Season of Creation

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.

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.
A church in a misty field.

The theme for the Season of Creation 2022 is Listen to the Voice of Creation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have become familiar with the concept of being muted in conversations. Many voices are muted in public discourse around climate change and the ethics of Earth-keeping.

These are voices of those who suffer the impacts of climate change. These are voices of people who hold generational wisdom about how to live gratefully within the limits of the land. These are voices of a diminishing diversity of more-than-human species. It is the voice of the Earth. Find out more about the Season of Creation here.

This year, we'll be teaming up with The Climate Coalition, so that whatever you do to celebrate the season, it can also be part of the Great Big Green Week. You might want to hold a Climate Sunday services or host a community event. Come along to our 'Get Ready for Great Big Green Week' webinar for more ideas. Book here.

In 2021 we held a webinar series looking at worship, theology, mission and the environment. 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

The Season of Creation is a great time to encourage children and young people to take part in the Letters for Creation project. This is a way for them to reflect on what caring for creation means to them, and how they want their voice to be heard in the climate justice conversation.

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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