“In the Yorkshire Synod we want to be churches where every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the love of Jesus.”
Our vision and values
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Useful Links + Documents
Do you volunteer or work with Children and Young People? Know someone that does? The Locally Recognised Children and Youth Leader could be for you! Click here to find out more!
If you are 12 or under and linked to the United Reformed Church in any way, then you are already part of URC Children! Find out what it can offer here.
Latest news from the team
On Sunday 18th February all young adults are invited to come together for a time of scripture study, prayer and friendship. We will meet at 200 Degrees Coffee Shop on Bond Street in Leeds in their private meeting room. For some time now, the young adults across the Yorkshire Synod have been meeting each month, in different locations, to share and to be together. All of those who gather are either not regularly attending a
Godly Play UK is coming to the Yorkshire Synod! On Saturday 24 February 2024 a Godly Play trainer will be hosting an introduction to Godly Play at The Yorkshire Synod Offices. This is a FREE event open to all. The day will allow you to participate in 2 complete Godly Play sessions, each exploring a different story genre. There will be opportunity to discuss key elements of the Godly Play approach and childhood spirituality. This
Are you passionate about communicating with young people and young adults? URC Youth is an organisation for all young people aged 11- 25 with a connection to the United Reformed Church. URC Youth elect a Youth Executive each year to run an annual Youth Assembly, to be the voice of young people, enact resolutions, and promote young people’s engagement in the life of the church. There is a strong emphasis on inclusion, diversity, mental health,
All young adults (18-30ish!) are welcome to the next Wilderness Young Adults retreat! This exciting opportunity is taking place, this year, from 9th-11th June at The Peak Centre in Edale. The Peak Centre is a tranquil self-catering barn (although the self-catering is being taken care of!), with beautiful scenery and facilities. The perfect place for a retreat! The weekend will include lots of time to relax together, spend time with God and with each other.
The Yorkshire Synod has been pioneering a project with 18-25s for the past couple of years, having called a minister, the Revd. Samantha Sheehan, to this project, alongside a role at the University Chaplaincy in Leeds. Samantha would love to remind synod that the offer of chats, preaching and more, is still here! Don’t know where to begin? Now you do! Find out a little bit more about Samantha here: Friends, you might remember me,
Every child and Young Person has the right to be safe
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind, either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you, please speak to an adult you trust.
You can also contact Childline free and confidentially, on the phone or online, any time on 0800 1111 or at Childline.
If you are looking for information or help about your feelings or mental health try Young Minds.