The Diocese of Ely Youth Council consists of young people aged 16-20 who act as representatives of their peers – providing opinions on current topics within our Diocese, Church and Wider Community.
Reps are encouraged to come together in faith and fellowship to discuss the current issues affecting them, and socialise to build friendships and community across our Diocese.
The council welcomes young people from any (and every) background – if you have an opinion then this is your chance to voice it.
Although a large part of being on the council is being together, it is important for reps to approach issues with maturity and sensibility – if the council wants to be taken seriously we must first show that we are serious about our discussions and purpose.
A meeting will generally consist of discussions surrounding current issues and topics (for example the recession, women bishops, identity and the place of young people within the church). Reps are encouraged to voice their opinions – whatever they may be – and debate together in an open forum.
As well as discussions and debate, meetings are a time for building friendships and socialising – for having fun together.
The Diocese of Ely Youth Council consists of young people who gather together to discuss current issues concerning this Diocese, the Church, and young people in general.
The Youth Council aims to provide an honest representation of the young people within our Diocese, and then feeds its outcomes to various bodies (such as Bishop’s Council and the Church of England Youth Council).
This council hopes to promote the voice of young people within our Church, and to encourage and empower young people as leaders and valued members of our Church community.