Resources and articles to support with good stewardship of God's worldDiocese of Norwich environmental resources for parishes
Developing wisdom and courageous advocacy are two integral components of the SIAMS Schedule with schools/inspectors asked to explore:
How well the school’s Christian vision inspires the
whole school community to engage in social
action and to be courageous advocates for change
in their local, national and global communities
The Diocese of London have created a resource with environmental events linked to the 2020/2021 calendar year.
Dear World Leaders…
The Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University is celebrating its 10th anniversary. For this anniversary almost a hundred children, each about the same age as the institute, wrote letters to World Leaders, sharing their thoughts about climate change and their hopes for the next 10 years. Letters were received from children in the UK, India, USA, Australia, Russia, Hungary, Nigeria, Mexico, and Brazil.
As a result, a FREE downloadable book has been produced to try to bring together some of the things that have changed during the children’s lifetime and highlight the things we need to do in the next 10 years – things that the children call for in their letters.
The book explores many areas of environmental concern and provides some thought-provoking activities at the back to use with primary aged children.
Ten years is a lifetime for many children, including the children who wrote the letters that inspired the publication of this book. We now acknowledge that as stewards of God’s creation we have left it late to act, but it is not too late, to change the future. The next ten years are key in making good some of the bad things that have happened to God’s world.
To download the book please click on the file below:
This updated resource Our School: Our World by the Diocese of Norwich Education team outlines practical ideas from Christian and other perspectives to develop stewardship of God’s world in schools.Watch this video, where Bishop Graham introduces the booklet:
Resources to support engagement with environmental subjects, taking you directly to the Mission Hub area
Join us as we celebrate The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch and National Nest Box weekMore
This session is open to all RE subject leaders from all schools across the County / Diocese.More
An opportunity to learn songs from the world church with John BellMore
John Bell leads us in exploring a theological response to COP26 informed by the Iona CommunityMore
All 42 dioceses signed-up to become eco dioceses ahead of 2030 net zero carbon target
All 42 dioceses in the Church of England have signed up to become an “eco diocese” as part of their commitment to reach carbon net zero by 2030.More
Clover Hill Infant and Nursery School win eco competition
The school, part of the All Angels Federation, won a competition to highlight the importance of caring for the planet through an imaginative video.More
Children at Bowthorpe school plant trees for Queen’s Green Canopy
The pupils at St Michael's VA Primary School, Bowthorpe were joined by Bishop Graham and children from Clover Hill Infant and Nursery school to plant trees for the nation-wide project.More
Diocese of Norwich Synod approves divestment from fossil fuels
Today (Saturday 6 November) the Diocese of Norwich Synod voted overwhelmingly (by 61 votes to 5) to approve the motion to divest from fossil fuels, following a thoughtful debate.More
Fix Ya Bike Workshop at St Francis Church, Heartsease
At this time of climate emergency, travelling by bicycle is one way we can care better for God’s creation. At St Francis, they’ve been running a cycling project to encourage the local community to try getting about by bike.More
Shipdham school awarded green grant
Thomas Bullock Church of England Primary Academy in Shipdham near Dereham has been awarded a £3k ‘Green Grant’ from Breckland Council.More
Primary school children bring hope for change
Children from Swaffham Church of England Primary Academy have been exploring the value of hope and considering what it means to be good stewards of our planet at a time when our World Leaders are coming together for the COP 26 summit in November.More
Pupils contribute prayers and reflections to global climate conference
A number of Diocese of Norwich school pupils have created prayers and reflections on the issues of climate change, to travel to the COP26 summit in Glasgow.More
Sounding the alarm! Eaton churches “Ring out for Climate Change”
St Andrew’s Eaton and Christ Church, Eaton will be taking part in a UK-wide initiative in which churches will sound their bells on the eve of the COP26 summit.More