It is very unusual for me to ‘give away’ the text of a song before it is heard in church, but our Sunday School Singers have devoted much time and effort to learning this … More Beautiful World Paul Field
In 2018 the world woke up to the dangers of plastic waste when Sir David Attenborough’s series Blue Planet 2 showed the shocking scenes of birds and sea mammals dying because of plastic pollution … More Plastic Free Prestwich
Writing in the first half of December, life once again feels too unpredictable to hazard a guess as to how we may be feeling in January. But some things never change. We will feel the need for healthy food that keep us warm, and the planet will be still in need of our TLC. So as usual I shall mark January with a vegan recipe … More Vegetarian Chilli
COP26: Was it good news or bad news?
The answer, of course, is both. Progress has been made – but is it enough? Here is a very brief summary for those of us who found it hard to cope with the quantity of information and opinion that came our way … More Peace for us, peace for the earth?
This September we are doing things a little differently. We, with many churches of many denominations throughout the world, are celebrating the season of creation. It runs for the four Sundays of September, and then culminates in the Harvest Festival the first week of October … More A Time for Creation
This article was included in the March edition of our parish magazine. You can read it again here: We all know how important it is for children to play sport. They learn to play in a team, and they need exercise and fresh air. But a new report shows that in many areas the air … More A breath of fresh air?
January is a time for good resolutions, and giving up animal products for the month helps reduce your carbon footprint, as well as giving yourself a chance to recover from the over indulgence of the festive season … More Veganuary
One day I was walking along Bury New Rd from Strangeways to wards Prestwich. On the other side of the road a man was complaining that none of the buses were stopping for him. I stopped to listen, and realised that he was blind and was standing at a stop where only the 96 stopped. … More Doing buses differently
Water is a precious commodity; life would not be possible without it. Looking out of the window in November you would be forgiven for thinking that we have plenty of water in the UK … More Think outside the sink!
What an amazing number of ecobricks were sent to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford to use in their school building projects! When I started my ecobrick I thought it would be really difficult to find enough plastic to fill a bottle, because I really didn’t think I used much … More Life after EcoBricks