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WYD – all you need to know about visas


Now is the time to make absolutely sure whether anyone in your group needs a visa, because the deadline for processing them is 30th June. In particular, the Polish Consulate has clarified that anyone holding refugee status in the UK, WILL need a visa, even though their papers may state otherwise.

Go to our WYD2016 page to find out who needs a visa, and how to get one in time.

Time for Taizé in Kraków


Hoping for some Taizé prayer during World Youth Day? Then we have great news for you, because the the Brothers of the Taizé Community will be at St Szczepan’s Church, Kraków, leading several prayer services each day from 25th – 29th July.

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Take a peek at our WYD 2016 page


Visit our WYD 2016 page

Our new page on all things Krakow is now up, starting with information about registration and groups that still have places. is working with Teresa, the WYD Coordinator for England and Wales, to provide you with all the facts you’ll need  in the lead-up to World Youth Day.

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Official opening of Soli

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We’re sending our very best wishes to everyone at Soli, the new Catholic teenage retreat centre in Alton, Staffordshire, which has just been officially opened by Archbishop Bernard Longley. Read more

Taizé Community – Birmingham 2017


In cooperation with the churches of the city, the Taizé Community will be facilitating a young adult gathering in Birmingham next year, over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, 28/04-1/05, 2017. Brother Alois, prior of the community, will take part.

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Celebrate 20 years of ministry at Brightlights 2016


Brightlights is celebrating three different 20th birthdays at this year’s festival. Brightlights itself,  Alton Castle Retreat Centre, and  CJM Music Collective are all marking 20 years of ministry, and there’s never been a more exciting time to spend a weekend at Alton Castle. With great live music, engaging speakers, interesting workshops, fun activities, opportunities for prayer, and beautiful liturgies, why would you want to be anywhere else?

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