London: service, candlit procession, night vigil for climate change

A service for climate change takes place on Saturday, 15 May at  St Martins in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London. Starting at 11pm, Revd Chris Brice is leading the service. Mark Dowd of Operation Noah, Channel 4 'God is Green' documentary presenter, will speak on the crisis in Climate Change, the damages the world is already experiencing, the failures in the international negotiations, and hopes for what the new British Government can bring.

At midnight members of the congregation have the opportunity of joining the Campaign against Climate Change (CaCC) candlelit procession from Trafalgar Square, down Whitehall to Old Palace Yard, near the Houses of Parliament. After speeches the vigils begin – CaCC in Old Palace Yard and St Jude’s Community Centre and a meditative prayer vigil in Lambeth Methodist Mission.

Throughout the night, Christian Ecology Link will be hosting a space for prayers, quiet music, meditation and reflection at the Lambeth Methodist Mission, 3 – 5 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7DQ. Join us there from 1.30am to 4.30am for Prayer, Readings, Classical Music, Taize, tea and toilets. At 4.30am participants will return to join the CaCC Vigil for the Dawn Zero Carbon event in Old Palace Yard.

There will be a full programme of arts and music activities during the night, at Old Palace Yard and St Jude's Community Centre, St Georges Road, London SE1 6EZ, where the Brixton Tea Party will provide refreshments, and breakfast.


If you can help with any of these events please contact CEL’s climate change campaigner Ruth Jarman on or 07970 907784.

Singers  and musicians are especially needed to lead the Taize/Iona music at St Martins in the Fields Service. A practice begins at 10pm. The organisers are also calling on people to bring a poem or piece of prose to read during the Prayer Vigil

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