I am Michael. It is a pleasure to be part of SYMT. I joined the team from a background of youth ministry with Just Youth in Manchester as well as many years of youth ministry in South Africa and Nigeria. Working with young people and being part of retreats have always been something that I hold close to my heart. I have a strong influence from the Taize community in France and the wonderful work that they do especially their music.

I love singing and listening to classical and pop music in general. I also love a good movie time. Christmas happens to be my favourite time of the year as I love a cheerful season.

One of my favourite bible verses is John 21:17

“Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you”

This passage reminds me that all my heart lies open to God and I am open to wherever God wants to lead me to. This open heart would help me to love everything, and everyone made by God.

World Youth Day – Lisbon 2023

World Youth Day 2023

Join the Diocese


Lisbon – Portugal

31st July – 7th August

Limited Places Available

Age 18-35

£1200 – All inclusive


Fundraising and grant opportunities will be available


Price includes – Flights, Hotel, Food, T-shirts, day trip to Fatima, Full WYD registration, preparation events and mass with the Pope.



Want to apply?

email: Youth@dioceseofshrewsbury.org


World Youth Day Flyer

Flame 2023

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