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A&B Parishes hard-pressed to say no to apple trees!

Parishes across the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton took up the offer of an anonymous orchard to grab themselves a free apple tree or two! Earlier this year, the Journey to 2030 team received a generous offer from a local orchard to share their top-quality apple trees with our diocese – and we were more … Continue Reading

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The Ecological Conversion Group proud to participate in the development of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform!

Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has announced the creation of a Laudato Si’ Action Platform.  We’re grateful to share that the Ecological Conversion Group plays a central role in the platform’s development as a member of the Dioceses and Parishes Working Group. The Laudato Si’ Action Platform … Continue Reading

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Arundel and Brighton seek to build a better future!

We are very excited to announce that the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton have just agreed to take forward an exciting new way of working to address the ongoing ecological and growing social crises. Recognising the urgency for the church to act on these crises, particularly in the context of COVID recovery, on Friday 22nd … Continue Reading

Boarbank Hall Laudato Si’ in your Parish Online Retreat

16th-19th October 2020 Boarbank hall hosted a beautiful virtual retreat back in the autumn on the theme of “Living Laudato Si’: Your Planet and Your Parish”. The retreat brought together 50 participants to discuss practical ways that we can respond to our ecological crisis through parish action. The retreat was a resounding success, and we … Continue Reading

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Parish Rep Update: Bognor’s Bags and Bugs!

Bethan Townsend, Journey to 2030 Parish Representative for the Catholic Parish of Bognor Regis, shares some of their highlights of 2020. This is an abridged version, but you can download her full report in the link at the bottom of the page. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a parish representative, email … Continue Reading

Food standards SOS

The ecological crisis is, unfortunately, very political, and occationally we think it is worth bringing your attention to particular campaigns. Right now, we need help to secure UK animal and food standards in post-Brexit trade deal. Both Brexit and the recovery period from COVID-19 are, for better or worse, the start of a ‘new normal,’ … Continue Reading

What is this all about then?

Laudato Si’ week celebrates the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. Pope Francis invites us to join the celebration during this week, 16-24 May 2020. Why do we think it is worth shouting about? The Journey to 2030 project, and the Ecological Conversion Group, were started in response to Pope Francis’s urgent call to respond to … Continue Reading