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Bishop Séamus Cunningham

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Youth Ministry Conference 2018

This year's theme will be, 'Practical Steps for Parishes and Partnerships'.

On Saturday 12 May at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Hebburn commencing at 10.30am (refreshments from 10.00am).

It offers 12 workshops to enable us to make a practical response to the needs of young people. The Keynote speaker is Fr. Dominic Howarth who has responsibility for Pastoral Formation and the Youth Service in Brentwood Diocese.

The cost of £10 includes lunch.

See poster for further information and how to book your place.

The Event:

The Event is a youth prayer night for students in years 6 - 8 at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy in Hebburn. It includes praise and worship, games and icebreakers, small group challenges, inspiring speakers and prayer and reflection. It runs from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the hall and then moves to the refectory for some food until 7:30pm. There is no cost and everyone is welcome. All young people, whether in a group or alone, must be accompanied by an adult.

See poster for full list of dates and more information.

For more information please visit our Event page or email

The Source:

The Youth Ministry Trust presents a regular youth event.

At St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne, open to Years 9 and over.

An evening of music, faith, inspiration, meeting people, sharing faith and much more.

See poster or visit the YMT website for dates and more information.

Young Adult Prayer Groups:

There are regular young adults' prayer groups held at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle and St. Mary's Church, Sunderland City Centre.

For more information visit the Young Adults' Prayer Group page.


Flame 2017:

CYMFed Flame 2017, National Youth Congress, Saturday 11 March 2017 held at Wembley SSE Arena.
See photo gallery:


Flame 2015:

See the picture gallery from 2015's event.