Environment and ecological conversion


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In common with many other dioceses in England and Wales, Nottingham has appointed a designated 'environmental lead': Paul Bodenham, Programme Leader for Social Action.

Paul would be happy to hear from you with any queries relating to the environment and the implementation of Laudato Si in parishes in Nottingham Diocese.

Send Paul an email

A selection of resources which will help you and your parish grow in care for Creation.

Catholic-focused resources

Global Healing film nights

CAFOD campaigns on climate change

Livesimply Award and 100 ideas for a Livesimply Award

Laudato Si Action Platform

Global Catholic Climate Movement

GCCM’s petition for COP26 and COP15, the biodiversity summit

Laudato Si Animators – awaiting a date for the next round of training

Living Laudato Si – a blog from Gervas from St Mary’s parish in Derby

Journey to 2030

Ecumenical resources

Green Christian

Operation Noah


Christian Climate Action

Seasonal activities

Season of Creation (1 September – 4 October)

Laudato Si Week (May)

Climate Sunday (Anytime, but 5 September is suggested)

Caritas Diocese of Nottingham holds regular workshops to explore the implications of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' and practical action we can take, as individuals, in our parishes, and across the diocese as a whole.

We are in the process of developing a diocesan environmental strategy which will be launched at a major conference on Saturday 20 November 2021. Watch this space for details, but make a note in your diary now.

Meanwhile you are invited to the interactive webinar advertised below.

The Cry of Creation

Laudato Si' in a nutshell, six years on,
and its challenge to us in the Diocese of Nottingham

Monday 6 September, 7.00 - 8.30 p.m.

Whether it's climate change or the depletion of wildlife, news is coming in thick and fast of the changes our planet is undergoing. The world's poorest, who are least responsible, are being hardest hit - but all of us are beginning to feel the impact.

Back in 2015 Pope Francis issued his groundbreaking encyclical Laudato Si', 'On Care for our Common Home'. How well have we grasped its message? And how can it ignite us for action in 2021 as the environmental crisis deepens?

The Cry of Creation will be an opportunity to:

  • get a handle on the key messages of Laudato Si'
  • hear some of the latest scientific evidence
  • re-assess how Laudato Si' challenges us anew in 2021
  • find out ways to hold the COP26 climate summit and other decision makers to account

This interactive webinar will be a curtain-raiser for the launch of our diocesan environmental programme on 20 November 2021 - look out for an invitation to that as well.

Click here to book your place.