The Climate Sunday initiative is calling on all local churches across Great Britain & Ireland to hold a climate-focused service on any Sunday before COP26 (November 2021). At this service, congregations are encouraged to make a commitment to greater action to address climate change in their own place of worship and community and to use their voice to tell politicians we want a cleaner, greener, fairer future at the heart of plans agreed during COP26.
A selection of service materials are available below to help you plan your Climate Sunday. Please remember to register before 5th September 2021 so we can count you in!
Ecumenical resource created for Creation Time 2020
This resource is designed to promote prayer, thought and action. It has been produced by writers drawn from a variety of Church backgrounds and pastoral contexts and is available thanks to Eco-Congregation Scotland, Faith Nurture Forum and Weekly Worship of the Church of Scotland.
Jubilee for the Earth
The 2020 Celebration Guide with the theme “Jubilee for the Earth” is available thanks to Season of Creation. During 2020, the need for just and sustainable systems was revealed by the far-reaching effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
You can download this resource in English or Welsh.
Eucharist plan for liturgical use
These Eucharist propers for Creation Time and Climate Sunday have been made by Cytûn.
The resource can be downloaded in English or Welsh.
Liturgical resources from The Church of England
A Time for Creation - This collection of prayers, readings and other liturgical resources aims to enliven our praise of God’s gifts to us in creation. It is intended to deepen awareness so that we take greater responsibility for our actions, repent of our misuse of natural resources and amend our ways, and attend more closely to the voice of creation itself in our prayer and worship.... Ideal for year-round use in parishes, schools and chaplaincies.
Climate Sunday Order of Service
Suggestions for a Service of the Word for a Sunday morning service not including the Eucharist. This resource provides ideas for material to use at various points in the service.
From the Church of England Environment Programme.
Climate Sunday Mass template
A template for a Climate Sunday Mass which can take place on any Sunday before the beginning of the Glasgow UN COP26 meeting on 1 November 2021.
The Mass can be a celebration of any Livesimply or other Creation Care actions your parish has taken.
Produced by CAFOD.
Music & Hymns
Doxecology - Resound Worship
"Sometimes the Old Testament prophets speak of inevitable calamity, sometimes they speak in the hope that people will change their ways... But whatever disasters come, there is still ultimate hope in the mercy of God." Read more about the track.
Download the corresponding piano score, choir score, melody instrument parts and lead sheet:
Visit www.doxecology.org to purchase the full album, music book and accompanying thirteen-chapter study guide which includes contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in the fields of environmentalism and worship, plus three service plans with new resources created by engageworship.
Hymns on creation from A Rocha
A Rocha has provided a number of hymns, including God Creation Comes from You which has music and lyrics (offered here for non-commercial use with no modifications) from Jubilate Hymns. A Rocha's 2012 Environment Resource Pack also contains song and hymn suggestions.
Hymns of Wonder, Thanksgiving and Praise
This web page from Christian Concern for One World (CCOW) provides suggestions for creation-care hymns, with links to songs on YouTube (such as This is My Father's World above) and Hymnary.
Great God help us cherish this world
This hymn is the result of a collaboration between Leighton Jones (words) and Alan Sykes (music).
The author and composer retain copyright of the words and music but encourage you to use this resource to promote a Christian response to the climate crisis. Acknowledgement of its use sent to firstname.lastname@example.org would be appreciated.
Church climate change talk
Tearfund has a guide to talking about climate change at church which helps people understand the climate emergency and be inspired by God’s love for creation and his heart for justice.
Catholic Climate Covenant
The Catholic Climate Covenant has put together a meditation on creation.
Prayer from Christian Aid
A prayer for climate change from Christian Aid.
Reflective prayer Powerpoints
A collection of reflective prayer Powerpoints using beautiful images put together by Christian Concern for One World.