Young Parishioners

From the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst:

2024 Christian Leadership Formation programme to any students of Lower Sixth / Year 12 age


The programme offers a Catholic and holistic formation to young people who are motivated to take their faith into the public forum through their future careers. It is a unique programme in the UK, offering students intellectual, spiritual and personal tools to become effective Christian leaders. Bursaries are available for students who cannot fund themselves: only an application is required!


Please do consider personally inviting any young people of eligible age to apply, who you think might benefit from the programme. Priestly support has proven an important route onto the programme for several students thus far.


A poster is attached to display on noticeboards or to share online, and below is a short text which can be used for inclusion in newsletters.


Are you currently in Lower Sixth/Year 12/S5? Are you considering a public-facing career? Do you want to help build a Christian society?


The Christian Leadership Formation programme uniquely offers a combination of stimulating and high-quality intellectual content, spiritual nourishment, personal development, inter-personal skills, team-building and socials in a tightly-knit community experience, with expert academics and professionals. Open to any student who is motivated by their faith and their studies, with bursaries available as needed.


 More information and applications via our new website, and please encourage your parishioners and contacts to follow us on Instagram (@christianleadershipformation) for all the latest updates! 

Christian Leadership Formation Programme




For students in Lower Sixth who are committed to bringing their faith into the public forum, this Catholic programme offers philosophical and theological formation around themes relating to the common good, a framework of prayer and liturgy, besides workshops and team-building activities.


Students applying for the CLF Programme can find all the application forms at forms or queries about the programme should be sent to

Are you:

Over 18?

Interested in working with young people aged 11-18?

Willing to share your faith and experiences?

Wanting to be part of something bigger?


Then a Gap Year with Animate might be for you!


Among many other things we can offer you:



Have a voice and lead other young people



Use your own skills and gifts: art, music, tech, sports; or just simply being yourself


Life Skills

Learn how to live and thrive away from home 



Travel around our own diocese, around the country and take part in pilgrimages outside the country


Individual Growth

Have one-to-one development and take up opportunities for your own individual development that can help with your future career plans


For more information on how a Gap Year with Animate might be what you are looking for please see the Animate You Tube channel (Playlist – Join the Team) or the attached leaflet, or visit / call 01744 740461 / email

Update 20th November 2022


A massive 'Thank You' to all of the young people involved in Mass this Youth Sunday, on the Feast of Christ the King. They did so well and should be very proud of themselves. If any young people want to get involved in our masses, they should talk to Katy Lowrey, John Glynn, Margaret Harrison or Deacon Jim. They can also send us a note to the parish email address  (details to your right) and we will make sure the message gets passed on to the right folk. Well done all! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Youth Worship 2022


On Sunday 20th November (The feast of Christ the King) we will celebrate World Youth Sunday! The theme this year is Rise Up! "Mary arose and went with haste!" This reflects a call to stand up again, together, to find fresh strength and to help others to rise up too. It reminds us that as young people we must commit again to use the energy, gifts, talents we have in new ways.


Read the note below from Canon PJ Smith, the Chair of CyMFED, who are preparing the materials for parishes for this Sunday.


Please contact Katy Lowrey if you wish to participate in our celebrations.

"Girl Got Faith is a social media platform that believes leading a faith filled life doesnt have to be boring or full of rules, but it is something that can completely change your life for the better as you enjoy everything the God has in store for you."

Check out some of their worship on their Instagram!

"Three Ways We can Worship Today!

By Hillsong Creative

Our message has always been clear; true worship has never been confined to twenty minutes of singing on a Sunday. I’ve been a worship pastor for the majority of my adult life and in all of these years of leading and equipping others to lead corporate worship in our many weekend services, this theme has consistently held true:

Worship is a lifestyle.

Because of this I feel confident to say that our need as Christians to worship our God, in spirit and truth, is as real right now as it ever has been and as it ever will be.  When we finally return to worship together again, worship is still a lifestyle.

Worship, in addition to being an act of obedience, puts everything in creation in the perspective which God intended it to be. As we often say, whatever our circumstance may be, choosing to worship takes our eyes off of our problems and onto Jesus. In a world full of uncertainty, worship pushes our attention past our questions and fixates our hearts on the One who holds the answers.

With that in mind I want to encourage you to do three things as an act of worship today":....

Read the rest of the article here!