The Season of Creation begins in a fortnight - and there are lots of ways to get involved!

Running throughout September until 04 October, the theme this year is 'Jubilee for the Earth'. It also happens in this fifth anniversary year of Laudato Si - Pope Francis' important encyclical on caring for the poor and the planet.

There will be an online Scottish Eco Conversation on Thursday 27 August, 7:00pm-8:30pm. The open meeting features presentations from:

• Eco-Congregation Scotland – Stephen Curran
• Global Catholic Climate Movement – Jane Mellett
• Justice and Peace Scotland – Danny Sweeney
• Scottish Catholic Intentional Aid Fund – Jonathan McAveety

The discussion, hosted by the Scottish Laity Network (SLN), seeks to answer the question, How do we, as followers of Jesus, Care for our Common Home? and will be followed by a Q&A session.

Rab Burnett, from SLN, a parishioner at St Ninian and Triduana in Edinburgh, said: "It will be an ideal opportunity to find out what is happening across Scotland in response to the climate emergency as well as hearing about specific Season of Creation events."

To register for the Scottish Eco Conversation, email:

Archbishop Cushley will be the principal celebrant at the annual Justice and Peace Mass for the Archdiocese, which takes place on 01 September, the World Day of Prayer for Creation, launching the Season of Creation.

Archbishop Cushley said: "The Holy Father asks us to unite with all Christians in prayer for the Season of Creation, so it's fitting our Archdiocese celebrates its annual Justice & Peace Mass on the World Day of Prayer for Creation."

At the Mass, celebrated at St Columba's Church in Upper Gray Street, Edinburgh, Archbishop Cushley will be joined by Fr Basil Clark, Fr Kevin Douglas, Fr Tony Lappin and Deacon John Smith. Click here to register.

SCIAF celebrates the Season of Creation with four events on Zoom. These are World Day of Prayer for Creation (01 Sep), Caring for Our Common Home in Your Parish (08 Sep), What is Climate Justice? (16 Sep) and Celebrating our kinship with the Earth and Every Living Creature (04 Oct).

Season of Creation Resources

  • Click here for the Season of Creation 2020 prayer.
  • Click here for a guide on how to host a Season of Creation event for your parish.
  • Click here for an ecumenical prayer service.

Visit for more details. Read Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' here.