This week's Circuit Letter is written by Rev Adam Payne. It is attached along with the Vine at Home service sheet.
Understanding Self-Harm in Adults, Children and Young People
The Learning Network is running a free webinar on with Rebecca Bright, who is a trainee psychologist. This session will be taking place on Wednesday 15th February 2023 from 7pm to 9pm. To book your place on the event please click
Keeping Warm and Saving Energy
Green Christian have a new series of free on-line workshops for 2023 on the first Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 8.15pm. On Wednesday 1 February 2023 Mark Boulton will lead one on Keeping Warm and Saving Energy
Mark will lead a workshop on the recent unprecedented rises in energy costs and increasing concern about the urgency of responding to climate change (and loss of biodiversity). This will provide an opportunity for reviewing ways to keep warm whilst at the same time reducing our energy costs, as well as sharing ways of generating renewable energy based on personal experience. Mark is aware that there is a significant amount of expertise amongst Green Christian members! There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to share your own experiences.
Mark Boulton is a retired zoologist whose career included working as a UN Consultant in Africa and Nepal, then working with Sir Peter Scott to advise WWF International on environmental education. In 2012 he built a carbon negative house in the Cotswolds following passive house principles. Since then he has installed a heat pump and is currently putting in storage for the 10kW solar roof. He will soon be helping to pioneer new technology to enable an electric car to be charged by solar during the day and then share some of that electricity to power the house at night. In 2009 he raised funds for, and installed, one of the first solar roofs on a church. He is currently EcoChurch Coordinator for all the Birmingham District Methodist churches.