CYMFED FLAME: an invitation to young people in Southwark

  • 04.03.23
  • 10:00 AM
  • OVO Arena, Wembley
  • Takes place in person

On Saturday 4th March, the CYMFED Flame Congress for young people is returning to London after a significant break due to the pandemic. The Southwark Diocesan Youth Service is thrilled to invite all young people to join them once again for an inspirational day of worship, top-rated speakers, fantastic music and the chance to join together in prayer.

 The theme of Flame 2023 – which is exactly 150 days before World Youth Day in Lisbon – takes the WYD Scripture “Mary arose and went with haste” and crystallises it into the theme, “Rise Up!”

FLAME is the biggest Catholic youth event in the UK, with 10,000 taking part in 2019. The Archdiocese hopes to bring 500 young people to this special event in 2023, which is open to all those in Year 9 (14 years) through to university age.

Rise up after the pandemic, Rise up as young Catholics, Rise up – as Mary did – for the surprising and beautiful adventure that is our Catholic faith.

To book your tickets (either as an individual or group) please use these links:

Groups of less than 10 people

If your group consists of more than 10 people, please complete the relevant enquiry form on this page.

Southwark would like to encourage participants to wear an item of blue clothing (the shade is your choice) to reflect the Marian theme of the event, our diocesan Patroness, Mary Immaculate, and subsequently the blue colour on our diocesan logo (see below). 

Diocesan Logo


Visit the CYMFED Website for more details

View Photographs from CYMfed FLAME 2019

Courtesy of Marcin Mazur / CBCEW

Young people singing at Flame in 2019