CYM School Chaplaincy

Our Christian Youth & Children's Work in Ipswich

Chaplaincy is the model for our School's Work. We have talked a lot over the years about finding more space and time to be with young people, and in particular building relationships.

As of September 2016, we placed paid staff in a number of schools in Ipswich, providing a dedicated presence in the environment in which the young people spend most of their time. Our Chaplains work in the schools and their surrounding communities to provide spiritual and pastoral support to the young people and members of staff that they meet. They also look to link into the wider community with local churches. We passionately believe that God's vision is to see this sort of work across Ipswich.

Our Chaplains


Northgate High School

Lizzie Beckett

Suffolk ONE 6th Form Centre

Ant Cartwright 

Chantry Academy

Ant Cartwright

St. Alban's Catholic High School

Beth Roberts

Westbridge Academy

Nathan Redmon

St. Margaret's Primary School

Heather Elson

St. John's Primary School

Steph Crossley

St. Matthew's Primary School

Steph Crossley

Simon, our Director, is also part of the Chaplaincy team at the East Anglia Children's Hospice (EACH) in Ipswich

We passionately believe that this change to our work will help to bring further transformation in the lives of children and young people in Ipswich.

If you are involved in a primary or high school and this type of work excites & interests you, please contact Simon.