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

New: Listen: A Prayer Guide for Listening to Young People

We are incredibly excited to launch 'Listen' a short video and accompanying prayer guide to help you reflect on listening to young people. You can download a digital version of the prayer guide here and watch the video below. It is also included within the October - November edition of We Pray and the Youth Advisory Team have some physical copies. To obtain one contact the relevant youth adviser below.

Youth Advisers

Each Episcopal area across the Diocese has its own Youth Adviser. Our Youth Advisory team are there to help you in your ministry to young people and would love to hear from you

Dot Salmon: Youth Adviser for Bradwell Colchester Area


Dot covers the North of the Diocese which includes Colchester, Witham, Braintree, Harwich, Dunmow & Stansted, Hinkford, Saffron Walden and St Osyth.

Dot is passionate about supporting the churches and organisations in the area with all things related to youth work and ministry. She is a source of support and advice for recruiting youth workers, running training and developing best practice, she is available as a mentor, and can support in developing and reviewing youth work strategy. Dot is keen to visit, pray for and encourage churches, projects and provisions in the area so please do contact her, whether it’s to ask for advice and support or even just to share good news!


Mark Tiddy: Youth Adviser for Bradwell Episcopal Area

Email: Tel: 07845 349542

Mark covers the South East of the Diocese which includes Chelmsford, Southend, the Dengie Peninsula, Basildon, Thurrock, Brentwood and everywhere in between.

Mark loves meeting with churches, organisations and youth workers to support and encourage them.

Mark is also available as a resource for churches whether that’s having him along to their youth group as a one-off, helping them listen to young people in their congregation, develop new ideas or to explore relevant training for working with young people within their parish.

Vacant: Youth Adviser for Barking Episcopal Area

The post of the Barking Area Youth Advser is currently vacant. For enquiries in the Barking Area please contact Emma Anderton. Emma is the Children's Missioner for the Barking area and can be contacted at:

The barking area covers the south west of the Diocese: Barking, Dagenham, Havering, West Ham, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Epping Forest, Harlow, and Ongar.

Residential Centres

St Mark's College, Audley End

St Marks's College is a fabulous venue close to Saffron Walden to hold your youth/adult group day or weekend retreat.

For more information and to book please take a look at their website.

Asheldham Centre, Southminster

Asheldham Centre in Southminster is a unique 14th century church converted for use as a self-catering residential centre.

For more information visit

Fellowship Afloat, Tollesbury

Fellowship Afloat are a charity offering outdoor adventure activities and residential trips on their lightship in Tollesbury.

For more information visit

Related Links

For more information please contact Mark Tiddy
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