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A Lent Pilgrimage

The No Faith in Fossil Fuels Lent Vigil is a ten day event set to take place in Westminster – home of the UK Parliament. Christians from across the country will gather together from Ash Wednesday, holding vigil across ten days, day and night.

The vigil will be launched with an Ash Wednesday Church Service at St Johns Church, Waterloo and brought to a close with a service outside Downing Street.

When? Vigil starts Feb 14th at 2:30pm, Runs for 10 days, ending on the 24th Feb at 3pm.

Where? Carriage Gate, outside Parliament, Westminster, London.

The Lent vigil is an opportunity for Christians to stand together, pray and be more visible and vocal in the public sphere about the plight of our neighbour and all of creation in the context of the climate crisis.

A coalition of Christian NGOs are organising the vigil: Christian Aid, Tearfund, CAFOD, Christian Climate Action, A Rocha, Operation Noah, Salvation Army and Green Christian. If your church or ecumenical network has existing links with any one of these then you may like to organise your participation with them.

The vigil will begin on Ash Wednesday with an ecumenical service at St John's Waterloo, and conclude with a service outside Downing Street on Saturday 24th February. Would you like to join the praying, or bring a youth group to participate in the services, or write to your MP to let them know we're doing this? These are just some of the ways you could support and get involved; and you can find out more via any one of the following links:               

 More information on the pilgrimage can be found in the letter and flyer below.

Bishop Martin's Letter - Lent Pilgrimage
Download PDF • 136KB

Climate Pilgrimage Flyer
Download PDF • 3.10MB

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