Animate was set up as a response to people in the Diocese naming Youth Ministry as one of their top 3 priorities to be addressed. It was decided that the best way to address Youth Ministry in our Diocese was to set up a team of young people who could minister to other young people.
The Animate Team are a group of young people aged between 18 and 25 who offer a year or more of their life to live in community and to work with young people in the Diocese. The team consists of a Director (Fr. Simon Gore), a paid Leadership team, and a group of gap year Volunteers.