Exciting programme for Winchester Green Week

The 5th Winchester Green Week is nearly here.

Our Climate Justice Champion, Jo Crocker, says there is an exciting programme to look forward to.

Think tank, Art house, Activate.…. sustainable fashion show, repair cafe launch, pop up shop (Winchester School of Art and Salvation Army), exhibitions, climate cafes, workshops, letters for tomorrow, growing, green quiz…..

With more than 60 events in the programme you’ll need to visit the Winchester Green Week website for full events listing:  http://winacc.org.uk/winchestergreenweek/  or scan the QR code on the poster below.

Poster for Winchester Green Week

Here is a selection which might be of special interest, available to or organised by churches in our area….please support each other and enjoy the week!

Tuesday 20 September, 7-8.30pm online

‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis: A Guide to Action’ Webinar 

Our friends at Operation Noah are launching a report ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis: A Guide to Action’ which outlines the scope for reducing emissions on Church land as well as enhancing carbon sinks such as woodlands and peatlands.

Webinar speakers include:

  • Hannah Malcolm, Church of England ordinand & climate justice campaigner
  • Andy Lester (Head of Conservation, A Rocha UK);
  • Alan Radbourne (UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)
  • Sharon Hall (Campaign officer, Operation Noah)

The event is free to attend, and you can book your tickets here.

Thursday 22 September, 8am

Loss and Damage Action Day  

An international day to stand in solidarity with those living with the worst impacts of climate breakdown, and to call on rich countries and big polluters to pay up for this loss and damage they continue to knowingly cause.

Green Christian are holding a short contemplative prayer session on Zoom at 8am at the start of the national Loss and Damage Day Thur 22 Sept. This will be led by Green Christian Chaplain, Revd Andrew Norman.

Register on this website https://greenchristian.org.uk/loss-and-damage-day/

Saturday 24 September, 10.30-12.30am

Our responsibilities at this time – talk and discussion from Just Stop Oil and Christian Climate Action

Start acting like life depends on it: Christian resistance to climate chaos. We’re facing a climate and ecological emergency. What can we do? You can sit there and watch it happen. Or you can take action to protect
everything we hold sacred. Come and hear how we can avoid this catastrophe.

United Church Hall, Jewry Street

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Sunday 25 September, 10am

An ‘Eco-church’ slot in Sunday worship

We will hear from those who have made ‘green’ changes in their lifestyles and how these relate to their Christian Faith, part of a series through September on Created for Worship

Winchester Baptist Church, 2-4 City Road, SO23 8SD

Sunday 25 September, 10am

Nick Baker at St Lawrence

Do join us for the first Sunday of Green Week at St Lawrence Church Winchester with A Rocha Speaker c. 

At the end of the service we are having a Recycle Sunday ( approx 11am) which will raise money for Winchester Basics Bank.

poster with lots of writing

St Lawrence in the Square, Winchester City Centre

Sunday 25 September, 9am, 11am and 7pm

Climate Justice for Planet and People

Christ Church will focus on climate justice at each of its three services – 9am, 11am and 7pm

Christchurch, Christchurch Road, Winchester, SO23 9SR

Monday 26 September 8pm

Hush at Christ Church

A ‘green theme’ Christian contemplative hour of guided reflection, contemplative practice and silence. Led by Brian Draper

Christchurch, Christchurch Road, Winchester, SO23 9SR

Tuesday 27 September, 7-9pm

Eco Open Mic

St Andrew’s Owslebury is hosting locals swapping tips on living village life sustainably and affordably. Featuring food and textile tips from local entrepreneurs Rebecca of Open House Deli and Emily of Emily Sews. All welcome, free entry. Bar open. Donations to split between local charities.

Owslebury Village Hall, Main Road, Owslebury, Hampshire, Winchester, SO21 1LP

Wednesday 28 September, 6-8pm

Green Listening – an older generation’s take on green issues

Organised by the Methodist Housing Association

green listening event poster

The Projects, 6 Middle Brook Street Winchester SO23 8BQ

Thursday 29 September, 12.30

Impact of Climate Change on water harvesting in India

A lunch and talk. Suggested Donation £25

St Peter’s Parish Centre, Jewry Street

Saturday 1 October, 11am-4pm

Open Garden at Friends Meeting House

Welcome to anyone and especially families with children to enjoy and explore our lovely and peaceful garden. There will be refreshments and something ‘green’ for children to do.

Friends Meeting House, 16 Colebrook Street, Winchester

Saturday 1 October, 2-4pm

Apple tasting and Hedgerows Discovery on Oliver’s Battery and book sale

Oliver’s Battery Sustainability and St Mark’s

St Mark’s Church, Oliver’s Battery, SO22 4EU

Sunday 2 October, 3.30pm

Cry of Creation: Rally for the earth

Everyone is invited to a compelling new event at Winchester Cathedral on Harvest Festival afternoon.

‘Cry of Creation: Rally for the Earth’ will mark the end of Green Week with a massed gathering in the Nave around a ‘burning bush’. The rally will focus attention on the climate emergency and the increasing numbers of people affected by drought, flood and fire. You are invited to join the movement to reconnect with creation and with the Creator and take action for sustainable lifestyles. The event will include a pledge to protect God’s holy creation, and guest speaker Professor Robert Beckford, Director of the Institute of Climate and Social Justice, Winchester University.

poster with tree

Churches Together in Winchester, Winchester Cathedral and Winchester Green Week

Winchester Cathedral

Remember this is just a selection of all the events on offer, so do look at the full programme.

Jo says, “Please spread the word to everyone you know – most of the events are free, and over 45 organisations have been working hard to offer all sorts of exciting things to make this festival happen.”

Enjoy Winchester Green Week

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