Children and Youth

Children are at the heart of our church life, and we want to support churches to grow engagement and ministry with our young people.

For support, ideas and resources for ministry with Children, Youth and Families click on the headings below for the relevant age group.



Support, Ideas and Resources for ministry with pre-school aged children, including the Little Seeds and Your Baptism Journey resources. Find out more.

Ages 4-11

Ages 4-11

Support, Ideas and Resources for ministry with children aged 4 -11, including the Faith through Cartoons resource. Find out more.

Young People

Young People

Support, Ideas and Resources for ministry with young people, including the Faith through Films resource. Find out more.

All age / Intergenerational Worship

All age / Intergenerational Worship

Support, Ideas and Resources for ministry with all ages, including information about Messy Church, Brick Church and Forest Church. Find out more.

We run a number of training programmes, including the ALM course, as well as providing resource material and support for new ministry programmes. If you would like to have a conversation about children’s and youth ministry in your church, then please contact Simon Hill in the first instance, who would be delighted to talk to you.

Over the last few years, our Calling Young Disciples project has supported over 50 churches to find new ways of reaching children, young people and families in their community. We’re incredibly grateful to all who have made this project a reality and our aim is to strengthen and continue this vital ministry. We have compiled a summary of our work into this booklet: ‘Missional activities for children, young people and their families’, which is free for you to download. We hope it might inspire ministry in your church.

Two of our Mission Enablers, Helen and Sian, are continuing to support a number of parishes through to July 2023 as they increase their work with under 18s. If you would like to find out more please get in touch.

Here you can watch some highlights from our Calling Young Disciples work.


Support, Ideas and Resources for ministry with Children, Youth and Families

Guidance, support and information on how to start missional activities for children and young people.

Useful links for Children's and Youth Work

Ideas and resources to use for children's and youth work in your parish.

Children's and Youth Council

Children's and Youth Council for the Diocese of Worcester

Communion before confirmation

Help and advice when considering the admission of children to Holy Communion before Confirmation.

Employed Children's and Youth workers

Our network of employed children’s and youth workers is growing and our ambition is to recruit more in the coming months.

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