A conference for all the family.

Celebrate runs Catholic Charismatic, faith-filled, fun events for all ages, combining good Christian teaching, inspirational speakers and celebration of the liturgy, all in the power of the Holy Spirit. Young and old alike join together in a vibrant atmosphere to celebrate the love of God.


Our next upcoming weekends


Currently Celebrate in Ilfracombe will not be running due the rebuild of the Academy which is not due to be completed before Easter 2018, and then in 2019 the school holidays nationally will mostly finish at Easter, so we will not be back at Ilfracombe until 2020. However, 13 regional weekends are running this year, take a look, and we would love to see you there.



Celebrate goes to BCDO

The Big Church Day Out is like one huge playground, bursting with activities and fun for all ages. From the Big Church Kids tent and fun-filled fête to the relaxing Tea Tent nestled in the beautiful gardens, you’re sure to find your favourite spot and make memories that will last a lifetime. Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th May 2018.

Joel’s Bar - Youth

Joel's Bar is Celebrate’s youth conference for those in academic year 12 to 25 years old.  Booking for 2018 is now open - the dates are Sunday 1st - Friday 6th April 2018.  We are delighted that it will be back once again at Worth Abbey in the extraordinarily beautiful setting of the Sussex countryside.  This is an exciting event for any young person who wants to grow in faith in a fun, vibrant community of welcoming people.


Release - Young Leaders

Release is Celebrate’s Young Leaders Formation Programme. Over the last 20 years+ many young people have grown up at Celebrate and some have been involved in serving in different ways. We want to develop the potential of these young men and women aged between 18–24 years through Release. We have had nearly 100 people go through this formation and 70% are still involved in serving Celebrate.


We are currently piloting the development of Celebrate@home, family prayer groups that come together to share faith and friendship. The aim of these is to build communities that will meet regularly to praise God and pray for each other in local areas. 

I was struck by the joy and enthusiasm of so many in their faith.
— Bishop Mark O’Toole
I want everyone to come back next year and bring someone new with them.
— Bishop Alan Hopes
That is what makes this Conference so admirable, it is for families, for parents and children together, those children include teenagers!
— Bishop Paul McAleenan
I encourage you to take the risk and participate
— Bishop John Sherrington
Celebrate is an uplifting family experience which is full of enthusiasm and desire for a deeper knowledge of God. I would encourage everyone to go.
— Bishop Séamus Cunningham