In 2015 Stowmarket parish, at the suggestion of the CAFOD+ group, took the decision to work towards becoming a Live Simply parish – and duly won the award in September 2016.
On this page you will find more information about the campaign, and you can find much more on the CAFOD website.
You will also find information about our study sessions on Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ – probably one of the most genuinely readable documents to come out of the Vatican in years! – and support material for the individual sessions (see below).
It's a real pleasure - and a tribute to everyone in the parish - to announce that after the assessment earlier today Stowmarket Parish has been given a Live Simply Award. Daniel Hale (far left above) and Bernard Shaw (to the right of him), our assessors, were given a...read more
Did you miss out on our special LiveSimply shopping bags? As well as being sustainable and recyclable, these days they could save you a pretty penny when you do your shopping! If you'd like one please email Rosemary.read more
If you didn't see the results of the LiveSimply survey conducted in the parish last year, then here they are. Thank you for your involvement and commitment!read more
Here is some useful information and a few helpful links to assist you with studying the first session on Laudato Si’.read more
Did you miss our study sessions on Laudato Si’ ? Not to worry – here’s the information you need to study it for yourself!read more
Take a look at the website at ecofrenzy.com for practical advice on saving energy in the home – along with valuable insights into the money you’ll save, and the benefit to the environment of the savings you make.read more
Here’s a questionnaire we put out to all the massgoers in our parish one Sunday – which yielded some very encouraging results. Feel free to copy or adapt it as you wish!read more
Our second leaflet gave more detail about the Live Simply campaign and looked at what individual parishioners could do to contribute to it. Copies were distributed to everyone at Sunday Mass. Feel free to copy and adapt for your own needs.read more
This was the first leaflet issued in the parish, explaining the aims of the Live Simply campaign and how members of the parish could help it to achieve Live Simply status. Feel free to copy and adapt it to your own needs.read more