Image: from left to right: Rev'd Dr Stephen Edwards (Canon of Worcester Cathedral), Cllr Stephen Hodgson (Worcester Mayor), Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Rev'd Canon Brian McGinley (St. George's Roman Catholic Church)

Christians from across Worcester joined together for a Walk of Witness on the Global Day of Action for COP26 last Saturday November 7th. 

Beginning at St George’s Catholic Church in Sansome Place, up to 150 people walked via the newly opened Hope Church, and St Andrew’s Methodist Church before finally finishing their march in the Cathedral grounds. 

Prayers were offered outside each location, and a short reflective service was held at the end of the walk.  

While this was going on a deputation of Church Leaders handed a letter to the Mayor, at the city’s Guildhall. The letter, which was also sent to other political leaders, asked for significant commitments and concrete actions to be undertaken to ensure an improved relationship with the natural environment and for urgent action from political and business leaders on the climate crisis. 

Letter to Political Leaders on COP26 Day of Action

The Church representatives highlighted their own commitment and openness towards working with local councils towards developing policies that prioritise the well-being of citizens and protection of the natural environment. 

At the end of the event, people were invited to join the local branch of Green Christian UK, an ecumenical group which is focused on environmental campaigning, public witnessing, reflection and campaigning. 

If you would like more information about you can get involved with Green Christian UK in Worcester, please contact [email protected]

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