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Greta Thunberg finds refuge in Bristol Cathedral

On Friday 28 February, Bristol welcomed Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg to a rally and march with School Strike 4 Climate. 

Before speaking to a crowd of thousands, Ms Thunberg spent some time in Bristol Cathedral, a quiet space away from the crowds, to prepare and liaise with the Bristol teenagers organising the event. 

Canon Michael Johnson, Acting Dean, speaking on behalf of the Cathedral Chapter said he was "delighted that [Greta] has come to Bristol to raise awareness of climate change and encourage action to care for God’s creation more effectively". 

Ms Thunberg spoke with both the Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, and Canon Michael, before departing to speak and march for climate change.

Bristol Diocese has declared a climate emergency and the Church of England has committed to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

We stand with you.

#ClimateEmergency 

Posted on 28th February 2020

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