We’re delighted to hear that the parish of St Clement’s in Ewell have overwhelmingly agreed to sign up for the livesimply parish award.
Jonathan Inns, CAFOD volunteer, has been drumming up interest in the initiative for a while and at a impressively attended launch meeting on Sunday the 22nd of May the decision was made to work towards being a livesimply parish.
The livesimply award is an opportunity for Catholic communities – parishes, schools, religious orders and chaplaincies – to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”.
What is the livesimply award?It is awarded to communities who can show how they have been living:
• in solidarity with people in poverty
• sustainably with creation.
Currently the diocese has one livesimply parish, St Mary of the Angels in Worthing, but several are on the journey to the award. Our parish volunteer, Rod Thick, who took his parish through the whole process is happy to visit to share his experience and support you through the process.
Our sincere thanks to Jonathan, the team and the parish for working towards a better world.
If you are interested in the award for your own community please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01483 898 866.