Flame 2019

Flame 2019


  • DateSaturday 2 March
  • Location Wembley Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 0AA
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Programme outline

10.00 Outer Doors Open for toilet facilities etc.

11.00 Arena Doors Open

11.00 Musical warm up – Premier Gospel DJs & MCs

12.00 MORNING SESSION. Including: Guvna B, Rise Theatre, Emma Borquaye, Fr Paul Farren and Tim Hughes

13.40 Lunch with a wide variety of lunchtime activities – Call back at 14.50

15.00 AFTERNOON SESSION. Including: Robert Madu, Archbishop Eamon Martin reflecting on the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, Tim Hughes and testimony from young people – “Moments of Significance”

16.20 Break

16.40 Closing Liturgy – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, with homily from Cardinal Vincent Nichols, celebrated with virtually every Bishop from England and Wales. Music led by Tim Hughes

17.25 Liturgy concludes with “commissioning” for every young person present; practical and prayerful actions to take with them from the Arena to their homes, schools and parishes.

17.40 Tim Hughes concludes the day (music playing until 17.55)


#Significance. You are my beloved (Mark 1:11)

Significance is defined as “worthy of attention,” “with meaning,” “important.” In terms of Scripture, it is a word which resonates deeply with God’s words from heaven at the Baptism of Jesus, and the Transfiguration, “You are my Beloved.”

In choosing this as the theme for Flame 2019, we are very mindful of the context of many young people in England and Wales, where issues of mental health and self esteem are prevalent. Within the day we would like to weave in the idea of “The Perfect Selfie” – us, at our gifted and graced best, beloved by God. We are in a world where young people can feel constrained to measure self-esteem in Twitter and Instagram “likes”, responses to Facebook status updates, and Snapchat conversations. We hope that Flame 2019 offers a fresh depth of perspective for young people, centred in their creation in the image and likeness of God. We would like all of those on stage to emphasise the uniqueness, giftedness, and blessed nature of every young person.

We are also mindful of the immense capacity of young people to be full of generosity, charity, kindness and hope. We want to affirm the joy and inspiration of youth.


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