A series of practical and informative events during the week leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

Please invite family, friends and neighbours to join in the community activities.

Images for promoting some of the events on social media can be found by following the Download links. The link below is for an image listing all the events.

What in the world are we doing?

Monday 25 October, 10 am – 2 pm

A free event for families exploring climate and environmental issues through a variety of interactive activities. There will be things to find out about, to make and take away, and a space to reflect.

Drop in anytime, no booking required, drinks provided.

Food for thought

Wednesday 27 October, 7 – 9 pm

Reducing our meat intake can play an important part in reducing carbon emissions.

Arrive at 7 for a vegetarian meal, followed by a talk from Ben Green: Does God really care about creation?

Please register here so that we know how many to cater for. A donation towards the cost of the food would be appreciated at the event.

Exploring Ten Acres

Thursday 28 October, 2 – 4 pm

Explore the “secret path” along the River Rea in the company of Sustainable Life. Find out about the work recently done to care for the woodland, and hopes for the future of the project. We will finish with refreshments in the woodland.

There’s no charge, but spaces are limited so please register here if you would like to come.

I'd rather live without...

Friday 29 October, 7.30 – 10 pm

… than wine!  An evening of Fairtrade wine tasting interspersed with short stories from local people who have made simple but effective changes to reduce their ecological footprint.

Cost £10 plus booking fee per person. Book online here.

Don't throw it away!

Saturday 30 October, 10 am – 3 pm

10 am Choice of two workshops: a pierced can tealight holder or découpage photo frame

11 am Furniture upcycling demonstration and advice: how to start, equipment and techniques. You’re welcome to bring a small item to upcycle if you want to have a go

1.30 pm Fabric based projects: make a bag from worn out jeans, kitchen pan protectors, washable make-up remover pads, fabric twine

Everything you need will be provided but if you have materials that might be useful, bring them along.

Free event, but a donation towards the cost of non-recycled materials would be appreciated. No booking required.

Upcycled items: bags and tealight holders

24 Hours of Prayer

5 pm Saturday 30 to 5 pm Sunday 31 October

Pray for climate justice, climate action and COP26, the UN climate change conference starting on 1 November. 

Pray at home any time, or in our building between 5 and 10 pm on Saturday and 8 am and 5 pm on Sunday (including during the service). Material will be available to help you pray.

At 3 pm on Sunday we encourage you to go on a prayer walk in the local area. We’ll meet in our building at 4 pm for refreshments, sung worship and prayer.

There will be a signing up sheet at Sunday services to commit to pray for one-hour slots during the 24 hours. You can also contact us to put your name down for a slot.

Walk, cycle, take the bus, or even drive more efficiently

A greener journey

If you’re visiting the Christ Church building during this week – and especially attending the services on Sundays 24 and 31 October – please try and make your journey to church greener. You could even wear something green!

Walking, cycling and catching the bus are obvious ways, but not everyone can do that. If you need to come by car, consider sharing the journey with someone else, or pick up some tips on greener driving at https://www.eta.co.uk/driving-tips.