All Saints Go Green Fun Day plans

Plans are advancing for an All Saints day of fun activities and workshops focussed on celebrating God’s wonderful creation. All Saints Go Green Fun day on Saturday 16th September inThe Cornerstone will offer a wide range of interesting activities for whole families. There will be traditional bread-making; flower-arranging for beginners; a beastie trail in the chuchyard; demonstrations and displays from local conservation groups and the All Saints churchyard group; tree-identification workshops; print-making; digital photography worskshops using the wonderful variety of views in All Saints churchyard; T-shirt design etc etc. We hope to arrange tower trips once again to get the high-level views of God’s creation; and for those who like to get more physical the Friends of All Saints churchyard will also be holding their monthly churchyard maintenance workday and will welcome extra help. More details to follow.

The Go Green Fun Day aims to support the special focus of worship on creation in All Saints during September and October. This time of year has been designated “creationtime” for liturgy in churches by the Ecumenical Assembly of European Churches and congregations have been called upon to celebrate God as creator and the wonders of creation during this time of year. All Saints was awarded Eco-Congregation status by the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland last year for our commitment to raising awareness of ecological issues and managing our church properties in a sustainable way. Special note was made by the inspectors of the ecologically friendly design of The Cornerstone and the sustainable way the churchyard is now being managed. LAst week All saints Parochial Church Council resolved to take out an initial one-year church membership of two leading Christian environmental organisations: the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals and Christian Ecology link.

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