Living Laudato Si’: Your Parish and Your Planet

Online retreat, from Boarbank Hall
Friday 16th October 2020

Living Laudato Si’: Your Parish and Your Planet: Zoom Retreat, 16th-19th October 2020 (led from Boarbank Hall, Cumbria)

WHY? Faith is the place to start.

WHAT? Understanding is the place to start.

HOW? Sharing experience is the place to start.

WHEN? Now is the place to start.

WHERE? Your parish is the place to start.

WHO? Are YOU the place to start?


What will happen? A long weekend of talks and discussions on zoom, and practical activities, on living the message of Laudato Si’ in and through your parish.


Who is it for? Any interested parishioner is most welcome to join us. The weekend is aimed especially at people with parish responsibilities or who are part of or want to start a relevant parish group.


Times Sessions will be on Friday night, Saturday morning and night, Sunday afternoon and night and Monday night (leaving people free during the day on Monday).


Speakers include:


Trish Sandbach, who worked in Oxfam Education for many years and led to St Benedict’s, Garforth, in the Leeds diocese, to winning a Livesimply award. She is also an assessor for the  LiveSimply award (see


John Paul de Quay, a founder member of the Ecological Conversion Group and Journey to 2030 (see


Sr Margaret Atkins, an Augustinian Canoness at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria, a teacher of philosophy and theology, with a lifelong interest in the natural world, and author of Catholics and Our Common Home: Caring for the Planet in a Time of Crisis (CTS).


A panel discussion for sharing advice on practical projects.


Cost – voluntary donations gratefully accepted, but there will be no fee for the weekend.


To apply, simply email Sr Margaret Atkins on

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