Youth Committee

The Provincial Youth Committee is a collection of youth representatives and youth officers with representatives from all seven dioceses. The committee come together to discuss the status of the youth within their diocese, plan provincial youth events and to ensure the voice of the young people is heard.

To ensure our young people are heard meetings are held by two youth representatives that hold the position of chair and secretary of the PYC. All youth representatives hold a voting position to ensure that it is the young people that make decisions about what happens within the province.

The Provincial Youth Committee provides a safe space for young people to voice their opinions, be heard and have a role within the church.


Whether you have one teenager in your church or a team of young people, they all need to know about provincial youth events. Keep an eye on the website for event forms, if you have any queries about any of our events do not hesitate to contact the connected youth officer.


Next Event: ColourFest Sleepover

The ColourFest Sleepover in Edinburgh will involve an amazing opportunity to help design a new mural for outside St John’s Princes St. The mural artist has agreed to work with our young people on designing a mural that expresses what they feel strongly about and want to say to the world. It could be a challenge, a plea, a protest – whatever they decide. It will feature the PYC logo and everyone who contributes to the mural will officially become one of the ‘Artists for Justice and Peace’! Greg the artist will be running a mural workshop at the sleepover and everyone can contribute to the design if they wish. There will be an opportunity for up to 10 volunteers to help Greg
with the actual painting over the two following Saturdays.

2-3 November 2019 at St John’s, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Download Information and Consent Form


The Provincial Youth Committee Autumn 2019 Newsletter can be downloaded here. (File Size: 8.6MB)

Committee Members

NamePositionDioceseEmail AddressDate of Appointment
Eleanor TofieldChairGlasgow & Gallowaypycsecretary@outlook.comChair - June 2019
Claire Benton-EvansPYC
The Rev Tembu RongongConvenorEdinburgh
The Most Rev Mark StrangeCollege of BishopsMoray, Ross & Caithness
VacancyYouth OfficerAberdeen & Orkney
Vacancy12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeAberdeen & Orkney
Vacancy12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeAberdeen & Orkney
Vacancy18 - 25 Youth RepresentativeAberdeen & Orkney
VacancyYouth OfficerArgyll & The Isles
Vacancy12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeArgyll & The Isles
Amelia McFarlane12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeArgyll & The Isles
Vacancy18 - 25 Youth RepresentativeArgyll & The Isles
VacancyYouth OfficerBrechin
12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeBrechin
12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeBrechin
Thalia Chappell18 - 25 Youth RepresentativeBrechin
Claire Benton-EvansYouth
Phoebe Pryce12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeEdinburgh
Freya McLeman12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeEdinburgh
Olivia Smith18 - 25 Youth RepresentativeEdinburgh
Amie ByersYouth OfficerGlasgow &
Tobias Benton-Evans12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeGlasgow & Galloway
Eleanor Tofield12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeGlasgow & Galloway
Kymm Byers18 - 25 Youth RepresentativeGlasgow & Galloway
Ley-Anne ForsythYouth OfficerMoray, Ross &
Meghan Philp12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeMoray, Ross & Caithness
Alex Miller12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeMoray, Ross & Caithness
Rebecca Northover18 - 25 Youth RepresentativeMoray, Ross & Caithness
James GardnerYouth OfficerSt Andrews, Dunkeld &
Mia Shanks12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeSt Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane
Adrian Buxel12 - 18 Youth RepresentativeSt Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane
Rebecca Cromwell18 - 25 Youth RepresentativeSt Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane