Youth workers

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The Diocese of Ely believes in the importance of engaging relevantly and effectively with young people within our churches, schools, and communities.

We support churches by offering training, resources, gatherings and opportunities to get involved in wider initiatives.

Explore this section for some of the training and initiatives on offer.

Development Officer: Young People

The role of Development Officer: Young People was created to enable a new focus on strategic engagement with historically unreached young people. Natasha works with churches, communities and schools to explore how the church of God can serve young people from all walks of life and how the message of the Good News can be shared in relevant and accessible ways.

In addition to this, Natasha supports the many existing parish based ministries across our Diocese. This involves offering training and resources, fellowship mornings and an annual retreat. If you are a youth worker or volunteer serving young people in your area, she would love to talk about how the Diocese can support you.

Hope from Home

If you are a youth leader, youth worker or someone who is interested in what youth ministry looks like in the context of social distancing, this Facebook page is the place for you! Please share ideas, resources and suggestions for how we can continue to support young people in our communities in the current climate.


Stay up to date with what’s happening across our Diocese, including training opportunities, events and shared resources, by following @ely_youth on Instagram and twitter, and by subscribing to the mailing list below.

Thrive Youth Work

In 2019, the Diocese formally agreed to incubate Thrive Youth Work, a project developed out of the work of the Diocese and local churches in Huntingdon. Thrive is a Christian youth project that aims to see the lives of young people transformed by the good news of Jesus.

They run mentoring support in schools, after school youth cafes, outreach activities and “Thrive Extra”, an opt-in space for young people to ask questions and explore faith. Thrive currently runs two regional hubs, in Huntingdon and Wisbech. For more information, visit

Higher 2020

The Diocese of Ely is pleased to partner again with the Message Trust, Cambridge and District Youth for Christ, and other partners to deliver Higher Cambs 2020. In October 2020, we will be running 4 bands, 35 schools days and 3 regional gigs. Last time, Higher Cambs was fully booked out, reaching 13,120 young people in schools, 1,925 at regional gigs where 784 took home a gospel response pack. This time, we’ve booked more bands, bigger venues and are looking forward to even more young people engaging with Higher!


Get in Touch

Natasha can be contacted on [email protected] or 01353 652 714.

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