Youth

Youth

We are passionate about the Church being a shining beacon in communities and every child, young person and family having access to a vibrant, welcoming and worshipful church in their locality.

Young people are welcomed by Jesus. The disciples would be young people in today’s society. We encourage and support parishes to welcome young people. Young people help us to view the world differently, bringing passion and new ideas which help us to be a growing church.

 

Prayer

There are prayer networks in different localities across the Diocese praying for younger generations in their area at least once a month, usually on the first Thursday of each month. If you would like to join one near you, or set one up in your locality please contact Jonathan Masters.

Resources

There are many resources to help churches welcome young people. At Church House we have hard copies of books and other equipment for parishes to borrow.

If you’re stuck for ideas, here are some helpful ones:

101 resource ideas

Roots on the web

University

Almost 80% of young people who go to church before university drop their Christian faith in their time at Uni. Supporting young people through this transition is important to help them maintain a deep, real and relevant faith. Student Link Up helps churches and students at this time.