Environment: Worship and Prayer


Worship and prayer resources


Inspired by Creation: Some liturgies, based on ‘Not the End of the World’ by Hannah Ritchie. These materials were prepared by Tim Mayfield for ‘Inspired by Creation’, a day on greening the liturgy hosted by ‘Transforming Worship’ on 27 April 2024. All the text in italics is taken from Hannah Ritchie’s 2024 book ‘Not the End of the World’.


A Time for Creation: Liturgical resources for Creation and the Environment is a resource compiled by the Liturgical Commission for the Church of England, for all services and occasions when there is a focus on creation.


Climate Sunday invited all churches to hold a local climate-focused service in advance of the COP26, you can still access free resources to suit different traditions and styles of worship. 


Outdoor Worship

There are lots of resources for corporate and personal worship outdoors. Nature and the beauty of creation often inspire people to praise God, and outdoor worship can be more informal and accessible.

Outdoor worship guidance and resources from the Church of England


Praying for the Earth

The book is intended to be used as a supplement to the prayers of intercession in church on Sunday, and by individuals in their private prayers, so that praying for the earth becomes a part of our spiritual and daily life.

Rob Kelsey was the first Environment Officer in the Diocese of Newcastle, and formed a task group to promote environmental concern within the diocese.


Pray and Fast for the Climate

Join in with Pray and Fast for the Climate, a movement supported by the Church of England of Christians praying and fasting on the first day of each month for climate justice.




Doxecology by Resound Worship, is an album of contemporary, congregational worship songs on themes of creation, ecology and Christian hope. Alongside the 13-track album there are scores and charts, backing tracks and lyric videos (with streaming permission), and an accompanying book of studies with contributions from some leading scholars and practitioners in the fields of environmental concern and worship. 

Resound Worship have given permission to use all their songs, recordings and videos in online worship, streamed via whatever platform.


Biblical Study

God as the author of creation is a theme found throughout scripture. There are a variety of bible study resources on care of creation and the theme of the environment, these are often aimed at small groups but could also be used for personal study.


Saying Yes to Life by Dr Ruth Valerio

Saying Yes to Life (the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book 2020) explores Genesis 1, providing a biblical response to climate change and the theme of protecting the environment.

  • 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.




Tenants of the King: Operation Noah study course

This is a four-part study series. Through interactive group sessions, video interviews with leading Christian thinkers and insightful Bible commentary, this resource will help you and your church to reflect on the challenges of a changing climate, and how Christians can respond with hope to one of today’s greatest challenges.

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