A Place for Young People

Christ Church Cathedral offers a comprehensive program for children through which we work to build relationships with them and strengthen their relationships with each other as they journey deeper and deeper into the mystery and love of God.

During COVID-19, there are a number of ways for young people and families to stay connected.

Pastoral Care

Parents and young people are invited to connect with a member of the Cathedral clergy for pastoral support.

Clergy are available to check in with you, to pray with you, and to connect you with the supports you need at this time in your life, and the life of your family.

If you have not yet been connected with a member of the Clergy, please contact Cathedral Vicar, the Rev. Helen Dunn by clicking the button below.

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Vision for Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

In the spring of 2017, following consultations with children, youth, families and the wider congregation, a vision for the CYFM was developed.

The vision for Children’s Youth and Family ministries (CYFM) at the Cathedral is grounded in the wider Cathedral ethos represented by the "Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds" motto. Our aim is to help children and youth embrace those values in age-appropriate ways, and grow into that more deeply over time.

Full Members of the Community

The core of our vision is to help children and youth to know they are full members of the community, and grow in Christian faith and relationships with others through:

  • open and affirming education, grounded in scripture, tradition, reason, and experience
  • intelligent discourse that can encompass a broad spectrum of ideas
  • developing their capacity for informed reflection
  • acts of compassion
  • opportunities for service within and beyond the community
  • understanding of justice
  • exposure to and engagement with the arts (including music)
  • participation in meaningful worship.
  • opportunities for play