During the Season of Creation, we are invited to pray, act and focus on the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor – to listen to those whose voices are less heard; to pray for those individuals, communities, species, and ecosystems which are lost and those whose livelihoods are threatened by climate change. We have events happening in our Diocese that offer opportunities for people to come together to reflect on how we can take action as individuals and communities.

Saturday 10th September 2022 – A sponsored ‘Ride and Stride’ event in Yelverton. This event challenges cyclists and walkers from the local community and beyond, to take part and reflect on sustainability.  Holy Cross Catholic Church in Yelverton (PL20 6AZ) will be open from 8am-5pm serving refreshments. More details will be on the  website www.holycrossyelverton.org.uk nearer the date.

Saturday 8th October 2022 11am to 5pm – Sclerder Abbey will be hosting an Open Day  (Sclerder Lane, Looe, PL13 2JD). There will be a simple lunch, refreshments and presentations on  Caring for Creation; the permaculture project at Sclerder Abbey (our ‘Green Abbey’ project) and practical tips for gardeners and other enthusiasts. Visitors will be able to tour the Abbey and the grounds. Please register by emailing sclerder@gmail.com with the heading ‘Green Abbey event’. For further information email  sclerder@gmail.com or telephone 01503 272 238.

Saturday 1st October 2022 – Free events in Falmouth (St Mary’s Church Hall TR11 3PR) 11am-4pm and St Mellion Estate PL12 6SD  10.30am -3.30pm.

These two events offer opportunities to hear from guest speakers about climate change and to discuss how we can respond. Lunch will be provided. You can register your interest by clicking on the location below:

Falmouth

St Mellion Estate

The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation: it is a time when the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect our common home. The Season begins on 1st September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. This year the theme is “Listen to the Voice of Creation.” If your parish is holding an event or would like more information, please get in touch caritas@prcdtr.org.uk

We are grateful to the National Lottery Climate Action Fund for supporting these events.