There are so many ways you can join the celebrations as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary!


Buy a Room!

To continue fulfilling the vision we need your help. Our Centre, the oldest of it’s kind in the country is in need of refurbishment and new development. We’re hoping that with the support of parishes we can make that a reality! Please take time to see how you can support a much needed service for our young people.

We are offering the opportunity to sponsor a room and have it dedicated to you with a special plaque to celebrate your generosity.


diocesan football tournament

GET YOUR FOOTBALL BOOTS ON AND YOUR GOAL KEEPERS READY, BECAUSE YOU’RE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A ONE-OFF 50TH ANNIVERSARY 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL COMPETITION IN CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS OF THE BRIARS YOUTH RETREAT CENTRE!

The competition itself will take place on Saturday 29th June 2019 at The Briars Youth Retreat Centre, Crich and will form part of a whole weekend of celebrations! Families, friends and supporters are welcomed and encouraged on the day!

The deadline for entries is May 24th 2019, and shortly after this there will be a LIVE draw on our YouTube Channel which will reveal groupings (you’ll find out who is playing who)!

If you’re a member of staff at a School, simply fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch. The entry fee per team is £50 which will go to the 50th Anniversary Fund and help to make sure that The Briars continues for generations to come.

If you’re a student and you want to be involved, speak to a member of staff at your school and get things rolling (hopefully some footballs) so that you have a great day!

‘Text to donate’

If you can’t make it to the 50th Anniversary celebration’s for whatever reason but would still like to support us then you can always use our Text to Donate function. Simply text ‘NDCYS’ or ‘Briars’ to 70970 to donate £5.

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