Family, Children and Youth

The Diocese of Winchester is passionate about promoting and supporting good work with families, children and young people; we believe that this ministry lies at the heart of the church's mission.

Andy and Pete run training for clergy, lay workers and volunteers, as well as events for children, young people and their families.

For all information on events, ideas and resources please visit our Blog:

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All our previous blog articles are still available as an archive.

Mr Andy Saunders

Children & Families Adviser

Andy supports parishes in their ministry to children and families.  He offers consultancy and training for those engaged in this work and makes them aware of new and appropriate resources.  He works alongside parishes in running events for children and families and plans and delivers children’s events at a Diocesan level.

01962 710972 / 07703 186693

Mr Pete Maidment

Diocesan Youth Officer
Pete provides support, training and resources for those engaged in youth ministry including clergy, employed youth workers and volunteers. He advises parishes in this area of work and in particular encourages understanding of youth culture and the theological foundations of mission to young people. He runs events for those engaged in this work and also events for young people at a Diocesan level.

01962 710971 / 07841 517519



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New Bishop of Basingstoke to be consecrated

The Reverend Canon David Williams will be consecrated by the Most Reverend Justin Welby , the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Winchester Cathedral on Friday 19th September

Winchester Cathedral's Learning Centre Reopened

HM Lord-Lieutenant Open Winchester Cathedral's Refurbished Learning Centre

Odiham resident to cycle over 1000 miles

Steve Brown is raising funds for local church

General Synod votes in favour of women bishops

Statement from the Bishop of Winchester

Eleven new clergy ordained at Winchester Cathedral

New Deacons will serve communities across Hampshire and Dorset

A new Bishop for Basingstoke

Winchester vicar David Williams appointed

St Peter's Church, Ropley

Early on Thursday morning there was a serious fire at St Peter's Church in Ropley.

Funeral and memorial service for Bishop John Baker

Academy Drum Band Performs at Wolvesey

Academy Drum Band Performs at Wolvesey for the Bishop’s Clergy and Readers Supper

Bishop John Austin Baker

It is with deep sorrow that I advise the Right Reverend John Austin Baker died at 6 a.m. this morning, Wednesday 4 June.