Welcome to the Diocesan Youth Service!
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 schools and parishes 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.
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Pray for Young People
Click here for more info, to see our list of prayer intentions and to join the Ignite Prayer Network.
The East Anglia Diocesan Youth Service provides opportunities for young people to grow in their relationship with God and their involvement in the Church.
We aim to encourage, resource and empower the whole Church to walk alongside young people sharing the Gospel message. We are responsible for helping parishes work with their young people, enabling them to engage with the wider Catholic Church.
Our coordinator is available to offer advice, support and resources to parishes and deaneries that are looking to begin or develop their work with young people.
There are many opportunities for young people to get involved in events, projects, pilgrimages and individual sessions that we run throughout the year. We also run training events for parishes and those involved as Confirmation catechists or youth group leaders.
An integral part of our day-to-day work is the Ignite Youth Mission Team, who visit schools and churches across East Anglia to run retreats, workshops and other events.
Director of Youth Services: Hamish MacQueen
Ignite Mission Team Leader: Catherine Williams
Diocesan Youth Chaplain: Fr Luke Goymour
The Youth Office is at The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7SH.
Tel. 01508 486236
Fax: 01508 495358