Walking the green road together

    Lichfield Diocese News
    28 May 2019
    Pete Bate

    Local churches in Shropshire are joining forces with national organisation Green Christian for a free event to resource people of faith to respond to the problems of climate change.

    On 15 June Shrewsbury’s Central Baptist Church (SY1 1QG) will host Green Christian 'On The Road Together' in Shrewsbury, the fifth in a series of 'On the Road Together' events run by Green Christian over the last 18 month. It is open to all who are interested in finding out more about living in harmony with God’s creation and Green Christian’s insights and activities.

    “There is much anxiety around the environment,” said the Revd Richard Clarkson, Lichfield Diocese's Environmental Officer. "It can feel so overwhelming to try and address these problems by ourselves but if we can come together as people of faith to support one another and learn from one another then we can face the challenges with a renewed hope.”

    Participants will learn about the Green Christian Way of Life which combines spirituality, personal change and public witness within the encouragement of a community. They can also find out about Green Christian’s Joy In Enough project and how economics, ecology and Christianity mix.

    The event, also organised in partnership with the Diocese of Hereford, will run from 10.30am to 4:30pm. Book here. Booking is essential as numbers are limited. The event is free but donations will be welcome on the day.

    Churches across Lichfield Diocese are spearheading efforts to combat change by signing up to become Eco Churches. Find out more here.