Our children and young people are a gift in our midst. They often speak to us with a wisdom far beyond their years.
The Diocese of Rochester has a Youth Council made up of young people from around the Diocese, aged between 11 and 18. It is vitally important to listen to, to value and to respond to the voices of children and young people.
The Youth Council is an opportunity for our children and young people to be equal partners within policy and decision making at all levels across the Diocese
As a member of the Youth Council, members are expected to:
- attend the Diocesan 1WON events that are held approximately four times a year,
- a Youth Council Residential (which is normally held in March); and,
- attend Youth Council meetings which take place about four times a year in each Archdeaconry
There is also an opportunity for them to attend Diocesan Synod.
If you know of any young people who might be interested in joining, then please contact the Children and Young People team.
We are refreshing and developing the Diocesan Youth Council, but the plan is to localise networking young people together into smaller hubs. These hubs will be an opportunity for young people to gather, be listened to and have the opportunity to feed into wider discussions around growing faith, growing younger and more diverse as a church, to inform and be a decision maker on behalf of their peers and other local young people near them.
As a launch, we are inviting young people interested to an activity weekend at Kingswood Activity Centre, Ashford on Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September, at a cost of £50 per person for the whole weekend, which includes some of the centre’s activities alongside our own session that include space for worship, discipleship and reflection into being the voice of young people. To book contact Sarah Cabella on – firstname.lastname@example.org
Diocesan Team Lead, Children and Young People's Mission and Ministry Team
PA to the Children and Young People Team