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Youth leaders Forums

Throughout the year Youth leaders in the Diocese get together for training days/ forums/ socials/ retreats. Details on training days & retreats for 2016/7 will be listed below soon.

To book onto one of these events you can contact your area youth advisor or use one of the links below to book into the event via Eventbrite.

Training – Innovate

The Innovate group from Lawford

If you have children and/or youth workers in need of training then Innovate is a great place to start.  Please contact your area youth adviser to arrange this course to run in your Parish or deanery. 

Training – Equip Youth Ministry (Course is equivilent of an A-level in youth ministry) 

The Equip youth ministry course started again in September 2015. Equip is a great course run through CYM and delivered locally by the Chelmsford Diocese.  If you are, or have leaders who need to go to the next level in terms of youth work training then Equip is for them.  

Download a 2015/2016 flyer here.

Email Hannah Robinson for more information about any upcoming courses in 2016 


Growing Young Leaders programme:

Growing Young Leaders is a CPAS course for youth aged 14 upwards that are exploring their leadership potential. Programmes are run across the Diocese at varying intervals.

Please contact your Area Youth Adviser for more information and to discuss this further.


Child Protection

If you have any questions about safeguarding then please follow this link 

Other Resources


Do you or your team need bespoke training for your church activities or to broaden your expertise and understanding?

Youth Advisers are available to offer training to you or to suggest other sources or trainers to help you develop in your youth ministry.

Topics such as: Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Programme Planning, Releasing and Empowering Young Leaders, Residential activities and Holiday Clubs, Child Protection, Online Safety, Personal Boundaries and Time Management, Adolescent and Faith Development, Youth Culture and Understanding it, Using Prayer Stations with young people, Working with Schools etc.....are all available and much more, depending on your needs and context!


For more information please contact Mark Tiddy
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