Welcome to the Diocesan Youth Service!

February 10, 2024

Why not join youth pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

Hamish MacQueen, Director of Youth Service shares some personal thoughts about this year’s youth pilgrimage to Santiago de Compestela. When it was suggested that for our […]
January 12, 2024

Inviting young people (age 16 – 30) to Transform for Lent

It might seem that Christmas was only yesterday but already it’s not long until Lent! The Ignite Team are hosting a weekend retreat for young people […]
December 3, 2023

Pilgrims join East Anglia World Youth Day reunion

A reunion for World Youth Day pilgrims who went to Portugal this summer was held in Poringland recently, reports Alexander Thanickal. The evening, on October 21, […]

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The East Anglia Diocesan Youth Service exists to help young people in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to connect with Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church. We carry out this mission through the running of various events across East Anglia, by providing support to parishes and schools and also through the Ignite Team, which visits schools and churches to run retreats, activities and workshops. Please select an option from the sidebar (see below on mobile devices) to find out more about what we do for young people in our Diocese and for information about upcoming events


Inviting Applications to The Sibyl Collective   The East Anglia School of Contemporary Catholic Music

The Sibyl Collective name is an exciting new initiative from the Diocesan Youth Service which seeks to bring together young contemporary Catholic musicians from around the Diocese. Under the leadesrship of Fr. Peter Wygnanski, the aim is to grow as a community committed to discipleship in Christ through prayer and praise & worship music and then to be able to lead others at events and retreats in the Diocese. It’s called the Sibyl collective in honour of St. Hidegard of Bigen, herself an accomplished musician and composer, and who was also known as the ‘Sibyl of the Rhine’

Applications are invited from Catholics (aged 16 – 30) who play an instrument or sing . This round of applications will close on December 10th 2023, after which successful applicants will be invited to an initial meeting in the New Year. Subsequent meetings will take place every 2-3 months usually on a Saturday afternoon. If you have any questions, please contact peter.wygnanski@rcdea.org.uk Please apply here.

Join the Ignite Team

Why not do something amazing that will make you stand out from the crowd? Inspire young people on the Ignite Team.

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Book the Ignite Team to visit your school or church!

The Ignite Team welcome bookings to share the Catholic faith with children and young people in schools and colleges (both faith-based and non-faith-based institutions) and in churches. We also offer live virtual workshops too.

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Sign up to our mailing list

If you would like to sign up to the Diocesan Youth Service mailing list to receive information about new initiatives and upcoming events then please follow the link below:




Pray for Young People

Click here for more info, to see our list of prayer intentions and to join the Ignite Prayer Network.

Director of Youth Services: Hamish MacQueen

Ignite Youth Mission Team

The Youth Office is at The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7SH.

Tel. 01508 486236
Fax: 01508 495358
Email: dys@rcdea.org.uk

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