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.
There is fantastic Faith at Home collective worship video and planning for Primary Schools to generate reflection on climate emergencies. There is also a video and planning for Secondary Schools.
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
New trees planted in Hockering for The Queen’s Green Canopy project
Hockering Church of England Primary Academy, part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT), has been given two small-leaved lime (tilea cordata) saplings by the Trustees of Hockering Wood as their contribution to The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.More
Trowse Parish achieves Eco Church Bronze
St Andrew's Church in Trowse, on the edge of Norwich city, is celebrating their Eco Church Bronze Award.More
The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher encourages parishes to take part in Churches Count on Nature
Parishes across England and Wales can now register to participate in Churches Count on Nature, an annual scheme where people visit churchyards and record the plant and animal species they encounter.More
Take part in Love Your Burial Ground week.
Churches are being encouraged to sign up to this year's love your burial ground week; an initiative by Churches Count on Nature.More
Applications open for Bishop of Norwich Sustainable Environment Employee of the Year Award.
Bishop Graham has relaunched his £1,000 award scheme to find inspirational young workers who are looking after Norfolk's natural environment.More
Eco Church Journey; All Saints, Horsford
A Churchwarden from All Saints, Horsford share the church's Eco Church journey so far.More
Watching the birdies at Hemblington
At the tail end of January, All Saints, Hemblington threw open its gates for its seventh RSPB Big Churchyard Birdwatch.More
Showing the love for climate care – from Reepham to Ghana
A small, crafted, green heart from Reepham has been shared on Twitter from Ghana by Bishop Graham as part of a climate care campaign on Valentine's Day.More
Harleston school receives international recognition for community work on nature recovery
Pupils at Harleston Sancroft Academy Primary school have received certificates from the Earth Society Foundation in New York.More