Young People

The Mission Team of Ely Diocese believes passionately in the importance of engaging relevantly, effectively, and early with young people within our churches, schools, and communities.

Following the departure of our Youth Adviser to a major national role, we are currently seeking a vision for the future of the diocese's work with young people. An number of our programmes are therefore currently on hold. This page will be updated with developments in due course.

We have been working with parishes, youth agencies, leaders and individuals to strategically develop a vision for youth ministry, whatever the context and, to offer events, training, and resources that aim to encourage and grow an enhanced confidence in working with young people.

This has included overseeing youth development and seeking to engage with churches, youth leaders, regional and national youth agencies and individuals to explore how together we can engage relevantly with those aged 11-18, and see growth in models of youth ministry across the diocese.

The Youth Adviser's role has included working with people and churches in developing a growing vision for local youth ministry, tackling key challenges, exploring options for resources and events, or engaging with young people in the local community.

Youth Leader Training and Conferences

We offer youth-themed seminars and training events to equip and work with individual youth workers, ministers, or whole youth teams and volunteers, in how to effectively engage and disciple young people. For information about upcoming training dates, events, and conferences please contact Natasha Clark.

Youth Leader Gatherings

The Mission Team is part of the Cambridge Youthwork Collective (CYWC). This is a collaborative group of partners which includes Cambridge & District Youth for Christ (YFC), Urban Saints, Ridley Hall, Scripture Union, Romsey Mill and WCCYM.

The Cambridge Collective run many training events during the year and organise a ‘Collective Termly’ gathering. This is open to all those involved in paid or voluntary youth ministry roles in whatever context around the diocese. For more information please visit https://cambridgeyfc.uk/project/cywcollective/