Over the coming week, the community is hosting some events for young people. Tomorrow the local diocese is having its annual youth event ending with Mass and a procession of the Blessed Sacrament in honour of the feast of Corpus Christi. On Monday we begin a series of days for school students in year 9 from across the South East of England.
On Friday the 1st July we welcome the Brightlights Festival for the first time. Brightlights is the UK's oldest running Catholic Music festival. There will be live bands, inspiring speakers, including Archbishop Elais Chacour of Nazareth, Fr Christopher Jamison OSB of BBC'c 'The Monastery' and Magnus MacFarlane Barrow OBE, founder and CEO of Mary's Meals - a charity that feeds over 500 000 of the world's poorest children every day.
Come along and be inspired - please pray for the young people who will gather here over the coming week and those who will minister to them.