The ‘Season of Creation’ (also known as ‘Time for Creation’ or ‘Creationtide’ is a period in which the church specifically focuses on giving thanks for and committing itself to care for God’s wonderful gift of Earth.

It runs from 1 September, which many churches are celebrating as a “Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,” to 4 October, a day when many churches remember St Francis.

If you’d like to do a service there are many resources to help you plan. A number are listed below. For more general information on worship resources relating to the environment go to our Resources page.

Complete Services

    • “Turn then and live” is a complete service for Time for Creation put together by the National Council of Churches in Denmark’s Climate Change Working Group. It was done in 2009, but still offers much that is relevant.
    • There are now seven ‘Season of Creation’ collections from the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, which draw on material from around the world. Each contains liturgical materials for each week of the season, as well as resources for small-group study. The different resources cover different themes – some cover several themes, some have a single theme (eg water) running throughout the period.
    • The Australian website Season of Creation takes the theme “The Spirit in Creation” and has five services that tie into the Revised Common Lectionary for 2020. You might also want to look at the other services they’ve done for the other years of the Revised Common Lectionary
    • The new website, Let All Creation Praise, gathers together Time for Creation materials from around the world. These include its own sermon suggestions for Forest, Land, Wilderness and River Sundays. Their weekly materials tie in with the Revised Common Lectionary year round.
    • A Rocha has created ‘At your service’ a website with worship materials on creation themes – at present these focus primarily on the theme ‘Whose world is it anyway?’

Prayers and Prayer Collections

(see also resources under Complete Services)

Further Sermon Notes, Reflections and Presentations

(see also resources under Complete Services)

Study Materials and Resource Collections