The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has resulted in a suspension of Youth Programme face-to-face events, including all our residential weekend events, for safety reasons for the time being.
The decision has been taken to only resume the events when it is considered safe to do so. To assess this, we have adopted the National Youth Agency's 'traffic light' system, also being used by the Scouting movement. We will only be resuming when the readiness level has hit the 'green' status. For more information, and to see the current status, please see their site at: https://nya.org.uk/
The Youth Programme follows the Unitarian ethos that we are all free to explore our own beliefs and views on life. The values of respect, tolerance and compassion towards others are reflected in the activities we offer. The youth leaders aim to create safe spaces where young people can explore their identity and direction in life. Participants are encouraged to celebrate diversity and difference in each other whilst cherishing all that binds people.
The aim is to see young people relaxing, laughing and having fun together. Everybody’s thoughts and opinions join together helping to create a rich and inspiring atmosphere. Activities are open to those who want to join a welcoming and encouraging community. The participants who attend the events weekends include Unitarians and those of other faith traditions and none. Most of the events are held at The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside.
Within congregations, children and young people can take part in the Chalice Award programme.
For more information on the Youth Programme, please email us.
Bursaries and travel grants are available to those in need. Please see the application forms below for further details.