Research Centre

The CYM Research Centre launched in March 2024, with the aim of drawing together people who are interested and active in research amongst children, family and youth ministries. We are keen to ensure that the work we do strengthens the church, specifically these ministry areas.

If you have any queries, please email Dr Sarah Holmes, sarah.holmes@cym.ac.uk, our Director of Research.

Initial Research Findings

Initial Research Findings

The initial findings of our Taking the Pulse research have been featured in the Church Times. Click here to read the article 'Young are left out of decision making in churches'.

Sarah Holmes - Director of Research

24th May 2024

Online Conference: Celebrating Contemporary Research of UK Ministry with Children & Families

Online Conference: Celebrating Contemporary Research of UK Ministry with Children & Families

Friday 5th July - This inaugural online research conference, hosted by CYM, is for children and family practitioners; ministry leaders; parents/carers; students and researchers. Click here to find out more.

Sarah Holmes - Director of Research

25th March 2024

Our Current Research Project: Taking the Pulse of Ministry

Our Current Research Project: Taking the Pulse of Ministry

As part of our launch of the CYM Research Centre, we will be conducting a significant piece of research commencing Monday 8th April, click here to find out more.

Sarah Holmes - Director of Research

24th March 2024

Webinar: Will Our Children Have Faith in Post Pandemic Times?

Webinar: Will Our Children Have Faith in Post Pandemic Times?

Investigating models of children’s faith formation in a world changed by pandemic experiences. Recorded in May 2024, click here to view the video and find out more information.

Sarah Holmes - Director of Research

23rd March 2024

Join Our Research Network (CYMRN)

Join Our Research Network (CYMRN)

We’d love you to join our CYM Research Network (CYMRN) to keep you up to date about research activity in this area and forthcoming events. Please join our mailing list by clicking here.

Sarah Holmes - Director of Research

22nd March 2024

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