Hearing the Cry: Responding with Hope

Tuesday 28th February 2023

Working together as one diocese united towards creating transformative change and healing for our common home

In 2021, we shared with you the ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’ a diocesan year-one programme that was developed to support us as we put our faith in action to heal and care for our common home, as an expression of our commitment to love God through loving and caring for creation and one another.

Informed by the responses we received and the good work already happening across the Diocese, we are now taking the next step.

Hearing the Cry: Responding with Hope” is our strategic response, providing more details on the commitment to be made in the Diocese. It has one main ask of all of us: that we work together as one Diocese, united towards creating transformative change and healing for our common home.

This document will support us as we work to protect the beauty of God’s gift of creation and help us on our journey of ecological conversion as we see that everything is connected.

We are delighted to be able to share this new document – along with additional resources – with you, and hope it will be a support to you on your own individual journey.

You can hear more about the strategy from Bishop John in the video below, or read his introduction by clicking here.

A copy of our full document, summary document, and additional resources are below.

Hearing the Cry: Responding with Hope – Getting Started

Full Document

Summary Strategy

Parish Roadmap

School Roadmap

Our Diocesan Goals

Diocesan Prayer for our Common Home

Care for Creation Promise

Other Supporting Documents

Parish Environment Audit

The Language We Use and Why 

Primary School Reflection Walk Guide

Secondary School Reflection Walk Guide

Parish Reflection Walk Guide

Gardening for Wildlife Guide 

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