If you are currently serving as a Children and Youth worker - paid or voluntary - in the Diocese of Rochester, then this page is for you.
The Children and Young People Mission and Ministry Team is here to support you in your work and in the flourishing of your ministry. On this page we cover the support available:
There are also dedicated pages elsewhere on the website on:
The Children and Young People Mission & Ministry Team facilitate the Diocesan Employed CYF Minister Network. These are children, young people and family ministers employed by the local parish church.
The Network gathers four to five times per year, including:
- an annual day with Bishop Simon
- an annual Commissioning and Licensing service of celebration
- an annual retreat usually held jointly with Canterbury Diocese
- several days of networking and CPD throughout the year
At this current time, these are being held virtually, for more information please email Sarah Cabella firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a volunteer
There are also specific networking gatherings for the many children, young people and family volunteer leaders across the Diocese. These include:
- the annual Commissioning and Licensing service of celebration
- 'Thank you' afternoon teas held in each archdeaconry
- networking sessions and Continuing Personal Development throughout the year.
The Children and Young People Team run a number of courses to support children, youth and family ministry. These can be found in Training and Events.
As well as these pre-planned events, the Team can also accompany your parish and community with specific areas of need arising from your Called to Grow plans relating to Children, Young People and Family Mission and Ministry.
If you would like to arrange training for those who work with children and young people in your parish, benefice or deanery, please contact Sarah Cabella in the first instance at Diocesan Office on 01634 560024 or Sarah.email@example.com
The Children and Young People team share a bi-monthly emailing for all people connected to youth and children's work throughout the Diocese via email.
If you would like to receive the mailing and are currently not receiving it, please email Sarah Cabella on firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address, name and which parish you are from.
Diocesan Team Lead, Children and Young People's Mission and Ministry Team
PA to the Children and Young People Team
Children and Young People Mission and Ministry Adviser for Bromley and Bexley Archdeaconry