Our response to God’s creation and to the environmental crises that we face, including human-induced climate change, begins with coming to God himself.
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 that runs eco-church 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.
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.
Guidance from the Church of England (this is guidance produced during the COVID-19 pandemic but still has some useful pointers)
Worship resources for particular occasions
Season of Creation September 2023
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 2023 is Let Justice and peace Roll
Watch this video about the 2023 theme
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.
COP28 November/December 2023
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP28, will be the 28th United Nations Climate Change conference, held from November 30 until December 12, 2023, at the Expo City, Dubai.
Every morning during COP28at 8am, Green Christian chaplain Revd Andrew Norman will lead 10 minutes of prayer and reflection on zoom. Find out how to register to join.
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
Plough Sunday 7th January 2024
Content coming soon
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
Rogation Sunday 5th May 2024
Content coming soon
Environment Sunday June 2nd 2024
Environment Sunday is always the Sunday nearest World Environment Day on June 5th. In 2024 the theme for World Environment Day is Journey to a Greener Future.
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.