CAYP came out of the larger Teign Valley Youth Project (CoE) which ran 2006 - 2010.
CAYP is run by a Management Group consisting mainly of members of Chudleigh Parish Church and reps from Chudleigh Knighton CoE and Chudleigh Baptist.
We want to see the work of Jon and his predecessors built on and developed and expanded into work with younger children and Family Work, whilst continuing to equip trainees for their future ministries.
Structure & Vision
YOUTH WORK: To be concerned for helping young people enter the Kingdom of God;
to continue established work but to be alert to new opportunities to reflect Jesus to the young people of the area;
to reach out to more young people with the Gospel;
to serve young people;
to challenge young people with the Gospel;
to equip, empower and disciple young people;
to build relationship between the churches and young people;
to identify and train young leaders;
to keep churches informed of the work;
to work with parishioners/church members/parents/clergy
to support and be a part of the work of Chudleigh Youth Centre.
FAMILY & CHILDREN'S WORK:
This is a new position and we seek to build upon present work with families in our monthly Messy Church (100+ people attend on Saturday afternoons), Toddler Group (each Tue am), in baptism follow-up and with 2 supportive Church of England Primary Schools.
Our goal is to bring more people to faith, build others stronger in their faith, help them to grow in the life of the church and to support families with the challenges they face.
Near Dartmoor, and near the sea (Teignmouth, Dawlish).
Chudleigh: small town (pop. approx. 5000) near the A38, Newton Abbot 5 miles, Bovey Tracey 5 miles, Exeter 12 miles. Churches: parish church (CoE), Baptist Church, small RC congregation.
Chudleigh Knighton: small village (pop. approx. 1000) on the other side of the A38 from Chudleigh, Newton Abbot 5 miles, Bovey Tracey 4 miles, Exeter 12 miles. Small CoE church.
Both are in the catchment area of Teign School, Kingsteignton (11 - 18 comprehensive). Some Chudleigh young people, however, attend school elsewhere (eg. Ashburton, Exeter, Torquay)
2 Church of England Primary Schools in Chudleigh & Chudleigh Knighton.
The project is on an exciting journey.
Over the last year our vision has changed and formed to meet the current needs of the children and young people in our area.
We have established great relationships with the local schools and are fully involved in the school life through things like clubs and assemblies. We also doing some work with KS3 at the moment but are hoping to expand on that more.
One of the big things on our agenda for next year is the start of our holiday clubs, which will feed into our existing project structure and will help us form more relationships with a wider range of children and young people.
Camps like SPREE and Soul Survivor are also a big aspect of our project vision and strategy.