‘Creationtide’or the ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in the annual church calendar (from 1st September to 4th October) dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.
To help you explore and celebrate the Season of Creation we’ve prepared some suggested readings and discussion questions – six for each week of Creationtide. View the list of readings below or browse the resources.
To join a global prayer forum, hold an event or for more material to help you celebrate Creationtide see the Season of Creation site.
For ideas on how to take action on environmental issues and to sign up to our newsletter see Shrinking the Footprint the Church of England’s Environmental Campaign.
If you would like daily reflections sent to you throughout Creationtide you can sign up to EcoChurch Southwest list here. Under the theme ‘Inspiring Earth’, participants will be sent a message every day with a biblical passage, prayer or reflection, questions and stories of creation care.
|Week 1||Download the whole Week One|
|Day A||Genesis 1 – 2:4a||Read|
|Day B||Canticle of the Sun, Saint Francis of Assisi||Read|
|Day C||John 1, 1-23||Read|
|Day D||The Nightingale And Glow-Worm, William Cowper||Read|
|Day E||Song of Songs||Read|
|Day F||To a Mouse, Robert Burns||Read|
|Week 2||Download the whole Week Two|
|Day A||Dream of the Rood, in translation from the Anglo Saxon||Read|
|Day B||Psalm 19||Read|
|Day C||Laudato Si’, Pope Francis||Read|
|Day D||Psalm 148||Read|
|Day F||Mark 4||Read|
|Week 3||Download the whole Week Three|
|Day A||Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis, Lyn White Jr||Read|
|Day B||Romans 8||Read|
|Day C||Silent Spring, Rachel Carson||Read|
|Day D||Genesis 11||Read|
|Day E||The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, Wendell Berry||Read|
|Day F||Exodus 16||Read|
|Week 4||Download the whole Week Four|
|Day B||Mark 4||Read|
|Day C||Water is Life, A Rocha||Read|
|Day D||Isaiah 40||Read|
|Day E||H is for Hawk||Read|
|Day F||Luke 4||Read|
|Week 5||Download the whole Week Five|
|Day A||The New Story, Thomas Berry||Read|
|Day B||Jeremiah 4||Read|
|Day C||Creation and Covenant, N.T. Wright||Read|
|Day D||Jonah 4||Read|
|Day E||God in Creation, Moltmann||Read|
|Day F||Revelation 22||Read|
Further resources from the Shrinking the Footprint website:
• Material for Seasons and Festivals of the Agricultural Year from Common Worship: Times and Seasons, commended by the House of Bishops for use at the discretion of the minister available here.
• Resources for worship and prayer produced by the Environment Task Group available here.
• A series of liturgical resources, including collects, post-communion prayers, forms of intercession and additional material for the Eucharistic Prayer, produced for trial use by the Diocese of Guildford available here.
• A liturgy for All-Age Worship, produced by Canon Johnson while an incumbent in the Diocese of Manchester available here.