CHURCHES are coming together to hold a vigil in Stratford to mark the upcoming climate change conference COP26 in Glasgow.
Those concerned about climate change are invited to take part in the vigil on Saturday (October 23) at Stratford Methodist Church Centre in Old Town between 10am and 1pm.
The vigil will be divided into six half-hour sessions, each led by a different local church and each with a different perspective on care for the creation.
Organiser and minister at Stratford Methodist Church Audrey Simpson said: “Our beautiful world is crying out for help. Those who meet at COP26 in Glasgow have heard the cry and have the power to make a real difference for the good. Join with others on October 23 to pray for creation and for courageous, far-reaching and beneficial outcomes from COP26.”
Stratford churches have been active in addressing the issues raised by climate change. Several are registered with the national Eco Church scheme, and Stratford Methodist Church was the first Methodist church in the country to win the scheme’s gold award.
Stratford Churches Together also recently launched its Eco Chat programme – monthly sessions at where people can find out more about climate change and what they can do in response.