Upcoming Events

How is my Church Impacting on the Environment?

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How can you calculate the environmental cost of your parish’s activities? What can you do to mitigate or offset these?

When we make decisions we need to consider all the costs and benefits. How our church impacts on creation and our neighbours through climate change is important. Understanding and measuring your carbon footprint enables you to assess this.

Learn how to use the Church Carbon Calculator tool to calculate your church’s carbon footprint. Find out which environmental actions will have the most benefit. Be part of the global movement to combat climate change.

10th October, 6pm-8pm - Church House, Leeds
24th October, 2pm-4pm - Huddersfield Parish Church

Cost: £10

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Parish Environment Officers Welcome Training

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New to, or thinking of, being the Parish Environment Rep/Officer? Not sure where to start or what the role might entail? Need advice about plastic cups or a parish environment policy?

Come along and receive a warm welcome, resources and tactical tips for getting your church on board with caring for God’s creation.

16th November, 10am-12pm - Dewsbury Minster
26th November, 6pm-8pm - Bradford Cathedral

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Creation Care in Creationtide 19/09, 26/09, 03/10 - Christ Church, High Harrogate


Churches Together in Harrogate – Connecting churches and people across the district

Group study and discussion for Christian Discipleship

With material drawn from ‘Hope in God’s Future’, a Methodist, Baptist and URC collaboration on the environment, and the Catholic Laudate Si, with input from Anglican and Evangelical sources.  All members of denominational, free churches, associated bodies and newcomers welcome.

Cost: £5 per session; or £12 for all 3.

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There might be problems accessing Harrogate Town Centre during the week of the cycle race, 21-29 September, but we have been reliably informed that all roads into and out of Harrogate will be open by 6pm at the latest. There is free on street parking around Christ Church and indeed most of Harrogate Town Centre after 6pm.  

Past Events

Environmental Mission Training Day 8th June 2019 - St Mark's, Harrogate

Bishop Paul Slater speaking to the audience

God’s creation is in trouble and consequently so are we. People are speaking up: students coming out on climate strikes; councils such as Leeds, Kirklees, Otley, Harrogate declaring climate emergencies; Extinction Rebellion protests; even David Attenborough has spoken up and called for action. But what would Jesus do? And what should my church do?

Read about the training day here.

Explore the links below to see the presentations and hear the talks from this training day:

What is the current environmental crisis? - Martin Bassant, Scientist with Social Responsibility. Listen here 

Jesus Lord of Creation: A theology for environmental mission - Jemima Parker, Diocesan Environment Officer. Listen here

How to change the parish and save the planet! - David Hughes, Climate Stewards Chair and Eco Church speaker. Listen here

Workshop All Creation Sings! - Christine Jack. Notes

Workshop Working in the community on climate action - Michelle Hayes and Jemima Parker

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