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RAISING AWARENESS: Abbots Langley church bells ring out warning over climate emergency 

 Published on: 28th November 2021   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

The bells of St Lawrence Church rung out recently to raise awareness of the ongoing climate emergency.

The Abbots Langley church made the special bell ringing to mark COP26 (United Nations Climate Change Conference) which took place in Glasgow.

Church bells are mostly associated with worship, weddings and very special national celebrations but historically they have also rung out warnings to the local community.

This is why St Lawrence took the decision to ring their bells on October 30.

A church spokesperson said: “Here at St Lawrence we believe that today is a time of real national crisis and so rung our bells to warn the people of Abbots Langley of the threat we face.

“In Abbots the extreme weather events have affected relatively few of us, but as Christians we are concerned with the millions around the world who are being profoundly affected: the poor who have contributed the least to the problem.

“So far those conferences have failed to slow the rate of greenhouse gas emissions, allowing us to continue the path of self-destruction.

“The bells were both a welcome to those delegates from around the world (for COP26), as well as our warning to remind them of the urgency of the dangers we now face.

“We need our politicians to take the courageous and, if necessary, selfless actions that times of extreme emergency require.”

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