October 2019: Home: Planet Earth - climate emergency day of action
Grace was unable to meet at St Mary’s in September and October due to building work and the wider church having a Church weekend. Over those two months while we were 'homeless' we explored the theme of home!
In the day for anyone who could or would like to, there was a 'faith bridge' as part of the Extinction Rebellion fortnight. This was an area on Lambeth Bridge where Christians for Climate Action and others from all faiths gathered to pray and protest.
For anyone wanting to reflect on the planet but not join in XR then Water Aid (who Gill works for) presented an exhibition at Somerset House called Water Life by Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh.
In the evening we gathered at Richard and Sue’s to share food and reflect on the theme of Home: Planet Earth. For our Communion liturgy, we used a transcript of the Planetary Mass by the Nine O'clock Service. Despite being more than 25 years old it seemed powerfully relevant.