What a whirlwind! Tomorrow (15th June) is my last day working as intern for CEYC as I start my new job next week! The last nine months have gone so fast and it feels strange that after seven years as a diocesan rep, core group member or intern I’ll be back to a member of CEYC with no roles or extra responsibility!
"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." - 1 Tim. 4:12
Over the late May Bank Holiday weekend I had the fantastic opportunity to be one of 21 young people from across Europe who came together for the European Anglican / Old Catholic Youth Pilgrimage. We spent three days together learning about each other’s churches and building unity between them. We reflected on ourselves, our journeys and on the wider journeys of our churches. [Read more…] about Anglican-Old Catholic Youth Pilgrimage
Hannah Pye, previously the Children, Youth & Family Worker in the Tas Valley Team Ministry and now Chair of the Church of England Youth Council, describes the impact of a recent discussion among young Christians on the ethical and environmental dilemmas thrown up by Micah 6:8.
One of the questions we get asked a lot is ‘what makes a good CEYC Diocesan representative’ or ‘what’s the best way to select our reps’. If I’m honest there isn’t really one good way! Each diocese is so unique that only they can know the best way to nominate people in their area. I was asked to come along to CEYC when I was sixteen and have been involved in one way or another since then.
[Read more…] about A CEYC Journey
So… 2 months! It feels like both yesterday and years ago that I started as the intern! What a whirlwind it’s been! It’s been great to work with so many of you to help make CEYC bigger and better than before! Here’s a quick round up of what I’ve been up to over the last 2 months:
[Read more…] about 2 Months In
The ParliaMentors scheme is a fantastically exciting project run by Three Faiths Forum (3FF) which enables university students to create social change in the communities they live in through providing the students with access to networks, politicians and knowledge. CEYC was lucky enough to be invited to join them in celebrating the 10th Birthday of the scheme!
[Read more…] about ParliaMentors Launch – 8.09.2016
I’m probably the world’s least natural blog writer… I’ve been told that I need to introduce myself to you and figured it’s probably easier if I pretend to interview myself so here goes!
[Read more…] about Introducing Bethan, our Intern!
It can be very hard thinking of something to blog or publicly speak about. I find it hard as a young person. Even at the tender age of 22 I am still seen as a young person, something that I quite relish in to be honest. However I do often wonder to myself; when do I reach that point where I am no longer young? [Read more…] about Precious Thoughts
‘Visions must be lived, not laminated‘ – Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely
Every day we are affected and shaped by our own visions, and the visions of others. Human beings are deeply creative hopers and dreamers. What are we without vision?
But we can all too easily forget to live out visions. As the Bishop of Ely reminded General Synod members meeting last month, visions must be lived out. [Read more…] about What’s your vision?
I very much enjoyed July’s synod. It was so exciting to share synod with four friends, our CEYC synod observers. However this Synod had a very different feel from others – the new synod group of 500 odd members is still forming and building new relationships with a newly elected membership [Read more…] about General Synod, July 2016 – Alex Podd