1. Christian Faith and the Environment

Made the link between the Christian Faith and our environmental concerns

  • Operation Noah Service held which included sending a petition to the Prime Minister consisting of origami arks. (June 2009)
  • Eco Congregation display at the Diocese of Llandaff Festival, showing
  • what we had done and suggestions for more things. This included getting
  • more people to make the origami arks and sending them to the Prime
  • Minister. (Sept 2009)
  • Chocolate intercessions during the Sunday service, giving people some
  • fairtrade chocolate and instructing them to keep the wrapper as a
  • reminder to buy fairtrade.
  • Stand Up for Poverty, the congregation made a pledge to stand up
  • against poverty, the numbers taking part were¬† sent to the Guiness Book
  • of Records. (October 2008)
  • Sunday intercessions include prayers for the care of God’s creation.
  • These are a permanent part of our worship. These include CEL prayers.
  • (ongoing)
  • Harvest Festival service linked to Water Aid, highlighting the issue of the need for clean water. (October 2009)
  • Freedom Feast an ecumenical event hosted at St Luke’s which included a talk by an asylum seeker. (November 2009)
  • Harvest Festival linked with our third Malawi Rice Challenge. This is
  • the challenge to sell 90kg of rice, supplied in 1kg bags, which is
  • sufficient for a farmer to send a child to school for a year. (October
  • 2010)
  • Tearfund One Voice Prayer Launch, paper stars are given to the
  • congregation to enable them to bring their intercessions to the Sunday
  • service. (February/May 2011)
  • Day of Prayer for Climate Change service during the afternoon various
  • readings and comments about climate change were read with silence
  • between them. (October 2009)
  • The Energy of Creation and Salvation sketch used within the sermon. (May 2009)
  • Sermon requested the congregation to all complete ‘1 thing I will do
  • to help the environment’. This was to be in addition to that which
  • they were already doing, this was written down twice, one was offered to
  • God, the other taken home as a reminder. (2010)