Was Panama too far? Save 20% on tickets for WYD@Home!

World Youth Day in Panama was amazing – but many of us joust couldn’t be there to soak up that inspirational atmosphere. You and your group can still get that uplifting WYD experience at WYD@Home, hosted at Alton Castle from 7-9 June, and with the superearlybird offer, if you hurry, you can save 20% on all types of ticket.


Visit the new WYD@Home website to find out more and book.

The inside track on Flame 2019! Got your tickets?

Fr Dominic Howarth, Chair of the Flame core group, and Fr Dermott Donnelly, CYMFed Chair, have more info on Flame 2019, and why it’s going top be a great event to bring your young people to.


The CYMFed Flame Congress is now just 8 weeks away, on 2nd March 2019, at Wembley Arena. Many parishes and school groups have already booked tickets for their young people to enjoy this amazing celebration of Catholic faith, in a vibrant atmosphere, full of joy, with content presented in a way which resonates for young people.


If your parish or school has not yet booked, there is still time, and we – as organisers – will make it as easy as possible for you. We are bringing groups ourselves, and so we will hopefully offer you all the practical information you need as you prepare to travel to Wembley, and a memorable and inspiring day when you get there.

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Flame 2019 to feature interview with Jean Vanier

In addition to an already fantastic line-up for Flame 2019, including Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Guvna B, Timothy Hughes and Emma Borquaye, the event will feature an exclusive video interview with Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche organisation.


His many accolades include the French Legion of Honour, Companion of the Order of Canada, the Rabbi Gunther Plaut Humanitarian Award 2001, the International Paul VI Award, and the Templeton Prize. He has furthermore been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Jean Vanier, and those who came to share his vision, learnt two important truths in the early years, which remain at the heart of L’Arche today. People with learning disabilities have a great deal to contribute to society and, by living in intentional community with people with and without learning disabilities – living with diversity and difference – we open ourselves up to be challenged and to grow.


If you’ve not yet booked your tickets, get onto it right now! Book online at CYMFed

Can’t get to Panama? Do WYD@Home!

Excitement is building for WYD2019 – but Panama just isn’t do-able for many of us. But if you want the WYD vibe without the big journey and the cost, what about World Youth Day @ Home?


The Youth Services of the Dioceses of Leeds, Salford, Shrewsbury and the Archdiocese of Birmingham have come together to create a weekend festival from 7-9 June 2019, hosted at Alton Castle. It will be celebrating all things WYD, but much closer to home.

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Pastoral Congress at St Mary’s for parish, home, school and workplace

St Mary’s University, Twickenham is presenting a two-day festival of theology and faith at the service of the Gospel in the parish, school, home and workplace.

A weekend ticket is £70, and a Day Pass is £40. Student prices are £25 a day. Places  can be booked online. Limited on-campus accommodation is available – enquire about this please contact conferences@stmarys.ac.uk.

For more information about this event please contact kathryn.penny@stmarys.ac.uk   Download a poster:  Pastoral Review Congress 2018

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Get your early-bird passes for Brightlights 2018!

Summer is just round the corner – honest! What better to get you thinking of those long, balmy evenings than planning your trip to Brightlights?


The Alton Castle event is on from 29th June – 1st July, with a line-up The 2018 line-up including One Hope Project, Guvna B and Written in Kings. There are a range of accommodation options, and day passes, with or without meals. Early bird passes are on offer until 6th April, and start at just £49 for a camping or castle dorm pass.

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