Getting a community youth bus project back on the road

Following the announcement that Reality Youth Project in Leicestershire closed earlier this summer, we are delighted to announce that we are able to give new life to part of the legacy of the project.


Whilst a replacement vehicle has to be found because the former Reality bus itself is beyond repair, the Diocese of Leicester is keen to get a bus-based project, reaching out to young people in their communities, back on the road as soon as possible.


Following recruitment adverts, interviews for a full-time Bus Manager will be underway soon.


We have been successful in securing funds for this project and will not be drawing from churches’ parish contributions to support this work.


When Reality Leicestershire announced its closure, Bishop Martyn said: “The importance of youth work cannot be underestimated and Reality’s achievement over the past 14 years will continue to be recognised by those who have worked alongside them.


“We are actively looking at ways of carrying on a bus ministry in the diocese and ensuring a good transition for all those parishes who have been linked with Reality so that we can build on the valuable legacy they leave.”


Mike Kelly, Youth Ministry Officer for the diocese, said: “We’re really excited that we are going to be getting a youth bus ministry back into the community and looking forward to supporting more young people and sharing our everyday faith with them.”


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