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Suggestions for songs and hymns


Listening to Nature

  • The British Library has a catalogue of recordings of animals and birds which you can listen to online

Hymns you may have in your hymn book…

  • For the beauty of the earth

  • All things bright and beautiful

  • God is Good, his the care

  • We sing the Greatness of our God

  • All creatures of our God and King

  • We plough the fields and scatter

  • Morning has broken

  • Now the green blade rises


  • Psalm 19

  • Psalm 24

  • Psalm 104

Taizé chant

  • Misericordias Domini

  • See I am near

Listening to Classical music

  • Haydn: Creation Oratorio 'The spacious firmament on high' (Addison, Haydn/Creation)

  • Gustav Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)

  • Benjamin Britten, St Nicholas: setting of 'All Creatures that on Earth Do Dwell'

  • John Tavener, The Lamb; The Whale

  • John Cage, Litany for the Whale

Listening to more contemporary music


We hope you have had a chance to engage with this space in music and song and that you have found sounds and songs which help you to reflect, pray or praise.

If you have other hymns, songs or music which you've found to be particularly inspiring on the themes of the house, we'd like to know about them through CT Connect or you can contact us through Anne Richards or MTAG


Prayers: pray for the environment
Stories: read and contemplate
© CTBI and MTAG 2011

Navigating the pathways

You have a number of pathways through the various spaces of this house:

You can mix and match your journey through the different spaces depending on what you would most like to explore, study or do.

Yellow Blue Green Pink


Opening challenge to learn more about mission and care for creation with some introductory material to think about.

Scripture passages with questions

  • Genesis 1. 26-31
  • Romans 8.18-21
  • Genesis 6.11-21
  • Earth Abbey resources
  • Jubilee Centre resources


Pictures of extinct and endangered animals; conservation issues

Gift-giving and baggage dumping

A chance to review what gifts you bring to the topic or what things to leave behind. A chance for confession or saying sorry and to make new commitments

Quote, unquote

What people have been saying about climate change and care for the planet. With questions to consider.


A series of prayers, images and activities for meditation on the words of the fifth mark of mission
Also links to other prayer resources


Books and online resources for self study and online research


A chance to review notes or entries you have made and to read others thoughts about the topic


Theologians writing on care for creation: Dave Bookless, The Ecumenical Patriarch and Claire Foster. With questions to consider.

Hymns and other music

Suggestions for listening to natural sounds, hymns, psalms, Taizé chants, classical, popular music and new music on the theme of care of creation

Films, Music

Films to watch, music tracks and clips with an ecological theme

Footsteps of Jesus

  • Consider the lilies Matthew 6. 25-34
  • The Storm
  • Matthew 8.23-27
  • The Fig Tree
  • Mark 11.12-14; 20-21

Conversation and Dialogue

Listening to people talking about the environment, including: a group of theologians and scientists talking to ARocha, Jeremy Clarkson and David Shreeve.

Reflections and Story telling

  • Can the earth sustain 7 billion people?
  • What about food security for people?
  • What about health?
  • Reflections from Sharing God's Planet
Reflections from Sharing God's Planet


A recipe for a meal and suggestions for hospitality, trying new things

Exit: Dispossession

Final review of what may have changed in using the resource. A few ideas about what to take away, or how to live differently, or to do more in future, and a chance to leave feedback