Beyond Youth: New youth team commissioned for South East Northumberland

The ministry of an exciting new youth project in Newcastle Diocese has been commissioned by Bishop Helen-Ann.

Members of the Beyond Youth team, which works with children and young people in South East Northumberland, joined the Bishop at a Service of Commission at St Bartholomew’s Church, Newbiggin, on 16 January.

Bishop Helen-Ann said: “May God give you strength to fulfil this declaration made before him in the name of Christ. I affirm and commission your ministry with children and young people and commend you to the love, prayers and support of the whole church.”

Established last Autumn, Beyond Youth is all about creating Christian communities and developing ways of engaging with children, young people, and their families in Ashington; Seaton Hirst; Woodhorn and Newbiggin-by-the-Sea; and Cresswell and Lynemouth.

The team has visited schools and is also working with youngsters in the wider community. A new youth drop-in was launched in Lynemouth in mid-January.

The service was a celebration of the good work which has taken place so far. It included contributions from local children and young people.

In a Tweet following the service, Bishop Helen-Ann said: “A great celebration at St Bartholomew’s commissioning the Beyond Youth team. Congratulations and prayers for your work with children and young people in South East Northumberland.”

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