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Fun and faith combine at Ignite Lite weekend

The latest Ignite Lite weekend held in Walsingham at the end of March was filled with faith, fun and planning for future events that the Ignite Team run. Jessica McCall reports.

The Ignite Lite Team is made up of volunteers who want to help evangelise the youth of East Anglia through a variety of days and events alongside the Ignite Team.

Over the weekend we had the opportunity to plan in detail the upcoming Ignite Festival, which will run from May 4 to 5 before joining the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham on May 6.

The meeting was an opportunity for a variety of people with a range of experiences to help make the festival the best yet!

Some members of the Prayer Network were able to join us for the meeting and afterwards for a time of prayer for the Ignite Festival.

We spent time in the afternoon doing the Stations of the Cross around Walsingham, going to the different chapels around the village for different stations.

One person at the event commented: “We were so lucky that we could tie the Stations of the Cross into visiting the different chapels in the village. It was a great opportunity to reflect on the Easter story and to explore the many prayerful places in Walsingham.”

We ended the weekend on Sunday morning with Mass at St Edmunds in Bungay. We ran a short session for the First Communion Group after Mass looking at how Mary is also our mother and the idea of aiming to be saints.

If you would like to pray for the work of the Ignite Team, Ignite Lite, and young people in our diocese, do join our prayer network. You can sign up at If you are interested in joining Ignite Lite or the full time Ignite Team, contact

If you are over 18 and are interested in volunteering at the Ignite Festival or with the Ignite Team in general as a part of the Ignite Lite Team then contact the Ignite Team on:

Pictured above are three crosses from the Anglican shrine at Walsingham.