During 5-13 June 2021 churches around the country can take part in Churches Count on Nature. This is an nationwide project open to all churches, run in partnership by Caring for God’s Acre, A Rocha UK, the Church of England Environment Programme, and the Church in Wales. Watch the 2minute intro video here:
During Churches Count on Nature week, we are running a special series of webinars on different aspects of land and nature for a church audience.
Have a look at the webinar programme below: you will find help with managing trees and grasslands, introductions to ecology and biological recording, pointers for outdoor worship and Eco Church, and lots of helpful examples.
All webinars are free to attend; our thanks go to the speakers who are volunteering their time.
Scroll down to find all the details and booking links.
Our webinar programme
Audience, length and how to book
Our webinars are aimed at a wide range of people; from individual clergy, church wardens and parishioners who want to make changes to their churchyards, to diocesan staff/volunteers working in roles with an environmental aspect to them, and including those caring for land around cathedrals, TEIs, or other institutions, .
Webinars are generally an hour long, with around 40-45 minutes of content and then time for some questions at the end, submitted through the ‘Q&A’ feature of Zoom.
Every weekday during Churches Count on Nature week (5-13 June) we are running webinars at noon and 4pm. On Monday and Wednesday, we have evening webinars at 6pm. Each one covers a different facet of land, nature, and ecology, from the practical to the theological.
Places on all webinars are free but must be booked using the links below. Before the webinar, you will be sent a unique Zoom link which you click to join.
All webinars are recorded and shared on this page within a few days.
Overview of topics and times
Monday 7th June:
- Noon – Nature and climate : twin crises, shared solutions BOOK HERE
- 4pm – Forest Church BOOK HERE
- 6pm – The National Burial Grounds Survey BOOK HERE
Tuesday 8th June:
- Noon – Finding our faith in trees BOOK HERE
- 4pm – 5 steps to good management of your churchyard or burial ground BOOK HERE
Wednesday 9th June
- Noon – Practical examples from Bristol Dioceses of churchyards managed for nature BOOK HERE
- 4pm – Blooming and beautiful : flower-rich grasslands BOOK HERE
- 6pm – Bats in Churches BOOK HERE
Thursday 10th June
Friday 11th June
- Noon – A beginner’s guide to biodiversity and ecology BOOK HERE
- 4pm – Biological recording for Churches Count on Nature and the Beautiful Burial Ground Project BOOK HERE
Post expires on June 11th, 2021