Anglican-Lutheran Society


CLIMATE EMERGENCY Connecting Faith and Community


CLIMATE EMERGENCY Connecting Faith and Community

St Mary’s German Church, 10 Sandwich Street, London EC3 5BJ

This was our first hybrid Annual Meeting with members attending in person in the church and online via Zoom. The Climate Emergency was the focus of the day, which took place under the shadow of another emergency, the invasion by Russian forces into Ukraine. You can find a full account of the day's events here.

The day began with the Society’s Annual General Meeting.  It was quite short and you can download a full account of it here

  • The Co-Moderators’ Report is here
  • The Treasurer’s Report is here and the Financial Statement is here
  • The National Coordinator’s Reports can be read here
  • The Membership Secretary’s Report is here

Then the meeting turned to the topic of the day, ‘The Climate Emergency: Connecting Faith and Community’

Canon Giles Goddard
(Chair of Faith for the Climate) introduced the background to faith engagement in climate change, described some of the things the Church of England as an institution and ‘Faith for the Climate’ as an action group have been doing, and then suggested things that members might want to be involved in.  You can read his presentation here

At midday there was a pause for prayers for peace
.  Read about them here

During the lunch break videos were shown both in the church and online for the people on Zoom

The Rev Helen Burnett
of St Peter’s and St Paul’s, Old Chaldon, Surrey UK) shared her experiences working with Extinction Rebellion and Christian Climate Action.  Her presentation can be found here

Anya Gleizer
, founder of The Flute & Bowl which is ‘dedicated to the practice of art and ecology’, then lead us all in a creative session in which she stressed the importance of engaging in process rather than concentrating on an end product. It was fun and informative, and done in a way that engaged all the participants, both in the church and on Zoom.  Intrigued?  Read all about it here

This was followed by small groups
, both in church and on Zoom, when people could share and compare their impressions of the day and get to know one another, before reconvening for our 

Closing Worship which is described here

Thanks were expressed to the Rev Sarah Farrow and her team for arranging the event and managing the technical side.  The Society would value your comments on how the event worked for you.  It was our first attempt at a ‘hybrid meeting’ and we would like to improve your experience.  So please let us have your comments and suggestions by email at

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