Livesimply success: thank you!
18 May 2017
25 Catholic parishes in England and Wales have now received the livesimply award, celebrating their commitment to live simply, sustainably, and in solidarity with the world’s poorest communities.
We are delighted to announce St Henry Morse parish in Diss, Norfolk, became the 25th parish to receive the prestigious award in May 2017.
The parish received the livesimply award after a rigorous assessment, during which parishioners described how they had risen to the challenge of eating less meat, saving water and switching to renewable energy.
Parishioners felt moved by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, to protect God’s creation and show solidarity with the world’s poorest communities.
Stephen Matthews, CAFOD representative in East Anglia diocese, said “I would like to congratulate St. Henry Morse on becoming the 25th livesimply parish in the country! It’s a wonderful testament to their hard work and commitment to putting the most marginalised at the centre of their parish life.”
How to start your own livesimply journey
The livesimply award is open to all Catholic communities - parishes, schools, religious orders and chaplaincies. There are 25 livesimply award stretching across 12 dioceses in England and Wales, from inner-city parishes to village schools. Many communities enjoy taking part in events such as the Speak Up week of action.
If you're interested in getting involved, please use our livesimply sign up form. We’ll send you tips and guidance on how you can work towards the award. It’s a wonderful way to put your faith into action.
Livesimply reminds us that we share one common home. You can stand up for our our common future today by emailing your election candidates. Thank you.