Agreements with the County Council


As part of delivering sessions which involve outdoor activities like Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions, we have come to an agreement with the County Council covering the bringing in of extra qualified support staff to run activities.

You can find details of these arrangements here:

DofE Service Level Agreement Final 2015-16





Youth Ministry Committee refresh and new members needed


There are always roles on the Youth Ministry Group seeking new members to fulfil them.

These are volunteer roles and  so don’t expect to get paid in cash!  The rewards are elsewhere including:

  1. Building your portfolio of volunteer and parish involvement
  2. Reward of knowing that you’re making a difference to children and young people’s lives
  3. The fun of meeting together to plan for the future
  4. Meeting a diverse range of other organisations in the parish and local area who work with young people
  5. Building your community and experiencing the sense of community in your local parish

Current Members are

Grant Murdoch (Acting Chair)

Tony Geico

Claire Cunliffe

Paula Hill (Sec)

Sam Stockall

Fr Godric

Fr Simon


The  roles unfilled are for:

Other roles which are part of the operations include :

We do expect other opportunities to arise and will keep parishioners and young people appraised in due course.

The core staff team who work directly and voluntarily with young people currently number approximately 6 people who staff sessions and Duke of Edinburgh Award  activities throughout the year. The team is led by Mike Price the Youth Minister.

We have tried to set out in small but perfectly formed( not!)  job outlines, what we think these roles involve and how much time they take a week.  The latter is important as it is often a reasons people have given for not being able to volunteer when the arrangement is open ended.

If you are interested in applying for these voluntary positions then please ask for application forms which will be ready  at the Parish Office.

Wednesday after s-cool Group

This is not child care!  This is a group of young people Year 7 and above who are able to get together to do stuff after school for a couple of hours working with the volunteers.  Help with homework, games and activities and planning for things to do.  Older young people are encouraged to get involved in leading activities with younger people and develop joint projects.

Later in the summer term for a few weeks at the end of the year, the group will open to Year 6’s in St Anne’s for a couple of induction sessions and then look forward to seeing them from September after the summer.

Safeguarding Children and Young People

We have updated this area of the site refreshing the links and contacts for the Archdiocese.

If anyone has a concern about the well-being or safeguarding of children and young people, please make contact with either of the named people in these pages:


Or contact the Chair of the Management group through the Parish Office.

Meet the team

The work of the Youth Minister is overseen by a small group of Parishioners who ad to the Overall Youth Ministry Team.  The management group meets bimonthly to discuss, plan and approve the working programme associated with Amplify Youth Group.

Currently two sessions a week are run and the details of these programmes is discussed and reviewed through reports tabled at Bimonthly meetings by the Youth Minister.

As well as these details the group discusses: Young people’s ideas for the future, projects to do with the premises, events and educational visits including DofE expeditions, links to other aspects of Youth Ministry in the Parish.

The team 

Volunteer Assistant Young People’s Workers Recruitment 2016-17

The Youth committee is about to advertise for new volunteers from the Parish and from the wider community to undertake roles related to direct work with young people at the Pastoral Centre.

In September 2012 it was planned to change some of the ways the programme runs and include new and exciting activities which will plan to attract new young people to the Parishes’ work with young people.

This change has been successful in attracting more  and more young people to involvement in the Parishes Youth Activities and some 50 young people are now actively involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award assisted by volunteers from the team and the association with the DofE, the County Council  and St Bede’s High School.

We have begun recruitment for this coming year and have also begun to recruit again for the management committee to ensure the work is supported fully and properly in line with good practice.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Mike the Youth Minister and he can provide further information.