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Children, Youth & Families
Training & learning opportunities
The Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC)
Sat 25 Feb 2017
The Youth Evangelism Conference UK is a one day conference to inspire leaders to greater confidence in reaching young people. theYECuk is a new partnership between Youth For Christ, Alpha, Hope, Scripture Union, Urban Saints and The Church of England.
Sat 4 Mar 2017
A day to discover what God is calling you to be and do as a faith-filled follower.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Mon 20 Mar 2017 - Tue 21 Mar 2017
This course is now fully booked. To register on a waiting list in case a place becomes available please contact email@example.com 01603 882374.
Youth & Childrens leaders, helpers & volunteers breakfast
Sat 1 Apr 2017
Neil O'Boyle, from Youth For Christ will be running a session on youth and children's work.
Fri 28 Apr 2017 - Sun 30 Apr 2017
Spring Weekend is a chance to get away for the weekend and spend some time with your friends doing some great activities!
Kids Workers Training Day
Sat 29 Apr 2017
A day of encouraging and equipping all church children's workers and volunteers from across the region - run by Mid Norfolk Kidz Klub.
Archdeacon's Charge & Picnic 2017
Mon 1 May 2017
The Archdeacon's Charge & Picnic is an annual sponsored fun run or walk designed to be an easy way for parishes to raise money for their church (which will be allocated to their Parish Share) and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Fort Rocky - Residential Weekend for 11-14 year olds
Fri 5 May 2017 - Sun 7 May 2017
Fort Rocky is an evangelistic weekend for 11-14 year olds. Through fun-filled games, engaging media, action packed outdoor activities, interactive sessions and excellent youth communicators, the Good News of Jesus is shared in a creative and relevant way.
Sat 6 May 2017
Join us in the church and churchyard for a craft fair celebrating local designers, makers and traditional crafts.
Fri 26 May 2017 - Sat 3 Jun 2017
The Intents Youth Festival returns for 2017, with its usual mix of joyful eccentricity and dedicated worship.
Sat 10 Jun 2017
A day to discover what God is calling you to be and do as a faith-filled follower.
Introduction to 'Growing Young Leaders'
Tue 18 Jul 2017
This is an opportunity for church leaders, youth leaders and young people to come and find out about the 'Growing Young Leaders' course - now in its second year.
Newday Festival 2017
Mon 31 Jul 2017 - Sat 5 Aug 2017
Newday is one of the largest Christian events for young people that takes place in the UK every year. Young people aged right through their teenage years and on into their early 20’s join together from churches up and down the UK and Europe to learn about and worship God.
Soul Survivor Peterborough
Sat 19 Aug 2017 - Tue 29 Aug 2017
Every summer thousands of youth gather together across four weeks at events in Scotland, Stafford and Peterborough to worship God, learn what it means to live for Jesus in every area of their lives, to pray for one another, and to have loads of fun!
Integrate Camp 2017
Sat 26 Aug 2017 - Sun 3 Sep 2017
Integrate Camp is a camp specifically aimed at supporting youth form smaller groups with their leaders, or for those on the edge of church.
Cormorants Sailing Holiday
Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sat 28 Oct 2017
An annual sailing holiday in October Half Term on the Northern Norfolk Broads for young people aged 11-17 years old.
Soulshaper: Residential Weekend for 12-18 year olds
Fri 10 Nov 2017 - Sun 12 Nov 2017
Pack your bags for a fun packed discipleship weekend at the Horstead Centre! Meet with other young people, hang out with friends and make new ones.
Recent news articles
Over 500 people flocked to a Mini Professors activity day
Science, engineering and technology were the theme of the day at Aylsham Church which was transformed into a laboratory; rocket launching station; a dark room and a construction site
SHINE - An available resource produced by Hillsong.
SHINE is a unique personal development and group mentoring tool for girls and women that uses an inspirational, practical and experiential approach to learning.
Managing complex or challenging behaviour of Children and Young People
The Diocese Children, Youth and Families Team are hosting an afternoon training session on managing complex or challenging behaviour of children and young people.
The colour of creativity
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way” Edward De Bono
'Looking to Eternity' film project
Ang Fox from Breckland NYFC describes this fascinating and inspiring film project...
Norwich Christian recording studio hits the road
Supporters, trustees, staff, volunteers and young people gathered to see the mobile studio in action for the first time at the commissioning service on Tuesday 20 September.
Sheringham BeachLife outreach draws crowds again
The BeachLife activity outreach for children and young people on Sheringham cliff top and beach at the end of August was another great success, which attracted around 250 children and young people.
Archbishops invite you to be part of Thy Kingdom Come 2017
Last year the Archbishops of Canterbury and York called for 'great wave of prayer' for evangelism during Pentecost.
Restorative Justice - how we lay the foundations...
The headteacher of St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Emma Scarisbrook, explains how restorative justice principles are applied in a school situation.
Keeping families together - the Angel Tree project
Sybil Martin, Social Policy Officer for the Mothers’ Union, explains how the Angel Tree project helps to bridge the gap between absent parent and child.
A prayer for all students awaiting their exam results
As thousands of students across the country await exam results that will determine the next stage in their life’s development, the Church of England has issued a prayer to support them through the anxious moments of waiting.
There is just one month left to book your place for Cathedral@Night!
Join with hundreds of other young people and leaders from across the region at this all new youth event.
Open the Book Regional Development Day
Author and Performance Storyteller Bob Hartman along with Julie Jefferies and Val Ralston from Open the Book’s national office will be leading a special Open the Book Regional Development Day at Norwich Cathedral on Wednesday 21 September.
Soul Space at Sheringham High - a place to reflect & connect
The Soul Space returned to Sheringham High School in July for a fourth year to offer students a creative and imaginative space for prayer and reflection. Simon Fenn writes about this year's experience:
Thank Your Vicar Week: save the date!
Church of England parishes and primary schools are getting ready for 'Thank Your Vicar Week' on 16-23 October. The week aims to celebrate the vital contribution their clergy make to the community.
Why your church needs to know about Pokémon GO
The Church of England has released the following article giving churches information about the mobile and tablet app game that has been an overnight sensation with millions playing it around the world.
Bishop of Lynn blesses newly donated PlayVan
At the blessing the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn paid tribute to the excellent work that the PlayVan does across the Diocese and thanked Lesley Gurney, the development worker, for all her hard work.
Community and faith groups have joined together to form a new grass roots campaign called Love Your Neighbour.
Living Well Together
The Revd Nigel Genders, Church of England's Chief Education Officer has released a statement on the work of the Education Office on Living Well Together.
Competition to find the church with brightest local community ideas opens
Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has this week a launched national competition to find the church with the brightest idea to help its local community.
New Christianity resources for schools
Teaching of Christianity in schools is set to be transformed by a new resource from the Church of England, launched today.
Thy Kingdom Come prayer event at St Nicholas, Dersingham
The Revd Mark Capron, Rector of the Dersingham Benefice, details how St Nicholas, Dersingham responded to the Archbishops' call to prayer during the Thy Kingdom Come week of prayer.
Sheringham pupils explore Soul Space
Following on from last year’s success Woodfields SEN School in Sheringham held another Soul Space event for its pupils.
Talented dancers working in schools and churches across South Norfolk
Integrate Youth For Christ have arranged for the Elevate dance company to come and spend a week working in schools, clubs and churches, in Long Stratton, Harleston, Thetford, Diss, Burston and Banham.
Heacham Church Festival of Crosses
St Mary’s Church in West Norfolk held its first Easter Festival of Crosses displaying almost 100 crosses created by its ministry teams, community groups and local schools throughout April.
Who to contact
Mr Jonathan Richardson
Children, Youth & Families Development Officer
01603 882354 Email
Miss Anna Walker
Children, Youth & Families Administrator
01603 882374 Email
The Revd Peter Leech
Chair of the Youth Task Force
01603 715136 Email
The Revd Louise Alder
Chair of the Children's Task Force
01603 426902 Email