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Worship and theology resources

Are you looking for prayers, liturgy, ideas for church services, or theological resources?

Our response to God’s creation and to the environmental crises that we face, including human-induced climate change, begins with coming to God.

On this page you can find resources for regular prayer, for prayer and worship for particular occasions, as well as theological resources such as books, talks and articles. A Rocha, the organisation the runs eco-church, also provides some resources to help churches think about worship and teaching.

Prayers

A Rocha provides a list of prayers related to the climate emergency written by Rev'd John Swales. 

Green Christian provide prayers for every day in different formats. You can subscribe to be sent information monthly or daily.

 


Liturgies

A green liturgy from St Mary's Twyford


Preaching and Reflections

Preaching for God's World provide weekly reflections from activists, theologians and church leaders across the world church to support clergy, lay preachers and all Christians to explore the set lectionary readings for each week from the perspective of creation care and ecological justice and to grow in our care for God’s creation.


Outdoor worship

Guidance from the Church of England  (this is guidance produced during the COVID-19 pandemic but still has some useful pointers)

About Forest Church

Norwich Diocese Resources on Wild Church 

Resources from Engage Worship


Worship resources for particular Sundays and periods in the year

A Rocha, the organisation that runs eco-church, has some resources for particular Sundays on its webpage on worship and teaching. There are plenty of other resources below.

  • Earth Hour 23rd March 2024

    Since 2007, Earth Hour has been known for the “lights off” moment, with individuals from around the globe switching off their lights to show symbolic support for the planet and to raise awareness of the environmental issues affecting it. Find out more here

     

  • Earth Day 22nd April 2024

    Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. 

    In 2024 the theme is Planet v. Plastics

    See here for more information

     

  • Season of Creation September 2024

    Creationtide (or the Season of Creation) is the period in the annual church calendar, from 1st September to 4th October, dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.

    Churches often use this time to celebrate Harvest Festival, to thank God for our food, but also to recognise the wonder and fragility of creation.

    Find out more about the Season of Creation

    The theme for Creationtide 2024 is "To hope and act with Creation"

  • Harvest

    Green Christian provides a range of resources and very helpful links to resources from quie a few other organisations here

    For over three decades, Ripple Effect (previously "Send a cow") has worked alongside farmers in rural Africa, inspiring and equip them to transform their lives and protect the planet. They have some Harvest resources here that are geared to encouraging your church to get more involved in their organisation. 

  • COP29 November 2024

    The 2024 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP29, will be the 29th United Nations Climate Change conference, held from November 11 until November 24, 2024, in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Videos

What do We Want to Sustain? Thinking about Faith and The Climate. Dr Carmody Grey: Hook Lecture 2021

Saying Yes to Life - Ruth Valerio in St Paul's Cathedral (2020)


 

Books and Articles about theology 

In due course, we'll be listing books and articles here with short reviews. If you would like to recommend a book or article, please let Rev'd Sandra Eldridge know.


For more information or to report anything wrong with this page please contact Revd Sandra Eldridge