Climate Justice Pilgrimage to Drop Anchor at Exeter

18 June 2021

The Young Christian Climate Network will be stopping off at Exeter Cathedral on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 June, as part of an amazing relay pilgrimage stretching from the recent G7 meeting in Cornwall to Glasgow’s COP26 climate conference in November.

 

A seven-foot boat will be carried along on the journey to help raise awareness of rising sea and river levels which typically affect the poorest worst and first.

Relay walkers and the boat recently set off from Truro, will soon be walking through Dartmoor, and will stop in Exeter from 29 June to 4 July, before heading off on the next leg to Bristol.

Please join us at a service of prayer, blessing and awareness raising at Exeter Cathedral on Wednesday 30 June at 5pm led by Canon Cate Edmonds.

In advance of this, you can join Michael, Devon’s YCCN lead walker, for a day (or more!) in our beautiful stretch of the Relay.

Planned route sections particularly needing pilgrims include:
• Shaugh Prior – Princetown: Fri 25 June
• Princetown – Postbridge: Sat 26 June
• Postbridge – Chagford: Sun 27 June
• Dunsford – Exeter: Tues 29 June
10 miles/4 hours each day – and part-days are fine too! All ages welcome! Walkers handbook available.

Please email [email protected] asap to sign up and be connected to Michael.

“We planned the relay with a spirit of celebration, and want the walk to be a fun but prayerful experience. Standing up for all the good we see and believe in, and asking for more to protect it. It’d be such an encouragement to have as many people as possible join.”

 

Events in Exeter

  • Tuesday 29 June, 6pm: Welcome picnic on Exeter Cathedral Green
  • Wednesday 30 June, 5pm: Service of welcome & blessing at Exeter Cathedral
  • Thursday 1 July, 7:30pm: Prayer service led by YCCN at Mary Harris Chapel, University of Exeter
  • Friday 2 July, 7:30pm-9pm: Zoom talks/film/panel, hosted by YCCN & Uni Chaplaincy from St Matt’s Church, with Melanesian Mission, Prof Chris Southgate, Christian Climate Action, Toby Grier and Just Love (find out more and register to attend here)
  • Saturday 3 July, morning: Processsion, Q&A and prayer at Devon County Show

For more information visit https://www.yccn.uk/why-a-relay

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