|The Youth Service for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster, based at Castlerigg Manor at Keswick, has provided high class residential retreat experiences for young people for over forty years. It is served by a dedicated team of young people and professional staff and managed, in the name of the Bishop and Trustees, by the Youth Service Management Group.
Besides work with school groups, the centre offers a range of open retreats for young people, families and parishes throughout the year, and members of the team also go out to schools and parishes to serve and support the local Church at specific events and on missions.
The Aims of the Youth Service are :
The Service wants to see all young people grow in faith and confidence, helping set them on a firm foundation for the future.
On a visit to Castlerigg you can expect to:
Among the many events organised for young the people by the Church, the Youth Service coordinates the diocesan participation in World Youth Day. Besides, each year the Service assists in the organisation of young people from our Diocese joining the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes especially by assisting the sick and pilgrims requiring assistance.