Upcoming Youth Events 2019-2020

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 anyone aged 3-35 in our Diocese, and would like it listed here, please email igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk.

Saturday 23rd November 2019 – Glow: Norwich

Retreat day run by the Ignite Team for those aged 13+ including dynamic talks and workshops as well as music from the YFC Band. To be held at Notre Dame Preparatory School, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 3TA from 9:30 to 17:00.

Please click here to book. Parental consent forms are available by clicking here: Glow Norwich Consent Form


Saturday 7th December 2019 – The World’s Big Sleep Out, Norwich

The Diocesan Youth Service and Caritas East Anglia join forces for a Big Sleep Out in Norwich as part of the global event. Click here for more information and to book.


Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th January 2020 – Ignite Lite Discipleship Weekend

Join the Ignite Lite volunteer group for a weekend of training, reflection and service to the Church. Saturday will be spent engaging in training, formation and prayer in Walsingham. On Sunday, we will be volunteering at the Epiphany Mass and Fireworks at Poringland, near Norwich. Accommodation will be available for those who wish to stay overnight – camping (free of charge) or subsidised bed in Walsingham. Help with transport from other parts of the Diocese may be available – please contact us to arrange. If you would like to come, please email Ciaran on igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk.

Open to all those aged 16-35 who’d like to grow in their faith, regardless of whether you are a member of Ignite Lite. You are welcome to attend just Saturday or both days.


Sunday 5th January 2020 – Epiphany Candlelight Mass & Fireworks, Poringland

Join us for our annual Christmas celebration for young people and their families at the Bishop’s House and Gardens in Poringland, near Norwich. 5pm Mass is followed by bonfire, food and fireworks at The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norfolk, NR14 7SH. For more information contact Hamish on dys@rcdea.org.uk.


Saturday 18th January 2020 – Glow: Ipswich

Retreat day run by the Ignite Team for those aged 13+ including dynamic talks, activities and workshops. To be held on Saturday 18th January 2020 at St. Mary’s Church, 322 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, IP4 4BD from 10am until 5pm. Online booking due to open by 30th November. For more info email Ciaran on igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk.


Saturday 2nd February 2020 – Ignite Prayer Network Meeting

A prayer meeting for people of all ages who wish to come and pray for the young people of our Diocese. To be held at the Diocesan Conference Centre, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7SH at 10:30am. If you would like to come or for more information, email Ciaran on igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk.


Saturday 15th February 2020 – Glow: Peterborough

Join the Ignite Team for dynamic talks, music and workshops for those aged 13. To be held at St. Peter and All Souls Church, Geneva St, Peterborough, PE1 2RS. Online booking and more information will appear here in due course. For more info email Ciaran on igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk.


TBC Sunday 15th March 2020 – Glow: Cambridge

Retreat day run by the Ignite Team for those aged 13+ including dynamic talks, activities and workshops. More information to be released closer to the time.


***NOTE CHANGE of DATE for 2020 ***

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020: Ignite Festival

Come and experience faith in Jesus Christ in a new and dynamic way at the Ignite Festival. Including dynamic speakers, quality music, engaging workshops and entertainment. More information will be posted online as it becomes available.

N.B.: This year the Bank Holiday and Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham will be on Friday 8th May. The festival will start at 4:30pm to allow participants to attend Mass in Walsingham if they are able. There will be no Ignite Pilgrimage Walk this year. Contact Hamish on dys@rcdea.org.uk if you need further details.


Week beginning Monday 23rd July 2020 – Pilgrimage to Malta: ‘In the Footsteps of St. Paul’

Join us on a trip to Malta for this year’s Youth Summer Pilgrimage. Dates and further details will be available soon. For more info email Hamish on dys@rcdea.org.uk.



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.


Glow Days: these are retreat days the Ignite Team can come and run in your parish and/or deanery for young people in your parish who are interested in growing in their faith.  The day is composed of dynamic talks, interactive workshops, activities, music and opportunities for prayer and reflection.  If you would like to have your parish host one of these days, or 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.