“See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19 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.

 Bishop John Wilson

Bishop John Wilson



Sat 16th June 2018, 09.00 - 20.30
Sun 17th June 2018, 09.00 16.00


St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham TW1 4SX
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Get in touch:

Mike and Maureen Goldsmith
Telephone: 01883 340059
Email Mike & Maureen


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David Wells

Invited to speak again as he is one of our most gifted communicators. Director of Adult Religious Education for Plymouth Diocese and a guest Lecturer at St Mary’s. An excellent communicator who adds both humour and profound insights into his talks, David has worked for the Bishops Conference, spoken at well over 300 conferences around the world and appears in TV and DVD courses. Married to Alison with 3 children and a dog, one of whom is badly behaved! Also an author, he now has 2 books “The Reluctant Disciple” and “The Grateful Disciple” both published by Redemptorist Publications and both excellent reads with David’s usual insights throughout. David is a fervent supporter of Derby County FC and Exeter Chiefs RFC.

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Maria Heath

Maria is married to Alex. They have four children aged from 4 to 14 and live in Northampton.  She is currently the Chair of the National Service Committee for Charismatic Renewal (NSC) and works as a parish pastoral worker in her home parish. Maria has a PhD in Theology which she studied for at St. Mary's University, Twickenham. Her research focuses on how parishes can become more missionary. Over the last twenty years Maria has worked in various ministries in the Church and is an experienced and engaging teacher having given talks to a wide variety of groups.

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Valarie Elliot

Valerie Elliot is a devoted wife to her husband, Tobi. She has a heart for people and a desire to see others empowered to impact the world around them with their gifts, and live in the fulfilment of their callings, by maintaining an intimate relationship with the Lord. Valerie is a non denominational Christian.

As Founder of The Elyott Generation, Valerie regularly hosts life-changing events for adults and young people. One of such is the Time Away With Jesus Gathering, which stirs up Christians in the area of intimacy with the Lord. With her team, she also works closely with church leaders in her community to support the work of God, as needed.

Valerie is a dynamic speaker with a sharp prophetic edge, a worshipper and songwriter. She currently serves on the UK Council of Churches in Communities International.


  • £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.

St Marys have a full blown cafeteria for refreshments throughout the day


How to book

Book online

By phone

Call Angie on 07717 473160
Call Mike on 07778 124270
Email twickenhambookings@celebrateconference.org

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...

Rise Theatre

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 still 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. 

Steve Murray

Steve is a professional and established mime artist with an international ministry. He uses the art of mime to portray the Gospel message in a refreshing and non-threatening way.

For more details about Steve and his ministry, as well as a promotional video, go to www.beholdmimeministry.org


On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning we offer a selection of workshops and seminars which will include:

  • The Catholic Bible School will open up the scriptures in a creative and interactive way to help us experience Gods word in a new way.
  • Archie Cameron: how communities are enhanced when we are each open to a new quality and depth of personal relationship with God .
  • Bridget Slattery offers supportive reflection for those experiencing loss or bereavement
  • Maria Heath: How can we engage effectively in evangelisation?
  • Charles Whitehead: What the church teaches about Charismatic renewal.
  • Rachel Rose: Celebrate for Educators.