Churches collaborate for NCD Youth event

First published on: 11th April 2024

Young people joined together for a time of worship, prayer and pizza as part of an exciting new initiative.

A total of 17 teenagers from four churches in Newcastle Central Deanery (NCD) gathered at St John the Evangelist at Kingston Park, for the first instalment of NCD Youth.

Held at St John’s, the event was put together by a group of clergy and laity from the deanery. It was part of a collaborative project in NCD to share resources between churches, and was in-line with the diocesan commitment to growing younger and more diverse.

“This was a brilliant time of worship and prayer,” said Joel Barwick, Youth Minister at St Thomas’. “It was a joy to work together to see young people meet with God and other Christians their age in the diocese.’’

“There was a time of worship and we had prayer stations where everyone could engage with God. It was brilliant and we’ll definitely be doing another event like this soon.”

NCD Youth involved youngsters from St Thomas’ and St Lukes’ Newcastle, as well as those from St Mary’s Fawdon and St Aidan’s Brunton Park.

Joel said the collaboration between the churches is key to NCD’s joint mission to disciple young people.

He added: “We invited the youngsters via deanery synod and while they are from churches with different styles of worship, they were unified in praying together and in their love for Jesus.”

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