“Be strong and courageous! For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”  (Joshua 1:9 NLT)

At Brighton Celebrate we are delighted to welcome you – newcomers, familiar faces, all-ages, all denominations. At this years conference we eagerly anticipate being inspired and encouraged in our faith through inspiring talks, creative liturgy and exciting worship.

Our programme includes:

  • Adult programme including talks, seminars and workshops

  • Children’s/ Young People’s Programme (‘Streams’)

  • Celebration of the Eucharist

  • Prayer ministry

  • Worship.



Sat 13th July 2019, 09.30 - 21.30
Sun 14th July 2019, 09.30 - 16.00


Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, The Upper Drive, Hove, BN3 6ND
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Get in touch:

Booking Secretary
Telephone: 01444 450203
Email the team

Our Speakers


Joe & Sarah Wells

Joe and Sarah live in London, where Joe works for an insurance company and Sarah works for CAFOD. They've helped to found the creative music collective One Hope Project.

Joe spent a year in the Sion community and Sarah with Animate Youth Ministries, and after meeting at Sheffield University they've since enjoyed getting involved with youth work in the Church, be it in a parish setting or through serving the Renewal.

Sarah is passionate about social action, justice and international development. She has recently spent time in Rome as part of the upcoming Synod on youth called for by Pope Francis. Joe leads worship at events around the country and loves encouraging One Hope Project to be creative and to share their gifts with the Church. In their free time Joe enjoys playing his guitar and Sarah enjoys playing sport.

Together, they are passionate about young people, their faith and family.


Yinke Oyekan

Yinka is the pastor and senior leader of The Gate, a church in Reading. His father was King of Lagos and Yinka’s childhood was spent first in Edinburgh, Scotland, and then in Nigeria.  He returned to the UK in 1998 to train for ministry in the Baptist Church.

Yinka is a powerful speaker and he exudes energy and has been involved in Church planting for many years in the UK, France and Africa.  He has an anointed evangelistic mission which has led to mini revivals across the UK and beyond. Yinka is married to Fiona and they have three sons.


Simon Ireson

Si has been a friend of Celebrate for many years.  Karen & Si spent more than 15 years with Worldwide Marriage Encounter and they also appear on the Café DVD on the sacrament of marriage.  Si is also on the Birmingham Celebrate Core team and has recently been sharing his remarkable story.

His wonderful wife, Karen, was called to the Lord in March 2017.  In these most challenging of circumstances the Lord has embraced him, blessed him hugely and is transforming him. Do you love me Si? Will you trust me? Learning step by step to be courageous in the Lord. Having 4 children and 2 grandchildren, he lives in Burntwood, Staffordshire with his youngest daughter.


  • £40 - Adults

  • £15 - Students in full time education and young adults (under 25)

  • £12 - Children and Young people - Reception to Yr 13

  • Free - Crèche - Under 3 (must be accompanied at all times)

Saturday evening meal

  • £5.00 - Adults

  • £3 - Children - (up to school Year 6)

Please Note:
Please call us if you need help with fees. 

For families new to Celebrate we are offering a 50% family discount (one/two parents + child/children) 



If you are coming with children please book as early as possible as stream places are limited. If you have not booked and turn up on the day with a child it may not be possible to gain entry if the streams are full.

If your child has additional needs please also let us know in plenty of time before the event. You may need to remain with your child in the stream.

Book online

Book online and pay by credit/debit card. Note there is a booking fee of ~3% to process your payment.

Book via cheque

Download and print a booking form. Fill this in and send completed form by post with a cheque to the address on the form.

Book via BACS transfer

Download and complete a booking form and return this by email to celebrate.brighton@btinternet.com. Details to enable payment via a BACS transfer will then be sent to you.

Children and Youth Streams

Brighton Celebrate is a truly family experience. Everyone, whatever their age, is able to fully take part. All streams focus on the same theme and engage the children and young people with fun and faith filled activities appropriate to their age.

Our three streams for younger children are led by experienced energetic teams.

  • Little Fishes – nursery and reception age

  • Heavenly Hosts – Years 1, 2 & 3

  • Fired Up – Years 4, 5 & 6

For older children we have streams led by enthusiastic young adults experienced in working alongside this age group.

  • Saints – Years 7,8,9

  • OOs – Yrs 10 -13

Creative Liturgy, Worship and Drama

RISE Theatre is a professional Christian theatre company with a passion for delivering exciting, original, transformative theatre. They work at schools, churches, events and festivals across the UK with the aim of inspiring people of all ages to realise their full potential in life. They are passionate about creating faith based stories that spark the imagination and speak to hearts and minds.


On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, we offer a selection of workshops and seminars given by the main speakers and many others  on topics relating to the faith and renewal of the church and society.