Youth work

Work with teenagers and young adults (aged 12-25 years) within parishes across the diocese is supported by the Youth Officer, Simon Hill.

Tel: 01905 732824 Email:

This support is offered in a variety of ways including advice via phone and email as well as parish visits and training. We also have a large range of books on youth work which you can borrow.

If you have any questions or queries about working with young people in your parish please do get in touch with him.

He would be happy to speak with you or come out to visit your parish and give you some guidance.

To keep up to date with all that is happening with and for young people in the diocese, you can follow us on Twittersubscribe to our mailing list and read past issues of the newsletter.

About Simon Hill

As Youth Officer, my passion is to assist and inspire parishes in their youth ministry. I can help parishes to develop a youth work programme, train volunteers or employ a paid worker. There are a number of paid workers across the diocese with whom I network and support and I am also available to visit parish youth groups, lead clubs or speak in church.

As part of my training role, I chair the Safeguarding Training Team who deliver the Safeguarding Basic Awareness course to all those volunteers who run youth and children’s groups.

I work with Church of England schools, helping to develop chaplaincy and encouraging Christian lunchtime groups. My role also covers young adults, working with FE Colleges and the University of Worcester to support the transition to adulthood. I partner with a number of organisations including YMCA Worcestershire and the West Midlands FE Council to equip young people to be lifelong followers of Jesus, finding their vocation and helping the church to reach out to the next generation.

I moved to Worcester diocese in summer 2014 after being a full-time youth and children’s worker since 2001. Currently, I am working on a Research Masters investigating Digital Discipleship: using social media in Youth Ministry, in association with Youthscape and the London School of Theology.

My wife, Claire and I have two lively sons and together we enjoy bike rides, swimming, crazy golf and movie nights as well as walking by the river at home in Evesham. I am originally from the North east of England and whenever we get a chance we return to Northumberland for holidays – especially visiting Holy Island, Bamburgh and lots of Border Castles.

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