National Celebration of YCW in England & Wales


The Young Christian Workers (YCW) will be celebrating their 80th year in England and Wales on Saturday, 18th November 2017 from 4pm, with a Mass celebrated by the Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford at the Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist in Salford.

Following the Mass, there will be a celebration in the Cathedral Assembly Room where light refreshments will be being served. During the celebration there will be the opportunity for all those involved in the YCW over the years to re-connect, share their memories and experiences but also see how the movement is continuing to work and grow.

In England and Wales, the first YCW group was founded in Wigan in 1937, with Father Gerry Rimmer as the Chaplain and Patrick Keegan, a young factory worker, as President. Patrick would go on to become the first lay man to address an Ecumenical Council of the Church when he addressed the Second Vatican Council on the role of the laity.

All members, past and present, friends and supporters are welcome to attend. No tickets are required.


For more information about Young Christian Workers see: www.ycwimpact.com



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