September 2019 Creationtide - Earth, Climate and Sustainability

St John’s, Long Street, Devizes

These free talks are aimed at helping us all to become slightly better stewards of the planet we all share and for which we have a collective responsibility. They will also provide an opportunity to learn a little more about the resources that are available to us all locally in this mission

Wednesday September 4 at 7 00pm- 8.00pm

“Working towards zero waste”
Justina Pettifer from The Healthy Life

Practical tips on reducing waste
particularly in respect of weekly shopping

Tuesday September 10 at 7.30pm – 8.30pm

"How to measure and reduce your
carbon footprint -
a practical response to the climate emergency.”
John Schofield from Sustainable Devizes

Wednesday September 18 at 7 00- 8.00pm

“ Biodiversity- what is it and why is it important?”
Dr Gary Mantle, Chief Executive of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Tuesday September 24 at 7.30pm – 8.30pm

“A Great Agricultural Revolution”
Shinya Imahashi & Colleen McDuling from Shumei Natural Agriculture, Yatesbury

Maintaining and developing healthy soil for sustainable agriculture/horticulture

Sunday September 29 at 8.10am
BBC Radio 4 Morning Service live from St John’s
Preacher - Bishop Nicholas of Salisbury and Lead C of E Bishop for the environment 

There’s no need to book and there is no entrance fee.
Open to all faiths and none.

Please just come along and join us at St John’s!

There will be a Fair Trade Stall, Tea/Coffee, soft drinks and biscuits available after the talks.



Living Churchyard

Next meeting:  Friday 13th September at 6.00pm - in the Churchyard

 Volunteers are always needed and welcomed for the ‘Churchyard Working Group’ that meets to maintain and tidy the churchyard. If you can spare some time please contact:

Mike McClelland(                                               Chris Cox (


 Choir to sing at Bath Abbey

The Choir have been invited to sing for the weekend of 31 August/1 September at Bath Abbey.

The services take place on Saturday at 5.30 pm (Evensong) and on Sunday at 11.15 am (Communion) and 3.30 pm (Evensong).

There is no coach organised on this occasion but public buses X72 and D3 run from Devizes to Bath and back.  All welcome!

 Saturday 14 September - Sunday 15 September

National Heritage Weekend.  Both St John's and St Mary's will be oopen on this weekend.

Saturday 14 SEptember is also 'Ride and Stride' Day when there is an opportunity to walk or ride in aid of the historic churches of Wiltshire.

Sunday 29th September

Live Broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Our church has been chosen to broadcast the Sunday Worship service live on BBC Radio 4 on 29th September at 8.10am. The service will take up the theme of the Creationtide season and we would appreciate a large congregation to help broadcast some rousing harvest hymns to listeners around the world!