Children, Young People and Families team reaches full strength

TeamThree new children and youth leaders have been appointed to the diocese this month bringing the Children, Young People and Families Team up to full strength.

Joining Liz Morton (pictured second left) , the team leader, and Anne Carter (third from left), are Katherine Grasham (far left), Dawn Moore (second on the right) and Graeme Bigg. 

Each of the five team members will be the first point of contact for one of the five Episcopal Areas (see below) and in addition each will offer specialist advice, training and leadership in specific areas from working with under-5s and families to employment of church youth workers.

Team Leader, Liz Morton, who is the first point of contact for the Wakefield Area and oversees training, said she was delighted that the team was now complete: “It’s fabulous. It feels that we now have ‘the technology’, a full team, and we can start working on something really exciting together.”

The team will be based at the Diocesan Office and will be supported by Mission and Ministry Administrator, Charlie Scott. Although the roles are part-time, the team will be available to respond to requests, go out and meet with deaneries, chapters and parishes, running training events across the diocese.

Meet the team

Liz Morton is the team leader, has overall responsibility for training events and is the first point of contact for the Wakefield area. Contact Liz on  0113 3530 237, liz.morton@leeds.anglican.org

Anne Carter is the first point of contact for the Ripon Episcopal Area and will offer training and advice in ministry with families including, under 5’s ministry, baptism and all-age activities.  Contact Anne on 0113 3530 239 anne.carter@leeds.anglican.org

Katherine Grasham  will be the first point of contact for the Bradford area, returning to the area she was brought up. Katherine comes to the diocese after being a parish worker in Southport and her specialism will be in Interfaith and Global links. Contact Katherine on  0113 3530 235 katherine.grasham@leeds.anglican.org

Dawn Moore will be the first point of contact for the Leeds Episcopal Area. Dawn has previously been working in the Sheffield Diocese as part of their Children and Families team and her specialism will be Recruitment and support. Contact Dawn  on 0113 3530 234 dawn.moore@leeds.anglican.org

Graeme Bigg is the first point of contact for Huddersfield EA and previously has worked in the Diocese of Manchester as a children and young people’s worker in Bury. Graeme’s specialism will be in ensuring children and young people are encouragd and able to play a full part in church and diocesan structures as well as the CofE Youth Council. Contact Graeme on 0113 3530 236  graeme.bigg@leeds.anglican.org

Contact the Mission and Ministry Administrator, Charlie Scott on 0113 3530 238,  charlie.scott@leeds.anglican.org

Visit the Children, Young People and Families page here