Meet the CYP Team

We are here to support you  and your church or school in your ministry with children and young people. 

We believe that discipleship is possible at any age; that all ages can worship in intergenerational settings; that the value of our worship is not defined or constrained by how much we know about God but rather by simply knowing God. We believe that it is possible for children and young people to be full members, integral in the life of our churches as long as we are willing to let go of the obstacles that prevent them from engaging with us.

We work across four broad areas of mission and ministry with children and young people: 

Download our Guidance for Local Children's and Young People's Ministry Teams here.

Browse the links on the right hand side of this page for resources and guidance for working with children and young people. 

Can't find what you're looking for? Get in touch with the team

Our team have a range of specialist skills and experience and are here to support you in your mission and ministry with children and young people - whether that's at home, school or church. The whole team can be contacted via Diocesan House on 01227 459401 or using the email addresses below. 

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Quentin Roper

Director of Education

Leads strategic work with children, young people and schools. Board member of the MAT and Senior Executive for the Umbrella Trust (DCACL).

Email Quentin

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Rebecca Swansbury

Acting Deputy Director of Education

Leadership development, training and support, governance and SIAMS.

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Andrew Collie

Schools Officer (Organisation and Estates)

Email Andrew

Natalie Ralph

Schools Officer - Christian Character

RE, Collective worship and Christian distinctiveness.

Email Natalie

Ben Hatfield

Children and Young People’s Ministry Adviser

Supporting the development of Children and Young Peoples' ministry in Church, school and at home.

Email Ben

Sarah Buchan

Lead Administrator

Email Sarah

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