Wes Talk – Climate Change: Why Does COP26 Matter?

From October 31, the UK will host a United Nations climate change conference known as COP26 (The 26 th Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow.

This is an international summit which will bring together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners.

Why does COP26 matter? Join our panel as they explore the topic of climate change and why this summit is important.

Tickets are £5 and are available through Art Tickets: 

Wes Talks is a series of talks which aims to explore life and faith. The talks are organised by the New Room in partnership with the Methodist Church’s Learning Network South West. Everyone joining us for this Wes Talk will receive Zoom details on the day of the event. You will also be able to ask questions during the event if you wish via a Q&A session at the end.


Rev Noel Sharp has served as a Methodist minister in Walsall, Redditch and Gloucestershire. He worked part time as the regional coordinator for Christian Aid for Gloucestershire for seven years. Wherever Noel has been he has been involved with local community peace and justice groups and alongside others has initiated the Redditch Trade Justice Network, Transition Gloucester and Greening Tetbury. He has led and supported memorials to Methodist Conference and has been part of the group successfully seeking to get the Methodist Church to divest from fossil fuels.

Noel comes from Leicester, is married and has three grown up children. After doing a psychology degree and before being a minister, Noel was a chaplain at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, worked as a care assistant with the elderly and as a residential social worker. Noel and Elaine are walking the South West Coast Path (very slowly). Noel has kept chickens and likes swimming in the sea. Some of Noel’s heroes are Bob Dylan, Roger Federer, Caroline Lucas, Stewart Lee and Jamie Vardy.


Hannah Brown is the Campaigns and Church Engagement Officer for JPIT. Her role involves ensuring that JPIT’s campaigns are run effectively and helping to empower local churches to engage with social justice and effective change-making.

Hannah has a background in local church partnership and engagement, and enjoys exploring how we communicate for effective change. She is particularly excited to see how JPIT can empower the church to be a voice of hope and transformation, particularly for those marginalised and disempowered by the systems of society.

  • 25th October 2021 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 7:30 pm