Our Vision

Hearts on Fire with a Vision for growth

Children & Youth

Children & Young People's Mission & Ministry (CYPMM)

Message from Bishop Christopher

In Southwark Diocese, we long to see children and young people with Hearts on Fire for Jesus.  The whole church has an important role to play: walking alongside and showing them Jesus; welcoming all children and young people, embracing their diversity and the energy they bring; growing the numbers of children and young people, together with the depth of their faith.  Many opportunities and challenges lie ahead.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a hospitable church, in which children and young people are welcomed and invited to shape, and be shaped by the life of the church and its mission; bringing their energy, inspiration & challenge.

Our Goals

Work towards every child and young person having a life-enhancing encounter with the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ.

Recognise and welcome the capacity of children and young people to transform the church and the world.

Provide support and development for all those working with children and young people.

Our support for your ministry

The three main areas of focus are Advice, Training and Resourcing. 

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Who’s on the team?

Revd Canon Jay Colwill, Canon Missioner for the Diocese, oversees CYPM&M

Aike Kennett-Brown, part-time Mission Support Officer, Children and Young People 

Hugh Ridsdill-Smith, consultant, CYPM&M

Mission Support Officer (Children and Young People with Mission Action Planning)

Mission Support Administrator

Got a question? Contact the team on cypcourses@southwark.anglican.org

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