To kick off 2020, over 100 young volunteers from Catholic Residential Retreat Centres across the country gathered at The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick for the annual Teams’ Conference.

The theme of the conference was ‘The God Who Speaks’ to mark this year’s Year of the Word with Fr Paul Farren from the Diocese of Derry as keynote speaker.

Many young people up and down the country give a year of their life, or even more, as volunteers at Retreat Centres and in Mission Teams, spreading the joy of the Gospel to thousands of young people. If you or a young person you know would be interested in volunteering for a life-changing year, get in touch with the various retreat centres using the details provided on the poster. Or email admin@cymfed.org.uk for more information.

“I want to state clearly that young people themselves are agents of youth ministry. Certainly they need to he helped and guided, but at the same time left free to develop new approaches, with creativity and a certain audacity” Pope Francis, Christus Vivit 203.