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Flame 2019

It was a privilege to journey with our young people from St John Fisher to the Flame Congress 2019 at Wembley Arena on Saturday 2nd March.

We met in the early hours got a taxi to Wakefield Station for the train to Kings Cross then  to Wembley on a tube before embarking on the walk to the Arena.

Tickets were sold out as over eight thousand young people from the UK gathered in praise, worship and thanksgiving.

The theme was ‘Significance’. We are often exposed to ‘fake news’ and this experience reminded us of the truth about who we are as people truly loved by God and called to do Hime some definite service.

The day began with an interview with Jean Vanier, now 90 years old, the founder of the L’Arche community that has lots of people with disabilities living alongside others acknowledging the dignity of every person. The community is worldwide with people working together for the world in which we live.

Emma Borquaye, founder of the blog ‘Girl Got Faith’ and her husband rapper Guvna B shared their faith stories.

Engaging speakers included :

Fr Paul Farren, Director of the Catechetical Centre in the Diocese of Derry.

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland.

David Wells, renowned for his humorous and profound insights into life and faith

Robert Madu presented the Gospel in a tremendously unique way.

Rise Theatre Company explore ‘Significance’ in an imaginative and transformative way

The music was provided by Tim Hughes with his band and a Gospel Choir with students from various schools from the Westminster Diocese.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols  accompanied by many Bishops led Adoration to close this amazing life giving event that over eight thousand young people will truly  treasure.

Some video clips of the event.

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