The Bishop of Dorchester is hosting the “Reconnecting church and earth in the 21st century” event at Dorchester Abbey on Tuesday April 29t 2014, 10am to 3.30pm.
In the biblical story of creation in Genesis the writer pictures humankind being formed from the earth and at the same time given responsibility for the creation. That theological metaphor shapes and determines the Christian’s understanding of our relationship to and stewardship of the earth. The purpose of our gathering will be to discover afresh how the church can continue to connect with the issues facing the land and the environment, and particularly build a partnership with the earth trust.
During the day we shall hear about the work of the earth trust at Little Wittenham, an update from the Environment Adviser, Matt Freer, and an introduction about the new Thames Path Pilgrimage from Sarah Meyrick (Strategic Adviser to the Bishop of Oxford and Diocesan Director of Communications).
The Bishop of Dorchester explains that: “The idea for this event arose after an excellent visit I had to the Earth Trust last autumn. I am keen not only to link the work the Earth Trust is doing with our churches and church schools in the diocese. I hope this event will go some way towards building stronger links. I hope you will be able to join me for this day!”
Full details here.