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Justin Welby becomes patron of Christian youth charity

Wed 24 May 2017
By Marcus Jones

The Archbishop of Canterbury has agreed to take on an ambassadorial role with the national Christian youth charity Youthscape.

The Luton-based organisation works with young people of all different faiths on various different key areas of teenage welfare.

It's recent work includes a resource to help teenagers to engage with inappropriate 'sexting' messages, a national conference for youth workers and a card game to help young people to explore the Christian faith.

 

Speaking about his new role, Archbishop Justin said: "I'm delighted to lend my support to this wonderful organisation, which balances a passion for young people's social and emotional welfare with an understanding and concern for their spiritual health. They do tremendous work both locally and nationally."

Youthscape's CEO, Chris Curtis, said: "The Archbishop's decision to become a patron of Youthscape is a huge encouragement to our team, and to everyone involved in working with young people. It's fantastic that our Archbishop continually shows such a strong and heartfelt interest in the social, emotional and spiritual welfare of teenagers, and his patronage of Youthscape is a great expression of that."

The Archbishop has supported the charity in a number of ways in recent years including the commissioning of its new £3 million building - Bute Mills in Luton - at a special service.

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