Last weekend, the YCW in England and Wales held its 78th National Council at St Antony's Centre, next door to our HQ in Trafford Park. It was a well attended day, drawing members, Companions and national leaders from across the country.
After prayers and introductions, Amelie from the National Training Team led a training session reviewing the attendees' experiences of the YCW, how they saw their roles within it and their ideas for the future.
There was time to discuss and share in small groups throughout the morning and afternoon, as well as the opportunity to think about how we could plan for the future. In particular, groups were asked to share their ideas for how members can lead within society, the Church, the world of work and amongst other young people.
Following this, the afternoon was centred around the official aspects of the Council itself - approving the accounts and resolutions put before the members. There was also the unanimous vote approving long-serving member, Kate Wilkinson, as the President-elect, who will take over from current President Phil Callaghan in July.
Thank you to all those who attended, sent their best wishes and prayers and above all, continue to spread the work of the YCW in England and Wales throughout the year.