CHRISTIAN GROUPS FROM ACROSS THE UK will be marking Climate Sunday, including an ecumenical service in Glasgow Cathedral, which will be broadcast live on Sunday 5 September.

With around two months to go until the city host the UN COP26 meeting, it will be a chance to come together in prayer and worship, celebrate what churches are doing to combat the climate crisis and commit to further action.

The event, which has been organised in partnership with Glasgow Churches Together and Churches Together Britain and Ireland, falls on the first Sunday of the period of Creation Time, also known as the Season of Creation.

Mary Sweetland, Treasurer of Eco-Congregation Scotland, said: “We need to take action as Christians who care for God’s creation, tackling the climate emergency with urgency now and for future generations. When we welcome thousands from around the world, online or in person to COP26, we can all demonstrate that we are taking action and leading by example in our own church and across the UK.

“We all share a unique opportunity in the year ahead for transformational change, taking practical steps to change our own behaviour and calling on governments to agree global action when they gather in Glasgow. Climate Sunday helps link this directly with our spiritual life, focusing local churches on the environment in worship, prayer and action.”

Around 1,600 churches in Scotland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Wales are also holding Climate Sunday services in their local parishes.

* Register to watch the service at Glasgow Cathedral on Sunday 5 September here.

* Season of Creation runs from Wednesday 1 September until 4 October. More information  here.

* More information on Eco-Congregation Scotland here.

* Source: Church of Scotland