Climate Sunday 4th July
04 July 2021
On Sunday 4th July there will be a special outdoor service at All Saints' (weather permitting) starting at 10.30 am, focused on the need for action on climate change. Chelmsford's MP Vicky Ford is hoping to attend. You need to book in advance - email us with your name, phone number, and the number of places required, for people from your household/bubble or for up to six people seated together as a group. If possible please download the Order of Service and bring it with you on a tablet or smartphone to save printing. Please bring your own chair if you can, and stay on afterwards for refreshments and any picnic you have brought with you.
Collection for A Rocha UK
About the service
The service is one of a series on Caring for God's World and will be in three parts:
- The Impact of Climate Change
- Action Now for a Better Future
- Making Our Commitment
During the service we will all have the opportunity to make our own commitment by signing up to this Climate Promise:
Our Climate Promise
Action is needed NOW to respond to the climate emergency, to restore and protect the environment of our planet, and to safeguard the future of life on earth.
We promise as All Saints' Church and as individuals:
- to pray for local and global action to cut greenhouse gas emissions
- to reduce our own carbon footprint
- to tell other people how important this is
- to support The Time Is Now declaration
Our promises will be collected and placed at the foot of the cross in the churchyard made out of plastic bottles waste.
To find out more about All Saints' commitment to climate action and the environment, please go to our Eco Church page.
A Climate Prayer
Lord of life and giver of hope,
forgive us for the damage we are doing
to your world and its climate.
We promise to cut our greenhouse gas emissions;
to consume less and to waste less;
to care for the environment and all forms of life;
to share the world's resources more fairly;
to act now to bring about
local and global changes that are needed.
May the promise we make today
be matched by our faithful living. Amen.