last updated on: 24th Nov 2014

For many years high quality youth work has been taking place in our diocese, four years ago the diocese recognised this by creating the support network Young People for Life (YP4L). Though YP4L we have been able to develop and support this youth work even further. YP4L specialises in supporting youth workers based in churches, Mission Partnerships and deaneries where there is a recognised need, and strives to meet that need.

Over the past four years, as a diocese, we have been able to develop in new and exciting ways working with young people who are based in or with the church and more recently taking those expertises onto the streets to demonstrate Gods love in a very practical way.

One of the values upon which YP4L is based is ensuring that the voices of young people can be heard. To this end we have developed a facebook page, which not only gives information about interesting events and activities but enables anyone to voice their option and have their voice heard.

YP4L supports all kinds of youth work; firstly there is the Bishops Youth Council, which is where young people are given every opportunity to take part in the day to day running of the diocese. As can be guessed by the name this is sponsored and fully supported by both Bishop Tim and Bishop Christopher.

Along with recognising the importance of the young people contributing directly YP4L run a holistic training course calling the Bishops Certificate in Youth Ministry aimed at people of any and every denomination who have a desire to or are working with young people.

Finally, YP4L has a small advisory team made up of experts who meet once every 8 weeks and are happy to support any work that is going on in the diocese.

Saturday 9th May 2015, Children and Youth Work Training Day, 10am-4pm, St Martins House, Leicester, free and includes lunch. For anyone working with children and young people in a church setting or activity. Mary Hawes, National Going for Growth (Children and Youth) Adviser, will be speaking on faith development. Further details to follow.

Tuesday 19th May 2015, Spiritual Styles Day, 10am-4pm, St Martins House Leicester. A day for all involved in leading/ developing worship, including all age, with children and families and general congregations. Come and explore Spiritual Styles with Ronni Lammont and discover your 

You can book via email: mmbookings@leccofe.org  or telephone Claire on 01162615317.

Car Parking We now have an arrangement with the NCP St Nicholas Car Park which means that if you are attending something at St Martins House you can park for £3. You take a ticket as normal and then buy a pre-paid validated ticket from us, when you leave the car park you insert the original ticket followed by the ticket you purchased from us. Please be aware that the Southgates Car Park is no longer in operation.

The Youth Ministry Officer post is currently vacant following the appointment of the previous officer, Mads Morgan, as a Pioneer Development Worker for the diocese.

For any youth related enquiries, please contact Rev Canon Mike Harrison, Director of Mission and Ministry: mike.harrison@leccofe.org

Telephone: 0116 261 5328


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