Manchester Mission & Ireland


Session directing couple


Jennifer Bettridge - Adrian Bettridge

Thank you for choosing to attend the Manchester Ireland session of FSY 2019. We’re looking forward to meeting you in Nottingham and we’re grateful for your decision to join us.

Never has there been a more exciting time to be alive, to be venturing into this world and making your mark. FSY is designed to help you on that journey, whoever you are and whatever background you come from. We invite you to join us for a fun filled week with the opportunity to make great new friends and be spiritually nourished, better equipped for the journey of life ahead of you. We have an incredible team of YSA counsellors who’ll be creating a unique environment designed to fuel your growth and present you with opportunities to learn of and deepen your faith in Jesus Christ. The theme for FSY this year is ‘If ye love me, keep my commandments’. We’re looking forward to learning together what this means and how it can help us in our everyday lives.

Our invitation to you is to come and see. Come and make new friends. Come and learn about Jesus Christ and why his teachings are so relevant to the world you live in today. Come and invest a week of your life in building up your spiritual strength. We are looking forward to enjoying this incredible week together at FSY, which means ‘For the Strength of Youth’ but we like to think of it also being For the Strength of You, each one of you individually, so please sign up and we look forward to seeing you in August!

All our love,
Adrian and Jenny Bettridge

Adrian Bettridge and Jennifer Bettridge
Session Directing Couple, Manchester Mission & Ireland



Helen Hughes


Hughes Simon



Felicity Dick


Joshua Lynch

Date and Place

From Monday 5 august 2019 to Saturday 10 august 2019.

University of Nottingham & East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ

Learn more

Mini-FSY (all counsellors and staff must attend this training) : Manchester mission & ireland mini fsy

from Friday 12 july 2019 ( 17:00 ) to Sunday 14 july 2019.

University of Nottingham, Beeston Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ

I want to register

Invited Stakes/Districts

Youth from the following stakes are specially invited to participate in this year’s FSY. These stakes provide financial support for their youth and organise coach travel to and from FSY.

In each stake/district there is one person in charge of answering inquiries of participants concerning travel schedules, itineraries etc.


Stakes/Districts Name of contact Telephone of contact E-mail of contact
Belfast Northern Ireland Stake Billy and Etta Napier 0
Newcastle-Under-Lyme England Stake Andrew and Jennie Fisher 0
Liverpool England Stake Mark and Carole Hilton 0
Ashton England Stake Peter Hughes 0
Manchester England Stake John Beharrell 0
Preston England Stake Ben and Shannon Gibbons 0
Chorley England Stake Mark and Angela Lewis 07891149991
Chester England Stake Matthew Worthington 07824552564
Portsmouth England Stake Dan and Emma Savickas 0
Staines England Stake Mike Naulls 0
Plymouth England Stake Andrew and Maggie Elder 0
London England Wandsworth Stake Josh Baldock 0
Maidstone England Stake George and Lauren Edwards 0
Dublin Ireland Stake Ian McManus 0
Limerick Ireland District Noel and Olive Byrne 0

 Youth from these stakes are given priority for registration. If their registration is received by Sunday 28th April 2019, they are guaranteed a place at FSY. Registrations after Sunday 28th April 2019 can only be accepted if there are still vacancies. 

Youth from other stakes/districts not mentioned above may register and are placed on a waiting list. Should there still be still vacancies after 28th April 2019, registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis (fully completed application) 

Their journey to FSY and back home will not be organised by FSY or any stake/district. Neither will the cost be subsidised but must be paid in full by the participant. 

Costs and payment


The fee for FSY is £190.00 GBP. This covers, food, accommodation and all conference materials (manual, music CD, T-shirt, ...).

Part of this amount will be paid for by the invited stakes/districts so that the youth or their families respectively will only have to pay £75.00 GBP. This also applies to the youth who are not members of the Church, but attend on the invitation of their friends from those stakes/districts. Those youth are also included in the bus trips. Youth from other stakes/districts have to organise and pay for their own journeys.

£75.00 GBP for each participant of the invited stakes/districts must be paid into the ward/branch bank account BEFORE THE BISHOP/BRANCH PRESIDENT SIGNS THE REGISTRATION FORM.

Participants, including non member youth from outside invited stakes, will pay the full amount of £300.00 GBP. The session administrators will contact you about how to do this.

Families of invited stakes/districts who send three or more children to FSY will pay the above amount for two children only – further children are exempt from fees.



If a participant cancels their registration by Sunday 7th July 2019 no cancellation fee will be required. 

For cancellations after Sunday 7th July 2019 the full fee is payable (£190.00) for participants from invited stakes, £300.00 GBP for other participants). 


Other Information

Arrival and departure

Transportation must be arranged for the youth to arrive between 11.00am and 01.00pm on the first day of the conference ( Monday 5th August 2019). The specially invited stakes/districts will take care of that and plan accordingly. Youth should not arrive before 11.00am.

If parents take their children to FSY, they should leave the site after saying good-bye to their children at check in.

If participants travel by train, they can be picked up from the Nottingham or Beeston station on Monday 5th August 2019 and taken back there on Saturday 10th August 2019. For this shuttle service we need to know the names of the travellers, their exact arrival time at the station (between 11.30 - 12.30 hrs) and their mobile number through e-mail to, by 7th July 2019.

Please plan your return journey for us to take you to the station between 09.30 - 10.30 hrs.

The return journey on Saturday should start between 09.00 and 11.00am. The specially invited stakes/districts will organise transportation by bus accordingly. All youth must have left by 11.00 am.

Leaving the Venue 

For limitation of liability participants are not allowed to leave the premises during the FSY week. If parents want to pick up their children before the end of the week, they must make a prior arrangement with the FSY administrators.

Packing List

Please bring the following things to FSY: 

Paper Scriptures, For the Strength of Youth pamphlet, Duty to God/Personal Progress books, Preach my Gospel (small or standard size) and pen or pencil  

• Smart/Casual Clothes for everyday wear & Tuesday dance (see standard's page for more details) 

• Sunday Dress clothes for Thursday activities (see standard's page for more details) 

• Best Dress Clothes for Friday dance (see FAQ page for more details) 

• Pyjamas  

• Waterproof coat in case of adverse weather  

• Dress and casual shoes. (Note: Shoes must be worn during dances and all other activities.)  

• Personal toiletry items: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, Kleenex, etc..  

• Optional: inexpensive camera, materials for variety show costume, accompaniment, etc.;  

• Personal Medications  

• Small amount of spending money for incidentals or emergencies.  

• There is a small fridge in each room if participants wish to store drinks, snacks or medication etc  

• Towels and bed linen are all provided by the University.  

• Don't forget Paper Scriptures, For the Strength of Youth pamphlet, Duty to God/Personal Progress books, Preach my Gospel (small or standard size) and pen or pencil  

Usually you need paper scriptures as electronic scriptures are not permitted during activities etc.  

At FSY 2019 youth are to be permitted mobiles to study scriptures in any FSY activity requiring scripture study. They are to be asked to only use their mobiles for scripture study in that activity. This would be in place of paper scriptures. They are to be asked that if they feel they will be tempted to use them for something else in the activity they should use paper scriptures.  

If a young person is found using their mobile for something else, they will be asked to put their phone away and use paper scriptures. All young people should still bring paper scriptures to FSY.  

Youth who wish to use paper scriptures should not feel any pressure to use their mobiles but this change is to allow youth who use their mobiles for scripture study etc outside of FSY to be able to use them for that purpose at FSY.  

We hope that all youth who wish to use their mobiles for scripture study will be able to do this and use their mobiles appropriately.  

Please do not bring: 

 Any use of a MP3-player etc during an FSY activity is prohibited. Moreover portable stereo devices, DVD/CD-players, gameboys or similar things, bicycles, in-liners or skateboards are not allowed. 

Group Allocation

Each participant will be allocated to a group of 10-12 youth their own age:

  • 14-15-year-olds (age on first day of conference)
  • 16-18-year-olds (age on first day of conference)

Groups at FSY consist of one age group only. The allocation is automatic according to your birth date.

If you turn 16 between 1 May 2019 and 31 December 2019, you may choose for yourself which age group you prefer.

If you want to be in the same group with a friend, you may name one person with your registration on the internet. That person needs to be

  • the same gender
  • the same age
  • you must mutually mention each other with your registration.

Therefore please co-ordinate this before you register.

This arrangement is non-committal as the groups will be combined from all participating stakes/districts. However, we will try to do our best to accommodate your wishes.

Please consider the allocation of groups and rooms as an opportunity to meet new people. Such friendships may become a lifelong enrichment.

Information on group and room allocation will be given at check-in only.


Each FSY participant is expected to participate in every activity.

Want to join a session?

Register now