This year, in the run-up to COP26, a special Climate Sunday service is being broadcast from Glasgow Cathedral on 4 September.
You can register your interest in the Glasgow Climate Sunday livestream here.
Lots of our churches celebrate Creationtide (September to 4 October) with Harvest Festival, a Climate Sunday service, or a special focus on the environment.
If your church is holding a Climate Sunday service, you can register it here and you might get a mention in the national service. You can send your prayers and pledges for inclusion in the service by email or Twitter – email gro.y1679556313adnus1679556313etami1679556313lc@ol1679556313leh1679556313 or tweet @climatesunday
The service aims to
- Lift the COP process and all involved in it before God
- Celebrate what churches (at local, denominational area, denominational, national and international level) are doing to care for creation, through Climate Sunday and more widely
- Present church activity to the government to show the level of engagement and commitment, encouraging government and other outside actors to take the Church seriously as a partner for climate action
- Present church asks for the COP to government
- Reinforce the nature of the worldwide Body of Christ, and our commitment to each other
The service will include music, singing, worship and prayers from all the nations of the UK and as many supporting churches and organisations as possible.
More information and resources for Creationtide are here.
In the Diocese of Gloucester, this is part of our renewed focus on caring for God’s creation.
In August 2021 we participated in the Young Christian Climate Network relay to COP26 with adults and young people joining the walk to show our passion for caring for the environment.
Our Diocese is aiming to be carbon net-zero by 2030 and we are committed to becoming a silver Eco-Diocese during 2023, having been awarded Diocesan Bronze in early 2021.
Be part of the change.