Calendar

13 - 19 Jun 2022

Monday 13 Jun

Tuesday 14 Jun

Thursday 16 Jun

Saturday 18 Jun

10:00

Eco Conference - Looking after the Earth

16:00
St Lawrence's, Hungerford
  • Sat 18 June at 10:00 til 16:00
  • St Lawrence's, Parsonage Lane, The Croft, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0JB
Details

Looking after the environment has never mattered more, but what can individuals, churches and local communities actually do? This day conference will help participants to better understand the issues and how they can play their part in responding to the major environmental challenges of our times. It will address the moral and spiritual issues from a Christian perspective, as well as providing the latest science and practical solutions. Workshops will provide information and inspiration from a range of Christian and secular organisations and everyone, irrespective of their beliefs or faith, is warmly invited to join us. No prior knowledge or experience required.

10.00 Welcome and scene setting

Bp Olivia Graham, Bishop of Reading

10.10 What is the challenge? The latest science on the climate and nature crises

Dr Mike Morecroft, Natural England & Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Mike is a nationally and internationally recognised expert on climate change and nature and a lead author on the most recent IPCC report to the United Nations.

10.40 Why should we look after the Earth?

Rev Margot Hodson, Associate Vicar of the Shill Valley and Broadshire and Director of Theology and Education for the John Ray Initiative. Margot has written and spoken widely on environmental issues.

11.10 Coffee

11.30 How can we make a difference?

Helen Stephens, Eco Church, and A Rocha. Helen works for A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world, including through supporting and advising churches through the EcoChurch scheme.

12.00 Questions for the Panel

Host: Rev. Mike Saunders, Vicar of Hungerford

1.30 - 2.30 & 2.45 - 3.45 Workshop Sessions

Participants have the opportunity to choose two, one in each session.

1 HEAT your home without costing the earth
Led by John Downe from Hungerford Environmental Action Team (HEAT)

2 Zero emissions motoring
Led by HEAT

3 How to make a wild flower meadow
Led by Charles Flower in The Meadow Tent

4 Becoming an Eco Church
Led by Helen Stephens Eco Church

5 Partnering with the Woodland Trust
Led by John Tucker from the Woodland Trust

3.45 Reflection - Bp Olivia, Bishop of Reading

4.00 Finish

Notes

Admission is free, but please book by contacting Alison to sign up.

Contacts

Sunday 19 Jun

19:00

Youth Club

20:30
St Lawrence's, Hungerford
  • Sun 19 June at 19:00 til 20:30
  • St Lawrence's, Parsonage Lane, The Croft, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0JB
Details

If you are Year 7 or above you are very welcome; either just turn up or contact us (details below).