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Children and Young People

These are some of the things we are working on with children and young people in the diocese. Please get in touch and get involved!

Rooted in the Church Conference

This is a free day conference hosted by the Diocese of Durham for volunteer and employed children’s and youth leaders, as well as church members and church leaders (of all denominations) to share knowledge, network, and be inspired and challenged through workshops, resources at the market place and our keynote speaker.

The conference is titled ‘Rooted in the Church’ in response to the Church of England report published in November 2016, written by our keynote speaker, Mary Hawes. Bishop Paul Butler will give the closing words.

The conference will be held at The Venerable Bede CE Academy, Tunstall Bank, Ryhope, Sunderland SR2 OSX. There is free parking on site. Refreshments are provided but please bring your own packed lunch!

Booking is essential by Monday 27th March. Please book your place online (preferred) or by contacting Kate Martin on 0191 3746017 or Please select 3 choices for workshops from the programme (in order) and one reserve choice. 


 Children (0-11)  Youth (11-18)


Sharon Pritchard - Adviser for Children's Ministry


Tel: (0191) 3746019  Mobile: 07595 071031


Andy Harris -  Leader in Youth Mission and Ministry


Tel: (0191) 3746008  Mobile: 07796 769307



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