As Christ’s disciples, we share a welcome duty of stewardship towards all of God’s Creation. This is particularly expressed in the fifth Mark of Mission agreed by the Anglican Consultative Council, which directs all Christians “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth.”
We believe that:
- Our relationship with the natural environment is integral to our relationship with God
- Good ecology is a matter of social justice and so is central to what it means to be a Christian
- Care for the environment should be a key component of Christian living – individually, as churches and as a diocese
Our Environmental Policy expresses our commitment to live out these principles, in:
- Our worship and teaching
- Our activities, land and buildings
- Our strategy and planning
- Our engagement with local communities, government and businesses
Environment Open Synod Forum
Update 13 March 2020
We were due to hold an Open Synod Forum on Saturday 21st March at the Northumberland Church of England Academy and the Bishop’s Officer for the Environment, the Revd Mark Nash-Williams, had pulled together a super agenda and workshops to help us focus our efforts on how we respond to environmental issues that we face.
However, as you may also appreciate, we are facing a more pressing issue in the form of coronavirus and how we respond to the ever changing situation. We have therefore taken the decision to postpone this Open Synod Forum until later this year.
Thank you to all who have worked with Mark to prepare for this Open Synod Forum. We will circulate a new date as soon as we have that confirmed.
Praying for the Earth
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Lent 2020: Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book, Saying Yes to Life, by Dr Ruth Valerio
Saying Yes to Life is a really interesting and stimulating book, full of good things. These resources may help you to make the most of it:
- A worked-out Lent course based on the book, from Bristol Diocese https://spckpublishing.co.uk/pub/media/wysiwyg/Dio...
- Alternative suggestions for how to use the book for a Lent group. Click here to see Lent 2020 – using “Saying Yes to Life” for Groups
- A great youth resource, stimulating interviews to accompany the different chapters, links to more resources and ideas for further thinking and reflecting, all available on the SPCK website.
Alternative suggestions for how to use the book 'Saying Yes to Life' for a Lent ... Read more
The Venerable Peter Robinson, Archdeacon of Lindisfarne: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01670 503810.
Bishops' Advisor on the Environment
The Revd Mark Nash-Williams, email@example.com
Facebook Group Newcastle Diocese Eco Champions Click here
For more information about the Church of England's Shrinking the Footprint campaign, visit their website.