Living Laudato Si’: Your parish and your planet, Zoom weekend from Boarbank Hall

17-20 February 2023

This popular weekend is being repeated for those who missed it the first time around. For more see below.

Our February Retreat will be led by Sr Margaret Atkins, an Augustinian Canoness at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria and author of Catholics and Our Common Home: Caring for the Planet in a Time of Crisis (CTS), Trish Sandbach, who worked in Oxfam Education and is an assessor for the CAFOD  LiveSimply award (see and John Paul de Quay, founder member of the Ecological Conversion Group and Journey to 2030 (see There will also be a panel discussion for sharing advice on practical projects.

Bishop Patrick McKinney of Nottingham and Bishop Ralph Heskett of Hallam have kindly agreed to introduce and close the weekend. It would be especially good if parishioners from their dioceses could join up to support them!

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).

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

To apply, simply email Sr Margaret Atkins on [email protected].