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Big Environment Celebration at York Minster

Environment Celebration at York Minster

Tuesday 10th May 2011

The Archbishop of York has added his support to the Big Environment Celebration event taking place at York Minster on Saturday 28th May at 10am.

The Big Environment Celebration at York Minster is being organised by York Minster and the Diocese of York as part of the Diocese's Year of the Environment.   Churches and church schools, from the Humber to the Tees, are celebrating the environment in 2011, and looking to see how they can best care for God's creation.

York Minster will be open as normal for the Big Environment Celebration, which will be on Saturday 28th May from 10am to 4pm, and York residents can enter free of charge with their Minster card.

Throughout the day, there will be drama sketches performed by the Riding Lights Theatre Company, exhibitions outlining what we can do to care for our environment, and an art competition themed on celebrating God's creation. York Minster visitor guides will also offer tours to explore the Minster's hidden green secrets, and there will be a midday Eucharist service.

Archbishop Sentamu said, “The Big Environment Celebration is a great way to show that the Church of  England cares about our environment.  As Christians, we have a duty to care for our environment.  We believe that we are only tenants on this Earth, and it ultimately does not belong to us. If we are tenants of the Earth, we have a duty to care for it – a duty to God, to the rest of the creation that we share the world with, and to future generations.”

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