In response to Christus Vivit and the Synod on Youth, Faith & Vocational Discernment, Youth Ministry in the Clifton Diocese is taking a step forward in its support and ministry to Parishes.

To facilitate this, we have developed a new vision for Youth Ministry, Called, Equipped, Sent, embarked on a trial of the CYMFed Faith in Action Award, and to bring this together, establishing Youth Ministry Networking groups across the diocese.

These Networking groups will be a place where parishes can engage with Youth Ministry training and formation, sharing good practice & resources, as well as a forum to share the joys and challenges of working with young people. Each of the Networking group meetings will be facilitated by the Diocesan Coordinator of Youth Ministry, alongside the Adult Education & Evangelisation team.

We are asking every parish to put forward one or two Lay members of their community who can attend the gatherings, feed into the discussions and feedback to the parish community.

This person might be a Confirmation Catechist, or someone involved in Youth Ministry already, but it doesn’t have to be. If you are interested in representing your parish, speak to your Parish Priest about attending one of the initial gatherings listed below.

As we journey towards the Year of Communion, we hope that a member of each parish community can attend these initial meetings and help to build the Youth Ministry community in the Diocese.

To register your attendance email:

Youth Ministry network group



Date & Time

Wiltshire North

Swindon with Chippenham, Calne, Corsham, Melksham &            Bradford-on-Avon

St Peter’s Church,

Carronbridge Road, West Swindon.

SN5 7ES.

Tuesday 1st October 2019

18.30 – 21.00

Wiltshire South

Salisbury with Devizes, Frome, Trowbridge & Warminster

Christ the King Church

Lords Croft


SP4 7EP.

Thursday 3rd October 2019

18.30 – 21.00


Taunton, Glastonbury

St George’s Parish Centre, Billet Street, Taunton. TA1 3NN

Tuesday 8th October 2019

18.30 – 21.00

Bristol & N. Somerset

Bath, Bristol (East, North West & South), Weston-Super-Mare.

Sacred Heart Church, Grange Court Road, Westbury-on-Trym. Bristol. BS9 4DR.

Thursday 10th October 2019

18.30 – 21.00


Cheltenham, Stroud & Gloucester

Immaculate Conception,

Beeches Green, Stroud. GL5 4AA.

Tuesday 15th October 2019

18.30 – 21.00