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Create chances for us to serve and get involved, say young people

7th Mar 2017

The voices of young people will be heard in Synod this month as members focus on a new strategy for youth.

For Mark Tiddy it is a chance for everyone to listen hard.

As the youth adviser for the Bradwell area of Chelmsford diocese, Mark knows how important it is to young people to be listened to, and he points out that this youth strategy has come about as a direct result of taking on board what they, and others across the diocese, have said.

“Young people in church are asking to be listened to,”

says Mark.

“They like churches that listen to them and give them real opportunities to serve and get involved.”

The youth strategy calls on churches to engage with young people in the wider community, and give them opportunities for service in church.

Mark adds:

“I hope Synod members will use this opportunity to think through what the strategy will look like in their own communities.”    


Mark Tiddy, Youth Adviser - Bradwell Area, Chelmsford Diocese.

More information 

Download ‘Strategic Priorities for Ministry with Young People – 2017-2025’ with an introductory paper by the Bishop of Bradwell.

Chelmsford Diocesan Synod meets on 11 March 2017 in Chelmsford Cathedral. It is the Parliament of the Church of England in Essex and East London.  

More about Synod and the full agenda.