Children, Young People and Families

‘Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; 
from generation to generation we will proclaim your praise.’ Psalm 79:13


Engaging with children, young people and families is one of the four key priorities in the Diocese of Durham and the diocesan team is here to help. We work alongside volunteers, employed children’s and youth leaders, clergy, school chaplains, lay ministers and others in churches, schools, the home and in the wider community.

Working with ‘Renewing Pilgrimage’, the new Diocesan priorities 2021-26, we are passionate to see more children and young people become life-long disciples of Jesus, rooted in the local church. Explore the menu on the right to find out more about all that we do and what is already happening across the Diocese.


Contact the Children and Youth Team

Sharon Pritchard (Children’s Ministry Adviser) 
Tel: 0191 3746017 / 07595 071 031


Andy Harris (Leader of Youth Mission and Ministry) 
Tel: 0191 3746008 / 07796 769307


Catherine Simpson (School Chaplaincy Development and Growing Faith Adviser) 
Tel: 0191 374 6017 / 07384 831301


Facebook Group:

Please request to join the Diocese’s Children and Youth Network group for resources, training, events etc. 

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