Children's work within Ely Diocese

The Diocese of Ely is passionate about promoting, and developing good work with children and their families. We believe that this ministry is of paramount importance to the Church 's mission. In Matthew 18:3 Jesus challenges adults to become like little children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven.

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

The new Children's Strategy, which details how we are working to achieve this, can be downloaded here. (Children's Strategy)

Children's Adviser Role

The Children's Adviser role within the Mission team is to create vision, resource, equip, train and encourage those working with children in the diocese. Different approaches will be needed in different settings and Debbie Hill is keen to support churches in discerning the best way forward to develop their work with children and families.

She is available to offer advice, training and resources for churches working with children aged 0-11 and liaises with the Youth Adviser, Rachael Heffer, on the transition stage from primary to secondary school.

Debbie can be contacted on or 01353 652711 or mobile 07936 364892

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Children’s Leader Training and Conferences:

Ely Diocese offers a wide range of Seminars and Training events to equip and work with both individual Children’s leaders, teams and the clergy. To find out more about upcoming training dates, events, and conferences – click here

As a Diocese, we partner with GenR8, a charity which aims to give every primary school age child the opportunity to hear about and respond to the Christian faith and also with the URC Eastern Synod. Together we offer regular training events which provide an opportunity for children’s workers from across the area to meet together and network-click here (link to follow shortly)

The Children 's Society

We also support the work of The Children 's Society. This is a charity which works to safeguard, defend and protect children and young people through campaigns and the provision of a range of services. We partner with them to raise awareness of the issues affecting children and young people and they will often be represented at our training events.