Friday, December 4, 2015

Reading Climate Day

Bishops Climate Day 2015
St Mary's Butts was buzzing this afternoon when I turned up to help prepare for tomorrow's Climate Day: 

- 'Green Christmas’ ethical gift and food fair: 10am - 2pm
- ‘Cafe Theologique’ talk and discussion by Professor John Mitchell, Principal Research Fellow at the Met Office, about his work on climate change: 4pm
- Climate Mass with the Bishop presiding and Dr Ruth Valerio, Churches and Theology Director of A Rocha UK preaching - 7pm. (Reception from 5.30pm)
- Exhibition of photographs and information, and interactive prayer stations throughout the day.

Climate Marches

I think there were about a dozen of us from St John's on the Reading Climate March last Saturday. The organizers decided there were 300+ in total whereas the press said 'dozens' which was clearly an understatement. There was a good atmosphere, despite the drizzly weather, many of us catching up with people we hadn't seen for years, but also getting to know new people.
Several others from St John's made it to London for the much larger rally there on Sunday.

Meal profits to Operation Noah

Our treasurer has just forwarded an email of thanks from Operation Noah - we were able to send them £130 from the donations provided after Dominic and Miriam's vegan lunch.