Sponsored Sleepout 3rd-4th April 2020

Come and be part of an amazing event, to transform your life, and the lives of homeless people across the Diocese.

Join us in April 2020 for our sponsored sleepout, where you’ll be sleeping outside in the grounds of Walsingham House at Abbotswick.

Please bring a sleeping bag and mat only – or cardboard boxes to sleep on or under. No tents allowed, whatever the weather!

To sleep outside with nothing between you and the elements except a sleeping bag is an unforgettable experience; it puts you in touch with what homeless people face every night.

This event is open to adults and young people aged 15+

Parental consent will be needed for those aged 15-18 – please email suzanne@dioceseofbrentwood.org or frdominic@dioceseofbrentwood.org if you are unable to access these forms via online registration.

Additionally, we do not expect anyone aged 15-18 to be unaccompanied; a relative / parish catechist / group leader / school chaplain should be with those who are aged 15-18.


If you are applying as an individual, then please register/login to your BCYS account and apply using the link at the top right of this page.

If you wish to bring a group to this event then please email frdominic@dioceseofbrentwood.org to inform us of numbers exepcted and to receive any additional event information.


You may either arrive at 8pm to hear testimony given from someone who has been homeless and to watch the film “A Streetcat Named Bob”, or arrive at 11pm for Mass at 11.15pm.

The sleepout will be from Midnight to 7am and we will then provide a simple breakfast the following morning.


Sponsorship will go towards supporting the homeless charities on the Caritas Brentwood website (80%) and young people in our Diocese (20%).

The beneficiaries are registered charities so you may find companies willing to match fund sponsorship – please ask them.

Please return signed forms to Walsingham House at Abbotswick, Navestockside, Nr Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5SH or please send a copy to suzannereeves@dioceseofbrentwood.org no later than 20th March 2020.

NB if returning the consent form by email, it must be sent from the parent or guardian’s email account.

If you have any other questions or queries please telephone 01277 373959.

Alternatively you can email frdominic@dioceseofbrentwood.org