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.

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 children and youth initiatives and opportunities for training and equipping children's and youth leaders.

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 (BCYAYM).

The Rev. Jessica Schaap, Missioner for Christian Formation supports and extends children and 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 support your leadership in Christian formation among young people in whichever context you’re involved in.

[email protected] or 604 684 6306 ext. 225

Children and Youth Ministries Information

Upcoming Events

Queerest and Dearest Camp

August 20 - 24, 2018



2018 "INSPIRE" Conference Report

On February 23 and 24, more than fifty people from the Lutheran, Anglican and United churches, as well as others, gathered at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church for the 3rd annual Inspire Conference. Inspire is a... Read More


DYM – February Retreat – Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

The DYM retreat held February 16-19, 2018, was the 6th annual February Winter Retreat for youth from grades 8 up to age 25 at Sorrento Centre. More than 40 youth and youth leaders gathered to reflect, play, eat,... Read More