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Saturday 10th March – Training Day on the theme of the Synod.

A day for adult leaders working in our parishes and communities.
Amigo Hall, at 10:30am for an 11 o’clock start, and finishing at 4:30pm.

Fr David O’Malley will be providing input in key themes from the Synod preparation document and offering some practical guidance in working with young people.
In the afternoon we will provide workshops which will run twice.
Karen North – ‘Disrupting Non-Belonging – Engaging with Young People & Young Adults’
Susan Longhurst – CYMFed Faith in Action Awards
Salesian Signposts – Supporting young people in making decisions

We encourage parishes and communities to send representation
The day is free to attend. Tea and Coffee provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Email to register.

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Event timetable

10:30 AM • Welcome/Refreshments
11:00 AM • Opening Liturgy
11:15 AM • Keynote Address
12:30 PM • Lunch Break
1:15 PM • Workshop Slot 1
2:15 PM • Break
2:45 PM • Workshop Slot 2
3:45 PM • Break
4:00 PM • Closing Liturgy


  • Disrupting Non-Belonging – Engaging with Young People & Young Adults – Káren North

Káren works part-time with Southwark Catholic Youth Service and part-time at St Mary’s University, Twickenham where she runs the Catholic Youth Ministry and Chaplaincy course.
Káren recently completed her PhD and will share some of her insights into engaging young people, looking at ways of supporting this important ministry in the life of the church.

Susan works in Bromley Deanery supporting youth ministry in parishes.
Susan and the team in Bromley have run the CYMFed Faith in Action awards.

The workshop will give an overview and useful insights into the programme as well as look at practical tools for running the Faith in Action scheme in your parish, school or deanery.

  • Salesian Signposts – Supporting young people in making decisions – Signposts Workshop Leaders

The Signposts workshop introduces practical activities to help individuals think about four key areas that can impact how choices are made. It is aimed at adults interested in finding out about making choices with a sense of confidence, optimism and resilience and can be a helpful precursor to exploring an individual sense of vocation.

Learn more about this in the Salesian Signposts workshop.

Saturday 24th March 2018 – Born for This

A powerful and moving depiction of the Stations of the Cross.
This unmissable reflection takes place on the 24th March at 6 pm in the Relic Chapel, Aylesford Priory. Free admission.

If your youth group/school choir would like to be involved please email or call 01227 272900 and speak to Julia.

Do you have any questions about our events?

Get in touch via email, or call 01227 272900

Summer Youth Day – 23rd June

Our annual Summer Youth Day takes place at Aylesford Priory on Saturday 24th June. Open to all young people school year 8-11. £10 per person (this includes BBQ). To book please call or email Jean; 01227 272900 or
We look forward to seeing you there!

Picnic and Praise – 26th June

Picnic and Praise is an event for Schools in the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership.
10:30am – 2pm For more information contact