SoulNet arrives in the South West

    Engaging younger generations
    16 September 2015


    For anyone involved in ministry, finding time and space to focus on your relationship with God can sometimes become a diary nightmare.

    Knowing there is a regular gathering that offers worship, teaching or prayer (plus refuge and cake!) can often be a lifesaver, and for those working with children, young people and families in the Diocese, SoulNet is the new kid on the block.

    Those familiar with the youth work scene in Bristol will know the Youth Workers' Forum continues to serves the city well, so when our Youth & Children's Adviser Dan Jones attended the first meeting earlier this year, he was keen to chat to Jo Dolby, one of the members of the planning group for SoulNet SW to ask if there was a need for another gathering?’

    “As the youth workers forum meets three times a year, we wanted to compliment that network and extend an invitation further afield so that youth and children’s leaders had access to a gathering every month," Jo explains.

    “Our heart is to create a culture of depth in youth and children’s ministry. We’re here to refresh, encourage and equip people who are constantly giving out, and provide a sanctuary for them to connect with one another, and provide space for us all to invest in a deeper relationship with Jesus.”

    SoulNet SW meets every second Friday morning of the month, (excluding Youth Workers' Forum meetings) from 10am to 12pm in the new Church Centre at St Michael’s Church Stoke Gifford.

    “Finding the dream location was always going to be difficult but access to the motorway was crucial," says Jo. "As St Michael’s is ten minutes away from the M4, M5 and a 200 metre walk from Parkway Station, we hope that that people will make the journey to be with us.”

    Future dates

      9 October 2015

      November (Youth workers Forum)
      11 December 2015
      8 January 2016

    For more information about SoulNet SW, email Jo Dolby at

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