“See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)
Thanks to those who attended the celebrate South West weekend, we hope that the weekend helped you find inspiration and renewal in your faith.
Watch this space for further information about next years conference.
Who were our 2017 Speakers?
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, 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.