Climate Sunday 2020-2021

Photo by Serge Baeyens

In the year leading up to the UN global climate change talks in November 2021 (COP26), we are encouraging churches to hold a special Climate Sunday service or event, to make a commitment to tackle climate change, and to raise their voices to call on world leaders to do the same.  Climate Sunday has been organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland with support from charities including CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund, A Rocha UK, and Operation Noah. 

We invite your church to do one or more of three things:

  1. 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. Make a commitment as a local church community to taking long term action to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions.
  3. 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, and to strengthen its credibility to lead the international community to adopt a step change in action at COP26.

The culmination of the campaign will be a national Climate Sunday event on Sunday 5 September 2021, to share church commitments and pray for bold action and courageous leadership at COP26.

“The current crisis has changed the way we see the world. It has reminded us of the fragility of life, exposed the gap between rich and poor, and revealed the damage we’ve done to the wider creation. But it has also helped us love our neighbours and brought communities together. Climate Sunday is a great opportunity to respond to these societal shifts; to pause and re-imagine what life could be like; to commit to living differently yourselves and to call on the UK government to rebuild our economy in a way that tackles the climate emergency and builds a better world for everyone."

Dr Ruth Valerio in 'Saying Yes to Life', The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2020

Resources and further information

To access resources and find out more about Climate Sunday please visit:

Climate Sunday registration, resources and blog | Weblink

'Caring for God's Creation' was a sermon preached at Culford parish church on Sunday 27 September 2020 by the Revd Marianne Atkinson. Read a copy and get ideas here:

Caring for God's Creation sermon | PDF

For information on becoming a Eco Church please visit here and our role in the environment please visit here.

For general enquiries about your church and the environmeent, please email The Revd Canon Mark Haworth, the Diocesan Environment Officer.

Please email Lauren Bridgwater and let us know what you have planned, as we’d love to share encouraging stories of churches engaging with Climate Change Sunday.

Page last updated: 28th June 2021 2:49 PM