Open to all those in year 9 and above, our Autumn Youth Gather this year will take place on Saturday 23rd October in the beautiful grounds of our retreat centre Walsingham House at Abbotswick, just outside Brentwood.


What will the day include?

The day will include a variety of activities, workshops and talks from our incredible guests John Pridmore and Leila Bousbaa. 

There will be drinks and a tuck shop providing refreshments throughout the day, but we do ask that you provide a packed lunch to eat during the day (in the spirit of Leila’s talk, it would be great if you could think about using reusable or recyclable products!)


Who will the speakers be?

We are so excited to welcome back John Pridmore and Leila Bousbaa to the BCYS to speak to our young people this Autumn.

John has spoken to young people all over the world about his incredible conversion from a life of organised crime in London’s East End. His inspiring talks bring hope and teach us we are all capable of changing our futures.

Former Walsingham House volunteer and BCYS young person and leader Leila is passionate about and has extensive experience on climate issues and talking about the Catholic response to climate change. Leila will lead a discussion and workshop about Climate Change and how we can use our voice to build a better future.


When will this take place?

This year, Youth Gather will be a one day event, taking place on Saturday 23rd October 2021.

All those attending will have to make their own way to Walsingham House at Abbotswick on Saturday morning. You can be dropped off in the car park, or there are regular buses which run from Brentwood Station to Navestockside.

We will run an exciting and full day of activities, due to finish with Mass which family and friends are welcome to attend when they come to collect you.


Exact times TBC.