To add such an exciting aquatic feature to the Wolf Fields conservation site, supporters can register with the Aviva Community Fund and elect A Rocha UK’s project. Making it through to the finals will give the charity the chance to win up to £10,000.
That could mean schoolchildren and families can sit and watch frogs, dragonflies and other wild waterborne mini-beasts buzz and bounce around the flowers and reeds amid an urban residential neighbourhood in West London. Voting closes on 30th May.
After registering, supporters will receive ten votes. Should they wish, they can use all of their votes on Wolf Fields.
If successful, A Rocha UK will use the Aviva award to create this new feature ... Read more...
Described by A Rocha UK chief Steve Hughes as ‘one of our unsung heroes’, George ran a monthly prayer meeting in Southport for the charity, for more than 20 years. ‘In his lifetime he recruited many into A Rocha UK,’ said Steve.
‘No one who’d been in any of George’s home groups was unaware of his passion,’ said Dr Hugh Milligan, a longstanding member of the Southport prayer group.
George (pictured) and wife Pat were right there at the start of the international work. They were attending St Mary’s Church, Upton, when young curate Peter Harris shared his vision for Christian conservation.
Encouraged by George and others, Peter went on to start A ... Read more...
To be held at the popular North Devon retreat centre Lee Abbey, from 8th-15th August, Jubilee For Creation! will examine the statement, ‘Why the whole of creation needs a Sabbath rest’. A Rocha UK Conservation Director Andy Lester (pictured bottom left) and World Wildlife Fund Chief executive David Nussbaum (pictured top right) will explore the biblical idea of jubilee in the context of the environment.
Morning sessions will look at the need for people and the wider creation to take a break. There will also be a performance of actor Andrew Harrison’s one-man show about the natural world, The Last Cuckoo. A resident member of the York-based Riding ... Read more...
A Rocha UK suffered more than £1,000 worth of loss and damage after thieves broke into the site in Norwood Green, just before the Easter holiday season. But A Rocha UK has since held children’s activities and a sunrise service there.
SHOWER OF BLESSING
Nearly 50 people from five local churches attended the Easter service – despite a 5am start in the dark and the rain. Three A Rocha UK volunteers helped manage the event, which was led by Rev Jeff Pyne from St Mary’s Church. Worship was led by Rev Dawn Jewson from St George’s Church.
‘Some people said the brief rainfall was a shower of blessing,’ said Communities Officer Kailean Khongsai. ‘The service went really well. There were five local ministers ... Read more...
At The Climate Coalition’s ‘Speak Up’ event on 17th June, A Rocha UK is playing a key role in ecumenical services at St Margaret’s Church, Parliament Square, and Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street. And supporters are being urged to join what could be the single biggest climate lobby in history.
Churches and Theology Director Dr Ruth Valerio and Conservation Director Andy Lester will be part of the team leading worship and prayer – as thousands gather in central London for the mass lobby (pictured is a scene from the previous march). Main speaker at the services will be Bishop of Salisbury Rt Rev Nick Holtam, with contributions from Ruth Valerio, Irish singer-songwriter Andy Flannagan, and staff ... Read more...