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Our young people are the future of the church. They bring fresh energy, creative ideas and new challenges. All over our Diocese there are amazing ministries 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 a large number of Children’s Programmes throughout the Diocese. Check out your local Anglican Church’s website to see what’s on offer. You can also contact Emma Tovey our Children’s Ministry Developer on cmd@anglicanlife.org.nz.
  • 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, Sammy Mould our Youth Ministry Developer would love to help you out. Contact her on youth@anglicanlife.org.nz. 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.