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Creationtide events and resources

Microscopic photograph of volvox algae in white and green

Volvox algae. Photograph by Derek Christie

This Creationtide, Old Saint Paul’s is holding a series of events and services to help us turn towards care of our common home as part of God’s Creation.

If you would like to find out more about Creation- and eco-related events happening around Scotland and the Anglican Communion in the run-up to COP26, please visit the websites below.

EcoCongregation Scotland

Anglican Communion News Service

Daily Office – Season of Creation

We are using new Season of Creation liturgies for Morning Prayer. You are welcome to join us at 8:00am every weekday, either in person or via the Facebook Live stream.

Download the service booklet below and print or use on your phone. Hard copies of the text are also available in church.

Morning Prayer – Season of Creation

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A walk for prayer and reflection

We will be exploring Creation in our city streets with this walk. Journeying around the neighbourhood of Old Saint Paul’s, we will pause for prayer and to reflect on our relationship with the environment. Led by members of the church.

To join the walk, meet outside the main entrance to the church at 2pm on Sunday 26 September. The walk with last approximately 2 hours.


Seeing the Unseen

An exhibition of hidden aspects of Creation. With photography and artwork by Derek Christie and Paul Martin, this exhibition will be on display at the back of the church 25-26 September 2021:

  • Saturday 25 September – 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 26 September – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Climate change lecture series – Canongate Kirk

In the run up to COP26 in November, there will be a Climate Change themed Lecture Series run jointly with our friends at Canongate Kirk. The first lecture will take place on

  • Thursday 14th October at 7pm in the Harry Younger Hall

and will feature Martin Baker and Alexis Moyer as they speak about their personal journeys and thoughts on climate change after years of working in the Antarctic and Arctic.

What on EARTH is the Church doing?

Moderator of the Church of Scotland, and former Deputy First Minister The Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness will be in conversation with Professor Jolyon Mitchell about ‘What on EARTH is the Church doing? Politics, the Church and Climate Change’. Please join us for what promises to be a very interesting talk and discussion. There will be the opportunity to ask questions.

  • Thursday 21 October at 7:30pm
  • Please book on Eventbrite to attend in person
  • The event will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel for if you’re not able to join us in person.

Register to attend the talk in person

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