International Anglican Youth Network LogoThe International Anglican Youth Network (IAYN) has been a key partner in the life of the Anglican Communion for many years, seeking to act as a link between provincial youth officers and young people from across the Anglican Communion. On a number of occasions, notably in 2004, 1997 and 2007 with the support of other partners, it was possible for us to gather young people together to learn from each other's experiences.

 Welcome Message from the Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council

International Anglican Youth Network - Mission Statement

Our Aims:

    Ministry among Young People
  • To raise the profile of youth ministry in the Anglican Communion.
  • To increase the resourcing of youth ministry.
    Ministry of Young People
  • To create a communion in which young people are strengthened.
  • To develop and support young people in their ministry.
  • To advocate on behalf of young people to ensure participation within the Church.
  • To encourage the inclusion of young people at all levels in the decision-making of the Church.

Collect for Young People

Loving God,
You desire to welcome all your children:
In the beginning you reached out your hand
and brought forth offspring from the earth;
Draw to yourself the young people of our community.
Guide and strengthen them,
to celebrate the joy of life that flows from you,
that in knowing you, they may know life in all its fullness;
Through our eternal saviour,
Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Featured Area: Ending Violence Against Young Women and Girls

The United Nations has declared 12 August 2010 to 11 August 2011 as: The UN Year of Youth. “Our Year. Our Voice.”

The Steering Group of the International Anglican Youth Network (IAYN) wishes to take part in this UN Year of Youth by inviting young Anglicans to begin an in-depth study of a topic addressed by several Networks of the Anglican Communion, numerous Lambeth Conferences and UN Resolutions:  ending violence against young women and girls.

Recent Photographs

IAYN steering group with ACC Youth reps: Sarah Tomlinson (ACC Youth Rep/Scotland), Michael Tamihere (ACC Youth Rep/Aotearoa/NZ), Sabelo Mashwama (outgoing Africa), Insar Gohar (Asia), Samuel Barhoum (Europe and the Middle East), Dessordi Leite (Americas), John Hebenton (Oceania), Peter Ball (Co-Administrator/England), Douglas Fenton (Co-Administrator/United States) 2007 IAYN Meeting, High Leigh Conference Center, Hoddesdon, Herts, England back l to r: Richard Whitmill, Michael Tamihere (ACC), Steven Schwarzrock, Evans Gonya, John Hebenton, Sally Sue, KK Chan middle l to r: Douglas Fenton, Andrew Russell, Newton Ekoda, David Ball, Maki Nakamura, front l to r: Sarah Tomlinson (ACC), Sabelo Mashwama, Adel Shakralla, Clare Shakralla, Kay Izekumi, Insar Gohar, Dessordi Leite
UN MDG Gathering June 2006 Funky Faces. UN MDG gathering June 2006 Peter Presents in Porto Alegre Cathedral The Theological College in Porto Alegre