FAQs

General

How much does it cost?
New Dawn has a donation-only policy because we want all people to receive the Good News of Jesus Christ free of charge! (1 Corinthians 9:18) However, since New Dawn relies solely on donation, we kindly ask those who are able to please support us. Your donations are needed to fund the Conference. Suggested donations are:

– £150 per adult (18+) or £30 per day
– £50 per child (5-17) or £10 per day (large family discount donate for your first 2 children only)
– £100 (over 65’s) or £20 per day
– Free (under 5’s)

Is it possible to donate on arrival?
Yes, the reception team will be available to take donations by debit/credit card, BACs transfer, cash or cheque. However, you MUST still pre-register before the CLOSING DATE: Saturday 30th July 2022, 3pm. 

Can I come for just one day?
Yes, when you register for the Conference just select which day you would like to attend. But whether you come for one day or the whole week, you MUST pre-register before the CLOSING DATE: Saturday 30th July 2022, 3pm.

Will this year’s Conference be different?
This year, for the first time in the history of the Conference, the main programme will take place within the Shrine & Basilica grounds whilst the healing, children, and youth ministries as well as social & food tents will be located on the usual field opposite the Shrine. We feel very blessed that the National Shrine & Basilica are welcoming New Dawn into the Heart of the Church – onto consecrated ground where countless saints, holy men, women, and children have stepped foot in honour of the Annunciation and for the celebration of Holy Mass. The Lord is doing a new thing and we are very excited (Isaiah 43:19, Revelations 21:5)!

Who are the Main Speakers for this year’s Conference?
See our speakers page at https://www.newdawn.org.uk/speakers/

Where can I find the programme?
See our programme page at https://www.newdawn.org.uk/programme/

Will there be Children & Youth Ministries?
Yes! See https://www.newdawn.org.uk/childrens-ministry/ for Children’s Ministry and https://www.newdawn.org.uk/youth-ministry/ for Youth Ministry.

How do I get to Walsingham?
See our travel page for more information https://www.newdawn.org.uk/travel/

Is New Dawn managing accommodation?
See our accommodation page for more information https://www.newdawn.org.uk/accommodation/

Are pets allowed onsite?
No, only Guide Dogs are permitted onsite.

I am a Priest/Deacon/Religious, do I need to do anything to exercise my Ministry at New Dawn?
Yes, Priests, Deacons and Religious who wish to exercise their Ministry at New Dawn will need to provide a testimonial from their Bishop or Superior so that we can submit it to the Diocese of East Anglia. For further information contact admin@newdawn.org.uk.

Registration

How do I register?
To register click here.

Can I register when I arrive?
No, you MUST pre-register before the CLOSING DATE: Saturday 30th July 2022, 3pm.

Can I register my family or a group?
Groups of non-related individuals (i.e. church/parish/prayer groups) MUST pre-register before the CLOSING DATE: Saturday 30th July 2022, 3pm.

Can I use my existing PayPal account when registering?
Yes! If your PayPal account is with PayPal.com you will automatically be connected after clicking ‘Register and Donate Now’. However, if your account is with PayPal.co.uk then open your PayPal account in a separate tab before clicking ‘Register and Donate Now’ on the Registration Form.

Food

What are the food options at this year’s Conference?
To ensure pilgrims are well fed (physically as well as spiritually), there will be a variety of catering/food options to choose from at this year’s Conference. For more info go to our food page https://www.newdawn.org.uk/food/

*Please be advised that all catering/food options are a private arrangement between pilgrims and each food provider.

Where can I eat offsite?
There are a number of cafes, restaurants and pubs in Little Walsingham. For more information go to https://www.walsinghamvillage.org/eat-drink/.

Do you cater for special diets/allergies?
All catering/food options are a private arrangement between pilgrims and each food provider. Therefore please see the various food options on our webpage.

Will there be a Coffee Shop & Social Tent onsite this year?
There will be a Coffee Shop in the Social Tent (run by one of our regular New Dawn families) for pilgrims to purchase hot drinks & snacks! Opening times/details will be made available upon arrival at the Conference.

On the day of the Procession & Abbey Grounds Mass (Wednesday), can I have lunch in the village of Little Walsingham?
There are several places in Little Walsingham to eat, but it can be very busy on the day of the Abbey Grounds Mass. Please see our food page for a variety of options.

Camping

How can I book?
To book the Family Camp click here.

Must I pre-book for the Family Camp?
Yes, you MUST pre-book and pay before the CLOSING DATE: Saturday 30th July 2022, 3pm.

When can I get onto the camp site?
Full access to the camp site will be available from Monday 1st August 2022. Minimal camping will be open for those who can only arrive on the Sunday evening (31st July 2022). However, infrastructure such as toilets and shower blocks cannot be guranteed until the Monday. Furthermore, since reception will not open until 11am on the Monday, we do strongly advise that pilgrims do not arrive for the camp site until the Monday.

Can I use my existing PayPal account when booking?
Yes! If your PayPal account is with PayPal.com you will automatically be connected after clicking ‘Pay Now’. However, if your account is with PayPal.co.uk then open your PayPal account in a separate tab before clicking ‘Pay Now’ on the Booking Form.

I’m under 18. Can I camp on my own?
There are special rules concerning 16-18’s who are not camping with their parents.

Can I reserve a particular pitch on the site?
No. When you arrive you will be directed to the next available suitable space by the camp organisers.

But I want to camp with my friends who are arriving later!
In this case, please arrange to arrive together; saving of spaces cannot be accommodated. We ask that this decision be respected by all campers.

Can I plug in my electric hair straighteners, phone charger, etc.?
No, this is not a permanent camp site and so we are unable to allow this for risk assessment and health/safety reasons. The electricity supply is only permitted for Conference needs with equipment that has been electrical safety tested.

My husband/wife/friend etc. can’t come to the Conference but want to come beforehand to help set up my tent/deliver the caravan. Do they need to register?
No, they only need to register if they will be onsite during the Conference itself (Monday – Friday).

What is permitted on site?
Tents, caravans and motorhomes are permitted on site (caravans and motorhomes will be located in a separate designated area).

What facilities will the camp site include?
Toilets, washrooms/shower blocks, waste bins and a communal kitchen tent with 2/3 fridges and 2 freezers. Pilgrims will be trusted to share the communal kitchen tent facilities and are advised to label their food.

Can I park my car/vehicle/motorcycle next to my tent?
No, cars/vehicles/motorcycles are permitted on site for drop off/pick up only. There is a separate designated car park for all cars/vehicles/motorcycles. This is a requirement of our safety regulations.

Does New Dawn take responsibility for loss or damage to vehicles on site?
No, all vehicles are parked in the designated car park at the owners own risk.

Can I bring my pet?
No, pets are not permitted on site (except for Guide Dogs).