1 September – 4 October 2022.
Resources are available to observe the Season of Creation / Creation Time 2022. Here we provide links to materials produced by the churches and other groups.
Catholic Church in Ireland
Resources are provided by the Laudato Si’ Working Group, with the same theme as the international Season of Creation group (see below) of ‘Listen to the Voice of Creation’.
Materials include: Sunday liturgy notes; a weekday prayer service; Season of Creation brochure (also available in Irish); a tree planting resource; Creation walk stations; an Earth Day prayer service; a video reflection; and a Brother River meditation.
Download Season of Creation resources from the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference website.
Church of England
The Church of England has a Season of Creation webinar series exploring environmental themes in theology and worship:
- Monday 12 September 2022, 12-1pm
What does the New Testament have to say about the environment? – Revd Margot R Hodson, Director of Theology and Education at the John Ray Initiative.
- Tuesday 20 September 2022, 4-5pm
Why evangelism and creation care are essential to each other – Revd Steve Hollinghurst, Evangelism Enabler with an Environmental focus at Lichfield diocese.
- Thursday 22 September 2022, 4-5pm
Climate, gender and racial justice – Maria Andrade, Theology and Network Engagement Global Lead for Tearfund.
- Monday 26 September 2022, 12-1pm
Creation speaks of God’s glory – Dr Cherryl Hunt, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter and Tutor on the South West Ministry Training Course.
Many of the resources available for creating a Climate Sunday service in the run up to last year’s United Nations COP26 climate conference can be adapted for use during the Season of Creation. Most are available in English and Welsh.
Find them on the Climate Sunday website.
Eco-Congregation Scotland has produced its own original resources, created by staff members and contributions from those in, or just concluding, training for Christian leadership.
Thematic material is available for use at any time, as well as resources for the five weeks that follow the Revised Common Lectionary.
There are also recommended music choices suggested via Trinity College, in which Eco-Congregation Board member Iain McLarty is fully involved.
Resources for the Season of Creation are available on the Eco-Congregation Scotland website.
Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT)
JPIT has produced resources under the theme ‘Just Desserts’ designed to help you hold a special service for Harvest or to celebrate the Season of Creation.
Resources include prayers, video clips, discussion questions and additional information. There will also be a special episode for the Season of Creation of the Politics in the Pulpit podcast.
Season of Creation
Season of Creation resources are supported by an ecumenical steering committee and a coalition of partners from around the world, including A Rocha International, ACT Alliance, Anglican Communion Environmental Network, Christian Aid, European Christian Environmental Network, Laudato Si’ Movement and the World Council of Churches (WCC).
This year’s theme is ‘Listen to the Voice of Creation’ and a celebration guide is available to download from the Season of Creation website.