Welcome to Lancaster RC Youth Service Website


The summer has well and truly arrived in Keswick: the sun is beating down and everyone is out and about in their hats and flip flops. We have been welcoming many groups to the centre recently, including a very successful family weekend which was enjoyed by all. Some of the team assisted at the Travellers Fayre at Appleby in early June. Coming up is our sponsored ten mile walk which is being organised with the Knights of St Columba (Carlisle) on 29 June which you are welcome to join us for.

In other exciting news, the Manor Makeover Phase II of building has finally begun. Mechanical diggers and workmen are currently working on the New Wing where the team sleep to expand and develop their accommodation. Over the Summer, bathroom facilities will be upgraded throughout the house, the dining room will be re-developed and office space enlarged. Watch this space!

We also want you to know that our Lourdes pilgimage is now full and already the youth section have met several times in Lancaster and on retreat at Castlerigg. We have 80 young people joining us for the summer pilgrimage. Looking further ahead, CYMFed are organising a Flame 2 event in Wembley in March 2015. Please click here for a reminder of what a fantastic event the first one was two years ago and keep an eye out for details. And looking even further ahead, pencil in World Youth Day at the end of July 2016 in Krakow in Poland.  


Manor Makeover

The fifty years of the Youth Service gives us much to celebrate and our programme of refurbishment continues thanks to the generosity of so many people. As you know, already work has been completed on insulating, re-slating and re-roofing much of the building and those who have visited recently would have noticed new chairs in the main lounge, upholstered chairs and benches in some of the group rooms, new artwork and frames on the walls, a new kitchen floor enabling us to receive our 5* rating, and a new music room with a brand new keyboard. In addition, several of the bedrooms have been re-decorated, re-painted, and re-carpeted, and brought to life with new curtains and lamp shades. We are hoping that the work of improvement will continue with new shower and toilet facilities and new accommodation for our current team. Our 50th Anniversary is a time to look to the future and to upgrade the building so that we can ensure the viability of our work over the next half-century. We would love you to look over our proposals for the Manor Makeover and we are asking you to support the work through considering a donation yourselves.


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