“See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)

Brighton Celebrate will be a special weekend. 

Celebrate the love of God by coming along to this fantastic family weekend.

Our speakers include David Wells, Rev. John Ryeland and Michelle Moran.

There will be a wide range of workshops available on both days, drama from Rise Theatre, praise and worship led by John Wright, and opportunities for Reconciliation. Mass will be celebrated  on both days and  Bishop Richard Moth will be the main celebrant on Sunday.  Good News Books will also be present over the weekend.

Everyone is welcome. For those younger guests we  will have streams for all age groups from 3–18 where they will have an amazing time.


Sat 14th July 2018, 09.30 - 21.30
Sun 15th July 2018, 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



David Wells

David is married to Alison. Sam, Matthew and Emily completed their family. David has worked for the Bishop's Conference, been an advisor for two dioceses, guest lectures at three universities and spoken at conferences all over the world. This year he will work in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Canada, the USA and New Zealand. He is an author of two books available here at Celebrate and has contributed to several CaFÉ Resources including their recent catechesis for the over 60's entitled "The Best is Yet to Come". He has been a regular MC for national Catholic conferences such as Proclaim 16 and Flame.

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Rev. John Ryeland

John has been the Director of The Christian Healing Mission (CHM) for the past 20 years.  Before this he was a Vicar in Essex, where he encouraged the healing ministry as a regular part of church life.  He is the author of several books, writes a free online ‘thought for the day’ and is a regular contributor on Premier Radio.  John longs for every person to discover the truth that Jesus is always present with them.

CHM is a charity based in Hammersmith, London, that works with individuals and churches of all denominations, seeking to bring people into the presence of Jesus where they can find the healing that flows from him.  For details about individual prayer, services, training, resources and more information about the Mission, visit: www.healingmission.org

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Michelle Moran

Michelle together with her husband Peter is a founder member of Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism and has been involved in full time ministry for over 30 years. She is a widely travelled preacher, teacher and evangelist. She is an author of several books on evangelisation and numerous articles.  Michelle, graduated from London University with a B.Ed in Religious Education and Sociology and taught in a college for 5 years. In 1998 she completed her MA in Pastoral theology at Cambridge.  

Michelle served as President of ICCRS, (International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services) based in the Vatican from 2006-2017.  She was a member  of the Pontifical Council for the Laity from 2008 - 2016. Recently Michelle was personally appointed by Pope Francis  to work on establishing new structures for the service of Renewal and Mission in the Church.


  • £37 - Adults
  • £15 - Students in full time education
  • £12 - Children and Young people - Reception to Yr 13
  • Free - Crèche - Under 3 (must be accompanied at all times) 

Saturday evening meal

  • £5.50 - 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 ~2% 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.