Upcoming Youth Events

Below you will find a list of events from around the Diocese of East Anglia, the majority 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.


First Fridays

Join the Ignite Team on our YouTube channel for a live streamed show on the first Friday of each month.  www.youtube.com/igniteyea

Ignite Mass for Young People – Second Saturdays

LIVE from somewhere in the Diocese each month on the 2nd Saturday. Join us in person or online for a Mass to which all young people (and their families) are especially invited.

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May 2021, 7-8:30pm – Ignite Festival Online

We will be taking East Anglia’s premier Catholic youth event online this year with inspirational music, workshops and prayer. Find out more at www.ignitefestival.co.uk

In-Person Glow Events 2021

We hope to be able to run in-person Glow events this year where the Coronavirus situation permits. Information will be posted here when it is available.  In the meantime why not join us for Glow Online?


2021 – ECHO Walsingham

World-class Catholic formation for young adults aged 18-35 exploring how to find fulfilment in sexuality and relationships and in discovering God’s will for your life. A collaboration between the National Shrine of Our Lady and Dumb Ox Ministries (from the United States). Visit www.walsingham.org.uk/echo for info.

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 within 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, 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.