The Season of Creation is celebrated annually by tens of thousands of Christians around  the world. During the Season of Creation, we pray and act to protect God’s creation. 

 

 

The Season of Creation is celebrated by Christians across the ecumenical spectrum, and  the leaders of many faith traditions have​ ​encouraged​ us to participate. The season begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through  October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions.  

This season is a special time for the Creator and each other. Some of us pray, some of us do hands-on projects, some of us advocate. We all protect creation.   The momentum continues long after the season ends. By seeding ongoing prayer,  changes in lifestyle, and advocacy, the season grows hope in our communities each year. It’s powerfully good work that’s urgently needed.  

This annual celebration is supported by an inter-faith international steering committee that provides materials  and suggests a theme each year, see their web site, click here-> Season of Creation.

More information for 2019:

In 2019 the suggested theme is “the  web of life.” We’re uniting to protect all species and the glory of the Creator that they reveal.   St Paul’s Church is promoting the work of the St Alban’s Justice and Peace Group in this year’s initiative, a full calendar of activities and activities has been planned, click here -> St Alban’s Church, Macclesfield: Season of Creation – Events 2019

The ‘Season of Creation’ is an ecumenical initiative uniting Christians in prayer and action for the protection of our common home, and runs from 1 September to 4 October, the feast of St Francis of Assisi. In Pope Francis’ message from the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation this year he invites us to let our prayer be “inspired anew by closeness to nature, which spontaneously leads us to give thanks to God the Creator,” to “reflect on our lifestyles” and to undertake “prophetic actions.” More information on the Season of Creation and suggestions of how to get started can be found here. Bishop John Arnold has also written to encourage us to participate and pray throughout the season.

This month the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network video focuses on protecting the oceans, asking that we pray that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans. 

[15 Sept 19]