Season of Creation at St Peter’s Cathedral

During this Season of Creation, beginning on the 1st of September and ending on St Francis’ Day the 4th of October, our liturgies, our preaching, our prayers, our music and our Facebook posts will all have woven into them the theme of our vocation to care for the earth.


The Cathedral Choir sings “For the Beauty of the Earth”, composed by John Rutter (b. 1945)


The Rev’d Canon Jenny Wilson’s Creation Care Sermon

Click here to read the full sermon text


About the Anglican Creation Care Network

The ACCN was established by the Synod of the Diocese of Adelaide in October 2017. They are a small, emerging network with people involved from across the three Dioceses in the Province of South Australia.

The network is eager to help us make a difference. They firmly believe that people are a pivotal part of the solution and Christians, with their understanding of Creation, can lead by example. 

It’s time for Anglicans to care for creation: Click here to read an article by Beth Walton, ACCN Secretary, published by the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide. 

Also see the ACCN’s Ten Tips for Creation Care: a downloadable PDF version can also be found below – perfect for sticking on the fridge!

Ten Tips for Creation Care 2020


Pray as you go: The Earth Sessions

A new “Earth Meditation” will be released each week during the Season of Creation, designed to help you use Ignatian Spirituality to engage with creation and nature.
Visit https://pray-as-you-go.org/retreat/earth-sessions for more information.


Season of Creation: an introduction from Canon Jenny


Beginners

But we have only begun
to love the earth.

We have only begun
to imagine the fullness of life.

How could we tire of hope?
—so much is in bud.

How can desire fail?
—we have only begun

to imagine justice and mercy,
only begun to envision

how it might be
to live as siblings with beast and flower,
not as oppressors.

Surely our river
cannot already be hastening
into the sea of nonbeing?

Surely it cannot
drag, in the silt,
all that is innocent?

Not yet, not yet—
there is too much broken
that must be mended,

too much hurt we have done to each other
that cannot yet be forgiven.

We have only begun to know
the power that is in us if we would join
our solitudes in the communion of struggle.

So much is unfolding that must
complete its gesture,

so much is in bud.

– Denise Levertov (1923-1997)


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (below): “The outlook of climate change is not potentially bad; it is potentially fatal for the most fragile countries and regions on earth…”