Mass lobby of parliament
Wednesday 26 June
Our church meeting on 16 June discussed climate change and what our faith and the bible says about the church's role in addressing this critical issue. There was a clear view that we should not stay silent, but we should express our views on the importance of our stewardship of the earth that God has given us, including encouraging our elected politicians to make it a priority.
We have an opportunity to do just this on Wednesday 26 June at an event supported by Christian Aid and many other organisations.
Meet at Sutton Station at 1015 ready to catch the 1026 train to London Bridge and then on to Charing Cross.
Bring a packed lunch or plan to buy something on the way round, your travel card and something to make a noise with - an alarm clock or similar! We plan to :-
Join the crowds in Trafalgar Square
From 11.30 join a Walk of Witness from Trafalgar Square to Church House, led by Rowan Williams.
From 13.00 to 16.00 join the Mass Lobby of Parliament, various locations have been allocated along the Thames by region. London region MPs will be asked to meet their constituents on the South Bank, about halfway between Westminster and Lambeth Bridges.
If you live in the Carshalton and Wallington constituency, MP Tom Brake has committed to meet constituents between 1pm and 2pm.
If you live in the Sutton and Cheam constituency, as far as we know MP Paul Scully has not yet agreed to meet constituents. You can email or write to him, if you wish using a template letter available from Christian Aid here , asking him to meet you and other constituents.
Please visit caid.org.uk/thetimeisnow where you can sign up to show support and commit to attend, and find more information.
For local information and to let him know you are coming, contact Colin Howard - or 020 8642 0583