A community conversation about the environment will launch a series of get togethers organised by Huddersfield Parish Church during Lent.

‘Lent Life: Conversations for our Town’ will be held at St Peter’s Church in Huddersfield town centre and are facilitated by the Bishop of Huddersfield the Rt Rev Dr Jonathan Gibbs.

All the events are open to everyone and the themes are relevant to the lives of Huddersfield people.

The first panel conversation on the environment will be held at the church on Tuesday March 15 (6.30pm-8pm).

The panel of speakers include: Chayley Collis, of Friends of the Earth; Patrick Flavin, of the University of Huddersfield; Chris Herring, of Huddersfield Quakers; and Debby Plumber, the Huddersfield area environment champion for the Church of England.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and afterwards refreshments will be available so that people can meet individually and continue the discussion.

Assistant curate the Rev Amanda Ogilvie-Berry said: “This is an offering from the church to the community and we would love people to come along. There is no need to book, just turn up on the night. Everyone is welcome.”

Two further panel discussions are planned on Inclusion on March 22 and Poverty and Justice on April 5.

For more information please email Amanda.Ogilvie-Berry@leeds.anglican.org