"Be strong and courageous! For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9 NLT)
We are delighted to welcome you – newcomers, familiar faces, all-ages, all denominations. We eagerly anticipate being inspired and encouraged in our faith through inspiring talks, creative liturgy and exciting worship. We expect our shared experience to remind us that we belong to a thriving and diverse faith community. We will return to our various homes and parishes with renewed hope and purpose.
Come – there is something for everyone.
Come – you’re especially welcome in you have not attended an event like this before.
Come - a relaxed and friendly atmosphere waiting for you.
Come – now is the time. We look forward to seeing you!
Our programme includes:
Adult programme including talks, seminars and workshops
Children’s/ Young People’s Programme (‘Streams’)
Celebration of the Eucharist
Former police officer Anthony Delaney was in church leadership in various places around the nation. He is now Leader of Ivy ( a network of churches meeting in various places in Manchester including a cinema, a pub, a warehouse and even a church building) and New Thing Europe ( to recruit, encourage and train church planters across Europe). He is married to Zoe, and has three children and three grand children.
Michelle Moran is an evangelist, speaker and author. Together with her husband Peter, she is a founder member of Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism. She originally trained as a teacher and taught in a College for 5 years before ministering full time in Sion Community. Michelle is ex-president of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, and a member of the Pontifical Council to the laity.
Canon David Oakley
David Oakley is Rector of Oscott, the seminary, Birmingham. He recently gave permission for a new Celebrate weekend to take place in the grounds of the seminary. Writing in the Celebrate Birmingham publicity, he described Oscott as “a place where those in formation for priesthood deepen their relationship with the Lord and prepare for mission.” He encouraged the conference delegates to join them by “living your own mission in the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Fr David gave a keynote talk at Adoremus, the recent Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool. He often encourages his listeners to “dig deep” into the Word of God.
Quotes from past attendees
"A great place to share faith, meet up with old friends, make new friends, be encouraged, receive blessings."
"As a young adult who hasn’t been in the main adult group before, I felt I really gained a lot from all of the key note speakers and workshops."
£40 - Adults
£15 - Young adults 19-22 (In full-time education)
£5 - Children/Young people (Under 19 in full-time education)
FREE - Crèche (Below school-age must be supervised by parents)
If you would like to book but have financial difficulties, please get in touch with the organisers.
School age children/young people must have a designated fee-paying adult present at the conference.
For further information about how to book via post or online for the 2019 conference, download the relevant booking form below and follow the instructions.
Early booking advised, especially if you have children—the streams fill up quickly. 2016 conference was completely booked before the weekend and we unfortunately had to refuse admission to a number of people. Your place(s) will be confirmed when form is completed in full and payment is received.
Children’s and Youth Streams
Our school age children and young people all join a ‘stream’ appropriate to their own age group.
Crèche – For parents with pre-school children (Play materials; main hall video link; kitchen and change facilities) Children must be supervised by parents.
Fantastic Flames – Reception to Year 2 – led by Jon and Nora (Metanoia Project)
Fireworks – Years 3 to 6 – led by Violeta Cipkute (Sion Community)
Ignite – Years 7 to 9 – Led by Hannah Hancock
On Fire – Years 10 to 13 – Led by Joe and Ruth (Metanoia Project)
The whole conference is together for the daily Celebration of the Eucharist. For most of the conference the streams each follow their own programmes led by DBS-checked adult leaders. Here the young people follow the same conference theme but in a way that will engage their different needs. Our young people are guided through an exploration of their faith in a way that brings them into closer relationship with one another and with God. To ensure correct safeguarding procedures are followed each stream has a limited number of places.
All school age children/young people must have a designated fee-paying adult present at the conference and any special needs must be declared when booking their places. Parents are responsible for their children/young people when not attending streams.
We are always grateful to anyone who can spare time to help with the work of the conference. If you are interested in helping with: promoting/publicity; set-up or dismantling; first-aid; tea/coffee; sacristan; Eucharist minister; fund-raising etc. please contact the organisers.
Creative Liturgy, Worship and Drama
Rise Theatre Company will be serving Celebrate North West with their unique ministry.