The Bishops have invited every ministry unit to support the next phase of our movement’s action on climate change on 16 June.
We aim to collect 500 submissions from all of us, from all over the diocese. To do so, our Advocacy Enabler, Kate Day, is mobilising passionate young Anglicans to visit parish services in small teams on the 16th of June, to share why climate change matters to them and invite parishioners to make a submission right there and then after the service. We hope to visit as many parishes as we have young people willing to serve in this way.
Parishes – how will it work:
- Tell your parishioners ahead of time. You can use the following resources:
- Set aside ten minutes of your 16th of June services to show a short video which we will provide;
- (Wherever possible) host young Anglicans to speak briefly about why this matters; and
- Create space after the service for parishioners to write a submission if they choose.
We are also endeavouring to provide a filmed sermon from Bishop Eleanor about why climate change is one of our Synod priorities. More on that as plans progress.
Anglican Advocacy and the Bishops will provide:
- A short video explaining the Zero Carbon Bill and materials that make it easy to have your say.
- (In as many regions as we can) Well-briefed and enthusiastic young Anglicans who can briefly speak about why climate change matters to them
- A video sermon by Bishop Eleanor to use on that Sunday if you wish (or download from Dropbox here).