Devizes Church Helps People Steward our Planet

Devizes church and arts centre, St Mary’s is hosting a series of talks in September aimed at helping local people play their part in caring for our planet……

 The talks series is entitled ‘Stewards of our Planet – Practical Local Initiatives’ and will be held on four successive Thursday evenings in September at St Mary’s Church, New Park Street, Devizes SN10 1DS. The talks will start at 7.30 pm, and last for an hour including time for questions; doors will be open and refreshments available from 7 pm.

 The Rev’d Jonathan Poston, Rector of St John with St Mary in Devizes, said: “With news of our degrading environment everywhere, many people want to learn how they can help protect the planet practically in their own community. Our talks aim to help people to do just that.

 “They are open to everyone regardless of their religious views or whether they have any faith. All are welcome to attend.

 “The talks are part of our creationtide activities at St John’s and St Mary’s. Creationtide is the period in the annual church calendar, from 1st September to 4th October, dedicated to God as creator and sustainer of all life. Many churches choose to use this time of year to hold special services and events to give thanks for God’s gift of creation, and to renew their commitment to caring for our one planet home.”

Talks and Other Creationtide Events for 2022

Sunday 4 September: Creationtide kicks off at the 10.30 am Sunday morning service at St John’s on Long Street.

Thursday 8 September: ‘Can you recycle that? Yes we can?’ given by Sue Roderick of Avon Road Recycling. 

Learn about an innovative local initiative to recycle all manner of household items – reduce your own waste whilst helping charities and the planet too.

Thursday 15 September: ‘What if we had a Community Fridge?’ given by Martin Elliott of Sustainable Devizes.

Learn about food waste and how community fridges bring people together in reducing it.

Thursday 22 September: ‘Green Prescriptions’ given by Damien Haasjes of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

Explore how nature has a positive impact on all of us.

Sunday 25 September: Harvest Festival at the 10.30 am service at St John’s on Long Street. People of all faiths and none are welcome at this special celebration of God’s gift to us in creation.

Followed at 12 noon by a Parish Harvest Lunch in the Parish Rooms. £5 per person, places will need to be prebooked.

Thursday 29 September: ‘Growing Flowers for Insects’ given by Paul Jupp of Meadow in my Garden.

A practical guide from a guerrilla gardener.


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