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Resources

See also the Environmental Links page for environmental organisations, ​many of which have useful resources.

Resources Sheet

Resources Sheet (PDF)

Resources and contacts ​on a range of topics from Green Energy to ​Lifestyle.


Creation Matters

Creation Matters Small Group Studies (PDF)
A series of useful studies on Creation Matters, prepared by St Paul’s Dorking, including worship, scriptural readings and practical actions on environmental matters.


Bible Studies

The Revd Stephen Sizer put together a series of five Bible studies to help Christ Church, Virginia Water become an Eco Church. These are suitable for use in home groups, especially during the season of creation (1 Sept - 4 Oct).

He has also written a blog about our mandate for creation care.


Don’t Stop at the Lights - 2016

Don't stop at the lightsMany churches are taking action to reduce their carbon footprints. But recycling and changing lightbulbs are only the first steps.

Written by the authors of How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change a Christian?, this handbook gives clergy and church leaders the tools they need to help their congregations take those next steps. Structured around the Church's year for ease of implementation, Don't Stop at the Lights provides material to help church leaders plan a year of environmental change in their church.

For each season, it includes: Environmental themes and how to link these to services and sermons; Practical actions; Case studies of good practice to inspire church leaders; Study material on key Biblical texts on creation and environmental concern.

The authors produced an update for members of Synod following the UN Climate Conference in Paris. This is now available here.

Printed copies of the update and the handbook are available from Church House Publishing.

 


Caring for God’s Acre – Churchyard Action Pack

This resource has a wealth of information to help with the sensitive management of your churchyard. There are guidelines on the management of wildlife habitats such as grassland and trees, and features such as lychgates, boundary walls and old stonework. It also includes information on how to involve others and how to make use of these places for learning and community activity.

It is available to buy or download from the Caring for God’s Acre website.

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Matthew 13:31

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