Seeing first hand the effects of the climate crisis

15th July 2021

As a diocese Bath and Wells has declared a Climate Emergency and is committed to support and influence change. Responding to climate change is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God's creation.

On 3 August the diocese of Bath and Wells together with the charity Send a Cow, is hosting a unique afternoon on the Somerset Levels, to show first hand the impact climate change is already having on farmers in the UK and across the world. All are welcome to come along, details of how you can do so can be found at the bottom of this page.

You’ll join representatives from Send a Cow and members of the Ministry for Mission Environment Team for this special event hosted by Bath and Wells Rural Affairs Adviser and local farmer, Rob Walrond on his farm.

Rob will show the Flood Alleviation Project which is helping to protect the Somerset Levels, an area which spent much of the winter of 2013-14 under water, leaving villages isolated, homes evacuated, the farming community badly affected. There will also be a virtual link with Titus Sagala, agriculturalist, and Country Director of Send a Cow, in Kenya. Titus will explain how the charity is working with farmers in Kenya and Zambia to help them adapt to the climate crisis. The environment team will be on hand to talk about environmental matters from a diocesan perspective.

Ann Hatton, Church Development Executive at Send a Cow, says ”We're really excited about meeting clergy and church members from across the diocese to talk about the climate crisis - how it affects us locally and how it affects the farming families Send a Cow works with in rural Africa.”

Register to reserve a place.

For further information email Rob Walrond or email Ann Hatton