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St James Church

102 Green Street

Hereford

HR1 2QW

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We are delighted that The Eco Diocese Launch Event will be opened by Bishop Richard who will then introduce Helen Stephens from A Rocha UK as the keynote speaker. Helen will give some background information on the Arocha Eco Church Award Scheme and guidance on the actual process of becoming an Eco Church and ultimately an Eco Diocese. We will then hear from some of the churches that have already begun this process highlighting both the 'highs and lows' of their journeys so far. Following lunch (which is provided) you will be able to chose 2 workshops focused on the five themes covered by the eco church survey. Those numbered 1 below are the choice for the first session and those numbered 2 are the choice for the second session.

Buildings:

  1. "Keep it local" - Wendy Coombey on how to adapt church buildings to encourage local service delivery.
  2. "Sustainable Church Buildings" Catherine Ross (Open and Sustainable Churches Officer) on how to reduce your carbon footprint.

Worship and Teaching:

  1. "Engaging with Nature" Isabel Carter on Forest or Mossy churches.
  2. "Theology of Climate Change" Rev Nick Read on exploring the latest thinking and theological resources.

Lifstyle:

  1. "What can we do about plastics" Jon Cooke will share the experiences of getting to grips with this issue in the town of Church Stretton.
  2. Carbon Footprinting" Rev Mike Bourke on how to use a simple Household Carbon Footprint tool to help reduce your carbon footprint.

Community and Global:

  1. "Sharing Inspiring Stories" Helen Stephens (Arocha UK) on the impact of Eco Churches on church communities.
  2. "How to engage children in schools and churches using Christian Aid resource" Emma Rockey (Christian Aid).

Churchyards and Land:

  1. "Blooming and Beautiful - getting the balance right Andrea Gilpin (Caring For Gods Acre) on the management of churchyards to encourage wildflowers and visitors.
  2. "Investigate, record and celebrate the wildlife in your churchyard" Andrea Gilpin (Caring For Gods Acre) on how to record wildlife in churchyards and make use of the national database.

Please select your workshops by using a link that will be sent in your confirmation email when you book onto this event. To ensure you are able to book onto your preferred workshops, please select as soon as you receive your confirmation email.

The programme for the day will be as follows:

9.45am - Arrival, registration, market place and refreshments.

10.15am - Opening of the event by Bishop Richard

10.45am - Presentation by Helen Stephens (A Rocha's Church Relations Manager)

11.45pm - Churches already on the eco church journey share their experiences to date.

12.45pm - Shared buffet lunch provided and opportunity to network

1.30pm - Series of workshops (participants to select two)

3.15pm - Short act of worship and pledge to work towards becoming an Eco Diocese.

3.45pm - Refreshments

4pm - Depart


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Public transport: the mainline train station in Hereford is about a mile (20min walk) from the venue.

By car: there will be ample parking at St James Primary School next door to the church which will be signed. Consider sharing lifts where possible.

How do I select my choice of workshops in the afternoon?

Once you have completed the purchase of your ticket for this event you will receive a confirmation email. In this email there will be a link to the form with details of the workshops on offer. You will then be able to select your choice of workshop. A brief description of the workshops are above. The number of spaces are restricted on each workshop so it is advisable that you make your selection as soon as possible. If you have any problems accessing the form for selecting the workshops then please email: mary.oxley@hereford.anglican.org with your choices.

If you have booked for more than one person, can you please make sure that everyone completes the form to select their workshop choices.

If you need a lift from the train station, there will also be an option to request a lift on this same form.

Is there a minimum age requirements to enter the event?

While everyone is welcome, please note that there will be not child specific activities. For students or children under the age of 18 or for those who are not able to afford the cost of a ticket, please email Mary Oxley on mary.oxley@hereford.anglican.org.

Is there wheelchair access to the venue?

Yes, the venue is wheelchair friendly.

Will there be facilities to book and pay on the day?

No. There will be no facilities to book and pay on the day so please book and pay in advance so that we can cater accurately and assign appropriate numbers to each workshop.

If I have any questions about the day who do I contact?

Please contact: Chrissie Pepler: c.pepler@hereford.anglican.org

Is this event open to other denominations?

This is an ecumenical event and is open to all who are interested.



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Hereford

HR1 2QW

United Kingdom

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