A SERIES of lectures that date back more than three and a half centuries will this year focus on climate change.

In 1647 Thomas Winder, a grocer from London, paid for a sermon to be preached each year in Warfield Church on or around Guy Fawkes Night.

Of late the talks, known as the Winder Lectures, have focused on contemporary issues from a Christian perspective.

On November 5 St Michael’s Church in Warfield will host Reverend Dave Bookless of the Christian environment charity A Rocha.

Rev Bookless is completing a PhD in Theology and Biodiversity Conservation at Cambridge University. He will speak on the topic ‘Is there any good new for creation?’

A church spokesperson said: “Climate change and the environment have been in the news a lot this year. Hurricanes in the Caribbean, devastating floods in Nepal, India and Bangladesh; breaking ice caps and severe droughts in parts of Africa.

“Should we care about the world that our children will inherit? How do we feed a hungry world and balance the needs of the poor with the pressures of population growth and global consumerism?”

The lecture runs from 6.30pm until 9pm.

Go to twc.churchinsight.com for more details