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Parish renewal through the Live Simply Award Scheme
Sat 24 June 2017, 10:15 – 14:00 BST
This scheme provides wonderful opportunities for both individuals and parish communities to reflect more deeply about their faith, and particularly how they care for the earth and care for the poor. It calls people to both personal action and parish action to put their faith into practise.
To obtain the award parishes have to demonstrate how they
- ‘live simply’,
- ‘live sustainably’ and
- live ‘in solidarity with the poor’.
Our venue is the only parish in the Leeds Diocese to have obtained this award. Come along to meet some of the people from both St Benedict's and from other parishes in different parts of the country who have obtained this award. Find out what they did and think about the things you could do in your own parish. It is not a 'tickbox exercise' - it is a process that needs to involve all areas of parish life over a long period as well as encouraging individuals to change the way in which they think about their responsibilities towards the poor and towards the earth.
Could your parish be the next one to work towards this award?
As well as a main programme for adults there will be a separate stream of activities for young people aged 8-15 and limited creche facilities for children under 8.
A simple lunch will be provided for everyone.
St Benedict's is easy to get to whether you come by public transport or by car. However, if you need help with transportation there is the opportunity to request a lift as part of the registration process. We cannot guarantee anything but we will do our best.