Good governance is an important part of assuring that Bath Youth for Christ fulfil its mission and charitable aims and that the work we deliver is of the highest quality and that we deliver work that is the best it possibly can be.

Safeguarding children and young people

The safety of children and young people is a priority for Bath Youth for Christ within our work. All staff and volunteers receive training and a copy of our safeguarding policy, this is the Bath Youth for Christ Safeguarding policy. Bath Youth for Christ recruit according the Safer Recruitment guidelines. To read our policy please click on the link below:

Read our Safeguarding Policy here

Read our independent safeguarding audit here.

Read our independent audit of how we involve young people in our work.

Our AGM was held on 19th October 2017 and you can download our annual report here: Annual Report 2016-17 PDF version here

Bath Youth for Christ Trustees

Dan Jones (Chair)

Dan has been involved with Bath Youth for Christ for 16 years now . Starting as a humble volunteer in 1994, Bath Youth for Christ became instrumental in my faith journey and more so changing professions into Christian Youth Work. Dan has been a trustee now for nine years and is the current chair. He is in full time ministry and work for the Anglican Diocese of Bristol as their Youth and Children’s Adviser.

John Lawton (Vice Chair)

John is based in Bath and works at Future Publishing in their International Sales team. John formerly headed up youth work at Hay Hill Baptist church with his wife and has a real passion to see young people establish and grow in a relationship with God. When he’s not selling knitting magazines in Finland John enjoys football, films and spending time with his wife and two sons.

David Chambers (Treasurer)

David is an expert in mobile phone network technology, now working for himself after many years with large multi-national companies. He’s visited many countries throughout the globe but still thinks the UK is the best place to live. He worships at St Saviour’s Larkhall, where he also plays the drums and operates the sound desk.

Louise Cripps

Louise is married to Mark (who used to work with Bath Youth for Christ) and she is currently the Head Teacher at Swainwick Primary School. Louise has been a trustee for over ten years.

Jerry Parr

Jerry is chaplain at St. Mark’s School and Bath Christian Sixth Form. Jerry has been in Bath for over six years, he lives in Peasdown St. John and is married with three children. Jerry can normally be found in the Sanctuary at St. Mark’s School

Paul Little

Family married to Elaine, Sons Jake, Will, Joe and Toby. I was encouraged in my faith by Bath Youth for Christ team during the 80’s. Late 90’s moved to train with Church Army in Sheffield, then to Scotland church planting and working with vulnerable young people and people in addiction. Currently self employed builder and part time working for Urban Saints leading regular short-term mission trips for young people and their leaders to Mexico building houses to keep families together.

Jen Clarke

My name is Jenny Clarke. I live in Bath with my husband and work as a learning support mentor at a school. I am passionate about young people meeting Jesus and seeing them thrive in life. I am excited to be a trustee for Youth for Christ.

Karen Turner

Originally from California, Karen is new to Bath where she lives with her husband and two sons and sometimes joins them at Park Run on Saturday mornings. She has a background in teaching and youth work, but she is loving her new job as a chaplain to university students in Bath.

Bath Youth for Christ Charitable Incorporated Organistion

At our AGM on 15th October 2015 it was agreed that Bath Youth for Christ would move to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Our registered charity number is 1165745. Our new constitution can be downloaded on from the link below. Bath Youth for Christ continues to hold charitable trust status as well and this number remains 1067198. The old charity is now linked to the new CIO.

Constitution for new Charitable Incorporated Organisation

The Objects of the CIO are, for the public benefit:-

  • to advance the Christian faith and to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world and in particular (but without limitation) in Bath and Wiltshire;
  • to promote and encourage Christian evangelisation of young people throughout the world and in particular (but without limitation) in Bath and Wiltshire;
  • to educate, encourage and participate in the emotional, physical and spiritual development of young people throughout the world and in particular (but without limitation) in Bath and Wiltshire;
  • to relieve poverty among young homeless people by the provision of housing, education and training and such other ways in which the charity trustees may from to time to decide; and
  • the advancement of education in (but not limited to) Bath and Wiltshire.