The Kenelm Youth Trust is committed to providing life changing opportunities for young people, helping each person to reflect upon their life of faith, and how they respond to the call of Jesus Christ in their lives. The Trust has been established by the Archdiocese of Birmingham, to oversee and bring together the wide variety of youth work that is undertaken in various settings throughout the Archdiocese. These include: two residential retreat centres; area youth officers supporting parish youth work; support for those working within school chaplaincy; the organisation of school missions, parish outreach, events and pilgrimages.
How we work
The four main elements that make up the Kenelm Youth Trust are: Alton Castle, Soli, BCYS (Birmingham Catholic Youth Service) and School Chaplaincy. Alton Castle and Soli are the Trust's two retreat centres. Together they minister to young people aged 7 to 25 and are visited by thousands of young people every year. BCYS hosts events throughout the year for young people, and provides support for parishes around the diocese. Kenelm Chaplaincy provides support for lay chaplains in our Catholic schools. Check out the links below to find out more about each of these four areas.
we are open: Academic year 2022
Following an unprecedented year in 2021, we are now open to take retreat bookings for the academic year from September 2022 to July 2023. If you are thinking about a retreat with us, the easiest way to get in touch is to complete a booking enquiry. We will then be in touch to discuss your requirements and the next steps to confirm your booking. Click on either of our centres for more information on our retreat programmes.