Projects

Schools Work

We deliver focused programmes that supports the RE curriculum and raises young people’s understanding of Christianity across schools in Norwich…
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Music & Media

We use a variety of music and media forms to engage with young people, allowing them to express their talents…
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Partnership

We want to work effectively with other organisations and churches to engage with more young people. Whether it’s a formalised partnership…
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Resourcing Others

We provide a range of resources for young people and churches to help them grow their outreach and their faith.
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Meet the Team

Nick Blanch

Director
Nick leads the overall direction, vision and strategy of NYFC, while managing his excellent staff! Nick is a speaker, dreamer, writer of silly scripts and makes a good cup of tea. He doesn't like coffee, so his coffee making skills are pathetic.

Sarah Ballard

Music Youth Worker
Sarah is responsible for our mobile recording studio, Tracks. Sarah also runs music groups in schools, mentors young people and works with Ben on our music youth group, The Jam. Sarah has a background in community choirs and loves seeing how God uses music in others lives. She is also our master baker - very handy at birthdays!

Fliss Jones

Office Manager
Part of the dyanmic duo that oversee all things administration and keep all the youth workers in good order. Fliss has been a part of NYFC since the dawn of time and yet still looks young! She is a passionate worship leader with a strong pastoral spirit and an obsessive love for hygiene.

Ben Lawrence

Media Youthworker
Ben is our media mogul and is responsible for our YouTube projects, design work and oversee's our band 'Storehouse'. he also works with Sarah on our music youth group, The Jam. Ben enjoys throwing crazy ideas at Nick and sitting in coffee shops to 'people watch'. Yes, that is an actual pastime and we all think it's a bit weird.

Emmi Ward

Youthworker - Poringland & Bramerton
Emmi runs youth cafes across Poringland and Brundall, mentors young people and does a bit of detached work too. A former art student, she is quirky, fun and an avid board gamer!

Abi Walter-Browne

Student Youthworker (Taverham Evangelical Church)
Abi is currently studying youthwork at Moorlands Theological College. Her placement is with Taverham Evangelical Church, overseen by NYFC. Abi is involved in all aspects of the church's youth group and will be developing links in the community. A positive thinker, organised and reliable, Abi is always willing to have a go at anything including experimenting with her hair styles!

Gemma Stapleford

Student Youthworker - Meadow Way Chapel, Hellesdon
Gemma is a student youthworker with her placement at Meadow Way Chapel and overseen by NYFC. Gemma is involved in all aspects of the church's youth group and runs a weekly lunchclub at Hellesdon High School. She is talented in art and sport and loves to bring a sense of fun to the team by being a banter queen.

Archie Horrox

Sound Engineer / Youthworker
Archie is part of our Tracks project, as a fully qualified sound engineer. He does all our mixing and mastering as well as engaging with young people and helping them to understand sound engineering. Archie likes wearing skinny jeans, listening to music (obviously!) and having hair like Justin Bieber.

Sarah is in Birmingham starting a 3rd year of mentoring and business development with The Lions today. ... See MoreSee Less

A frosty early start for Sarah this morning as she heads to Birmingham for her first year 3 board meeting with the Lions.

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We love Encounter! Next one on the 24th November with special guest Grace Wheeler, national YFC evangelist! Plus Storehouse band, crazy games and the Cafe! ... See MoreSee Less

Encounter November 2017

November 24, 2017, 7:00pm - November 24, 2017, 10:00pm

Encounter is back on 24th November! This term we have national YFC evangelist Grace Wheeler visiting us plus the Storehouse band, the usual silly games and the cafe!!!

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Tracks is currently working with a group at Eaton Hall Specialist Academy writing and recording a song and making a music video based on the theme "What is life like for you". ... See MoreSee Less

We had a great session at Eaton Hall Specialist Academy today. The group started writing their song lyrics.

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Sarah is in Birmingham starting a 3rd year of mentoring and business development with The Lions today. https://t.co/0DARs8uVRP
Norwich YFC @norwichyfc
We love Encounter! Next one on the 24th November with special guest Grace Wheeler, national YFC evangelist! Plus... https://t.co/wAiQemL5Vh
Norwich YFC @norwichyfc
Tracks is currently working with a group at Eaton Hall Specialist Academy writing and recording a song and making... https://t.co/aXjvi5esIV