Experience Blaze


Bookings for Blaze 2018 have now officially closed! It’s going to be a very exciting day and we look forward to seeing the following parishes, on the 28th April:

  • Holy Cross, Bedford
  • Sacred Heart, Flitwick
  • St. Gregory’s, Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Northampton
  • St Joseph’s, Gerrards Cross
  • Holy Ghost, Luton
  • Holy Family & St. John’s, Luton
  • Christ the King, Milton Keynes and St. Bede’s, Newport Pagnell
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Christ the Cornerstone, St. Augustine’s, Milton Keynes
  • The Holy Child & St. Joseph, Bedford
  • Our Lady of Peace, Burnham
  • Blessed John Henry Newman, High Wycombe
  • St Teresa’s, Beaconsfield,
  • St. Mary’s, Dunstable
  • St. Martin de Porres, Luton
  • Northampton Cathedral
  • Our Lady and St. Lawrence, Olney

Bishop Peter and NYMO invite Confirmandi aged 11 - 18 to attend Blaze on Saturday 28th April 2018 at the Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes.

Blaze gives Confirmandi from across the Diocese the opportunity to come together: to be celebrated and encouraged as they prepare to be Confirmed, through an engaging and fast-paced day.

The day starts at 11am and finishes at 5pm, which includes a vigil Mass for Sunday. At different points in the day, smaller groups of Confirmandi will have the chance to meet Bishop Peter and ask him questions. 

Throughout the day, Confirmandi will take part in a number of interactive workshops that include a mixture of different themes and activities. Although there will be some input before the groups go and explore their workshops, our aim is that Blaze is experiential: giving Confirmandi the chance to engage with the wider church and to be impacted by the many ways the Holy Spirit is at work within her!

The cost for both Catechists and Confirmandi is £10. Lunch is provided for catechists, but Confirmandi must bring a packed lunch.