Please join us for BayLights 2019

September 27 -29

A Diocesan Homecoming Weekend and

Beckwith Event Fundraiser


Eleanor Reeves


Friday September 27, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday September 28, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday Septemer 29,  10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Beckwith Camp and Retreat Center 
10400 Beckwith Lane
Fairhope, AL 36532

Driving Directions 

Draw Down ticket winner is the last ticket drawn: The prize is 1 week in Tuscany, Italy or   Antigua (winner's choice) for 4 and $2,500. 

Purchase your Draw Down  Ticket here

Silent Auction Items include:

Mike Owen custom cross     

Colorado condo for a week 

Lucy McGowin child’s face portrait

5 bedroom Perdido Beach house    for a week

Deer hunting weekend at Big Cypress Game Management Club

Weekend in Downtown Fairhope Cottage 

Sunset sail on Mobile Bay

Hiking weekend in the Talladega or Bankhead National Forest

Perdido Bay house in Lillian

Weekend in Downtown Fairhope 








Weekend Events Include:

Friday, September 27th

The Undercroft Cafe with Sean of the South

 sponsored by St. Thomas, Greenville

The Cafe opens at 6:30 pm - Sean of the South 7:30 pm

"If you’ve listened to the podcast Sean of the South, you know that Sean Dietrich can spin a story. Dietrich is the writer and humorist popularly known as Sean of the South, and he shares stories of the region through columns on his website and episodes of his namesake podcast, which pairs Southern-spun tales with live music. 

 Dietrich tells a new story in his new novel Stars of Alabama.Stars of Alabama is set in Alabama in the 1930s and is peopled with characters who embark on journeys across the geographical landscapes of the South and the internal ones of the soul. With hope and heart, it tells interweaving stories of connection, unlikely friendship, and the responsibility we have to take care of one another." from Southern Living

 Read Sean's blog from last years BayLights visit

Saturday, September 28th

Bishop's BBQ sponsored by St. Simon's on the Sound

12:00 pm

Diocesan Ultreya 2:00 pm

Fun Activities for the Family & Youth all day

  Cornhole, Badminton, Blooper Ball, Pool Volleyball, Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboards, Climbing Wall

College Football in Wilson Hall  

 Saturday Night

 Ticket Draw Down, Silent Auction, Low Country Boil & Music

sponsored by The Cursillo Commission

 with music by  Rock Bottom


 Music starts at 5:00 pm

 Ticket Draw Down starts at  5:00 pm

The Ticket Draw Down will occur throughout the night

ending by 8:00pm

The final ticket drawn wins a week in Tuscany, Italy or the

Caribbean island of Antigua for 2 or 4 - winners choice -

with $2,500. &

Low Country Boil 6:00 pm

Silent Auction open for bidding Saturday afternoon and evening:

Includes Vacation Homes, Condos, Hunting & Fishing Trips, Art

Sunday, October 2nd

Holy Eucharist - 10:00 am

 A Special Thank You to our Sponsors:

St. Thomas, Greenville 

St. Simon's on the Sound, FWB

 Cursillo Commission

Katherine & Ellis Allen - Margaret & Mark Deakle 

Tray & Jubal Hamil - Magoo & Bill Hamilton

  Houser Construction - Mia and Warren Jerrems 

  Bishop Kendrick and The Diocese of The Central Gulf Coast

  Joe McDaniel - Karen & Matt McDonald

Kathy & Gary Moore

 PR Chemical and Paper Supply Company

  Rhona Reid & Becky Ryland - Ginny and David Russell 

Scott Shamberger and The Highland Group

St. Andrew's, Panama City - St. Christopher's, Pensacola

St. James', Eufaula - St. Luke's, Mobile - St. Paul's, Foley

Stone Crosby, PC - Cynthia Tappan - Teri & Joel Williams


   Click on the link below to register and buy tickets


Register Now!