The Laudato si’ Action Platform and livesimply Award

On Tuesday 30th November at 5pm join us to find out 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.
With Monica Conmee, CAFOD’s Head of Education and Maria Elena Arana, livesimply Award Coordinator.

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English Martyrs Reading have started the livesimply award

The care for creation group at English Martyrs parish in Reading have started on the livesimply award and one of their actions was to take part in the Day of Action for the Climate on Saturday 6th November .

The group started their livesimply journey by showing the Global Caring films commissioned by the Bishop’s Conference in the parish . They then created an action plan with activities in the 3 areas of living simply, living sustainably and living in solidarity with the poor and shared these with the parish by creating short videos see below .

We look forward to hearing how English Martyrs parish progress toward achieving the livesimply award. If you are interested in finding out more about the livesimply award for a parish or school then please contact Jo on

Called to Change

You are invited to join Caritas Portsmouth and CAFOD Portsmouth on Friday 21st May for an online gathering to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’: Care for Our Common Home. In this encyclical Pope Francis called all people of goodwill to change and work together to care for our common home. Across the world Catholics have been encouraged to renew our response to hear “the cry or the earth and the cry of the poor “ Much has happened, much more needs to happen .  

Fr Mark Hogan will lead us in reflecting on some of the key messages in Laudato Si’ .Shelia Wade interim Director of Charity (Caritas) for Portsmouth Diocese and Jo Lewry Community Participation Coordinator for CAFOD in Portsmouth Diocese will share practical ways you can respond to the “cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” . Maureen Thompson will explore how becoming a livesimply parish is a fantastic way to start on the journey to “ecological conversion” .

So please do join us by contacting Jo to book your place email and then the zoom link will be sent to you.