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Mariapolis 25-28 July 2024. The summer gathering of the Focolare in Great Britain.

Mariapolis GB 2024

25-28 July 2024

Harper Adams University

Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB


Are you looking for a short break this summer? Come and share the adventure of the Mariapolis.
Explore how we can put the dream of a united world into action in our everyday lives.

All welcome

Accommodation is available in 8-room flats of single en-suite rooms, with options of Full Board or Self-Catering.

There are a few twin/double rooms, and some rooms adapted for disabled use. To discuss booking one of these, please email, or phone Margaret Wilkerson on 07769 819565 or Nicholas Innocent 07981 281015.

Children under 4 can share a parent's room, but NO BED IS PROVIDED - you must bring your travel cot.

Self-caterers must bring their own cutlery, crockery and cooking vessels.

Bed linen, towels and basic toiletries are provided in all rooms.

Camping is available on site, with an option to pay extra for a private bathroom within one of the halls of residence.

Self Caterers, Campers and Day Visitors are welcome to book meals, but this must be done now on this booking form. You cannot order extra meals during your stay.


Costs, as charged by Harper Adams:

Adults (18+)£44£12£12£17
Teenagers (13-17)£28£8£8£12
Children (4-12)£23£6£6£8

Tent or Caravan with private bathroom                   £22 per tent per night
Tent or Caravan with basic shared facilities             £12 per tent per night
(The shared facilities are the sports changing rooms and showers are communal - no shower curtains)

Registration Fee:
To cover the costs of the other expenses involved in running a Mariapolis, we need to charge a registration fee:

Fee for any one day:Adults £15Teenagers £6Children £3
Fee for 2 or more days:Adults £20Teenagers £8Children £5
The maximum registration fee for a family is £56

You can download a copy of this information here:

After you submit your form, we will calculate the cost and email you an invoice, with payment details.

Bookings close on 21 June. Early booking is advisable.



Whatever your background, nationality or belief, the Mariapolis provides an opportunity to build a small, temporary society based on mutual respect and experience how love creates connections.
The programme will include moments of reflection, workshops, outings and inspiration for all ages.


The Mariapolis is organised by Focolare – an international movement, inspired by the Gospel, working for unity across all spheres of life. For 80 years it has drawn together people of all ages, all Christian traditions and from many of the world’s religions, alongside people with no formal faith, who share the aim of building a more united world.


 Focolare Trust is a registered charity
in England and Wales (279072) and in Scotland (SC039844)