More than 300 people are expected to converge on A Rocha UK’s urban nature reserve Wolf Fields for a special open-air service on May Day (1st May).
Main speaker will be A Rocha UK’s CEO Andy Atkins. Leading the service, which starts at 10.30am, will be Holy Trinity Church, Southall – a multi-ethnic worshipping community of people of all ages.
They’re part of the Southall Group Ministry of five Anglican parishes working together – St George’s, Emmanuel, St John’s and St Mary’s as well as Holy Trinity – who will all be taking part in the event.
Everyone is welcome at the service, which comes at a time when A Rocha UK celebrates a long list of achievements at Wolf Fields. So far, A Rocha UK’s education team have led events for more than 500 children there.
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Church activists will converge on Coventry Central Hall on 15th April to plan how their communities should put the Paris talks into action. And A Rocha UK supporters can join them by booking here.
A Rocha UK is a partner behind this 2016 Ecumenical World Development Conference, ‘Hope In A Changing Climate’. Churches And Theology Director Dr Ruth Valerio (pictured) will be one of the speakers at the two-day event.
Ruth will give an introduction to A Rocha UK’s environmental award scheme Eco Church. She will also lead a workshop on her new book ‘Just Living – Faith And Community In An Age Of Consumerism’.
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They’re working together to set up a new zone focusing on all things eco-friendly at CRE International 2016 (2015 event pictured). What’s become known affectionately as ‘the ideal church show’ runs at London’s ExCeL from 17th-20th May.
‘We’re very proud and excited to partner with A Rocha UK in setting up Eco Street,’ said event director Bill Allen. ‘Eco Street has been founded because we recognise the need to help churches care for God’s earth.’
A seminar stream will discuss theological issues surrounding ecology and offer ways in which churches can respond in a practical way. A Rocha UK supporters will be entitled to free admission to the event.
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On a visit to St John’s Church, Southall, last month (February), The Prince of Wales met A Rocha UK founder Rev Dave Bookless (pictured), and heard about the charity’s work that started at the town in 2001.
A Rocha UK was one of a group of local initiatives invited to the visit to show The Prince of Wales the work they are doing in the local community. The Prince was there to meet members of the town’s faiths forum and to hear more about the church’s community work.
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It’s a colourful montage of what life can be like for A Rocha UK’s new chief Andy Atkins (pictured) – as captured by leading Christian publications. Popular men’s magazine Sorted is the latest title to feature Andy’s story since Mothers’ Union journal Families First ran an article earlier this year.
Andy told Sorted how men can engage with the environment. ‘This vision needs men to become active in registering their church with A Rocha UK’s Eco Church award scheme – and working with their church leaders to drive those changes,’ he said.
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