Our Current Work

Throughout lockdown our staff have been busy supporting young people via online groups and mentoring and when permitted re-opening physical groups.

Youth Cafes:
When re-opening youth cafes, due to the need to operate these in a COVID secure manner, they will be slightly different but young people are attending and enjoying them.  So far we have re-opened the physical youth cafes in Thetford and Burston - though these are now closed as part of the national lockdown

More2Life Lunch Clubs:
We are continuing to run online sessions to replace our school lunch groups but are putting plans in place to return to some schools when permitted.

Informal Mentoring:
When permitted we are visiting Diss High School Sixth for on two days per week to offer informal mentoring, supporting students as they manage the current situation around exam results and university choices and providing 1:1 mentoring as needed.

Encounter
Encounter is our termly youth worship event - we have run the past tow of these online, via Zoom, and will continue to do so until restrictions are lifted.

School Work
We are delighted that our staff have been able to support schools by producing a range of pre-recorded assemblies and collective worship for both primary and secondary level.

Let's Pray


As a Christian organisation we believe in the power of prayer, so we have a range of regular prayer events. Signup for our prayer supporters email to be kept up to date with how to get involved.  

To allow for forward planning in the future, here are the dates for these meetings in 2021, as well as the prayer walks we are hoping to do this year (they can also be found on the calendar on our website):

Half-termly Prayer (9:30am):

  • 21st Jan
  • 25th March
  • 22nd April
  • 24th June
  • 16th September
  • 25th Nov

Prayer Walks (3pm):

  • 7th March – Diss
  • 23rd May – Thetford
  • 17th Oct – Harleston

Coalition for Young People

Youth Cafes

BanhamYouth Cafe

BurstonYouth Cafe

Diss Youth Cafe

Thetford Pulse Youth cafe
We run a range of youth cafes in various local churches in our area.

Since opening our first café in Banham it has been an inspiration for others in the area, especially after we appeared on BBC Look East.  Integrate Youth For Christ now run cafes in parish churches in Burston and Banham as well as a youth café at Diss Salvation Army Community Church and another one in The Church of the Nazarene in Thetford (known as Pulse Youth café).

Encounter

Our Encounter online event on 6th March was a huge success. There was a variety of games, music, chat and even an egg challenge thrown in! We were joined by our special guest speaker, Matt Ashpole from Identify Youth Project who spoke with us about how to combat anxiety or worry. Thank you Matt! Our youth band, Eraze did a fantastic job with providing uplifting music and as always our Taskmaster slot gave the opportunity to become engaged with other young people. Two of our young people praised the event saying, 'it was all really good but our favourite bit was the music by Eraze'. Please keep the next Encounter date free - 19th June 2021.

Flourish

'Flourish' is our mental wellbeing huddle specifically for those young people of high school age that may be finding it hard to keep positive. We will explore how young people can not only survive but be able to flourish. Numbers will be limited to 6-8 per group to allow young people to get to know one another and feel comfortable. The first session will start on Friday 26th February at 4.15pm. If this group is already full we have a waiting list for the next group.

Among other things, we will be exploring how to handle anxiety, coping with isolation (and our families!), staying motivated and keeping head strong! All those that complete the six weeks will receive a 'Head Strong' journal full of ways to further improve their wellbeing.

Sign up here

School Lunch Clubs

We run More2Life lunch time clubs in schools where we work with young people to provide a safe haven and somewhere to discuss issues from a Christian perspective.

We currently work in four high schools - Diss High School, Archbishop Sancroft High School, Long Stratton High School and Old Buckenham High School.

Lunchtime clubs provide an opportunity to spend more focused time with some of the young people we meet in our more informal youth cafes, whilst still including lots of games, quizzes and fun!

Contact Us

Integrate Youth for Christ,
Diss Methodist Church,
Victoria Road,
Diss, IP22 4EY
Tel: 01379 309732,
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