Serve Christ, Share the Gospel, Support, Equip and Educate

Check out below how you can connect with the Diocesan Youth Team and others working with young people to stay up-to-date with what is going on, ask questions and grow in confidence and gifting.


There is nothing quite like sitting down with like-minded people to share experiences, ideas and to encourage one another. The Youth Team in Blackburn Diocese see it as our privilege and joy to bring together those who are passionate about young people, Jesus and love it when the two meet for a good brew; to share wisdom, ideas and stories, and to uphold each other in prayer.

We run two regular events that seek to enable this to happen, as well as releasing a monthly e-mailing whish is always an interesting read.


Coffee Meet Ups

Share ideas, meet other youth workers and catch up.

Coffee Meet ups are a monthly opportunity to get together. They have been running for over a year now, and they been a wonderful chance to meet other youth workers from around the Diocese, to share, catch up and support each other.

Our Next Meet Up

Tuesday 15 Oct – 10am-12noon (Shaw’s, Blackpool)
Thursday 14 Nov – 10am-12noon (Atkinson’s Hall, Lancaster)
Wednesday 11 Dec – 2-4pm (Costa Coffee, Buckshaw)
Monday 13 Jan – 2-4pm (Exchange Coffee, Blackburn)

Prayer & Worship Night

For a while now we have felt that God is up to something, planning something significant with this generation of young people. As those who would love to see children and teenagers encountering the love of God we felt the best place to start is in prayer and worship. So why not join us as we pray for young people and seek God as to how we best reach & disciple them.

These nights are a great way to connect with each other in prayer.

Our Next Meet Up

All the evenings will run from 6.30-8.30pm with refreshments at the beginning. Exact locations to be confirmed:

Tuesday 8 October | St John's Church, Ellel (LA2 0PW)
Thursday 28 November | St Laurence's Church, Chorley (PR7 1EB)
Wednesday 5 February | Blackburn Cathedral Crypt (BB1 5AA)
Monday 6 April | St Paul's Church, Marton (FY3 9PF)
Wednesday 20 May | St Stephen’s Church, Burnley (BB11 3JA)
Tuesday 14 July | Preston

Chdn & Yth Work Prayer & Worship Night

Connect Mailing

Connect: Mailing is our main way of keeping you up to date with all the latest news, funding links, resources, inspiration and more from the youth team here at Blackburn Board of Education. All are designed to help and guide you in your ministry with young people in your parish. To subscribe click the link below, this will open a separate tab with a sign up form allowing you to select your preferences.​

We send a main round up email once a month (Connect: Mailing) and every other month you can chose whether to receive some extra email which go into detail:

Connect: Resourcing

Connect: Resourcing will guide you through some of the fantastic resources and inspiring links.


Connect: Equipping will highlight some of the brilliant training and events going on around the Diocese and beyond.

Connect Online

Connect with us online in order to keep up to date with all the latest news, be inspired by brand new resources and so much more.