Everyone is welcome at the Climate Change Eco Fair in north Oxford next month.

The event is designed to help people to make practical lifestyle changes to combat climate change. Representatives from more than 25 organisations will be there to give people advice.

Bishop Steven joined faith leaders in a march before The Time Is Now mass climate lobby. Photo: Steven Buckley.

Bishop Steven joined faith leaders in a march before The Time Is Now mass climate lobby. Photo: Steven Buckley.

The Revd Gavin Knight, the vicar of St Michael & All Angels’ Church in North Oxford – which is hosting the event – hopes that the Fair will prove to be significant in bringing to light the challenges climate change brings. He said: “My hope is that this will spur people into action and invite them to become more active at a political level.”

The Bishop of Oxford, Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft said: “The eco-fair is just the kind of positive action we need to help us tackle what is probably the most important issue of our time and take greater care than we have done of the gift of Creation. Blessings on all concerned.”

The Bishop’s comments come just months after he urged everyone in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire to join The Time is Now Mass Climate Lobby on the banks of the Thames in London. After the lobby, which took place in June, Bishop Steven went on to raise a question in the House of Lords, asking what the Government’s next priorities are if the UK is to reach net-zero carbon by 2050.

The Diocese is taking environmental issues seriously by investing £400,000 in a carbon footprint reduction programme across our church buildings.

Events like the North Oxford Eco-Fair are another way Christians can get involved and make a difference. The Lord Mayor of Oxford is attending as well as Oxford Friends of the Earth, Low Carbon Oxford North, Extinction Rebellion, Good Food Oxford, Oxford City Council Recycling, Share Oxford, Replenish (Oxfordshire), Cosy Homes Oxfordshire, E Car Club Summertown and many more.

The Fair will run from 11am – 2.30pm, 23rd November 2019 at St Michael & All Angels Church, Lonsdale Road OX2 7ES.