Training Opportunities and Events

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

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. 

Dates: The next course will begin in September 2022 – details TBC

Click here for more information and to register your interest. 

 

Saving Creation: Six Steps to Carbon Net Zero

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 14th September 5-6.30pm

Click here for more details. 

 

Church of England Envionmental Webinars

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:

Net Zero Carbon Webinars

Eco Church

Land and Nature

Envionmental Fundraising

 

Environmental Events

Leeds Diocesan Eco Book Group

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

The next meeting will be held in September. Date to be confirmed. 

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.

 

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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