Justice and Peace Group

Justice and Peace Group

based at St Alban’s

All our activities and events are open to all

You will be welcome
whether you a member of
St Alban’s Church, another Church or none

Bernadette Bailey
J&P co-ordinator

The Group

We are network of individuals. Some of us  meet from time to time to plan activities with Bernadette Bayley as Coordinator We work together and encourage each other in activities of prayer, reflection and action. 

These are within the concerns of Catholic Social Teaching, in other words the Gospel in the light of the modern world, its challenges and its opportunities to encourage human flourishing.

One important ongoing project of the J&P Group is:

The LiveSimply Parish Award: In cooperation with the St Alban’s Parish Council we are working to help the Parish to focus our collective efforts to “live simply so that others may simply live“ and qualify for the national award.

We organise Parish Events: Through the Church year we arrange events for important landmarks which help us all focus on issues of justice

>>> For details of upcoming events please scroll to last part of this page.

We welcome contributions from anyone and everyone. We have some regulars who keep in touch and may join in planning meetings But we open our doors to everyone and are delighted to have contacts with other churches, groups and individuals.

Our Scope

The term justice and peace covers a very wide field. We have a number of focus areas: poverty, development and peace. After a study of Laudato Si’ in 2015 we have worked on issues of the environment, including climate change.

National Agencies and Partners

We seek to support the work of national agencies where possible ensuring that their message is heard and acted upon – in our parish and outside. For details of some please see this document…


Justice and Peace through the Year

These are some of the events we support through the year:

Forthcoming Events

LiveSimply in Lent: 

We publish a Lent Calendar to help us all incorporate actions and reflections into our day-by-day lives in solidarity with the poor – living more simply that they may simply live. Please see below for calendar…

On Sunday March 5th at all Masses the Parish is invited to renew its commitment to LiveSimply.

Please see here for our LiveSimply commitment

For more on LiveSimply please go to LiveSimply Page

Forthcoming Event Season of Creation 2023 – INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME

“Let Justice and Peace Flow” is the theme chosen for Season of Creation 2023, the ecumenical celebration we hold each year from September 1, World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to October 4th, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

The prophet Amos cries out, “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24), and so we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity.

Join the river of justice and peace: visit the Season of Creation website


Forthcoming Event Season of Creation 2023 – MACCLESFIELD PROGRAMME

St Alban’s Justice and Peace Group takes a coordinating role working with churches and other organisations in Macclesfield to devise and publicise a programme of events to mark the Season.

Bernadette Bailey plans the programme and welcomes suggestions, enquiries and offers of help. dwbailey@btopenworld.com