Bishop of Salisbury gives up plastic for Lent


Talking about his Lenten pledge, the Bishop Nicholas Holtam said:

“This Lent I am going to try to be plastic free for 40 days.

“I have got my bamboo toothbrush and bar of soap but it’s already feeling complicated and I know I will fail.

“My fountain pen is filled with ink but I type this letter on a plastic keyboard.

“If I am coming back to Salisbury on an evening train I sometimes buy a bean and nut salad, just the sort of food we are supposed to eat. It comes in a plastic box with a wooden fork and symbolizes the muddle we are in as we try to do our best in God’s good world.

“What I am aiming for is really a bit of self-education and I’ll try to ensure others learn with me by the occasional blog and a few interviews with Tim Daykin on BBC Radio Solent.”

If you are joining Bishop Nicholas and trying to give up plastic, or giving up something else, or taking something on this Lent, we want to hear from you.

Let us know how you are getting on at #dosalgiveup or email us.

Look out for the Bishop’s blog, coming soon.