The Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) is an action-focused community of young Christians in the UK who have a message about climate justice for world leaders gathering in Glasgow in November for COP26. The relay passed through Manchester from 9-12 September 2021.
Bringing their #RisetotheMoment boat prop, YCCN attended a number of events across the diocese during their time here. They spoke to children in schools about the importance of climate action and were welcomed at churches in the Heatons and Hulme. The relay passed through the city centre and popped into Manchester Cathedral where our three bishops stopped by to welcome then and lend their support to the mesage of climate justice.
See highlights from the relay below by flicking through our Flickr albums or watching our YCCN comes to Manchester video at the top of the page.
Reception at St Paul's, Heaton Moor, with Eco activities for all ages.
YCCN visited Trinity CE High school and Bury CE High school
The @YCCNetwork residency hub has arrived @TrinityHighMcr for a brilliant schools day #RiseToTheMoment! pic.twitter.com/2NQxnuLWVx— Diocese of Manchester Eco-Diocese (@ManDioEco) September 10, 2021
Prayer walk around Salford Quays, a Reception at Friends Meeting House, pilgrimage to Ascension Hulme and Reception at Ascension Hulme.
The YCCN group met with Bishops at Manchester Cathedral, held an event at Speakers Corner, Alexandra Park, and enjoyed an Evening Service with Methodist Circuit on Zoom.