FACT Did you know… we once had the youngest member of the General Synod serving in the Diocese, and he was an active advocate for issues of young people both locally and nationally.
The Diocesan Youth Department helps facilitate and support young people in developing an active faith in Christ and serving within and outside parish life. We encourage young people’s involvement in Diocesan Synod as Bishop’s Nominees. If you are interested please get in touch with us.
Step Forward Saturday 13 March 2021 – online.
Step Forward is a national event, for anyone aged 18 to 30 who is wondering whether God might be calling them to ordained ministry in the Church of England. You may have already taken some steps down this route – or you may never have thought about it until now! Either way, the day will help you think, talk and pray through this question.
Do you want to explore a vocation in ministry, whatever form this may take? Our Diocesan Vocations Team, in partnership with the Diocesan Youth Service, have launched ‘PILOT‘ so if you are aged around 16 – 22 and thinking about serving God through the Church, and would you like an opportunity to explore your calling with others of your age, then click here for the details.
For details of our Younger Vocations reps, plus other useful information and links click here.
For those aged 22 years plus, you may like to consider Reader training – for details click here.
An excellent resource for exploring vocation is ‘Get a life!‘ – a 5 session course on calling for young people. Click here for details.
Onelife Young Leaders have internship opportunities and training for young leaders – click here for details.
Diocesan Synod – Bishop’s Nominees
Diocesan Synod is the democratically elected decision-making body of the diocese. Its membership is comprised of both clergy and laity, representing all of the deaneries in the diocese. The Bishop of St Albans nominates a number of young people to serve on Diocesan Synod each triennium (so you serve a three-year period).