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  • Advent (not Christmas countdown) Calendar 2019

    Dear friends: as last year, I am preparing a series of video reflections, ‘freewheeling’ in a way I could not on behalf of a denomination, on the Lectionary readings for Advent. These will appear on the Facebook page ‘Advent with the Ecochaplain’  at 1 minute past midnight on each day of Advent. If you use Facebook, please do subscribe, and spread it around. Disclaimer: as I write, about a quarter of the ‘Days’ are prepared. All 24 will only happen barring unforeseen circumstance, but it’s good use of morning devotional time to prepare them.

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  • Cherishing Churchyards Week, 3rd June – Sun 11th June 2017

    Cherishing Churchyards week is an initiative of Caring for God’s Acre.  Primarily English/Welsh based, Scottish congregations are welcome to join in and register their events. Further information is available on this web page:

    The Tayside Biodiversity Partnership would be very interested to know if any Eco-Congregations are keen to run an event this year – or if they would like to consider a Green Graveyard suite of events in Angus or Perth & Kinross to coincide with the event in 2018. Please let them know as they would be very pleased to help by providing leaflets, wildflower seeds, pens, pencils, etc.

    Copies of the TBP’s Making Way for Nature booklet are still available and it can be downloaded here:



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  • Would your church like to host a show about Cairo’s rubbish collectors?


    The show “My Neighbourhood: Cairo’s Rubbish Collectors” by Christian Stejskal is on at the Edinburgh Just Festival on Friday 26th August. You can see the details here.

    This show is a colourful personal journey from my birth city of Vienna to Ethiopia by foot, then into the lives of Cairo’s rubbish collectors, whom I met during this pilgrimage. After finishing my walk in Axum, I returned to Cairo and lived with the Zabbaleen. Supporting myself as a violinist at the Cairo Opera House, I spent five years taking photos and listening to stories of their joys, struggles, tragedies and small triumphs. Through seven spoken word vignettes, photos and violin music performed live, this show recounts lives of the Zabbaleen and my encounter with them.

    However, you could have this show at your church on Friday 2 Sept or Sat 3 Sept. They are currently four shows planned in Edinburgh and Glasgow and the organisers would like to stage other one in another Scottish city.

    The financial implications for the host would be “in-kind,” consisting of the following:

    Donation of space for the performance, including use of video projector that can be plugged into a laptop, a head mic to amplify the spoken-word narrations, and a spotlight on the performer. If they lack this equipment, I can try to arrange to bring with us. Advertising and dissemination of information about the event.

    If you are interested please contact Jamie Furniss

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  • Making Way for Nature in our gardens, allotments, orchards and community spaces.

    This new guide from Tayside Biodiversity is available as a free download (PDF file) – here.



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  • Minutes from the Perth network group

    Minutes are available to download. 160229 PENG Notes

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