Local churches are being encouraged to hold a local Climate Sunday any time during a one-year period that will start on 6th September 2020.

In details shared by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, it is said that free resources will be provided to suit every tradition and style of worship, and as part of their Climate Sunday, churches are invited to do one or more of three things:

  1. Climate service – hold a climate-focused service, to explore the theological and scientific basis of creation care and action on climate, to pray, and to commit to action.
  2. Commit – make a commitment as a local church community to taking long-term action to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions.
  3. Call – join with other churches and wider society by adding its name to a common call for the UK government to take much bolder action on climate change in this country in advance of COP26 (in November 2021). The culmination of the campaign will be a national Climate Sunday event on Sunday, 5th September 2021, to share church commitments and pray for bold action and courageous leadership at COP26.

It is said that Climate Sunday has been backed by a host of organisations, including the Church of England. To register, more details may be found on the Climate Sunday website.

Information from the Church of England on the environment and climate change may be found here.

This article was originally published on Monday, 3rd August 2020.