Ignite, our diocese’s Youth Mission Team is opening up to new team members, who would like to spend gap year or half-year inspiring young people with the Gospel, as well as growing in their own faith.

The Ignite Team travels around the diocese supporting parishes in their ministry to young people by running retreats, interactive sessions, youth Masses and other events for children and young people to encourage them in their faith. This includes visits to youth groups, Confirmation groups and First Holy Communion classes.

They also work in schools, both primary and secondary, whether they have a faith-based ethos or not, and run retreats, assemblies, RE or RS Classes and school missions. All of these are designed to explore aspects of Catholic Christianity in a vibrant and informed way, using interactive presentations, music and personal testimony. All members of the team are practising Catholics with a passion for discussing their faith with others.

In addition, the Ignite Team run local events for young people as well as supporting the Director of the Youth Service in the running of Diocesan youth events, such as the Ignite Festival and the Candlelight Christmas Mass. The team also produce online content for young people on social media and on YouTube.

If you are…

  • aged 18 – 35
  • are in between jobs, or have recently left school college, or university
  • want to do something different in life
  • or thinking about the priesthood or religious life, and would like to spend time in mission and prayer as part of discernment

…take a look at the Ignite website for more information, and for downloadable application forms.

Full time positions available from:

  • September 2021 or September 2022 for 12 months
  • January 2022 or January 2023 for 6 months

Accommodation, food, and an allowance are provided.

email igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk

visit rcdea.org.uk/youth/igniteteam