Churches Together in Harrogate organised a service for Creationtide, on Sunday 16th September 2018, at 4.30 pm.
Worship plays a major role in our Christian lives, and, it is said, creation worships too. We worship around the seasons of the church year; and this year we are including Creationtide, which runs from 1st September to October, ending on the day of St. Francis of Assisi, 4th October.
Action to safeguard God’s creation is a unifying theme across all Christian denominations and so responds to Jesus’s prayers for a united church. This year, Churches Together in Harrogate are bringing the different denominations together for Creationtide. Our worship leader was Revd Tevor Dixon, Chair of CTH and Methodist minister of Wesley Chapel, our prayers were led by Jemima Parker, the Leeds Anglican Officer for the Environment; music was be led by Erin, and a local group from Life Destiny church, and IT visuals and audio screens from Matt Swain, a member both of the CTH committee and Mowbray Community Church, with displays from a Sunday School group from Christ Church, C of E. Our speaker was David Beattie from ARocha, a Christian charity dedicated to the protection and conservation of the environment, God's creation, who also outlined the Eco Church project.
The event took place in Wesley Methodist Chapel,Oxford Street, Harrogate, and was an enjoyable and worthwhile occasion, as we linked together for the hour.