Invite from Sandra Satchell, the CEO of Youth Ministry Services:

We are very pleased to invite young people and young adults, aged 15 - 30, to World Youth Day at Home in June.

This is a national event that takes all the ingredients of World Youth Day in Panama and packs them in to a weekend at Alton Castle: excellent catechesis, liturgy and music in a friendly, festival atmosphere.

Amongst our guests are His Grace Archbishop Peter Comensoli, musician Matt Maher, John Pridmore, David Wells and many more.

The Kenelm Youth Trust have block-booked tickets to World Youth Day at Home and are offering these as a package, including transport from pick up-points within the Diocese.

Tickets start at £65, which includes the festival pass for the weekend, food and camping.

The same package, but with ensuite dormitory accommodation, is £95. Day passes are also available.

Mgr Timothy Menezes, Vicar General, said: "Alton Castle has been a perfect setting for the Brightlights national summer youth festival in recent years.

"This year’s event, World Youth Day at Home, is a great opportunity to build on the gathering in Panama last January and now in the light of Pope Francis' post-synod Letter Christus Vivit.

"There is an impressive line-up of national and international speakers, theatre and musicians - and it is happening in our Archdiocese."

World Youth Day at Home is a collaborative event organised by the Youth Services of the Dioceses of Leeds, Salford, Shrewsbury and the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

To find out more, and book, click here