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FAQs

General

Can I come for just one day?
Yes, although it would be great if you could come for more.

How much does it cost?
The Conference costs in excess of £230,000. Historically, we have relied on donation to fund the Conference. However in order to ensure the continuity of the Conference we are currently considering a charging criteria. It is currently estimated an adult fee of £125 and a childrens fee of £50. We also envisage implementing concession fees and a bursary system, if we have the required financial support. Information regarding this will be updated.

What is the limit on numbers for the Conference?
There is no limit.

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 and whose names are not on their respective Diocesan websites 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

Can I register when I arrive?
Yes, onsite registration will be open from 11am on Monday 3rd August 2020.

Meals

Is there facility to purchase food onsite?
Yes, there is a food bar where you can purchase hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks (opening times of the food bar TBC).

Do I have to purchase meals onsite?
No, you can make your own arragements. The Shrine Cafe is located near the main site and there are a number of cafes, restaurants and pubs in the village of Little Walsingham.

Can you cater for special diets?
Yes, the food bar caters for special diets including gluten-free (for Celiac and gluten-intolerant pilgrims), vegetarian and lactose-free.

On the day of the Procession/Priory Mass, can I have lunch in the village of Little Walsingham instead?
Yes, there are many places in Little Walsingham to eat, but it can be very busy on the day of the Priory Mass and people often struggle to get a meal.

Camping

When can I get onto the camp site?
Access to the camp site will be open from 12noon on Sunday 2nd August 2020. Please do not arrive before this time as the camping areas will not be available.

Must I pre-register for camping?
We advise those wishing to camp to pre-register online as we cannot guarantee space for those that turn up on the day. Registration for the Family Camp will be included in the online registration form when it is available. 

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 electical 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?
They only need to register if they will be onsite during the Conference itself (Monday afternoon – Friday lunchtime).