Meeting Rod Thick, Super-Campaigner

Rod has been involved in CAFOD campaigns since 2005 when he signed a petition in support of Brazilian Indians. He is staunch campaigner and the livesimply Parish accompanier for Arundel and Brighton diocese.

As a campaign volunteer, he has encouraged parishioners to sign petitions and join in marches on variety of issues including  recently the Climate Change march in November 2015.


Rod can be seen holding the D

His parish St Mary of the Angels in Worthing has been a livesimply parish for over two years and was the first in our diocese to become so. The livesimply award is given to parishes who can demonstrate that they have been living simply, and sustainably with creation, and in solidarity with people in poverty.

As the livesimply accompanier for the diocese, Rod is the first point of contact for parishes inquiring about the livesimply award. Having been through the process himself, who better to share what it’s like? He then goes to meet parishioners and supports them through the different stages that are needed to gain the award. He is on hand for support and advice throughout the process.

Rod recently visited Holy Angels in Ash and Our Lady Help of Christians in Worth who are starting the process of becoming a livesimply parish. Many thanks to Rod for his involvement in many CAFOD campaigns and for taking on the role of livesimply accompanier. Do get in touch with us if you would like to hear more about the livesimply parish award.

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