environmental mission - Jemima Parker, Diocesan Environment Officer. Listen here
Workshop Working in the community on climate action - Michelle Hayes and Jemima Parker