Archdiocesan Young Church Ministries

Archdiocesan Young Church Ministries is a coordination, formation and information hub for young people and those ministering with them. We’d love to hear from you – visit our Facebook page and be in touch. These are some of our activities:

Young Church Ministries Archdiocese of Wellington

SEEK is our annual discernment and vocations event. An opportunity for young adults to explore different vocations as young Catholics. Join us for SEEK 2021 on Sunday 14th November, 10am to 5pm at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay. The day will conclude at 5pm with our final Young Church Mass with Archbishop Paul Martin.


We would like to invite you to join us in the cafeteria at the Catholic Centre for light snacks before kicking off the network gathering at 7pm.

This is a chance for us all to check in with each other, share our ‘upcoming events’, and generally have great conversations! We will also unpack what this year will look like for each of us. See you there!!!


Young Catholic Leader – was held from the 10th – 14th December 2020 at Forest Lakes Camp, Otaki.


On Campus – Berrigan House: Young Church house of hospitality in the Catholic Worker tradition.
All always welcome!
Address: 4 Kelburn Parade, Wellington.


Life Teen local – St Anne’s Church (Wgtn Sth Parish), @lifeteenwellington

Life Teen national – Camp and Convention – https://lifeteen.nz/


Young Church Ministries Archdiocese of Wellington

World Youth Day – Managing participation of young people from the Archdiocese.


Bishops Council for Young People – Contact Young Church at youth@wn.catholic.org.nz

Challenge 2000 – helping young people. https://www.challenge2000.org.nz/

Young Vinnies https://www.facebook.com/VinniesWellington

Come and join the Young Church community as we celebrate our Archdiocesan Young Church Mass hosted by Te Awakairangi Parish and St Bernard’s and Sacred Heart Colleges. Save the date!


Young Church Ministries Archdiocese of Wellington
Introducing: Archdiocesan Young Church Tuākana: College Youth Ministers 
The Church Mission team welcomes Jacob Madigan, Teariki Akavi, and Sophia Nunns-Smith and welcomes back Teresa Rayner and John Richards who join our team for 2021 out in five of our Catholic colleges. Since January they have been working with students in St Patrick’s Town, Bishop Viard, Chanel, St Catherine’s, and St Bernard’s Colleges (respectively). We’re excited for this young crew as they accompany students in their colleges acting as witnesses to the relevance and value of the Catholic Christian faith today. 

BE A YC Tuākana!
An exciting opportunity in 2022!
Part-time College Youth Ministers (YC Tuākana) with college students in 2022.

Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/WsVDBVrySMwEHwPV8


Young Church Ministries Archdiocese of Wellington
In July 2020 representatives from all over the Archdiocese gathered for our Shaping the Mission consultation event. On Friday night Isabella McCafferty and Rhegan Tu’akoi spoke to the realities facing both young people and the Church as a whole. Their presentations were dynamic and entirely relevant to our present context. On Saturday we checked in with our progress as a diocese in terms of our engagement with the young church, reflecting on the Synod outcomes from 2017. We also had the chance to critically engage with each other’s miniseries; learning about the different contexts we operate in and offering support and advice.
All in all it was a wonderful opportunity to gather, post-lockdown, and we look forward to seeing what unfolds in the months to come.


Archdiocesan Youth Ministries Team

Write to us: youth@wn.catholic.org.nz

Chris Duthie-Jung: Director, Church Mission

Being involved in contemporary mission ministry in our local Church is both challenging and immensely rewarding.

I come to this role as a husband, a father and a pastoral theologian. Being part of my own family’s faith journey has taught me the necessity of connecting the theological with everyday life. This is our mission and it applies equally well for my Church Mission team wherever we are working – in family and young church ministry, parish leadership support and formation, marriage ministry or adult faith formation.

I personally bring to my work a passion for tomorrow’s Church. Everything we do today impacts on how and who we will be as Gospel people in the years ahead. Please do contact me or anyone on the Church Mission team to see how we can assist your faith community in becoming more effective as Catholic Christians together in a new era.

Young Church Ministries Archdiocese of Wellington

To contact Chris:
04 496 1759   021 0230 5149 
c.duthie-jung@wn.catholic.org.nz