Training Opportunities

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

Diocesan Environment and Literature Book Club

Open bookWhere is God in all this? Meeting monthly across the Diocese to share opinions and views.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 21st September from 10am - 11.30am online via a Zoom link. The book of the month is Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio (Chapters 1-3). 

The link will be emailed to interested participants the day before the meeting. Please register your interest to cajack1 [at] gmail.com (Christine Jack).

More information and future dates here.

 

Carbon Conversations - St Matt's Burley

Thursday 23rd September, 7.45pm-9pm (via Zoom)

A taster session for Carbon Conversation groups running at St Matts Burley this autumn.

Click here for more information

 

'Planetwise' Bible Study Course

The local Churches Together group in Bardsey and East Keswick, are organising an online Bible study on the environment.

They will be using the ‘Planetwise’ study course by A Rocha, and hope that this material will draw in local people who are interested in looking at environmental issues through a Christian lens. The course will start on Wednesday 13th October, 7-8pm, and run for six weeks consecutively online via Zoom.

Click here for more information

 

Creation Salvation Course 

An opportunity to be equipped to deliver an effective creation care ministry in your parish. It will enable you to make a positive impact on the environment and in your local community, draw up a zero carbon action plan and progress towards an Eco Church award. 

This course is designed for anyone in parish ministry who would like to see creation care embedded in the life of their church. You are welcome to attend if you are a member of the congregation or if you have particular role for example Parish Environment Officer, PCC member, Clergy, Reader, Churchwarden or Treasurer.

Participants will be required to join the Diocesan Learning Platform (Moodle) to access course materials and the class discussion forum. Please note, the course involves 2-3 hours preparation/follow up tasks each week, so please consider this prior to signing up. 

7pm-9pm Thursdays – 4th Nov, 11th Nov, 18th Nov, 25th Nov, 2nd Dec, 9th Dec and 16th Dec.

Click here for more information. Please email charlie.scott [at] leeds.anglican.org to register your interest.

 

How can we show love and generosity to our neighbour by combating climate change?

Thursday 30th September, 7.30pm-8.30pm

Generosity week is coming to the Diocese of Leeds from 26th September through to 3rd October. As part of the week, a series of webinars from different teams will take place.

From the Environment Team, we will show you how you can show love and generostiy to your neighbour by combating climate change. This will also be an introduction to the carbon neutral toolkit.

To register and receive the Zoom link, please click here.

This session will be repeated on 9th November, 2pm-3pm and 10th November, 7.30pm-8.30pm. Click here for more details. 

 

Past Events

Navigating Climate Grief: What Does it Mean for Christians? 3rd July 2021

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 

Bishop Paul Slater speaking to the audience

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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