Youth Ministry in the Diocese is alive and well.  The last few months has seen huge creativity in the use of various online platforms (as well as phone, text and postcards) to connect with and support young people. This link leads to lots of ideas, sites and resources that we have come across.

If you have questions about Youth Ministry in Lockdown and as some restrictions are lifted, then please be in touch with the Youth Adviser, Ian Macdonald ( or Pioneer Youth Minister, Olly Shaw (

The last two years have seen a huge amount of work, experimentation and listening in order to develop a framework for Children, Young People and Family Ministry in the Diocese of Oxford:

This report, and the supporting resources and webinars are now live on their own pages.  Please click here to find out more.


To sign up to the Youth Ministry e-mailing, please click here.


Ian Macdonald has been the youth adviser for the Diocese since June 2003 and Ian-MacDonaldbrings with him 30+ years experience of working with teenagers.  He is a professionally qualified youth worker, a licensed youth minister and holds a number of qualifications in outdoor education.


The Diocesan Youth Weekend, Yellow Braces 2021  –  Hill End Residential Centre – 9th-11th July.  To register your interest in attending please email 01865 208252


Find out more and check out pictures from Yellow Braces 2019 here. 




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