Children, Youth and Families

Our vision is to see children and families being encouraged and nurtured in our churches and being part of our worshipping community so that together we discover God’s kingdom and grow the Church.

We work alongside parishes supporting them to create and carry out a vision for children’s and family ministry in their context, and to explore resources for developing this ministry.

Who’s Who

Jo Wetherall

Senior Children and Families Connector
Call us07394059289
Email Jo
Jo supports churches across the diocese in developing their work with children and families, including the nurturing of faith in the home and school-parish relationships.

Barrie Voyce

Barrie Voyce

Senior Youth Connector
Call us07359 068672
Email Barrie
Barrie leads a growing network of deanery youth connectors, enabling and equipping effective youth ministry across the diocese.

Amy Todd

Youth Connector for North Deaneries
Email Amy

Andy Macauly

Youth Connector for Cheltenham
Email Andy

Key resources:

Intergenerational church community
Growing Together – resources and teaching 
Prayers – general, themed and seasonal
Baptism – Good practices & national resources
Ideas & activities – General and themed content
Ministry – Resources
Events for Children and Families

We offer advice and ideas so that every church can be a hospitable church in which young people, children and families feel welcome either as regular congregation members or occasional visitors.

We wish to help and support you as you serve God and serve young people, children and families in your parish. Termly, we hold a forums gatherings open to anyone working with children and families, and for those involved in youth ministry. On this website you will find various ideas and resources.

Please get in touch if we can help you.

Connected – a Christian podcast for young people in Gloucestershire, and beyond….

Join Amy, Barrie and Vicky as they discus some of life’s big topics, explore how a faith in Jesus can help navigate your journey, meet some amazing Christians living everyday faith, and talk about kitchen utensils.

Connected is available twice a month from wherever you get your pods, follow us on Instagram to find out more, or listen below.