youth leaders

In Blackburn Diocese we have a wealth of experienced, wonderful and dedicated individuals and teams working with and ministering to young people across Lancashire. We want to offer the best possible support for both those in volunteer or paid roles working with young people. Throughout the year we seek to offer different training opportunities. Ben, our youth adviser, is available to chat through anything, offering support and guidance in your specific context.

One of the ways that we seek to do this is through a monthly Youth Leader & Worker meeting opportunity. These vary between ‘coffee drop-ins’ and ‘evenings’. The aim of these opportunities are to give youth leaders and workers a forum in which to meet each other, share ideas and good practice, hear about resources to support your work with young people, and at the evening events receive some training. The dates for these over the coming years are:

October: Evening

7-9pm on Thursday 19th October 2017

6 Kingfisher Crescent, Low Moor, Clitheroe, BB7 2QS

Our visiting inputter that evening will be Lynn McCann. Lynn’s area of expertise is in the area of working with young people and children who have specific needs and disabilities, and working with churches to increase the accessibility of their youth work and worship to include everyone.


November: Coffee Drop-in

Midday-2pm on Monday 13th November 2017

Costa Coffee in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, PR7 7EL


December: Evening

7-9pm on Tuesday 5th December 2017

Church of the Ascension in Torrisholme, LA4 6RH

Our visiting inputter that evening will be…


January: Coffee Drop-in

1-3pm on Thursday 11th January 2018

Starbucks, Fleetwood Road, Preston, PR4 3HE


February: Evening

7-9pm on Thursday 15th February 2018

In or near Fulwood/Broughton

Our visiting inputter that evening will be…


March: Coffee Drop-in

10am-Midday on Tuesday 13th March 2018

Atkinson’s Coffee Priory Hall, 12 China St, Lancaster, LA1 1EX


April: Evening

7-9pm on Wednesday 18th April 2018

In or near Whittle-le-Wood

Our visiting inputter that evening will be…


May: Coffee Drop-in

2-4pm on Monday 14th May 2018

About Coffee, 26 Church St, Colne, BB8 0LG


June: Evening

7-9pm on Thursday 14th June 2018

In or near Kirkham

Our visiting inputter that evening will be…


July: Coffee Drop-in

1-3pm on Wednesday 4th July 2018

Starbucks, Bluebell Way, Preston, PR2 5PZ