Diocese of Portsmouth


Children and Young People

Children’s and Young People's Ministry in the Diocese of Portsmouth

Diocesan support for ministry with children, young people and families across the Diocese of Portsmouth.

We offer resources, support and advice for leaders and volunteers as well as training for all involved in ministering with children, young people and families.

We are here to be part of your journey and mission with children (0-11yrs), young people (11-25yrs) and families. We are interested in the nurture, discipleship and wellbeing of all young people and believe that their voice should be listened to! We aim accompany, guide and challenge all churches and groups to see young people as fully human - part of communities and churches now!

  • Supporting - Advice and support for parishes and projects that provide for children, young people and families.
  • Training- Inspiring training for volunteers, leaders and helpers delivered locally and centrally.
  • Resourcing - Advice on creative ideas, innovative resources and programmes for your ministry



Western Wards Internship Scheme


The Western Wards Internship Scheme offers 18-29 year olds the chance to spend a year exploring whether they might be called to some kind of Christian Leadership, whilst working in the local church and undertaking some theological study

Our internship scheme is part of a national C of E scheme, which you can find out more about here

Find out more or apply here





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