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Marking Earth Hour at the Cathedral

Published: 24th March 2021

Earth Hour logoWorcester Cathedral will mark Earth Hour on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm with an online vigil introduced with a challenge from one of the pupils at the King’s School.

Eden, age 10, will give a short speech about the importance of caring for our planet, challenging each of us to play our part. This will be followed by a short time of prayer and reflection by candle light.

All are welcome to join with the vigil, which will be livestreamed on the Cathedral’s Facebook page. After the prayers, those watching are encouraged to switch off their devices and spend the rest of the hour in quiet contemplation.

Canon Stephen Edwards is one of those organising the vigil. He said:

“Earth Hour is a chance for us all to think about our impact on the environment and changes we can make. Eden is a passionate believer in the responsibility we all have to take care of our planet and she will challenge us to make a difference through our actions. Next Saturday, do turn off all your lights at 8.30pm and join us in prayer and reflection.”

Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet.

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