Fanning the Flame


"I am reminded of your sincere faith...
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God,
which is in you through the laying on of my hands,
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."

1 Timothy 1:5-7

Fanning The Flame aims to discover, bring alive and celebrate the Gospel within the Catholic community of the church, encouraging everyone to grow in and share their faith.


We seek to help people discover and develop the gifts given at Baptism and Confirmation (in conjunction with Ephesians 3:14-21) through initiating events where people can experience GOD and grow in understanding of their faith and the ways in which faith can be expressed.


Fanning the Flame is led by Sr Maria Natella, OP.

It offers:

  • An annual, week long Summer camp for young people aged 10-25 in Hampshire (3rd week of August)
  • An annual, week long summer camp in Herefordshire (end of July)
  • Day and weekend retreats throughout the year for young peoples
  • Friday afternoon 'After school club' in Springhill Primary school, Southampton
  • Friday evening meetings for young people in St Boniface Hall and St Edmund's Catholic Church, Southampton

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