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

The weekend programme includes 3 main talks, lively praise and worship & drama on the main stage, with a wide variety of workshops on both days.

We have Mass and opportunities for Adoration, Reconciliation & prayer ministry,
as well as time for chatting with friends old and new.

Parents can ‘make space’ for themselves, as there is a full programme for all children & young people from the age of 3, plus a crèche for parents and toddlers.

We welcome everyone, young or old, families & singles - come and join us in pastures new!

Important news for 2017

The TORQUAY Weekend will in future be known as SOUTH WEST Weekend.

After five happy and very blessed conferences in Torquay, this year we are moving to Plymouth!

Notre Dame School is a beautiful venue, and there are B&Bs close by.


Sat 14th Oct 2017, 09.00 - 21.00
Sun 15th Oct 2017, 09.00 16.30


Notre Dame Catholic School,
Looseleigh Lane,
Plymouth PL6 5HN
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Get in touch:

Susanne Kowal
Telephone: 01803 606256
Email Susanne



Pippa Baker

Pippa has been working in advertising for 6 years and has recently given up her career to work full time as a lay missionary for the Catholic Church and Charismatic Renewal. Celebrate is very dear to her heart, as she has attended the conferences since she was five. She now heads up the youth stream of Celebrate, Joel's Bar. She is a member of the One Hope Project worship family, and lives in a community house in London with other twenty-somethings, who strive to live a life of hospitality and prayer.


Rev. Olly Ryder

Rev Olly Ryder is vicar of St. Matthias Church in Plymouth. He has previously served in London, including more than 5 years at Holy Trinity Brompton and Alpha International. Before that he worked at Sotheby's auction house, after a degree in Art History. He and his wife Ali love their family, their dog, walking the SW Coast Path and helping people discover the life changing power and presence of God in their everyday lives.


David Wells

David Wells, storyteller extraordinaire and a great friend of Celebrate, is known for his ability to present deep truths of faith in a very human context. A leader of adult
catechesis in Plymouth Diocese for 16 years, he is now heading up a new initiative for Bishop Mark. His role is to assist schools in their contribution to the New Evangelisation. David is also the author of two books, The Reluctant Disciple and The Grateful Disciple.


We will also be energised and inspired by RISE theatre, a professional Christian theatre company with a passion for delivering exciting, original, transformative theatre. They work in schools, churches, events and festivals across the UK with the aim of inspiring people of all ages to realise their full potential in life.


Your ticket includes a hot evening meal on Saturday.

  • £35 - Adults
  • £15 - 16-21 years
  • £10 - Children 3-15 years
  • FREE - Crèche (Under 3s - must be supervised by parents)

FAMILY TICKET: £80 for 2 adults and up to 3 children

Please Note that under-18s must have a designated fee-paying adult present full-time at the conference.

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Complete your form and post it with your payment by cheque, payable to 'South West Celebrate’. Your place(s) will be confirmed when form is completed fully and payment is received.

Early booking is advised, especially if you have children—the streams fill up quickly.