“Seek First His Kingdom” (Matt 6:33 NIV)

We really look forward to welcoming you, familiar faces and newcomers, to the 9th Brighton Celebrate Weekend!

You are especially welcome in this Jubilee Year of Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Brighton Celebrate is a fantastic weekend for the whole family where young and old alike join together in a vibrant faith filled atmosphere to celebrate the love of God.

Our speakers will be Maria Heath, Archie Coates, and Canon David Oakley.

There will be a wide range of workshops available on both days, drama from RISE Theatre, praise and worship from One Hope Project, opportunities for Reconciliation, and we will celebrate Mass together on both days.

Good News Books will also run a bookshop.

We will have streams for all age groups from 3–18 led by experienced leaders where our young people will have an amazing time. So families are especially welcome! However, ALL are welcome whatever your age or circumstances.

Do book early especially if you are bringing children as the streams fill up quickly! A discount is available for families who are new to Celebrate.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brighton Celebrate 2017!

Here is a link to a short video explaining and promoting the weekend.  If you can please use this link to encourage others to attend: https://youtu.be/79Xh_UiEJVQ


Sat 15th July 2017, 09.30 - 21.30
Sun 16th July 2017, 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



Maria Heath

Maria Heath is an intelligent, challenging and talented speaker. Maria is married with four children aged from three to thirteen. She lives in Northampton where she is employed as a parish pastoral worker. She has a PhD in Theology with her research focusing on how parishes can become more missionary. Over the last twenty years Maria has worked in various ministries in the Church and is an experienced and engaging teacher having given talks to a wide variety of groups. She is currently a member of the National Service Committee for Charismatic Renewal (NSC).


Archie Coates

Archie Coates is an engaging and inspiring speaker. Archie is the Vicar of St Peter’s Brighton since 2009, a very successful church plant from Holy Trinity Brompton. St Peter’s itself has planted new congregations in Brighton and further afield in Hastings, Portsmouth and Crawley. Archie is married to Sam and they have four children.


Canon David Oakley

Canon David Oakley is a very amusing, thought provoking and challenging speaker. He has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham since 1980. He has been Parish Priest in several parishes, Pastoral Director at St Mary’s College, Oscott  and Director of the Diocesan Depart for Parish and Family Catechesis. He is presently the Rector at Oscott. He has been involved in the Charismatic Renewal since 1976. He is a member of the Secular Carmelite Order and inspired by a number of saints, including Blessed Charles de Foucauld. As a life-long supported of Aston Villa Football Club, he knows the ways of failure and suffering along with occasional moments of glory, pretty much a summary of his experience of discipleship.


  • £37 - Adults
  • £15 - Students in full time education
  • £12 - Children/Young people - Aged 3 - 18 **
  • Free - Crèche - Under 2 ***

Saturday evening meal ****

  • £5.50 - Adults
  • £3 - Children - (up to school Year 6)

Please Note:
* A 50% discount is available on request for families who are new to Celebrate; call us on 01444 450203.
** Children and young people 16 or under will need a designated adult present at the conference; e.g. parent, catechist, chaplain, etc.
*** Children in the crèche must be accompanied at all time.
**** If you book by post or via BACS transfer, please remember to indicate on the form if you would like to order a meal.

Book online

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.

Early booking is recommended as stream places are limited.

Please try and make sure that you pre-book your place(s) at the conference at least one week before the conference starts. If you or anyone you are booking for have any special requirements, please let us know at time of booking

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.