Upcoming Youth Events

Below you will find a list of events from around the Diocese of East Anglia, many are run by the Diocesan Youth Service but some may be run by other organisations operating in the Diocese. If you are running an event for children or young people aged under 35 in our Diocese, and would like it listed here, please email igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk.

We are currently planning what the Youth Service can offer over the 2021-2022 academic year. Check back here for exciting announcements in the coming months!

Saturday 25th September 2021 – 2:30pm to 5pm – Ignite Lite Gathering

Join members of our Ignite Lite volunteer group to learn about upcoming volunteering opportunities, learn more about evangelisation and gather with other young Catholics. Open to all aged 15 to 35. (Under 18s must pre-register by contacting igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk). At St. Luke’s Church, 26 Benyon Grove, Orton Malborne, Peterborough, PE2 5XS or you can join us via Zoom.

Let us know you’re coming by emailing igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk. Please also get in touch if you need help getting there.

Visit www.rcdea.org.uk/youth/ignitelite to find out more about Ignite Lite volunteering.

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October 2021 – Called to the Fullness of Love

Following excellent feedback last time round, this retreat for 18-35 year olds is back!

How can I better receive and give love? What can I do to cultivate healthy relationships? How can I grow in psycho-sexual maturity and so better love God and neighbour? Join the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham at Dowry House in Little Walsingham for a weekend exploring the answers to these questions and more!

Visit the Dowry House website for more info: http://www.dowryhouse.org.uk/events


July 2022 – East Anglia Young Adults Summer Pilgrimage

Join us on an unforgettable travelling adventure! Destination and dates are still to be decided and more info will be posted here as soon as it’s available. Previous destinations have included Spain, Portugal, France and Scotland. 


Saturday 4th March 2023 – Flame at Wembley Arena

Join us for the biggest Catholic youth gathering in England with thousands of young people at the world-famous SSE Wembley Arena. The theme for Flame 2023 is beLoved and the day is set to include lively music, international speakers and a lot more. Open to those from Year 9 up to and including university age. Find out more at www.cymfed.org.uk/flame.

Details of groups and transport from our Diocese will be posted here closer to the time. Contact Hamish on dys@rcdea.org.uk if you are interested in coming or in bringing a parish or school group. This event will replace Flame2021 which was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.



Please check back for updates about each event or for more information email us at igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk


The Ignite Team also runs various events on behalf of individual parishes and schools including retreats, school missions and youth Masses. For more information on what the Ignite Team can offer to parishes and schools click here. If you would like to book us to come to your parish or school, or for more info, contact igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk.

Glow Days: These are one-day events run by the Ignite Team in local areas around the Diocese. The day is composed of dynamic talks, interactive workshops, activities, music and opportunities for prayer and reflection.  If you would like to find out more, or would like to help bring a Glow day to your local area, please contact us on igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk.

Discipleship Days: these are similar to our Glow Retreat Days but are aimed at people aged 16 – 35, exploring areas of our faith in greater depth and also enabling us to grow together in fellowship.  The day is composed of times of prayer, both communal and personal, talks, discussion and workshops.  If you would like the team to come and run a Discipleship Day in your parish/deanery please contact us on igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk.