Join us in our mission

There are so many ways for you to get involved with the Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team. If you are a young person we have a whole host of different events for you, from evenings of music and prayer to international Pilgrimages. We also have plenty of support and resources for Parish Youth Leaders, Clergy and for those who work within Schools. check out some of the things you could get involved in below. 

Be part of something bigger than yourself


Each year Shrewsbury Diocese travels Lourdes, France on pilgrimage, taking many young people along with them in their own groups. Young people are encouraged to volunteer as part of the ‘Hospitality’ who endeavour to ensure that every member of the diocesan pilgrimage community is given the opportunity to fully experience Lourdes, and to be a part of the services and processions that make up the pilgrims’ day. Serving the VIP’s (our sick pilgrims) is a great privilege and tasks include helping on the hospital ward, transporting pilgrims in wheelchairs, participating in the masses; in general being a welcoming, polite, gentle, patient and listening friend to the pilgrims.

Get in touch with us or ask your parish priest for your nearest Lourdes group if you would like to be part of this incredible experience.



Do you have a passion for music and worship? Play an instrument or sing? Or maybe a gift as a sound & lighting technician? Or even a talent in audio-visual programming? Well we need you! We have lots of events where we need your help to form larger worship bands, to be our sound or lighting engineers and to design innovative and creative audio visual displays. Contact us to get involved!



Do you have a talent for writing? Maybe you are a budding musician or videographer? We want this website to be a collaborative place where you can share YOUR STORY!If you have any ideas for different projects and topics we can include on this website then please get in touch.



All of our patron saints knew that prayer is the key to success. Our work here at the Shrewsbury Youth Mission Office simply isn’t possible without all of our wonderful supporters who prayer for us!

This is possibly the most significant way you can get involved. So if you would like to commit to regularly praying for us, let us know!

This could be offering a weekly decade of the rosary for the team, praying for the young people we will encounter, having mass offered for all those we witness to, or simply saying a heartfelt prayer for the young people of your parish.



Caritas Shrewsbury is the social and community work agency of our Diocese working with children and families. Their work in a whole variety of ways from Family Support and School Projects to counselling. They have some Community Hubs where groups come together for support, Drop in advice and Health and Education Programmes. Their charity also works with refugees. They are always on the lookout for great fundraising ideas, including the Good Shepherd Appeal, and also volunteers. For more information about becoming a volunteer contact us, or visit their website.



You can find us online, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. See what we’re up to, stay in touch and be inspired in your faith.


If you have any ideas of what you would like to see on our pages, get in touch with us!



The best way to become a youth leader is to talk to your Parish Priest about starting up a youth project. We have lots of training opportunities, resources and can even come to visit your Parish to support your initial steps, including the logistical aspects like Safeguarding, Risk assessments. It might be a good idea to chat to some other Youth Leaders from across the Diocese, we can help put you in touch with other groups.

We are committed to help young adults becoming the Youth Leaders of tomorrow…watch this space for special programmes about Leadership and Discipleship.



The CYMFED Faith in Action award scheme is a great opportunity to encourage and inspire young people to get more involved in the community and in local Parishes. It also looks great on your CV!

The CYMFED Faith in Action website is full of great information about the award. Check it out here.

Why have a Catholic award scheme?

  • To celebrate the faith journey of young people
  • To celebrate what already happens
  • To encourage tangible living faith in the ‘real world’
  • To strengthen links between individuals, communities and organisations
  • To explore the universal call to holiness
  • To work for the Good News and the common good

Schools who wish to participate must contact the Youth Office at, why not speak to your Lay Chaplain or Head of RE if you are interested.


SYMT’s Guide to the Faith in Action Awards in the Diocese of Shrewsbury here





A Confirmation retreat day that has been specially designed by SYMT for use in the Diocese. The SYMT will deliver an engaging day for your Confirmation candidates all leading up to the celebration of Holy Mass. Email us for more info.


Parish of St Michael and All Angels
New Hey Road, Birkenhead
Wirral, CH49 5LE