Exciting times for Danny and Norwich youth

DannyDoranSmithWeb2014 has brought change and lots of new opportunities for Norwich youth project ENYP (Equipping, Nurturing Young People), including the licensing of Danny Doran-Smith as Pioneer Minister and the expansion of the project into the Earlham area of Norwich.

ENYP Director, Danny Doran-Smith [pictured right], has recently been licenced by the Bishop of Norwich as a Lay Pioneer Minister. He along with some of the ENYP team will be developing children's and youth projects, from dance to after school provision, as well as developing fresh expressions of church, which will be focused on the Parish of Earlham.

ENYP will continue to deliver, and expand a variety of creative initiatives in partnership with Churches, schools and other agencies across Norwich in areas such as Heartsease, Thorpe Hamlet, Thorpe St Andrew, Mile Cross, Sprowston, Lakenham and the City centre.

Danny Doran-Smith says: "I am incredibly humbled by the opportunity of being licensed as a Lay Pioneer Minister, whilst continuing my role as Director of ENYP. The Mission-Shaped Church report highlights the need for fresh expressions of church for our changing culture which are established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church. The Pioneer role will be supported by an ENYP team approach, and will be focused on ENYP’s 5 Key Areas of development, which are Children, Young People, School, After School, and Nurture Groups / Fresh Expressions of Church.” 

St Elizabeths The BeaconBelow is some information on the new projects about to start in the Earlham area. Please get in touch with the ENYP team if you would like to know more or if you'd like to be involved. Contact 07599544038 or email Lucie at lfox@enyp.org.uk or Ellie at epayne@enyp.org.uk

  • 180° Kids Club - Running on alternate Monday evenings at St Elizabeth's, this new 180° kids club will be the fourth of its kind across Norwich, providing children with the opportunity to take part in various workshops and group activities. It's open to all those in school years 3 to 6, from 6pm - 7:15pm and each session costs just £1.
  • 180° Kids Club and Download Youth Club - Running back to back on alternate Wednesday nights at St Mary's Church Hall, Hutchinson's Road; 180° (open to those in years 3 to 6 from 6pm - 7:15pm) and Download (for those of High School age from 7:30 - 8:45pm) will give children and young people a programme of fun, fast-moving activities for only £1 a session.
  • ENYPDefenders and Juniorz Dance Off! - Every other Friday the newest of 4 Defenders afterschool clubs will run at St Elizabeth's from 3:30 - 4:45pm. A walking bus from West Earlham Junior School will collect children for the start of the club where they will have the chance to explore the arts, also gaining a 'Discover and Explore' Arts Award accreditation. Children can then stay on for the start of the new Dance Off group 'Juniorz' from 5:15 - 6:15pm. After such success with the 5 dance classes continuing to run East of the city we are excited to be starting a new class in the West. Juniorz will be open to those in school years 3 to 6. For those wanting to come to both clubs and have a snack in between, the cost is £3 per fortnight.
  • St Elizabeth's (The Beacon) will also be open to the community on Wednesdays and Sundays when various fresh expressions of church will provide a space for families, children, younger people and older people alike to get together. Children are welcome to join the crèche (for those under 2), 'Sparklers' group (for those aged 2 to 6) or 'Rockets' (ages 7 to 11) at our all age worship mornings, the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. 'Fuel' will then run on the same Sunday evenings for those of High School age. On the Third Sunday of every month the community are invited to Café Church, and then also to come together for alternative Church on the 5th Sunday.

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