The congregation of St Mary’s Church Lymm is enthusiastically joining in with Great Big Green Week, which is the UK’s biggest celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.
On 2nd October 12-4 p.m. the church hall on Crouchley Lane, Lymm, will be the venue for an environmentally friendly mini festival featuring eco-friendly displays and activities which are free and open to everyone. St Mary’s church has been working hard towards gaining an Eco-church award and they want to involve the whole community in the different ways we might tackle climate change.
Taking place between 24 September – 2 October, the climate action campaign known as the Great Big Green Week will see thousands of people across the UK organising local festivals and events. The campaign aims to draw attention to climate change, destruction of the natural world, while also making a connection with these issues in communities like Lymm, at the same time as showcasing actions to tackle climate change. Creating a better world, for us now and for the next generation.
The Great Big Green Week is being organised by The Climate Coalition, the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change, whose members include the National Trust, WWF, Women’s Institute, Oxfam, and RSPB. Other organisations supporting the campaign included BT, British Mountaineering Council, and the Manchester United Foundation.
Reverend Jill Elston, Curate at St Mary’s, says “The church hall garden is having a green makeover and will be open to visitors during the mini-festival who can come and help us plant pollinator-friendly bulbs that will flower in the Spring. We know what a friendly place Lymm is for people, and we hope by all planting pollinator friendly plants will help it be just as friendly to bees and butterflies too.”
“We have already had so much help with our work towards becoming more environmentally friendly church, pupils from Lymm High School helped dig over the garden and made us garden bug boxes. We want to see progress on tackling climate change because we care about young people just like them and those in other countries that are feeling the worst effects of climate change. We love God’s creation and our location surrounded by the trees and wildlife of Lymm Dam and I think we need to do all we can to protect all these things. Do join us and see what you might do to tackle climate change and protect nature.”