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Season of Creation Service

Wednesday August 23 2023


Glasgow Churches Together and Eco-Congregation Scotland are holding a Season of Creation service at St Andrew’s West church on Sunday September 17.

The service will be led by the Environmental Chaplain, the Rev David Coleman, and will include contributions from members of City Churches and St Mungo Singers.

St Andrew’s West, formerly Renfield St Stephens, is at 260 Bath Street. The service starts at 4pm and all are welcome.

Season of Creation has its roots in the 1980s when September 1 was proclaimed as a day of prayer for creation in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The World Council of Churches (WCC) was instrumental in extending the celebration to October 4, the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi. Since then, churches worldwide have included it as part of their annual calendar, and the Roman Catholic Church officially recognised it in 2015.

The Church of Scotland is a member church of the WCC and World Communion of Reformed Churches, both of which are partners in Season of Creation, as is Christian Aid. The theme of this year’s Season is ‘Let Justice and Peace Flow’, and it will begin with a global ecumenical online prayer service on September 1, which will be broadcast on YouTube.

There are official resources at seasonofcreation.org, and the Church of Scotland’s Weekly Worship material throughout the season, prepared by Eco-Congregation Scotland, is available from churchofscotland.org.uk/worship/weekly-worship


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