On Sunday 12 May the parish of St Clement’s in Ewell held the first CAFOD Creation Celebration followed by a formal presentation by their MP, Mr Chris Grayling, of their recently achieved LiveSimply Award. The Creation Celebration was organised by CAFOD Parish Volunteer Coordinator, Jonathan Inns and his LiveSimply Team and the Mass was celebrated by the parish priest Fr Graham Bamford. It was a beautiful service with wonderful musicians, readers, involvement of children, and an offertory, bidding prayers and homily that reflected the theme. The service and party afterwards was packed.
The celebration was attended by Mr Ryan Henson, Senior Political Adviser for CAFOD, and he spoke about the effects of climate change which we are already experiencing, both in the UK but much more in the developing countries and the impact this is having on those already living in poverty.
The LiveSimply Award was formally presented after the Mass during the parish celebration to Jonathan Inns by local MP, Mr Chris Grayling, who commended the parish on their hard work and achievement.
CAFOD Arundel and Brighton would like to thank Fr Graham, Jonathan and the LiveSimply Team on an uplifting Creation Celebration and on their tremendous achievement. They truly are an exemplary parish on how to LiveSimply.