Members of Devizes Quaker Meeting are planning to hold a silent vigil in the town centre on Thursday 4 and 11 to stand for an hour in silence; in solidarity with those already suffering from the effects of climate change and to hold the attendees at COP26 in our thoughts as they make critical decisions and commitments in Glasgow. For Quakers this would be an expression of our spiritual concerns for the environment and climate as seen in minute 36 from our Yearly Meeting 2011.
We have invited members of local churches, Devizes Muslims and Sustainable Devizes to join us.
We are proposing to start at 10.00 am and end at 11.00 am during market day as there are likely to be more people around to see what is happening.
We need to ensure social distancing and encourage the wearing of masks to protect ourselves and the people of Devizes.
As this is to be a silent vigil. we will have someone able to explain what is going on to passers-by as well as placards. It would be good to have placards both to say who we are as well as our main concerns.