“Seek First His Kingdom” (Matt 6:33 NIV)
We are so pleased to again be at in St Mary’s University. Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor and his staff warmly welcome us and look forward to hosting many local people over the weekend.
The weekend programme includes 3 main talks, praise and worship, seminars and workshops, Mass (with Bishop John Wilson pictured), theatre, adoration, prayer ministry and time for chatting over a cuppa. So that parents with children can really benefit from the weekend, there is a full programme for all young people from the age of 4, plus a warm and welcoming crèche.
We welcome everyone. Many from other Christian traditions, some from other faiths and some with no faith, have enjoyed Celebrate over the years.
Rev. Dr. Russ Parker
Russ is an Anglican Priest who travels extensively around the UK and abroad, teaching on Christian Healing, Reconciliation and Church Transformation. A Director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation between 1995-2013. A co-founder of Wholecare, supporting and resourcing Christian healthcare professionals in the NHS. His many books include “Healing Wounded History” and “Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing”. Russ has great experience of God’s merciful action in the world with great ideas on how to access Gods Kingdom. Married to Roz, he is lifelong supporter of Liverpool FC for good or ill!
Originally from Turin, Gio is a mother of three full-on teenagers and the Head of RE at a Christian School in Hertfordshire. Since coming to faith in her twenties, she fell in love with the Word of God which has sustained her through the many challenges of life. She was the very popular co-presenter on the CaFE DVD series on daily prayer called Strength to Strength.
Em has been part of the Celebrate family for a long time now having come for the first time when she was 5. She helps to head up 'Release' Celebrate's young leaders program and is part of One Hope Project, a worship community. By day, she’s a physio based in Suffolk and lives with her husband Sammy. She is passionate about Church unity, great friendships and young people knowing they are loved by God. Em is an outstanding witness.
- £40 - Adults
- £20 - Young adults - 18–21 yrs old
- £10 - Children - Reception – Year 13
- Free - Crèche - Under 3*
*Under 3s must be accompanied at all time.
Please call us if you need help with fees.
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.
How to book
Your place(s) confirmed when form is completed fully and payment is received.
If you would like to come to Celebrate Twickenham, YOU HAVE TO PRE BOOK! Unfortunately, you can’t just turn up as many weekends are full to capacity.
Early booking is advised especially in the children’s streams to avoid missing out as they do fill up quickly. Bookings will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Children’s and Youth Streams
Celebrate Weekends work well for families because everyone, whatever age, is able to fully take part. We all focus on the same theme and families can continue to share with each other after the conference. Your children will join a stream and engage with fun and faith filled activities appropriate to their age and development.
Our four streams for young children are led by experienced energetic teams.
- Starfish – or nursery and reception age
- Little Fishes – Years 1 & 2
- The Flow – Years 3 & 4
- Well Spring – Years 5 & 6
For older children we have streams led by enthusiastic young adults experienced in working alongside this age group and are familiar with the issues they live with.
- Living Waters – Years 7 to 9
- The Flood – Years 10 to 13
On main stage as well as speakers we have...
Their original dramas are often challenging and fun at the same time. RISE will be also be working with some of the children’s streams. They have a national tour in 2017 about the life of Oscar Romero. RISE are passionate about inspiring people of all ages to realise their full potential.
On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning we offer a selection of workshops and seminars which will include:
- “The Gift” – which comes with a papal blessing for everyone participating!
- “Celebrate at home” – our new initiative.
- “Loss and bereavement” – a very helpful workshop.
How to grow your faith in the gift of Healing / Evangelisation / prophecy, several workshops with practical experience.