The Chaplain is Revd. Peter Barnes and has been at the Centre since November 2011 and is also Rector of the Parishes of St. John's-in-the-Vale, St. Mary's Threlkeld and Wythburn.
The Chaplain is ready to help and willing to assist in the planning of your programme. Parties are particularly invited to join with Parishioners in the worship on Sundays. The Sunday Service takes place at 11.00am, and the Chaplain is very happy to adapt the service and introduce themes that have been used with the group. We particularly like to involve the group or some of its members in the service.
Groups using the centre may wish to use St. John's-in-the-Vale Church for worship, prayer, silence and meditation, please have a word with the Chaplain.
The Chaplain likes to meet members of the Group. He is willing to lead discussions or help with the planning of an Act of Worship or other activities. He can talk about the Centre or show a short slide programme on the Centre.
Responsibilities of Leaders
An adequate number of competent Adult leaders must come with the Group to supervise young people whether in the building or in the area surrounding the Centre and to comply with the Children Act 1989 and the government guidelines outlined in 'Safe from Harm' and other relevant legislation.
The Youth Centre upholds the Code of Practice for Work amongst Children and Young People produced by the Carlisle Diocese.
It is a condition of booking that groups EITHER use their own policy OR agree to abide by the centre's policy. Where there are mixed groups using the Centre there must be female leaders present. Careful consideration should be given to the ratios of leaders to children and the appropriate arrangements for the sleeping accommodation made.
It is a condition of booking that Third Party insurance cover is obtained to meet any possible liability arising from accidents to members or caused by members of the party, which arises due to the negligence of the Group or organisation. Groups may wish to consider personal accident cover for members of their party.