With the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow starting on 31 October, there are many opportunities for churches and individuals to get involved locally.
During the fortnight covering conference, our Diocesan Prayer Diary will contain climate-related prayers, collated by the cathedral for corporate and personal prayer. Let Denise Keen know if you would like to receive the prayer diary weekly as an email attachment. From 1 to 12 November, there will be a dedicated COP26 prayer station in the cathedral, with prayer at the cross at the end of Choral Evensong on Friday 5 November.
Wolverhampton - Global day of Action for Climate Justice 6th Nov
Start: Saturday, November 06, 2021 • 11:30 AM
West Park, by the Bandstand• West Park, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom WV1 4PH
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Leaton and Cannock Woodâ€‹â€‹
There'll be an outdoor worship & prayer event running simultaneously at two places - Holy Trinity Leaton in Shrewsbury (SY4 3AP) and the Reflection Gardens Cannock Wood (WS15 4JJ) - at 3pm on Saturday 6 November, led by the Environment team. Email for more info.
The spectacular GAIA installation comes to Keele University Chapel (ST5 5BG) in November with the chapel hosting a number of lectures and other events including concerts on 10 and 24 November. It also hosts a COP26 focused service, to coincide with the installation, with the Revd Christine Polhill preaching, on Sunday 7 November at 7pm.
St Giles Church in Newcastle-under-Lyme (ST5 1QS) hosts a talk on Thursday 28 October by Jeremy Lowe, NFU & CIimate Matters Staffordshire, on Practical Action On Climate Changes. No booking required. Email the Revd Josh Penduck for more info.
And St Peter's Church in Alstonefield (DE6 2FX) hosts an outdoor Wild Wood Church at 3pm on Saturday 30 October. Wear sturdy shoes if you're attending the family-friendly All Hallows celebration.
The Revd Preb Chris Thorpe, from St Andrew's Shifnal, has produced these COP26 resources for RSCM's Sunday by Sunday to help churches with creative material.
Meanwhile, the November diocesan notes for the Sunday lectionary from an environmental perspective are here.