“Seek First His Kingdom” (Matt 6:33 NIV)
Your St Albans team is really looking forward to welcoming you to our 10th Celebrate weekend, yes, we can’t believe it either, 10 years! If you are joining us for the first time or returning again, coming on your own or with a group or family—you are all very welcome. This is particularly so when the Main Conference at Ilfracombe is not able to run whilst the college is being developed. You are welcome to St Albans until it is ready. If you are unsure what the weekend is like, take a look at the trailer further down the page.
CELEBRATE is a conference for all, young and old. We are seeing great things occurring in this faith of ours and we expect that the Lord shall move powerfully amongst us all during this coming conference; we have seen God use this time before through the:
- Inspired Teaching from three great speakers and theatre productions from RISE
- Spirit-led Praise & Worship
- Creative liturgy and Celebration of the Holy Mass
- Wealth of insightful seminars and workshops including Catholic Bible School
- Time and space to encounter Christ’s healing touch in Adoration, Reconciliationand Prayer Ministry
- Excellent Children’s & Youth Ministry with fun, faith-based streams for all ages with experienced leaders
Check out the short video created by one of our younger attendees for a flavour of what you’ll experience.
There is an oratory for quiet reflection, a marketplace brimming with resources, bibles and books and Mass will be celebrated on both day. Full details to follow.
Book before end of September for 20% off children's tickets.
If you have attended Celebrate before, we encourage you to invite someone who hasn’t, so they too can experience what you already have; there is lots to celebrate and share, so be bold and invite someone you know!
David, 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.
Rev Malcolm Duncan is the leader of Gold Hill Baptist Church, a large Baptist Church in
Buckinghamshire with a strong heritage of Bible Teaching, charismatic renewal and mission. He is an author, lecturer, advocacy specialist and the Chairman of the Spring Harvest Planning Group. As a public theologian, he champions the role of the Church in society and the call of God to Christians to stand with the poor and the marginalised.
Hannah is the Coordinating Lay Chaplain at Leeds Trinity University. She graduated from Leeds University in 2007 with a BA in Theology and International Development BA. After working for five years a parish youth minister, Hannah took a year's secondment in 2012 to complete the Emmanuel School of Mission formation course in Rome. Following the ESM, she worked as the Leeds Diocesan Youth Officer for three years, before taking up her current post at Leeds Trinity University. Hannah’s loves include sleeping, reading, and being in the sunshine. She is married and lives with her husband in Bradford.
- £40 - Adults
- £20 - Students - over 18 and in Full Time Education
- £12 - Child - 4–18 yrs old - 20% Discount until September 30th when bought with an Adult ticket.
- Free - Crèche- Under 4*
*Under 4s must be accompanied at all time.
All under 18s must have a designated adult present throughout the weekend.
Your fee includes a hot evening meal on Saturday. Tea and coffee will be available at break and lunch times on Saturday and Sunday.
Download and complete your form and return via email include your postcode with payment for easy reference.
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.
Download the poster
Children’s and Youth Streams
Further information coming soon.
Creative Liturgy, Worship and Drama
Further information coming soon.