Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Youth Participation

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.


Ministry Experience Scheme Hatfield
Are you 25 or under and exploring your call to ministry within the Church of England? You may be interested in our Pastoral Assistant scheme known as the Hatfield Ministry Experience Scheme (HMES). The scheme runs annually, from September to July. Click here for details.

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).



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