Season of Creation

Creationtide or the Season of Creation

This is the period in the annual church calendar, from 1st September to 4th October, dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.

Many churches choose to use this time of year to hold special services and events to give thanks for God's gift of creation, and to renew their commitment to caring for our one planet home.

Let Justice and Peace Flow

The theme for the Season of Creation 2023 is Let Justice and Peace Flow. 

The prophet Isaiah proclaims: “Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43: 19) Biodiversity is being lost at a rate not seen since the last mass extinction. The futures of young people are threatened by the cascading impacts of the loss of biodiversity and a changing climate.

The urgency grows and we must make visible peace with Earth and on Earth, at the same time that justice calls us to repentance and a change of attitude and actions. As we join the river of justice and peace with others then hope is created instead of despair.

How to get involved

2022 Webinar Series

Watch our Season of Creation webinar series exploring environmental themes in theology and worship.

What does the New Testament have to say about the environment?
Why evangelism and creation care are essential to each other
Climate, gender and racial justice
Creation speaks of God's glory

We held our first webinar series looking at worship, theology, mission and the environment in 2021. You can watch the whole series again here, or find each individual session below.

Forest Church
Theology of Climate Change
Let All Creation Sing
Climate Action is Mission

You can find out more about how to take action on environmental issues on our Environment Programme page. To keep in touch, sign up to the quarterly newsletter

You can still find lots more ideas from previous years on this resources page.



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