Photo: (L-R front row: Rev’d Sammy Mould, Azaria Peach, and Emma Tovey; second row: Paul Hegglun, and Nathan Muirhead)


Meet our Diocesan Under 40’s Team

Under 40’s Ministry Team Leader: The Rev’d Sammy Mould (35 hours/week)
email:  | phone: 022 021 5401

Your first point of call for anything regarding children, families, youth, and young adults. Sammy is happy to talk with any parishes about anything for under 40’s ministry. Due to the part-time nature of this team, please contact Sammy in the first instance.

Under 40’s Leadership Developer: Paul Hegglun (20 hours/week)
email: | phone: 021 615 933

Paul’s speciality is leadership development, especially in the areas of worship music, discipling, and growing young leaders.

Under 40’s Safeguarding Educator: Nathan Muirhead (10 hours/week)
email: | phone: 027 274 2226

Nathan has a wealth of knowledge about policies and procedures. He will be helping Cherie Dirkze (Diocese Safeguarding Officer) to make sure our Diocese and Parishes are striving to be safe places for our children and young people.

Children’s Ministry Educator: Azaria Peach (8 hours/week)
email: | phone: 020 4026 1160

Azaria’s skills and knowledge in children’s ministry will be vital for continuing to help grow vision and practicalities for building children’s and families’ work across the diocese.

Under 40’s Resource Creator: Emma Tovey (5 hours/week)
email: | phone: 027 780 6629

Emma will create the fantastic VIP Magazines and work on the 2025 Faith Journal.

Our young people are the future of the church. They bring fresh energy, creative ideas and new challenges. All over our Diocese, amazing ministries are happening in schools, churches, parishes and communities.

The Diocese puts a huge priority on our young people and those walk beside them and lead them. Our Children and Youth Office is here to help support that work.

      • We have many Children’s Programmes throughout the Diocese. Check out your local Anglican Church’s website to see what’s on offer. You can also contact Azaria Peach our Children’s Ministry Educator on
      • We have 32 active youth groups across Christchurch available for young people to come and join the fun. If you’d like to know what is on offer in your area, Rev’d Sammy Mould our Under 40’s Ministry Team Leader, would love to help you out. Contact her at Check us out on Facebook to see our latest news and find out more about youth events across the city.


TOOLBOX is a group of documents that have been written to support the ‘Keeping them Safe’ manual. The purpose of these documents is to give examples and possible templates of policies, procedures and forms for the care of children and youth in church programme environments. These documents are free to download and edit to suit your own content. Click here to visit Toolbox.


Children’s Ministry website

Planning Children’s Ministry lessons is easy—go to Azaria’s website for a full range of resources for all your church activities:

The website is constantly being added to. On it, you will find a range of activities and lesson ideas grouped by Bible story (they’re easy to find), and other creative prayer and story ideas.

If you have great lessons you already use and you are willing to share with other Children’s Workers, contact Azaria at or call her on 020 4026 1160.


Events & Training

10 March: Cathedral Worship Night (2nd Sundays)

28 March-1 April – Easter Camp

14 April:  Cathedral Worship Night

12 May:  Cathedral Worship Night

27 May: The New Thinkers Banquet – new Youth Synod reps elected this year

9 June:  Cathedral Worship Night

14-16 June: Southern Leaders Training run by CYS

5 July: Youth Groups Games Night @ Cowles Stadium

14 July:  Cathedral Worship Night

15-18 July: Extend Camp run by CYS

11 Aug: Cathedral Worship Night

30 Aug-1 Sep: The Abbey

6-7 Sep: Synod

8 Sep:  Cathedral Worship Night

13 Oct: Cathedral Worship Night (2nd Sundays)

1-2 Nov: Deeper Camp @ Living Springs

10 Nov:  Cathedral Worship Night


TBC: Young Adult Retreat – either July in Semester break or Nov after exams


Thursdays 9-10am:Key leaders discipleship @ Anglican Centre

Also from the National office here is a cool resource:


Below are some great advent resources for you to use in your churches and communities.

1. 40 days of acts of kindness to a different person each day, alongside a commitment to praying for that person each day

2. Go to this link and scroll down to the video – it’s about 3 mins long. It shows our young people 5 steps they can use to unpack their days with Jesus. Challenge them to do this for 40 days and create smaller groups (of about 4). In these small groups get them to share what’s been happening for them and as they do this.

Lastly looking under our very own Anglican Strandz site under the resources for Lent & Easter–easter.html

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