The Provincial Youth Committee (PYC) represents all young people in the Scottish Episcopal Church and oversees events and activities involving young people throughout the year.
The PYC has seats for a Youth Officer and three youth representatives from each diocese: two 12-18 reps and one 18-25 rep. The Provincial Youth Committee provides a safe space for young people to voice their opinions, be heard and have a role within the church. Only the youth reps are voting members.
The PYC is overseen by the Mission Board and led by the Convenor, Rev Tembu Rongong, who is also the Leader of the Provincial Youth Week. The work of the PYC is facilitated by the Provincial Youth Coordinator, Claire Benton-Evans.
The PYC is not responsible for the running of the Youth Week (“Yeek”), which is managed by the Youth Week leadership team: visit www.yeek.scot
For more information about children, young people and families in the Scottish Episcopal Church, visit our webpage here.
Photo: the PYC ran a “Bishop Bagging” competition for young people to take a selfie with every bishop in the SEC. Mia Shanks, youth rep for Brechin Diocese, bagged bishops from three continents at once – pictured here with Bishop Andrew of Brechin, Bishop Betsey of Iowa and Bishop Dalcy of Swaziland.
Watch highlights from the latest Provincial Youth Week here and read the Provincial Youth Newsletter here.
- Like our Facebook page: Scottish Episcopal Church – Provincial Youth Committee
- Follow us on Instagram: @piskyyouth
Provincial Youth Committee Convener, Rev Tembu Rongong firstname.lastname@example.org
Provincial Youth Coordinator, Claire Benton-Evans ClaireBE@scotland.anglican.org
If there are no contact details for your diocese, please get in touch with the Provincial Youth Coordinator.
Aberdeen – Matthew Haigh-Forsyth, youth leader
Argyll & the Isles – Rev Beki Cansdale, Youth Officer email@example.com
Brechin – Claire Benton-Evans, Children & Youth Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Edinburgh – Youth & Children Officer email@example.com (post currently vacant)
Glasgow – Amie Byers, youth leader
Moray, Ross and Caithness – Ley-Anne Haigh-Forsyth, Youth Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane – James Gardner, Youth & Children Officer email@example.com