Make COP Count!

As the date for COP26 approaches we are supporting a global multifaith movement for Climate Justice proposed by Greenfaith Faiths 4 Climate Justice on 17th and 18th October 2021. 

Sunday 17th October

On Sunday 17th October the Manchester Methodist Circuit will be asking members of their churches to “Make a noise for the Climate” following the usual Sunday morning services. We will be sharing videos and images of our actions on the day so watch this space! 

The Manchester Methodist Circuit will also be involved in a banner drop taking place at 6 religious buildings in and around Manchester at 12 noon on Sunday when Rev. Ian Rutherford and Deacon Pru Cahill will unfurl the Methodist banner at Central Hall in Manchester. Although due to spacing outside the building it will not be possible to attend this event in person we will be sharing the images and videos on the day so keep your eyes out on our website and social media. 

Monday 18th October 

On Monday the Greater Manchester Green Summit 2021 will take place at the Lowry. Please follow the link to book your space! 


This year’s programme of events focuses on the actions we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our environment. The event will showcase many of the great actions that have been taken so far, what we can all achieve as a collective, given the right support, direction and funding to succeed and discuss the challenges and pace of change still required to reach our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2038.

You’ll hear from inspiring individuals, community groups and businesses from across Greater Manchester as they share their experiences and the actions they have been taking throughout our city-region.

Sessions will be based on key areas including:

  • Environment through the ages – what does climate change mean for all of us?
  • Nature and green spaces including the Greater Manchester Environment Fund, social prescribing and community action.
  • Smart energy including the Green Homes Grant and community solar projects.
  • Waste and resources including the Recycle for Greater Manchester food waste campaign, Renew shops and innovative local community projects.
  • Transport including active travel and public transport.
  • Research, innovation and creativity – the story far, green skills and planning for the future.

Tuesday 19th October 

On Tuesday evening Our Faith Our Planet will host their annual conference to bring people together to learn about climate change and to identify ways of taking practical action to reduce their carbon footprint, with information, workshops, food and networking.