Sr Margaret Atkins

Living Laudato Si’ Your Parish and Your Planet Zoom Retreat, led from Boarbank Hall, Cumbria, takes place on 22nd-25th January 2021.

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.

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

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).

This is a long weekend of talks and discussions on zoom, as well as practical activities, on living the message of Laudato Si’ in and through your parish. There will also be a panel discussion for sharing advice on practical projects. 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.

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, email Sister Margaret Atkins on