The coronavirus (Covid-19) is filling most of our news, thoughts, prayers and actions. A special magazine article in Magazine Magic below, explores how we can continue to worship when church services have been cancelled.
The rapid slowdown in our national and global economy will have a huge environmental impact, with a significant drop in carbon emissions, improved air quality and the potential for some wildlife recovery. This is a bitter blessing, however, associated as it is with loss of lives, fears and hardship for so many.
It comes hot on the heels of an extended period of extreme weather causing suffering from widespread flooding across the diocese, when the injustice of our changing climate will have been on many of our minds.
Speaking at the Church of England General Synod motion on climate change in February the youth representative Sophie Mitchel said "We know what we need to do: act big and act fast". Read below about the motion passed which commits the C of E to be carbon neutral by 2030.
An ambitious and prophetic commitment that we will all be part of living out in the next few years, in a changed post coronavirus society. Right now we, the church, can start to speak up and act out how our local communities could be better places for all of God's creation.
Diocesan Environment Officer