UK Ultreya 2023

Cursillistas of the Diocese of Canterbury with Rochester are hosting the National Ultreya in the city of Rochester, Medway, on 2nd September 2023.

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Rochester diocese is paired up with Canterbury Cursillo. For this national gathering, Canterbury Cursillo has elected to host in Rochester as part of their ongoing ministry of reviving and supporting Cursillo in Rochester.

The Day Itself

The National Ultreya will take place in the beatiful and ancient setting of Rochester Cathedral, with all our activities confined to the Quire of the cathedral. The day will open with worship and an extended Ultreya, followed by lunch. The Walk of Witness will preceed the closing Eucharist in the afternoon.

The day's timetable is as follows:
0930Registration and Refreshment
1020Gather in the Quire for singing
1030Morning Worship
1100Welcome, announcements and Opening hymn
1110Floating Group Reunions
1140Witness Talks and Gospel Response
1215Short address by BACC President
1230Lunch – see below
1400Gather in Cathedral Quire for singing

The capacity of the Cathedral Quire is (strickly) limited to 280 people, so registration in advance is essential.

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Extra Activities on Friday, 1st

In addition to the Ultreya itself, the Canterbury team are offering two other events on the Friday before:

Book your spot for either or both these activities using the main registration form. Payment details are on the booking page.

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For the supper, the following food options are available:

There are also available vegetarian and gluten free versions of both of these.

Also on at the Cathedral during this weekend...

During your time in the Cathedral, you will also have the opportunity to see:

Getting to the Cathedral

It’s easy to get to Rochester by public transport - only 35 minutes from Central London by train - or by car.

Rochester Cathedral is located in the heart of Rochester's busy high street and a five minute walk from Rochester train station. Take highspeed Southeastern trains to Rochester from St Pancras International, arriving in just under 40 minutes - train times and tickets.
From the M20, exit at junction 6 and take the A229 to Rochester. From the A2, take the "Rochester" exit just before the M2 starts. There is no postcode for the Cathedral. The west doors face Boley Hill.
There is no car park at the Cathedral, but there is plenty of council car parking available - map of car parks in Rochester.
Details of potential places to stay will be provided with your event confirmation letter, sent to you by the Canterbury team once they have received and processed your online booking.

Following Canterbury 2023, Sheffield will be hosting in our 2024 gathering.