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Routes and times: Rise to the Moment - Relay to COP26

Walkers from more than 50 churches have pledged to join the Rise to the Moment churches relay – Merseyside, to pray for climate justice in the run up to the UN Cop26 summit in Glasgow.

People of all faiths and none are welcome to join even for a short distance along any of five relay pilgrimage walks - scroll down for routes and times.

You can also offer a prayer for the planet or hope on boat, to be carried to an Evensong service dedicated to the environment, at Liverpool Cathedral at 3pm on Saturday October 9.

Three of walks will start on Friday, October 8 from Southport, Ormskirk and St Helens. Five walks will continue from Crosby, Walton, Huyton, Speke and the Wirral on Saturday October 9, culminating at Liverpool Cathedral between 2pm and 3pm.

Relay routes overview

Three relay walks will start on Friday October 8 visiting:

Southport – Ainsdale – Hightown - Crosby

    • Southport, Christ Church- 10am, arrive 9:45am
    • Ainsdale, St John's -12 midday, arrive 11:45am
    • Formby, Holy Trinity - 2pm, arrive by 1:45pm
    • Hightown, St Stephens -3:45pm, arrive by 3:30pm
    • Arrive at Crosby St Lukes by 5:30pm

    Ormskirk – Aughton – Maghull – Aintree - Walton

      • Ormskirk Parish Church 10am, arrive 9:45am
      • Aughton Christ Church 11am, arrive 10:45am
      • Maghull St Andrews 12:45pm, arrive 12:30pm
      • Aintree St Giles 2:30pm, arrive 2:15pm
      • Arrive at Walton St Mary's by 4pm

      St Helens – Prescot – Huyton – Court Hey

          • St Helens, Ormskirk St URC 10am, arrive 9:45am
          • Prescot Parish Church 12 midday, arrive 11:45am
          • Huyton Quarry, St Gabriels, 1:30pm arrive 1:15pm
          • Arrive at Court Hey Methodist church by 2:30pm

          The five relay routes on Saturday October 9 will visit:

          Crosby - Liverpool City Centre

          • Crosby-St Luke’s 10:15am (arrive by 10am)
          • Quaker Meeting House – School Lane 2:15pm (arrive by 2pm)
          • Liverpool Cathedral Arrive 2:30pm

          Walton – Everton - Liverpool City Centre

          • St Mary’s Walton 11:30am (arrive by 11:15am)
          • St George’s Everton 12:30pm (arrive by 12:15pm)
          • Quaker Meeting House – School Lane 2:15pm (arrive by 2pm
          • Liverpool Cathedral Arrive 2:30pm

          Court Hey – Wavertree - Liverpool City Centre

          • Court Hey Methodist church 11:30am (arrive by 11:15am)
          • St Mary’s Wavertree 1pm (arrive by 12:45pm)
          • St Brides, Percy St 2:20pm (arrive by 2pm)
          • Liverpool Cathedral Arrive 2:30pm

          Speke - Garston - Liverpool City Centre

          • All Saints Speke 10am start (arrive by 9:45am)
          • Garston Park LEP church 11:45am start (arrive by 11:30am)
          • St Brides, Percy St 2:20pm (Arrive by 2pm)
          • Arrive at Cathedral 2:30pm

          Wirral - Liverpool City Centre

          • Mersey Ferry Terminal Woodside 1:15pm ferry (arrive by 1pm or earlier to buy your ticket)
          • Liverpool Cathedral Arrive 2:30pm

          Prayers for the planet:

          We pray for church leaders, to use their voice, to encourage congregations to stand up for climate justice. We pray for those in power who will be making life changing decisions at Cop26, we pray that they will listen to the voices of the church, listen to the voices of those that are standing up for climate justice. We pray for those who are at the worst facing the worst of the climate crisis. Please pray that their voices will be heard at Cop26 this year.