The Diocese of Bath and Wells Environment team has published a series of activity sheets for young children, particularly to help keep them occupied while being home-schooled during the Coronavirus pandemic, but useful at any time. They have also published a helpful Guide to Beekeeping. These can be downloaded below.
The following websites and resources offer useful information on environmental matters:
Creator God, Abundant Life Your Mark
Creator God, abundant life your mark,
You once poured speech into the formless dark
And from those words sprang forth a living spark
Your inspiration – Awoke creation
Throughout this world, in which we live and move,
All that we sense below, around, above
Displays the imprint of your longing love
Its revelation – Throughout creation.
But yet the earth is fractured, frayed and torn,
Poisoned, polluted, ravaged, scarred and worn
Its treasures plundered and its beauties scorned
Our transformation – Of God’s creation.
From blight and guilt, we cannot walk away
Our will and actions shape the world today
And ours the greed, insisting on its way,
Whose depredations – Despoil creation.
Come Holy Spirit, challenge mind and heart!
Inspire our living so that we will start
To make those choices which may yet impart
Love’s liberation – To your creation.
We pledge to touch all things with holy care
Until your coming Kingdom ends despair
Then all the world will witness and will share
The jubilation – Of healed creation.
© Pat Bennett