What’s happening in 2019?

Plans and Events for 2019

January 2019 sees the end of the contract for the Children and Youth Work Coordinator of the Diocese.

However, there are many things planned for 2019

– Prayer/Networking events – we think this is one of the most important things we can offer. The opportunity for people to come together to pray for children and youth ministry across the Diocese, as well as supporting one another practically and meeting people engaged in similar work to share ideas. Coordinated by Project Workers – amandacoombe@churchinwales.org.uk (St Davids), michellelloyd@churchinwales.org.uk (Carmarthen), hannah@stmikes.net (Cardigan)

Events – February, June and September – dates and venues tbc.

– Messy Meet-ups – these have been well supported and have benefitted those who have attended. We aim to have two events with some outside training from Messy Church BRF as well as catering provided for attendees.
Coordinated by the local teams – contact details tbc.

Events – March 9th 10am-2.30pm in the Community Hall, Pembroke Dock
September tbc.

– Youth work training day – it has been identified in our latest training needs audit that people are seeking training in Christian Youth Work. We are proposing a training day with Scripture Union to look at supporting and resourcing this as well as work in Secondary Schools
Coordinated by the children and youth team – Contact howardllewellyn@churchinwales.org.uk

Event – April – date and venue tbc.

– Youth Residential – following on from two successful residentials, it was felt important to continue this work. Rev Victoria Jones will coordinate this work contact – rev.vjones@gmail.com

Event – April – dates and venue tbc.

– Supporting additional needs training day – this was another training need identified and we are proposing a day to support people in this work within children and youth ministry
Coordinated by the children and youth team – Contact howardllewellyn@churchinwales.org.uk

Event – July – date and venue tbc.

– Ascension Day – continuing the good work which has been done with schools over a number of years providing this celebration day at the Cathedral. This work will be coordinated by Amanda, Project Worker in St Davids Archdeaconry – amandacoombe@churchinwales.org.uk

Event – May at St Davids Cathedral date tbc.

Seasonal Outreach – we recognise that some churches who may not be able to support work all through the year can engage in seasonal outreach. We aim to support those wishing to run Experience Easter, Advent Experience, Holiday Clubs, Summer Salt, Light Parties or any other ‘one off’ events with support and resources
Coordinated by the children and youth team – Contact howardllewellyn@churchinwales.org.uk

Event – as needed – support from Children and Youth Team

– Youth Forum – the establishment of a Diocesan Youth Forum has brought dynamism to the life of the Diocese and has benefitted the young people. This will continued and coordinated by Michelle Lloyd, Project Worker in Carmarthen Archdeaconry – michellelloyd@churchinwales.org.uk

Event – Youth Forum to attend Diocesan Conference 2019

– Further training – through the year feedback will be sought and a further training day provided towards the end of the year to cater for any specific needs either practical e.g. First Aid or ministry specific e.g. music and worship
Coordinated by the children and youth team – Contact howardllewellyn@churchinwales.org.uk

Event – November date, venue and topic tbc.

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