Regions

There are nine different NYC patches spread across Cumbria. Each area has a full or part-time worker, local steering group and volunteers. NYC works in the rural areas, the larger towns, and city of Carlisle as well as through schools and special interest groups.

Click on your local area for full contact information.

Carlisle & Surrounding Villages
Penrith
Windermere, Ambleside and Grange-over-Sands
Barrow-in-Furness
Furness NYC (Ulverston, Coniston, Kirkby, Broughton & Millom)
Solway NYC (Workington, Maryport and Solway Coast)
Whitehaven, Calder and West Coast
Eden (Appleby, Brough and Kirkby Stephen )
Keswick and Cockermouth and Surrounding Area
Brampton, Longtown and Surrounding Areas

Carlisle & Surrounding Villages

Carlisle NYC run (or co-run) several groups across the area, including weekly groups in Raffles, Denton Holme and Stanwix. In the warmer months we also do some detached work in Chances Park, Morton. We work closely with NISCU in running lunch clubs at Richard Rose Morton and Trinity Academy. At Trinity we’ve also had the privilege of working closely with the school chaplain to set up Prayer Spaces in Schools.

Mr Kristian Tjemsland

St Barnabas Rectory
Brookside, Carlisle
07577 473 850

kristian.tjemsland@carlislediocese.org.uk

Support Us

W: https://www.carlislenyc.org.uk/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/carlislenyc

IG: https://www.instagram.com/CarlisleNYC

YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMuwHUyu1QjwGIZSDrHiYLw


Penrith

…is part of the Network Youth Church and helps to run several groups across the area. These include a Youth Club in Greystoke, small groups called WWWW in Calthwaite and Lighthouse in Kirkoswald. We also run a Youth Cafe and a Homework Club at the gathering in Penrith. the gathering cafe is not only sited in a central location within the town but it also the hub town for the area. We do a annual residential weekend and have a growing number of young people join us for a summer festival. The school we are connected with is Ullswater Community College.

Mr Carl Mimmack

Old Folly House
6 Fort Putnam
Greystoke
CA11 0UP

07585 157 670

carl.mimmack@gmail.com

Support Us

W. https://www.ignitepenrith.co.uk/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/IgnitePenrith

IG: https://www.instagram.com/IgnitePenrith


Windermere, Ambleside and Grange-over-Sands

NYC Cartmel Peninsula runs several groups across the area including Ignite Fridays, in Grange Over Sands, cell groups and more recently a community youth club in Flookburgh.  NYC Windermere & Ambleside is involved with several after school groups, and is developing further outreach.   We run a yearly residential and the key schools we are connected with are Cartmel Priory, The Lakes and Flookburgh primary.

Mr Chris Mason

5 Maychells Orchard
Allithwaite
LA11 7PY

0795 639 6576

igniewindermere@hotmail.com

Support Us

W: https://www.ignitenetworkyouthchurch.co.uk/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/windermerenetworkyouthchurch

IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/CE4_4bWnpAS/


Barrow-in-Furness

NYC Barrow runs lots of different groups and clubs across the town.  We have weekly groups in many different areas such as Newbarn, Town Centre and Hindpool, but our many base is in Hawcoat.  We have regular days out and fun throughout the year.

Mr Andy Ward

51 Lesh Lane
Barrow in Furness
LA13 9ED

01229 230833
07462 916820

andysandyward@gmail.com

Support Us

W: https://www.nycbarrow.co.uk

FB: https://www.facebook.com/networkyouthchurchbarrow

IG: https://www.instagram.com/networkyouthchurchbarrow/

YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCetYdbaYyVhSHord4yOizxg/featured


Furness NYC (Ulverston, Coniston, Kirkby, Broughton & Millom)

NYC The Journey supports and helps run several youth groups across the area, including weekly groups in Ulverston, Broughton-in-Furness, Kirkby-in-Furness and Coniston. Once a month we run a youth service called EMPOWER. We do an annual residential in June and take a group to Soul Survivor every year. The key schools we are connected with are Ulverston Victoria High School, John Ruskin School in Coniston and Millom School.

NEW NYC Leader: Ruth Hutchings

Ruth.Hutchings@carlislediocese.org.uk

07917 812528

Support Us

FB: https://www.facebook.com/furnessnyc


Solway NYC (Workington, Maryport and Solway Coast)

Solway NYC runs and supports several groups across the area, including bi weekly groups in Maryport and Workington and we work over 3 mission communities. We do a regular residential in Feb/ March with an average of 40 young people joining us from across various small groups. We run several events, trips and reunions over the year. We work closely with several schools running annual prayers spaces.

Mrs Yvette Ladds

07955 355281

Yvette.Ladds@CarlisleDiocese.org.uk

Support Us

FB: https://www.facebook.com/SolwayNYC


Whitehaven, Calder and West Coast

Our NYC main event is Ignite Friday Night at St Andrew’s Church Mirehouse Whitehaven. This is when we meet and ‘do church’ in ways that make sense to us.  As well as meeting on Friday nights, we go out and about on trips, making use of the huge adventure playground called the Lake District and any indoor activities we can hire a bus to visit.  We connect with several other groups, including Whitehaven Academy Lunch Club,  St Bee’s Youth Club, Shackles Off in Seascale and youth groups at St John’s Church Hensingham.

Mrs Alison Riley

8 Spruce Grove
Whitehaven
CA28 6NP

01946 65451

alidunnuk@yahoo.co.uk

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Eden (Appleby, Brough and Kirkby Stephen, Tebay and surrounding areas)

NYC Eden is a network of youth groups in the rural communities of the Upper Eden Valley. We support the local secondary schools in Appleby and Kirkby Stephen and run out of school youth groups in Tebay, Kirkby Stephen, Morland, Kirkby Thore and Brough. Rachel works part time and works across 2 mission communities. We are currently trying to establish another group in Appleby and start some detached youth work. Each winter we run a residential weekend and in the summer attend a week long national youth festival with other youth groups. If you would like to find out more about what’s happening, how to get involved, donate or volunteer then please drop me an email.

Rachel Milburn

Rachel.Miburn@carlislediocese.org.uk

07920 186673

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Keswick and Cockermouth and Surrounding Area

NYC under the name of Wonder, works with youth groups in Cockermouth, Keswick and surrounding villages. We work with JUMP youth group based in Christ Church Cockermouth, TYGERS in Keswick and Lorton Youth Cafe. In May we launched a Youth Drop-in called Amplify in Cockermouth as a joint project with Kings Church Cockermouth. We are in the proces to start a youth cafe in Bridekirk. We occasionally bring together young people from these groups for a sleepover, Taize Service, Rock Communion and for outdoor adventures.

Currently in Vacancy

kristian.tjemsland@carlislediocese.org.uk

Support Us

W: http://wonderyouthministry.co.uk/index.html

FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/587252427954281/


Brampton, Longtown and Surrounding Areas

NYC runs several groups across the area including a Youth Drop-In, Night Light, Extra and Night Light Juniors. We regularly go into William Howard school, the local secondary school, to support the young people at break times, activities include chatting with them, playing a game of uno, or handing out our weekly quizzes. Once a week we also help run a lunch club in the school with NISCU, where we look at topics from a Christian perspective. NYC run other events throughout the year including trips and a weekend Away for young people.

Network Youth Church
Green Door Centre
Main Street
Brampton
CA8 1RS

Office: 01697742123