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BACC AGM moved to UK Conference #8

In light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the BACC Officers, in consultation with Standing Committee, have decided to further postpone the BACC AGM until November. It will now place as part of the Conference proceedings.

Trevor King, BACC President, said in his letter to diocesan Secretariats:
"You will recall that the 2020 AGM had been scheduled for 9th May but had been postponed until the UK Ultreya. As [the UK Ultreya] will now not take place we have had to further reschedule it. It will now take place on Saturday 14th November as part of our UK Conference at Swanwick. In the meantime I will continue as President and the Area Reps on the Standing Committee who have come to the end of their terms of office are also staying on until November."

UK Ultreya 2020 Cancelled

Following much deliberation by BACC's Standing Committee, and upon the recommendation of the UK Ultreya 2020 committee, it has been decided to cancel this year's British gathering, due to take place in London, in light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Trevor King, BACC President, said in his letter to diocesan Secretariats:
"[It is] with great sadness this has been cancelled. London & Southwark dioceses have been able to book the same venue, Southwark Cathedral, for Saturday 3rd September 2022. Norwich dioceses will host the UK Ultreya next year as planned on Sat 4th September 2021 and Canterbury will now be holding it in 2023."

BACC AGM moved to 4th September 2020

In light of the continuing viral pandemic, the BACC Officers have decided to postpone the BACC AGM until September.

The meeting scheduled for 9th May in Newark will therefore not now go ahead.

The AGM will take place on the evening of Friday 4th September (i.e. the day before the UK Ultreya on the 5th) at St Paul's Church Hall, Marylebone. The address is 5 Rossmore Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6NJ.

UPDATE - 8 Apil 2020:
This will be reviewed at the end of May when a definite 'go /no go' decision will be made. If the UK Ultreya is cancelled then the AGM will be held in conjunction with the Conference in November.

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Weekends postponed due to COVID-19

Following the guideance from the UK Government and in accordance with the 'lockdown' restrictions we are now under, many diocesan Cursillos have cancelled their pilgrim weekends.

As of 31 March, all weekends to the end of June have been cancelled or postponed.

Please check out the Forthcoming Weekends up-to-date information as we get it.


The inspiring setting of Chester Cathedral rang with joyful sounds of Eucharist on Sat August 31 as it hosted this year’s UK gathering of British Anglican Cursillo. During the day Richard Stephens, Chair of Kairos UK, gave a challenging talk on the work of Cursillo in prisons, bringing hope and God’s love to prisoners under the name of Kairos. The colourful congregation caused a stir by parading the embroidered banners from each Cursillo Diocese through the streets led by City of Chester Brass Band.

Bishop Peter spoke of the renewal and enthusiasm felt by Christians on the three day course which is ‘Cursillo’ and how it continues into the ‘fourth day’; the rest of their lives. The Service certainly reflected that joy and visitors to the Cathedral on the Saturday afternoon were encouraged to join in the celebration. One visitor on a day trip from Hull was so inspired she hurried away to search online for a local Weekend. For the Christians of the Chester Diocese it’s easy- the answer is Foxhill House and Woodlands, Frodsham from Thursday October 24 to Sunday October 27 or Wistaston Hall, Crewe, 28-31 May, 2020. See you there?

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