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

The team here in East Anglia is greatly looking forward to welcoming you to our fifth Celebrate Weekend.  If you are joining us for the first time or returning again, coming on your own or with a group or family – you are very welcome.

We hope that the weekend will help you find inspiration and renewal in your faith in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We eagerly anticipate being encouraged on our spiritual journey through inspiring talks, creative liturgy and exciting worship.

As well as the talks we will have a variety of workshops on both days, whereby you can choose topics of particular interest to you. Once again GOOD NEWS BOOKS will provide a wide range of titles in their stall in the Market Place.

There will be groups (called streams) for children and young people of all ages, led by experienced leaders, who will help develop the children’s relationship with Jesus, running faith-based and fun activities.

The weekend will include lively praise, daily Mass, a time of Adoration and an opportunity for Reconciliation and Prayer Ministry.  There will also be an opportunity for quiet private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the Celebrate chapel.

We are delighted to welcome again Bishop Alan. He is especially keen, in this time of our becoming missionary parishes, that we come and bring someone with us!

Please find below information about our speakers and have a look at some of the photos from last year, taken by Gerard Walters.

Booking is now open and you may reserve your place as indicated.  Alternatively you can request we send you a booking form in the post by using the phone or email details on this site.


Sat 3rd June 2017, 09.00 - 21.00
Sun 4th June 2017, 09.00 - 16.30


St Benedict’s Catholic High School, 
Beetons Way, 
Bury St Edmunds  
IP32 6RH

Get in touch:

Philip Walters
Telephone: 07910 157584
Email Philip



David Wells

David is Director of Adult Formation and Youth Ministry in the Plymouth Diocese. He is known for his ability to present deep truths of faith in a context of great joy. He has spoke at Celebrate conferences all around the country as well as internationally.


Rev. John Ryeland

John has been the Director of the Christian Healing Mission since 1997. Before becoming the Director, he was a Church of England Vicar in Essex for 11 years. He has an MA in Theology, with particular reference to the healing ministry.


Gemma Wildsmith

Gemma is a trained youth worker and has many years of experience in youth ministry and young adult formation. She currently oversees youth ministry for the Celebrate regional weekends and helps head up the 'Release' young leaders programme. She has a passion for evangelisation and discipleship and loves the privilege of walking alongside people in their journey of faith.



We have Steve Murray joining us again this year.

Steve is a professional and established mime artist with an international ministry. He uses the art of mime to portray the Gospel message in a refreshing and non-threatening way. For more details about Steve and his ministry, as well as a promotional video, go to www.beholdmimeministry.org



A hot meal on Saturday evening is included in the price. and tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided. For other meals, please bring a packed lunch on both days, or alternatively, these may be purchased from our caterer.

  • £38 - Adults (Over 22 years)
  • £15 - Young adults (18 – 22 years)
  • £8 - Children (Reception upwards)
  • Free - Babies & preschool*

* Babies and preschoolers must be supervised by parents.


Book Online

Click the button below to use our online booking form. details of how to pay will be emailed to you following successful registration.

Book by Post

Click the button below to download a booking form. Print and complete the form, and return by post with your payment by cheque (payable to 'East Anglia CCR Conference'). Full details on the booking form.

Booking for Children

All school age children/young people must have a designated fee-paying adult present at the conference. Any special needs must also be declared when booking their places.

Last date to book

To help us please book early if you can! As space is limited, bookings will be taken on a 'first come, first served' basis and bookings will close on 27th May 2017, one week prior to the start of the conference. This is necessary to allow us to coordinate the children's groups, and make appropriate provisions for everyone.


Quotes from last year

"I'm taking so much home with me and expect to benefit even more when it all sinks in!"
"I really appreciated the general atmosphere of warmth and love from participants, talks and workshops."
"Speakers excellent, music great, all so well organised."
"Having chapel open all the time is much appreciated."
"It was good being able to talk to people about what I got from the talks and workshops."

Download a Promotional Poster