– July 26 – 29th 2013
If you would like to know more about the event, please see their website
Catholic Youth Ministry Development Worker
The Kenelm Trust (BCYS) are seeking to appoint a new ‘Catholic Youth Ministry Development Worker’ to support work with young people aged 11 – 25, within the 3 Deaneries of Staffordshire.
Salary: £18,500 - £22,000 pro-rata (based on 40 hours per week) dependent on experience and qualifications.
This post will be 32 hours per week to include evenings and weekends, and will be based at Alton Castle.
A relevant professional qualification is desirable.
This position will develop the key goals of Catholic youth ministry through facilitating parishes to develop new models of ministry and supporting existing groups and youth work.
To apply please download an application pack - for further information call Sandra Satchell on 07860 120443.
Closing date for applications is Friday 30th August at 12 noon and interviews will take place during September (dates to be confirmed)
Start date to be negotiated
SUMMER CAMP 2013 - A FEARLESS ADVENTURE!
During the summer of 2013 Keep Calm and Be Fearless!
Join other young Catholics for our exciting Summer Camp where we will discover how to have a Fearless Faith!
Young people are being invited to attend in parish-based groups with their youth leader, or other supervisory adult for what will truly be a life-changing experience.
With the support of Life Teen, our diocesan youth services are combining to offer a camp like no-other. Prayerful exploration of the sacraments, inspirational talks and workshops, exciting activities and bucket-loads of fun are all promised as well as the opportunity to meet other young people from our diocese.
Booking cost also includes a ticket for our day trip to the near-by Alton Towers theme park. Accommodation will be in the spectacular Alton Castle building, and all meals are provided. Download our booking form
Unfortunately this event had to be cancelled at the last minute due to the extreme weather conditions. A really excellent day had been planned, and we are hopeful that a new date can be found later in the year.
Please keep watching these pages.
The Kenelm Trust
The Kenelm Youth Trust is currently recruiting - please see our vacancies page.
You can read all about the Launch of the Kenelm YouthTrust in the news section of our website and read in more detail about the Trust at: www.kenelmyouthtrust.org.uk
We hope you enjoy reading some of the highlights we have chosen. This report aims to give you a feel for the energy and passion of young people in our Diocese, the breadth of work undertaken and the services we can offer to your parish.
Alton Castle Weekends
Weekend retreats are available for young people in school years 5-9.
Young people from the Birmingham, Walsall, Black Country and Worcester Areas of our diocese, there is a retreat on 10th-12th May 2013. For more details contact Angela or Erin. Booking form here
For Staffordshire, its June 7-9th. Contact Peter or click here
Following our Leaders Retreat Day away from the hustle and bustle last Saturday at Olton Friary we are launching Living Word.
A Facebook page where we can share in Lectio Divina as a community. Young people and leaders alike. Spread the word about Living Word.
Made for greatness
Check out our brand new website
dedicated to the Year of Faith.
Designed to support young people and youth leaders in engaging meaningfully in the Year of Faith. It is filled with prayer resources, the examples of the Saints and in the near future video snippets exploring the riches of our faith.
World Youth Day, July 2013
‘Go and make disciples of all nations’ - Matthew 28: 19
Pope Benedict XVI announced at the Final Mass, before millions of young pilgrims at the military airbase of Cuatro Vientos in Madrid that Rio de Janeiro will host the next World Youth Day in 2013.
Please see our News
Safe working with young people
In accordance with good practice for safe working with children and young people, all BCYS staff are CRB checked receive appropriate training. We undertake risk assessments for all our events and trips, and these can be viewed on request.
If you are a parish youth leader and require further information about safe working with young people, or if you have any concerns at all in this area, please contact us or the Diocesan Safeguarding Office:
Safeguarding Co-ordinator - Jane Jones
Safeguarding Officer - Mary Warner
St Chad's Queensway
Tel: 0121 230 6240
Fax: 0121 236 2699
Emergency Out-of-Hours Tel: 07976 516629
All calls to this office are independent of the Youth Service, and will be treated in strict confidence.