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).

Stowmarket Parish wins its Live Simply Award!

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 full report of all the activities that we, as a parish, have been doing under the Live Simply banner. The formal announcement was made at the end of the Duck Race event – just as the sun came out of hiding for the first time! Thank you to everyone in the parish who has contributed to this achievement – however much or little you think you have done. It demonstrates that we are an active, caring parish, fully involved in our local community and committed to the aims of the Live Simply campaign: living more simply so that others may simply... read more

More about Live Simply

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.

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Introducing Live Simply

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.

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