The Anglican Youth Fellowship (AYF) is the most active youth organisation throughout the Diocese. Originally called the Anglican Young People’s Association (AYPA) its name was changed to allow persons who were not Anglicans to also participate. Members are between 12 and 25 years old.
The motto of the AYF is “For Christ and His Church” and its operation is guided by a constitution. The AYF has nurtured and produced many leaders in the Anglican Church and our country. It facilitates youth-led ventures which provide members with the opportunity to grow and develop as Christians, as they engage in Bible Study, Christian Outreach, Creative Worship and Social Interaction.
A National Council, which is nominated and elected annually, is responsible for promoting the development of new groups and it organizes several events to help achieve this goal. These include an annual Bible Quiz, Sport’s Day and Spiritual Retreat.
Traditionally held on the third Saturday in November, the annual Youth Rally is a landmark and eagerly anticipated event. It brings youth and young adults from across the Diocese together for a day of worship, fellowship, and Christian teaching, as well as a variety of competitions which provides added spice to the event.
A Diocesan Youth Rally is organized every three years and it allows participants to make and renew friendships with their peers from different parts of the island. This year, the Diocesan Rally was held in July to coincide with the Opening Service for the Provincial Youth Gathering which was hosted in this Diocese. It was a day that will long be remembered.
National Council Executive 2016 <<Click here