Children and Youth

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Our aspiration:

Children and young people are part of a welcoming, enriching and safe worshipping community of every benefice and cathedral. They are provided with a supportive context for maturing in their faith, living out that faith in practice. Every child in a Church of England school encounters Christ and the Christian faith in a way which enhances their lives. From Goal 5 of the Diocesan Strategy

The Children, Young People and Families Team support parishes as they seek to develop and extend their mission and ministry with children, young people and their families. The team are based in the diocesan offices but operate across the whole diocese.

We work in a variety of ways, including facilitating discussion, delivering training, providing practical support and information, updates on resources and up-to-date details of research and thinking in the areas of mission, ministry and children and young people’s spirituality. 

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Meet the Team

Liz Morton Liz Morton
Team Leader
liz.morton [at]
07512 712290
0113 353 0237
Anne Carter Anne Carter
Children (0-12) Lead
anne.carter [at]
0113 353 0239
Graeme Bigg Graeme Bigg
Young People (10-18) Lead
graeme.bigg [at]
0113 353 0236
Katherine Grasham Katherine-Alice Grasham
Mission Training Lead
katherine-alice.grasham [at]
0113 353 0235
Charlie Scott Charlie Scott
Ministry and Mission Administrator
charlie.scott [at]
0113 353 0238


For all enquiries, please contact childrenyouth [at]

We host a Facebook group for anyone involved in children, young people and family ministry where people share details of events, resources, activities and training and also ask questions, debate ideas and learn together.

We have a Twitter profile where we document a bit of what each of us are up to in and around the diocese. 

We also have a Pinterest account where we collate ideas for different festivals, groups and activities.

Click here to learn how to make the most of social media!

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Here are some of the areas that the team might be able to help you with:

•    Starting up Children/Youth work 
•    Basic Good Practice for children and youth work
•    Baptism
•    Toddler groups
•    All age/intergenerational worship
•    Supporting work with older children and teenagers
•    Admission to Communion
•    Confirmation - nurture and discipleship for young people
•    Spiritual development for children and young people
•    Ways of listening and enabling children and young people to participate in church life
•    Developing young leaders
•    Godly Play
•    Open the Book
•    Messy Church
•    Explore Together
•    Support for those considering employing a children/young people/family worker
•    Working in teams
•    Interfaith work
•    Training for leaders
•    Engaging with parents/faith at home
•    Mentoring for workers
•    Basics of mentoring young people
•    LGBTQ+ issues
•    Mental health
•    Social media
•    Disabilities
•    Bereavement and grief
•    Creating a curriculum for children and young people’s work

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