Diocese of Manchester

Young people in a circle in Tampere
The Diocesan Youth Officer is here to help parishes and youth leaders in their ministry with young people.

The Diocesan Youth Officer is Susie Mapledoram. Susie can help parishes and youth leaders in their ministry with young people, addressing key issues that are important to today’s young people, providing a suite of training opportunities, and organising events and residentials for 11 to 18 year olds.

Click here for details of training in youth work.

There are annual confirmation camps to Tampere in Finland and Scargill House in Yorkshire, and a schools' pilgrimage to Taize in France.

The Youth Officer also organises Isonen on the Road, a youth leadership programme in collaboration with our link Diocese of Tampere in Finland. It gives our young leaders the opportunity to explore areas of leadership, develop their gifts and talents, and grow in faith.

Susie Mapledoram

Susie Mapledoram

Youth Work Officer

Address: Education,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
M3 2GH

Trains and supports youth workers
Develops young leaders through Isonen
Organises events for young people, e.g. Taize, Tampere

More info
Amy Sixsmith

Amy Sixsmith

Mental Wellbeing Youth Worker

Address: Education,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
M3 2GH

Supporting and resourcing schools and parishes around mental wellbeing in young people.
This will include:
- developing a portfolio of training around mental health.
- Resourcing and signposting families, youth leaders and clergy within our parishes.
- Equipping young people in supporting their peers.

More info

Church Universities’ Certificate in Children’s Ministry or Youth Work

The Church Universities’ Certificate is an opportunity to go deeper into the world of children’s work ministry or youth work. It is an in-depth training opportunity for those working with children or young people looking to develop their knowledge and practice.

The course is taught over three weekends (one a term) and one module introduction night a term plus a placement in a relevant setting other than your own for wider experience and reflective learning.

This is a one year, part time course, the accredited route validated by the University of Chester, leading to the award of the nationally recognised Church Universes’ Certificate (equivalent to 60 credits at academic level four).

There are no academic entry requirements for the course but you will need to be actively involved in children’s ministry in a church context, and have your church minister’s support plus an acceptable enhanced DBS disclosure. Applications to the University must be submitted buy mid-August

Please contact Susie Mapledoram, Youth Work Officer (above) for further information including dates and costs.

ISONEN ON THE ROAD YOUNG LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME 2019

We are extremely excited to be launching our year long leadership adventure again for 2019 for young people between 15/16 and 18 years old called ISONEN ON THE ROAD inpartnership with our friends in the Diocese of Tampere, Finland.

The aim of the year is to give a group of 5 young people from the Diocese of Manchester the opportunity to explore areas of leadership; develop their gifts, skills and talents; and grow their Christian faith and friendships with young people from both Manchester and Tampere.

The year starts in January 2019 and comes to an end in December 2019.Over the year the UK team will meet once a month. There will be 2 reciprocal weekends (one in Manchester and one in Tampere) and the team will be Isonen (pronounced ee-so-nen) on the Scargill Confirmation Camp in the summer, along with the Finnish team.

The deadline for applications is Monday 17 December 2018 either by post or by email.

For full details and application form, download document.

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Church House,
90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

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