Welcome to this prayer resource that began this Lent to compliment the Daily Reflections
Sunday 13th June: Eleventh in Ordinary
Listen to the service as a radio broadcast on 105.9 BishopFM just after the 11am Sunday morning news, or stream it at 11am on the website through YouTube [and join in with hymn-singing for 15 minutes beforehand] – See below…Read more
Please click on the picture below to see the pdf of this week’s newsletter
A Five week -session course facilitated by Rev Ruth Newton of the Diocese of Leeds on behalf of the North East Churches Environment group
- What are the connections between ecological concerns and faith?
- Does the Bible help or hinder us when thinking about creation-care?
- Is Salvation just for humans?
These are some of the questions addressed in The Bible and Ecology Course. Using online material from the University of Exeter, you will have the chance to hear from expert theologians in this area, followed by discussion in a local group.
Taking place on Zoom Thursdays in Jul from 7.30 to 9pm.
Thursday 1st July and continuing on 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of July.
Rev Ruth Newton is parish priest of St John’s, Sharow, near Ripon and author of Greeningthelectionary.net. Ruth is studying for a Doctorate in eco-theology and mission. She is member of the Church of England General Synod and Area Environment Champion for Ripon Episcopal Area (South).
To register, please contact the North East Churches Ecumenical Environment group on this email. Places are limited.
What previous participants said about the course:
“This course has helped to pull to gather lots of disparate thoughts I have had on the environment and enabled me to place them on a strong Biblical framework.”
“I’ve found it really helpful to try to see eco issues form others’ perspectives. Thank you Ruth for your excellent facilitation.”
“The group discussion on the course has been really stimulating. I have learnt a lot from others”
The District team are making a film to capture the prophetic voice of young people from around the District. We would therefore like young people to choose one of the attached prompt questions and record themselves answering it. They can send this as a voice recording or a video, but please note that if they send a video only the audio will be used, and all submissions will be kept anonymous. They will need to send the recording with the relevant permission form to Liddy Buswell
We’re also aware that some people might want to submit a comment without recording it themselves – if this is the case, you can fill in this google form and your comment will be voiced by someone else.
As we start to plan for Courageous Day 2022, we are excited to announce that the District is holding a competition for young people to design a logo for Courageous Day! Be as creative as you like and think about what being courageous means to you! Please send your completed designs to Liddy Buswell.
The District team will shortlist the designs and the winning design will be voted on at the Courageous Hour on July 4th (see below!).
Courageous Hour • Reflect, Celebrate, Act
Sunday 4th July, 6pm
As a follow-on from Courageous Day we are holding a Courageous Hour on Zoom. This will be a time for children, young people, leaders and parents to reflect on the time since Courageous Day, celebrate what God is doing in our lives, and act on what God is calling us to. There will be an opportunity for 16+ year olds to hear about the Courageous Programme starting in September, and for everyone to vote on the winner of the logo competition. We hope it will be a fruitful and empowering time.
You don’t need to have been to Courageous Day to come along to this event!
Please register for the Courageous Hour through this link
or get in touch with Vanessa as you did for Courageous Day if you prefer