Season of Creation 2023

- Let Justice and Peace flow -

Join us as we celebrate Season of Creation, 1 September - 4 October 2023. This annual celebration is a special opportunity to come together in prayer, action, renewed commitment and advocacy for God’s beautiful creation.

In 2023 we come together for Season of Creation at a time of extreme temperatures, flooding and wildfires across the Northern Hemisphere and July 2023 marking the world's hottest month on record. These extreme records are coinciding with Antarctic sea ice dropping to a record winter low, a record that has scientists deeply concerned and has led António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, to state that we are seeing the era of global warming ending and the era of global boiling arrive.

As we hold the deep grief and lament of witnessing these climate ‘milestones’ we know our collective calls for urgent action are more important than ever. Join us this Season of Creation as we commit to taking action together in hope, joining our voices with Christians across the world, as part of a mighty river of peace and justice calling for the protection of God’s beautiful creation.  

“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”  (Amos 5: 24).  

What is the Season of Creation?

Every year, Christians around the world, from across denominations, commit the month of September as a season to celebrate God’s beautiful Earth, and renew our shared commitment to preserving and restoring that beauty. For the liturgical amongst us, this is called the Season of Creation. Learn more about the history of Season of Creation here

Join Common Grace as we celebrate, reflect and gather together in prayer and action this Season of Creation. Explore links below to creative actions, resources, events and prayers to engage with as part of your Season of Creation 2023 celebrations. 



Letters to our Future Children

As part of this year's Season of Creation theme focus ‘Let Justice and Peace Flow’, we are inviting our movement to journey with us through a special series of Letters to our Future Children, written by diverse voices across our movement. These letters express our grief and hope, action and prayers for the protection of God’s precious, diverse and beautiful creation and a future where peace and justice flow, for the flourishing of all. 

These Letters to our Future Children have been shared weekly throughout Season of Creation, alongside creative actions and ideas to help us deeply reflect and pray through this season together.

Explore these letters below:

Read Deni Harden's Letter

Read Mick Pope's Letter

Read Jonathan Barnett's Letter

Read Jane Kelly's Letter




Engage Further


Explore a range of resources to engage with throughout this season. Find links to prayers, songs, and reflections that can be used as part of your church or faith community’s engagement with Season of Creation 2023 here

Resource Spotlight: Recorded for Season of Creation 2023, we're excited to share a podcast episode of Bianca Manning and Safina Stewart in conversation with Will Small, host of the Spiritual Misfits podcast, about Season of Creation and the Voice. Listen to this great discussion here.

You can also explore a range of events happening around the country to celebrate Season of Creation here.




Prayer and Praise

We gathered together for a special Common Grace Evening of Prayer and Praise for Season of Creation on Wednesday 20 September 2023 in a time of reflection through song and prayers to  ‘Let Justice and Peace flow’. Register to view a recording of this evening gathering here.

Please also join us in throughout Season of Creation in committing time to prayer for Creation and Climate justice. Explore our range of prayer resources available here.




Take Action


Explore ways you and your faith community can take action for God’s beautiful creation this Season of Creation here.

We would love you to share how you’re celebrating Season of Creation 2023! Send us your photos to [email protected] or share on social media and tag us @CommonGraceAus #SeasonOfCreation2023.





By making a donation to the Creation Appeal you’re pursuing the restoration of God's creation you’re calling for Creation and Climate Justice. Your gift helps pursue a world where Australia is a world climate leader -  an Australia that pursues the protection, restoration and flourishing of God’s beautiful Earth, and celebrates the unique gifts of First Nations peoples as the traditional knowledge holders of these lands.