The following paragraph is an excerpt from an article written by Bishop John for Catena magazine:

Without wishing to dampen our preparations for, and celebration of, Christmas we need to keep in mind ways in which we can reduce waste and be more aware of our responsibilities in caring for our common home.....

As Christians, we must never lose sight of the hope that is ours. Pope Francis has been prophetic in his teaching about care for our common home, recognising the damage now done and the threat of a climate catastrophe. But he always ends with hope. We must reflect that hope in our prayer and our daily actions – practical action on saving water and electricity, reducing waste, reusing rather than replacing, sharing journeys, recycling. The list goes on, and hope is alive.

Christmas Tree Recycling Project
Do you have a real Christmas tree to dispose of this year? The JustHelping Christmas tree recycling project is a
convenient way to dispose of your tree while making a difference to our planet and raising funds for local charities. To find out more about the project or other collection points across Greater Manchester and Lancashire, head to