Pellets and Panels – Saturday 24th September 2011

An event for all those wanting to reduce the carbon footprint of their community buildings and places of worship. This half-day conference will look at why you should consider installing solar panels or a biomass boiler in your building and share the experience of the first church in Reading to have these installations. There will be presentations from the action group from Park URC, and the opportunity to meet other local interested people and suppliers. The aim of the confernce is to help you with your next step to a greener future!

When: 1.30pm – 4.30pm on Saturday 24th September 2011

Where: Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Reading RG6 1DN (cycle and car park in Palmer Park, bus route 17)

Registration fee: £5.00 (including a free gift for every participant, plus Fairtrade refreshments all afternoon)

To book your place email: or telephone 0845 463 6426 leaving your name, address and telephone number.

Further details at here.

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Bearing Witness – 1st October 2011

In Manchester on Saturday 1 October, the eve of the Conservative Party Conference, Tearfund, CAFOD and Christian Aid are holding a ecumenical service followed by a procession and candlelit vigil to reflect on the Government’s ‘Greenest Government Ever’ promise. Those at the service and vigil will pray and speak up for the Government to take the lead internationally for action ahead of and during the G20 in November and UN climate talks in South Africa this December.

Everyone is invited to the service and vigil:

1:30pm Tearfund Climate Justice afternoon at Friends Meeting House, Manchester (6 Mount Street, M2 5NS): Learn, act and pray about climate change, and other issues of injustice – with tea and cake! Come with your lunch from 12.30pm to meet the Campaigns Team.

5pm Manchester Cathedral: Joint ecumenical service followed by a procession and candlelit vigil outside the Conservative Party conference venue.

7.30pm Finish

Please register your interest in attending this event by emailing or calling 0845 355 8355. For further information visit