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, or see below, to find out more about what we do for young people in our Diocese and for information about upcoming events.


Next events

World Youth Day Prayer Vigil in Peterborough, 26th January

Discipleship Day for 16-35 year olds, Brandon, 23rd February

Click here for more information


We're going to Flame!

Tickets £25 including subsidised travel from East Anglia to Wembley. 

Click here to book as an individual

Click here to book as a group


Help us by praying for young people & our work

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


World Youth Day 2019

Booking to join the East Anglia group going to World Youth Day 2019 in Panama has now closed.
If you are interested in travelling independently and meeting the group out there please contact Hamish MacQueen.


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 
Email: dys@rcdea.org.uk

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