Become a livesimply award community

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”.

Laudato Si’ Action Platform

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform has been launched by Pope Francis to inspire and encourage the global Catholic Church to reflect on their part in the care of God’s creation and love of neighbour, over a 7 year journey. The Laudato Si’ Action Platform website has lots more information.

Livesimply has been officially recognised as a wonderful way for parishes to be part of a Laudato Si’ journey.

Catch up on our 'Laudato Si Action Platform and livesimply' webinar with Monica Conmee, CAFOD’s Head of Education and Maria Elena Arana, Livesimply Award Coordinator that explored how the new Laudato Si' Action Platform will work and how we, as livesimply communities, can be part of this Global Catholic journey of ecological conversion being promoted by Pope Francis and the Vatican.

Watch the recording of the webinar

What is the livesimply award?

It is awarded to communities who can show how they have been living:

• simply

• in solidarity with people in poverty

• sustainably with creation.

Some livesimply award communities have encouraged people to walk or cycle to church or school, install solar panels, start recycling schemes, join a climate change campaign, support Fairtrade stalls or donate to a local food bank. The award celebrates what you have already done and inspires you to do more. It helps your community to live, not just more simply, but also more fully.

How can we apply for a livesimply award?

“An important part of our faith is to care for creation and to develop respect for other people in the world. Becoming a livesimply parish helps you go deeper and to take action.”

Paul Kelly, St Joseph's parish, Lancaster diocese

  1. Sign up using the form below to express your interest.
  2. Next, develop a simple plan, using this action plan template, based on current activities and new projects you’d like to undertake, and send it to CAFOD. When we receive your form, we will send you a livesimply award registration certificate to display in your community. 
  3. We’ll support you with an email group, resources and the opportunity to share ideas and experience.
  4. When you’re ready, let us know and we’ll come and visit your community, find out what you’ve been doing and help you celebrate and share your achievements.

Get started

Check out our step-by-step guide, visit our livesimply ideas page, or sign up below to get started.

You need the backing of your parish priest or head teacher, and a small enthusiastic group to encourage people to get started.

Any questions? Contact

Livesimply sign up form

Livesimply resources

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Livesimply award communities

Arundel and Brighton Diocese

St Mary of the Angels, Worthing
Holy Angels, Ash
St Clement's, Ewell West
Catholic Parish of Bognor Regis and Slindon consisting of:
- Our Lady of Sorrows, Bognor Regis
- St Anthony of Viareggio, Rose Green, Bognor Regis 
- St Richards, Slindon
St John the Evangelist Parish, Horsham
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Thames Ditton
St Edmund’s Parish, Godalming
St Joseph’s Parish, Dorking
St Dunstan’s Primary School, Woking

Birmingham Archdiocese

St Mary's, Harborne
St Peter's, Leamington Spa
St. John's, Tamworth
Newman University, Birmingham
Sacred Heart, Rugby
Holy Trinity, Newcastle under Lyme
Christ the King and Our Lady of Lourdes, Coventry
St Mary of the Angels and Aldridge Parish, Walsall
Sacred Heart Parish, Coventry
Corpus Christi Parish Oxford with Our Lady of Lourdes, Wheatley
St Mary Immaculate, Warwick, and St Charles Borromeo Parish
St Elizabeth’s Parish, Coventry
St Thomas More, Coventry
St Thomas More Catholic School Willenhall in Birmingham

Brentwood Diocese

Cathedral Parish of St Mary and St Helen, Brentwood
Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick, Walthamstow
Knights of Saint Columba Council 192, Southend-on-Sea
St Joseph’s, Upminster

Clifton Diocese

St Stanislaus, Dulverton
St Bonaventure, Bristol
St Francis, Nailsea
St John the Evangelist, Bath
St Augustine's Parish, Bristol
St Catharine's School, Chipping Campden
St Edwards School, Romsey
St Mary's Primary School Churchdown, Gloucester

East Anglia Diocese

Our Lady’s Parish, Stowmarket
St Laurence, Cambridge
St Henry Morse, Diss
St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich
Sacred Heart, North Walsham
St Edmund King and Martyr Parish, Bungay

Hexham and Newcastle Diocese

All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne
St Oswald's Primary School, Newcastle upon Tyne
St. Cuthbert's High School, Newcastle upon Tyne
St Joseph's Parish Birtley, Tyne and Wear
St John Boste Primary School Washington, Tyne and Wear

Lancaster Diocese

St Josephs Ansdell, Lytham St Anne’s
Our Lady and St Edwards Fulwood, Preston
St Joseph’s Parish, Cockermouth
St Wilfrid’s Parish, Preston 

Leeds Diocese

St Benedict’s, Garforth
St Joseph’s Primary School, Wetherby 
Our Lady of Kirkstall Parish, Leeds
St Mary Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy, Ilkley
St Mary’s and St Michael’s Parish, Settle

Liverpool Diocese

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery and Primary School, Southport
St Anne's, Ormskirk
Our Lady and All Saints Primary School, Parbold
St Michael and Our Lady Primary School, Kirkby
St Bede’s Primary School Widnes 
St Wilfrid’s Parish, Widnes
Our Lady's Bishop Eton, Liverpool
St Richard’s Primary School, Skelmersdale
Holy Family Primary School, Toxteth

Middlesbrough Diocese

St Mary's Middlesbrough Cathedral, Middlesbrough

Northampton Diocese

St Bernadette’s Primary School, Milton Keynes
St Bernards Preparatory School, Slough

Nottingham Diocese

Our Lady and St Edward's, Nottingham
Holy Trinity Catholic Academy, Newark
Blessed Robert Widmerpool Academy, Clifton
Holy Spirit Parish West Bridgford, Nottingham
St Anne’s Parish Buxton, Nottingham 
St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy New Mills, High Peak

Plymouth Diocese

Christ the King (Holy Family Parish), Kinson
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and St Joseph, Wool
Blessed Sacrament Parish, Exeter
St Mary's Primary School, Buckfast, Devon 

Portsmouth Diocese

St. John Bosco, Woodley
St Joseph, Havant
Hampshire Downs, Winchester
Our Lady and St Edmund, Abingdon
Immaculate Conception Parish, Southampton

Salford Diocese

St Joseph's Primary School, Todmorden
St Mary’s and St John Fisher Parish, Denton
St Joseph and St Bede Primary School, Bury
St Mary's RC Primary School, Levenshulme

Shrewsbury Diocese

St John the Evangelist, Bridgnorth

Southwark Diocese

Our Lady of Lourdes, Lee
St James the Great, Petts Wood
St Augustine's, Tunbridge Wells
Holy Innocents, Orpington
Sacred Heart, Wimbledon
St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School, Gillingham

Westminster Diocese

Our Lady Immaculate Hitchin
St John Vianney, West Green, Tottenham
Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph, Ware
Holy Apostles, Pimlico
Mary Immaculate and St Peter, New Barnet
Our Lady of Lourdes, Harpenden
Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School, Ealing 
St Mary’s Primary School, Isleworth 

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