Chelmsford Cathedral
For Young People

There is plenty for children and young people of all ages to get involved with at Chelmsford Cathedral. You can follow updates from all our groups on the Chelmsford Cathedral Young People Facebook page or the Cathedral’s Youth and Community Instagram account

Junior Church

Children of all ages and their families are welcome to take part in our junior church services, which happen at the same time as our 9.30 Eucharist services every Sunday in term time. There is a full programme of events for Junior Church families including trips out, social events, and an annual trip to the pantomime! For more information, and how to join, please refer to our Junior Church page

Youth Group

We run two youth groups, which meet on Monday evenings. The younger group (for young people in school years 6 to 8) meets from 5.30-7pm, and the older group (for young people in school years 9 to 13) meets from 5.30-8.30pm. The group is open to all faiths and worldviews, and offer diverse programmes including trips out, guest speakers, fun and games, and plenty of time to hang out.


For more information about the youth groups, please contact Tim Leeson, our youth minister: 


Girls between the ages of 11 and 18 can audition to be a part of our girls’ choir, and boys aged 8 and above can do the same to join the boys’ choir. For more information about these, please visit our choirs’ page


We also run a choral scholarship scheme, aimed at gap year or postgrad students. More information the scholarship, and how to apply, can be found here


We are proud partners of the Fourth Chelmsford Guides, Rainbows and Brownies. Girls between the ages of 5 and 7 are welcome to join the Rainbows, Brownies are for 7 to 10 year olds, and Guides are for 10 to 14 year olds, with those aged 14 and older invited to stay on as young volunteers.


Contact details for each group are as follow:





As with Guides, the Cathedral is proud to partner with the 6th Chelmsford Scouts, including Beaver Scouts and Cubs. Boys and girls are welcome to all three sections, with the Beavers aimed at 6 to 8 year olds, Cubs for 8 to 10 year olds, and Scouts for 10 to 14 year olds, with those aged 14 and older encouraged to remain with the group as young volunteers.



















For more information, please see the 6th Chelmsford Scouting Website:


Liturgical Roles

There are also plenty of opportunities for young people to get involved in church services in any number of roles: we are always on the lookout for welcomers, sidespeople, lay assistants, readers, and people to lead prayers. If you’re interested in getting involved in the Cathedral’s worship, please contact our Youth Minister, Tim Leeson:



To find out more please email Tim Leeson our Youth Minister at


To complete registration form, please click here


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