Could your church help to celebrate the first birthday of Eco-Church by holding a Green Communion on the 5th of February? Service materials and details can be found here.
“To take part in the ‘Green Communion’ celebration your church should use a green communion cloth or frontal on the communion table/altar on Sunday February 5th. By using this colour cloth, your church can join with other churches across the denominations in a deeply meaningful and symbolic act that affirms the commitment of each to care for creation.
Some of you are in churches that will already be using a green altar frontal (due to February 5th being in Ordinary Time in the Anglican [ed. and Roman Catholic!] calendar). If that isn’t the case for your church then you simply need to pick up some green cloth to place over your communion table. All the other resources you need for your ‘Green Communion’ can be downloaded free of charge from the Eco Church website:
- We have a specially commissioned order of service, written by the Precentor of Canterbury Cathedral, Matthew Rushton, and with a Foreword by the Bishop of Dover, Bishop Trevor Willmott. This features liturgies, Bible verses and prayers that you can either use in its entirety or select from and adapt as you see fit.
- You can also download a recipe for baking your own, earth-friendly bread for use at your ‘Green Communion’. The bread recipe has been supplied by the community at Hilfield Friary, our very first Eco Church Gold Award winners. (Don’t forget to source some Fairtrade wine (or your preferred alternative) to accompany your home-baked bread.)”
This is a featured event for Spring 2017.