Flame 2

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What is Flame 2?

Flame2 is the largest National Catholic Youth event of 2015, taking place in the SSE Wembley Arena on Saturday 7th March 2015.

Doors open at 11, and Flame2 starts at 12, finishing at 5.30pm.
The SSE Wembley Arena will be filled with 10,000 young people from across the country, receiving faith-filled inspiration from world class speakers. Confirmed speakers include Cardinal Luis Tagle from Manila, Philippines; Baroness Sheila Hollins; Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP; and David Wells.
Throughout the day speakers will give bursts of input, interspersed with world class music and drama, in an atmosphere full of joy. Music will be provided by double grammy award winning Matt Redman and his band. The day ends with a time of Adoration led by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
Flame2 is open to anyone in school year ten and above, up to young adult (i.e. aged approx. 14-21).
Bookings will be accepted from groups of ten or more, and a booking form can be downloaded here.
-Bookings must be made in advance – we are anticipating a full Arena, and there will be no provision for bookings on the day.



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Leader Info

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Our Speakers

Matt RedmanMatt Redman has been a full-time worship leader since the age of 20, and has performed in South Africa, Japan, India, Australia, Germany and America, to name but a few. He has sung at the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium and the Angels baseball stadium, Los Angeles. He is a Grammy award winning artist for his album “10,000 Reasons” and his songs include “The Heart of Worship” and “Blessed be Your Name.” It is a wonderful blessing for Flame II that Matt is able to lead the music, and for our young people to hear him first hand. We are certain that this encounter will enrich school and parish Masses and liturgies in the months after Flame II.

Cardinal TagleCardinal Luis Tagle has been Archbishop of Manila since 2011, and became a Cardinal in November 2012. He is a member of the Vatican Congregation for Education, and is a presenter of Kape’t Pandasal (“Coffee and Prayer”), an early morning programme full of inspiration and produced by ABS-CBN. He is well known as a vibrant speaker, and also faced the tragic events of Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013, where he led the Filipino Church with compassion and strength in difficult days. He is one of the youngest Cardinals in the church, aged 57, and he became a Bishop aged just 44. He will bring wisdom, joy and a deeply lived faith to Flame II. Cardinal Tagle has frequently spoken to many thousands at the Los Angeles RE Congress, and this is a rare visit to the UK: he is a speaker not to be missed.

Baroness Sheila HollinsBaroness Sheila Hollins has been President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and President of the British Medical Association. Her work, inspired by her faith, has focused on those with mental health issues and learning disabilities. Part of her focus is on the lives of young people suffering from stress and anxiety at rates that are higher than ever before. The professional skill and personal qualities of Baroness Hollins have been recognised by Pope Francis in appointing her to the Vatican Commission for the Protection of Minors.  Sheila is able to speak sensitively to young people, and her presence at Flame II will, we hope, help young people who are themselves suffering with anxiety, or accompanying friends who are in need, as well as showing where faith can matter deeply in times of stress.

Fr Timothy RadcliffeFr Timothy Radcliffe, OP, is a well known Dominican who has served as Master General of his Order, has written numerous books, and has spoken extensively in all parts of the world. He has an inexhaustible fount of stories that illuminate profound insights, he brings humour and great joy, and he is able to connect with young people in a way that is warm, encouraging and challenging. On the Flame 2012 evaluations he was regularly named by young people as the speaker with the greatest impact, and we look forward to welcoming Fr Timothy back to Flame II.

David WellsDavid Wells is Director of Adult Formation and Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Plymouth, and also served as an RE teacher for a number of years. As a teacher, as a parent, and as a Confirmation catechist, David has years of experience in working with young people, and is internationally renowned for his creativity and humour – a style which creates space for young people to relax and then to hear deep truths of faith presented in a context of great joy. David has spoken in Australia and America, including as the “Arena Speaker” at the Los Angeles RE Congress – to 35,000 young adults and those who work with them. David will anchor our Congress as MC, and will also give input during the day.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols will conclude the day, leading us in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Cardinal Vincent needs no introduction; suffice it to say that he is a magnificent supporter of Flame II, and we look forward to welcoming him – and many Diocesan Bishops – to Flame II.

Testimonies from Flame 2012

Just to let you know the people who went to Flame were absolutely blown away from the moment they got there to when they left. The staff really thought you got into the mindset of the kids to inspire and enthuse them. All great, glowing reports! Even the naughtier kids who went have had a calmer presence around school, so well done! You should be very proud!

Chaplain, NW England

Two things…firstly congratulations on co-ordinating such a wonderful event on Saturday! It really was a true testimony to the energy and efforts people have put in over the years to the youth of the church. The day was so professional, ran at a perfect pace and there wouldn’t be a single part I would choose not to have witnessed!

Secondly, thank you thank you thank you thank you!!! Flame really really reignited my faith (excuse the pun!). It’s very easy for me to get too busy and distracted in life to forget the joy and energy that my faith gives me and yesterday gave that excitement a much needed push and prominence. Not only did it remind me of all of the fantastic events that the youth service has involved me in but it also gave my life some perspective regarding what’s important to me. But most importantly my passion for God has been awakened from its somewhat sleepy state!!!

19 year old at Flame. 

The flame is lit!

A huge thank you from all of us at St Columba’s College in St Albans.  We were so delighted to be a part of the great day you organised, and especially proud that Theo and Emet, two of our students, were on stage too, speaking to those present.

I remember reading somewhere about a vision that either John Bosco–or was it St Dominic Savio–had about a Pope visiting England, holding a torch in the darkness, drawing people from the shadows into the light.  The day you organised was, in a true sense, a contribution to that vision.

The boys we brought from St Columba’s were filled with the spirit going home; full of chatter and joy in a way I have not seen in them before.

I hope and pray that this flame is the beginning of something great for us, and I thank you for helping set that possibility in motion!

Laudetur Jesus Christus!

Steve Jones

May I congratulate one and all for such an amazing event.   The group from my parish consisted of 14 teenagers (selected randomly) 1 adult and 1 senior (me!).   I went with no expectations – just to go and return safely and fervently hoping our young people would get something out of the day.  So I was thrilled that it all went so well, and each one enjoyed the day very much – even me!  A truly spiritual occasion and a joy to be part of it.

Thank you for the tremendous work to make it such a great success.

Best wishes

Pat (Catechist from London)

Thank you so much for enabling me to be present at the very impressive day in Wembley last Saturday. It was superbly organised, well balanced, varied and often very moving.

You and your colleagues have done a superb job – and we on this side of the pond are very jealous!

God bless the work.

Donal McKeown,

(Bishop of Down and Connor). 

“On the train journey home they all said they felt inspired and wanted to do more within the church”

“Congratulations for Flame I thought it was fantastic”

“Flame was a blessing for all of us who attended. It was a privilege to be there.”

“An amazing and glorious success … a truly graced day that will help shape the face of our church.”

“Fantastic day today, exceeded all my expectations, really glad to have been there.”

“Wow – outstanding today”

“Today was fantastic! Well done! Young people really buzzing on the way home!”

“That was awesome. Well done and praise God!”

“Very many congratulations on a really wonderful day. Such a lot of work must have gone into it, but the day and its themes held together perfectly. Thank you.”

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