The CNSC has released tickets and information about its ‘big national conference’, OVERFLOW, on Saturday 1 July 2023 and you are invited.

OVERFLOW is an invitation to a show of strength and mutual support by Catholics and friends of charismatic renewal across England and Wales. Gathering just outside Birmingham on Saturday 1 July in the Bethel Convention Centre, there will be streams for school-age participants and a creche for infants alongside events for adults on the main stage. Doors open from 9.00am, but the programme runs from 10.30am – 6.30pm.

OVERFLOW is the first national gathering organised by the Charis National Service of Communion for England and Wales. Charis brings together the individuals and movements touched by baptism in the Holy Spirit in the Catholic Church and beyond.

Under-18s attend free; there is a £12 charge for each adult, but a discount to £10 if you book by Easter Sunday. If cost is a problem, please contact Charis to explain your circumstances and some support will be offered. Places for children’s streams will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

CNSC Chair Maria Heath shared her hopes for the day.

The big thing we are heading towards this year is a big national conference on 1st July called OVERFLOW,” Maria said.

The idea is that, as we gather together in unity to worship him, and to grow in our life in the Spirit, that will overflow in the wider Church and the world as we go back home and share the blessings. We hope that everyone who is open to CCR will join us on the day, including members of communities and movements, prayer groups, families and individuals. There will be children’s streams, too. Where there is a deep unity, the Spirit moves very powerfully. Psalm 33 teaches us about the overflow of the Spirit that comes from unity.

Food is not provided as part of the registration cost. Please bring your own food and hot or cold drinks for the day.

Please pray for the day, that all who come will be filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit, and seek to share the joy of the Gospel when they leave. Come, Holy Spirit.

Register your place by clicking on the link opposite.

Click here to download or view the event poster.


  • Date of Event 1 July 2023
  • Cost £12.00 (adults), Free (Children)
  • Location

    Bethel Convention Centre, Kelvin Way, West Bromwich, Birmingham B70 7JW.