Children & Youth Ministries

Children & Youth Ministries

There are a number of different ministries operating for youth and children in the Diocese of New Westminster; and you can find information about all of them in these pages.

Many individual parishes operate ministries among young people. There are also groups operating ministries which are open to all youth in the diocese, such as Camp Artaban, Sorrento Centre and the British Columbia and Yukon Anglican Youth Movement.

Diocesan wide initiatives and events are coordinated by the Diocesan Youth Movement, a unit formed by youth and youth leaders from around the Lower Mainland. The DYM organize diocesan wide youth initiatives and opportunities for training and equipping youth leaders.

Caitlin Reilley Beck, Diocesan Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator, supports and extends youth ministry throughout the diocese. As well as telling you more about any of the ministries and resources on this site, she can help to assist you with ministering among young people in whichever context you’re involved in.

604 684 6306 ext. 225, 



Maundy Thursday Sleepover 2017

Maundy Thursday evening this year, a group of young people from different parishes in the diocese gathered with their youth ministers at the Cathedral. Together with the wider community they participated in the... Read More


Youth Transforming Unjust Structures of Society for Women and Girls

For two weeks each year around International Women’s Day on March 8th, thousands of delegates from governments and civil society gather at the United Nations in New York City for the annual Commission on the Status... Read More


Reflections on a "Wizard's" Youth Retreat

I must admit - I love being around young people and basking in their enthusiasm and fresh perspectives on Christian commitment. As one of the diocesan clergy group available to support our teens and... Read More


Help Us Get to the UN

A group of 12 Anglican young people are raising money to go towards their trip to the UN Commission on the Status of Women this March in New York City. As a part of their fundraising, they have put together a... Read More