Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence


In May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation laws some into effect. These will have an impact on our ministry amongst young people especially relating to the way in which we collect, store and use data. We have compiled a brief document which seeks to provide some basic advice on the changes/tweaks you may need to make to your existing forms.

Children's & Youth Audit

The Diocese of Chelmsford undertook a Children’s and Youth Audit in 2011.

Practical Guides

We offer these practical guides as a starting point for youth ministry. However, please do contact your area youth advisor for more information – they would love to hear from you and offer any support you need, whether for an informal chat, coaching conversation, helping you through a recruitment process or coming along to a youth session, PCC or service.

Practical Guide Starting from scratch

Practical Guide Employing a Children's or Youth Worker

Practical Guide to confirmation

We hope that you find these guides very useful to equip and encourage your youth work.

Employing a Youth Worker

Please check for up to date details on Christian youth work jobs around the country.

Recent recommendations:

'Music to Move the Soul' by Steve and Ruth Adams - music and albums which can motivate discussion and debate in your groups. Using both secular and Christian artists.

'Red Moon Rising' by Pete Greig - the story of the 24-7 prayer movement with inspiring stories, great teaching and ideas on setting up your own Prayer Room and Boiler Room.

'God 360' by Andy Flanagan - a 'revolution in devotions'. 120 devotional thoughts and practical actions to get you thinking and doing around God's word. Brilliant resource and easily adaptable.

Youthwork magazine - Monthly publication for Christian youth workers and volunteers, ready to use resources and current affairs in the youth work world. 

Let us have your recommendations! If you've used any resource and want to shout about it, send us an email and we'll let others have the benefit of your experience - it's a community of practice right here in Chelmsford Diocese!

Some useful websites for your perusal!

These links will be updated and added to regularly - they may also change completely, so if you like something you see - bookmark it!

  • Nooma - Short films to promote discussion and get you thinking - great with youth and adults alike.
  • CPAS Youth and Children - Excellent resources, training and advice to be found here. Click on The Hub link to register and received regular updates.
  • Centre for Youth Ministry - Degree courses in Youth Ministry with JNC accreditation. Info here about being a placement church or project for a CYM student.
  • Grove Books -Youth Ministry series is excellent for theory and thinking in a manageable format.
  • Soul Action - A partnership between Tearfund and Soul Survivo, making sense of God's heart for justice. Great resources and ideas for putting faith into action.
  • Relevant Magazine - Cultural resources to keep you up to date with the trends of the world...make it your homepage!
  • CCPAS - Churches Child Protection Advisory Service.
  • ThinkUKnow - Excellent website about online safety with sections for young people, teachers/trainers and parents.

For more information please contact Emma Anderton
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