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Alton Castle Autumn Long Weekend - Keeping Ourselves Fuelled and Aflame

Be filled with the love of God. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fuelled and aflame. Romans 12:11-13

In this busy world it’s easy to experience burnout that makes us less able to do what we are called to do. This weekend we aim to nourish ourselves and provide 72 hours on the road to happiness.

By keeping ourselves fuelled and aflame, we are in a better place to fill the world with the love of God. Expect to experience the wonders and miracles of God as we embrace the Holy Spirit through prayer, fellowship, the breaking of bread and the teaching of the apostles.

Use this weekend to take time out from day to day life and enjoy exercise, nature, meditation, socialising – rest in the Spirit and fill your cup for the long term happiness of yourself and others!


Chairs: Chris Sweetman, Joy Wanless
Organiser: Malcolm Dixon
Chief Helper: Chris Dixon


  • Adult: £155

  • Age 18-25: £140

  • Age 10-17: £125

  • Age 2-9: £90

  • Under-2: Free

Deposit: £50 per person (£25 for ages 2-17).



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To book online please follow these steps:

  • Once you’ve decided to book and any enquiries have been answered, book online by paying your deposit.

  • When you pay your deposit you will fill out the booking form.

  • To pay the deposit scroll to the bottom of this page and click ‘Add to Cart’ for the Adult Deposit(s) (add quantity to correspond to number of adults in your booking).

  • Add Child Deposit(s) to cart (add quantity to correspond to number of 2-17 year olds in your booking).

  • Go to cart (upper right hand corner or page), fill out the booking form and pay for your deposits.

  • Check your email for an email confirming your booking.

This is a past event. Deposit payments are disabled.

About the venue:

Alton Castle, Staffordshire is the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s youth retreat centre. It is a grade-2 listed neo-gothic building designed by Pugin, close by Alton Towers theme park. There is a sports hall, craft rooms, lawns and football field. Accommodation is mainly in large family dormitory style rooms with some twin-bedded rooms. There is a lift and ramps for wheelchair access.