Support for Children's Workers

The Diocese of Ely is passionate about promoting and developing good work with children, young people and their families.

Children are spiritual beings with their own thoughts and feelings about God. Our role is to support, nurture and encourage them as they grow to a full and mature faith in Christ and to help them find their place to serve in the church community. 

As we seek to support children we will engage with their families, offering support for them to develop faith practices in the home that enable everyone in the family to grow and flourish as they learn from each other. In Matthew 18:3 Jesus challenges adults to become like little children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. Children and young people often lead the way in growing and developing in faith.

The Children's Strategy has been developed to support the Ely 2025 strategy; it outlines four ways in which the Diocese seeks to support children as disciples of Jesus. It can be downloaded here.

Diocesan Development Officer for Children and Families

The Diocesan Development Officer for Children and Families’ role is to create vision, resource, equip, train and encourage those working with children in the diocese. Different approaches will be needed in different settings and Debbie Hill is keen to support churches in discerning the best way forward to develop their work with children and families.

Debbie can be contacted on or 01353 652711 or mobile 07837 699016.

Mailchimp Newsletter Sign-up

Keep in touch: Please subscribe to our mailing list below if you would like to receive a regular email with useful ideas and resources for the upcoming faith festivals for churches, schools and households.

The newsletter also gives information about our free training opportunities and other relevant information for children and families’ workers. The normal frequency of mailing is once a month but in order to support children and families’ workers and families more effectively during this time of Coronavirus, mailings are sent out weekly. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Mailchimp Archive

To see the last 20 newsletter emails issued by the team, please visit the online archive by clicking here.



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Ely Diocesan Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 142183, and a charity registered in England and Wales with Charity Number 245456. The registered address is: Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DX. All rights reserved.