“See: I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)
Your Celebrate Wales team is very much looking forward to welcoming you to our 8th Celebrate regional weekend (yes, we can’t believe it either!), whether you are coming for the first time, returning from last year or a seasoned veteran.
CELEBRATE is a conference for all, young and old, open to individuals and families alike.
We hope that the weekend will help you find fresh inspiration and renewal in your faith in a relaxed and friendly environment.
In this time of upheaval our faith needs nurturing. We aim to make a space in which God can be powerfully present. Experience and feedback teaches us that these weekends are a time of great blessing through:
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 on both days including Catholic Bible School
Time and space to encounter Christ’s healing touch in Adoration, Reconciliation and Prayer Ministry
Excellent Children’s & Youth Ministry are led by experienced leaders, who will help develop the children’s relationship with the Lord through fun faith-based activities
There is an oratory with the blessed sacrament for quiet prayer & reflection, a marketplace brimming with resources, bibles, books, DVDs and CDs. It is worth coming to see these alone.
Mass will be celebrated on both days. As well as the planned programme there is time for relaxed chatting with friends old and new; many friendships begin and flourish at Celebrate.
Parents have a rare opportunity to ‘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 young or old, families & singles; Celebrate is for everyone: fervent or unsure, parish regulars and new enquirers - come and join us in pastures new!
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 Wells, is an extraordinary communicator, a great friend of Celebrate and has delighted Cardiff Archdiocese teachers and clergy in recent months. He 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, his current 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.
Dr Isaac Myers
Isaac trained in Christian ministry at Catch the Fire's School of Ministry in Toronto, epicentre of the revival that started in 1994 and spread the message of the Father Heart of God across the world. During that year, Isaac encountered the transforming power of the love of God and trained in aspects of Christian leadership, worship and equipping in the charisms. Since moving to Cardiff, Isaac has graduated as a medical doctor and is now pursuing further education in the field of cancer research.
Alice Hall is a member of the Sion Catholic Community and currently runs their community house and conference centre in Brentwood. She has a MA in theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in America and is a gifted teacher. She describes herself as 'a worshipper with a heart for others to know they are deeply loved and free to love and serve God with abandon'. She serves on the core team for the Beloved women’s ministry, and also has an interest in the healing and deliverance ministries.
Early Bird Offer
(Full payment required by end of January)
- £32 - Adults (18+)
- £16 - Further education students and over 65s
- £8 - Children (3–17 yrs)
- FREE - Crèche- Under 3
- £72 - Family (2 adults and up to 4 children
- £40 - Adults (18+)
- £20 - Further education students and over 65s
- £10 - Children (3–17 yrs)
- FREE - Crèche- Under 3*
- £90 - Family (2 adults and up to 4 children
*Under 3s 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.
Complete and submit your booking online. You will then receive confirmation of its submission, followed by a subsequent email giving you payment instructions.
Book by post
Complete your form and post with your payment by cheque payable to 'Celebrate'.
Your place(s) confirmed when form is completed fully and payment is received.
Early booking advised, especially if you have children—the streams fill up quickly.
Children’s and Youth Streams
There will be youth streams with their own activities and workshops. Details to follow.
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. RISE are currently touring a powerful play about Blessed Oscar Romero, entitled Romero: Heartbeat of El Salvador
Find out more at Rise Theatre Company.