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Serving the Diocese

The Youth Service for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster, has provided high class residential retreat experiences for young people for over forty years, served by a team of young people and professional staff.

Besides work with school groups, the centre offers a range of open retreats for young people, families and parishes throughout the year, and members of the team also go out to schools and parishes to serve and support the local Church at specific events and on missions.


The aims of youth ministry within the diocese are:

To help the young people of our schools, colleges and parishes to grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as his disciples in the Church.

To enable the full participation of young people in the life and mission of the local Church.

To encourage and nurture the growth of the whole person, with prayer and spirituality as the basis for all human development.

To provide attractive and safe environments in order to develop successful inter-personal relationships which will provide our young people with clear and engaging examples of discipleship, service, ministry and leadership.


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