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Southwark Catholic Youth Service and the Carmelite community have developed a partnership to provide away days for schools. Based in the beautiful setting of Aylesford Priory the programme aims to provide a pilgrim experience and support the development of our young people.
Aylesford Priory has been a regular place of pilgrimage for young people. The site allows many different aspects of our Christian faith to be explored through the environment, art, history, prayer and liturgy. The Carmelite order has a strong tradition of welcoming pilgrims to their home and ministering to their needs. Southwark Catholic Youth Service, through its work at St. Vincent’s Centre has been providing residential retreats for young people over the last 10 years; the model of peer ministry has kept its ministry alive, vibrant and relevant in its mission to help young people encounter Christ.
Find out more about our day retreat programmes here.
Inspiring Faith is a project featuring five-minute videos of a variety of people talking about their faith, and who inspires them.
You view and/or download all the videos here.
Make Prayer the Fashion is an initiative of Southwark Catholic Youth Service. The aim of the site is to be a gentle introduction to prayer and offer some basic guidance. We acknowledge there is a far greater resource and richness of prayers within our Catholic Tradition not represented on this site but we hope this is a helpful starting point.
“Young people, do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life”
Pope Benedict XVI
Southwark Catholic Youth Service (SCYS) is an agency of the Archdiocese of Southwark. We offer consultation, training, support, formation, advice, residential retreats and events for young people and adults working with them.