Support for working with Children, Youth and Families

The Diocese of Ely is passionate about promoting and developing good work with children, young people and their families.

Children are spiritual beings with their own thoughts and feelings about God. Our role is to support, nurture and encourage them as they grow to a full and mature faith in Christ and to help them find their place to serve in the church community. 

As we seek to support children we will engage with their families, offering support for them to develop faith practices in the home that enable everyone in the family to grow and flourish as they learn from each other. In Matthew 18:3 Jesus challenges adults to become like little children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. Children and young people often lead the way in growing and developing in faith.

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Support for working with Children and Families

First published on: 8th November 2023

An outline of how the Mission and Ministry team can help your work with children in your parish, including training for Children's Leaders and Helpers.


Support for working with Youth and Families

First published on: 16th April 2019

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


Children and Holy Communion

First published on: 9th July 2019

Guidelines for Holy Communion for Children


Messy Church

First published on: 9th July 2019

Messy Church is a particular way of being church focused on five values: Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. This page provides further information about Messy Church.

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