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Anglican Children and
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Anglican Children and Youth Ministries Commission

The Church is called to receive, nurture and treasure each child as a gift from God, and to proclaim the Gospel to children and young people in ways that empower them to receive and respond to God’s love.

In the Diocese of Perth, ministry to children and young people is auspiced by the Anglican Children and Youth Ministries Commission (ACYMC), with the strategic purpose to increase the number of young people who identify with Jesus Christ and actively participate in the Anglican Church.

ACYM actively supports clergy and lay leaders in the area of children’s and youth ministry through consultation, resourcing, parish visits, presentations and events.

The vision and direction of ACYM is implemented by Mr Mark Davis, Team Leader, and Ms Cailin Hovell as Events Assistant and overseen by a Management Committee consisting of people currently serving, or experienced, in parish-based children’s and youth ministry, and related ministries school chaplaincy.

This Commission meets bi-monthly at the Wollaston Education Centre. As a standing commission of Synod, the ACYM Commission has been established to:

  • encourage the development of vital worshipping communities where children and young people are integral to the life of the community of believers
  • assist schools, agencies, vital worshipping communities and individuals to introduce children and young people to Jesus, to nurture their relationship with Jesus and to encourage them towards maturity in their faith
  • unify, communicate and deliver children’s and youth ministry in the Diocese of Perth through the Anglican Youth and Children’s Activity Network (AYCAN) family of ministries and offer ministry to Anglican schools
  • work towards implementing objectives identified in any diocesan strategic plans in place from time to time.

The Chair is The Most Reverend Kay Goldsworthy AO.

Management Committee:

  • Mr Christopher Oliver
  • Ms Rachael Kelly
  • Mrs Julie Ward
  • The Reverend Stephen Conway
  • The Reverend Nick Russell
  • The Reverend Linda Pilton
  • The Reverend Michael Stuart

The Anglican Diocese of Perth supports the Children’s Charter developed by the General Synod Children’s Network.

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