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
Come and join us at our second forum, where, following a short reflective exercise, we'll be taking a look at energy choices for our church buildings. As last time, there'll be an opportunity to share experiences and learn from one another.More
We are delighted that the Right Reverend Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich, has agreed to give the Bunwell lecture which was postponed for two years because of Covid restrictions.More
Bishop of Norwich’s Prize for Ecology awarded
Bishop Graham has awarded UEA student, Guthrie Allen, the prize for the best MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation research dissertation in the last academic year (2020-21), for a project on the role of woodland canopies in supporting bees in a Norfolk farmland landscape.More
A successful Sustainability Conference was hosted by Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company (DoNESC) in partnership with Anglian Water at the Enterprise Centre, UEA Research Park, Norwich.More
Spiritual Garden funding
The Diocesan Board of Education are excited to launch its latest project – creating spiritual/reflection gardens.More
Synod endorses plan to reach net zero carbon by 2030
The Church of England’s General Synod has endorsed detailed plans designed to help the Church to reach net zero carbon by 2030.More
Bishop of Norwich’s Sustainable Environment Young Employee of the Year awarded at Norfolk Show
The first winner of a new competition sponsored by the Bishop of Norwich to select a young employee of the year is 17-year-old Jamie Hipperson, an apprentice at Bentley Farming Ltd, an arable farm based in Norfolk.More
Faith in Nature Day at Dickleburgh Church
Dickleburgh Church were delighted to host a wonderful day for the Reception and Year 6 children at Dickleburgh School entitled ‘Faith in nature’.More
Hethersett Primary and Global Neighbours
Pupils at Hethersett VC Primary School are working towards their Global Neighbours accreditation.More
Synod to consider plans for net zero carbon church by 2030
The Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich, has endorsed plans to be considered at Synod, to reach net zero carbon church by 2030.More
Care for creation written into baptism and confirmation liturgy
Bishop Graham has written to all clergy and licensed lay ministers this week to inform them of an addition to liturgy that seeks to embed creation care in the promises made.More