When we talk about climate change, who is part of that conversation? Are we really listening? Can we cut through the noise and hear new voices?

Welcome to our Abbey After Hours event! We’d love you to join us for challenging, hopeful conversations on pressing 21st Century issues.

With COP26 taking place in Glasgow later this year, and the Church of England’s target of hitting net zero by 2030, there’s never been a better time to talk climate.

We’ll be joined by 2019 Theology Slam winner Hannah Malcolm and Dr Anderson Jeremiah for a live conversation inspired by Words for a Dying World. We’ll talk about how hope can be sustained in uncertain and extraordinary times, hear voices from our local and global St Albans, and have our discussion captured creatively by our Poet in Residence.


Hannah Malcolm is currently training for ordained ministry and writing a PhD on theology and climate/ecological grief. She regularly speaks about and organises around climate justice and recently edited Words for a Dying World: Stories of Grief and Courage from the Global Church, which brings together voices from across the world. You can purchase a copy of this book via the link below:

Words for a Dying World

Anderson Jeremiah lectures in Theology and Politics in Lancaster University. He was ordained as a priest in the Church of South India (an Anglican Province), before moving to Edinburgh to pursue his doctoral research, and since then has served in the Scottish Episcopal Church and in the Diocese of Blackburn. Anderson is an elected member of the General Synod representing Theological Education. His research interests and publications focus on the lived facet of World Christianity, and he is deeply passionate about social and environmental justice as a Gospel imperative. 


Date & Time: Wednesday 26 May, 7.30-8.45pm

Cost: £8 (standard) or £5 (under-25s)

Venue: Online via zoom

Joining on the night

Instructions for joining the talk will be sent via email between 12-12.30pm on the day of the event.

If you have not received these details by 12.30pm, please call 01727 890205 before 5pm.

Click here to find out more about using Zoom for our events 

How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. Tickets will be on sale until noon on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

 This event is part of St Albans Sustainability Festival