A registered charity since 2001, Contagious is a Christian youth charity based in Alnwick, Northumberland.
Our purpose is to reach out to young people, including those not engaged with the Church, to support and nurture them in their spiritual development by sharing the Christian faith in relevant and accessible ways.
We are pleased to report the appointment of Jess McArdle as our new ‘Contagious’ Youth and Schools Worker. Now that we are seeing progress towards re-opening of schools by September, we have agreed an official start date of 1st September for Jess to start fully on her contracted role. In the meantime, Jess will be doing some advance planning and preparation work to get ready for the re-launch of activities in the autumn.
A copy of our Summer 2020 newsletter can be downloaded from here (PDF format)
Due to the pandemic lockdown, all Contagious activities have been suspended since mid-March. This includes the Mighty Oaks hot drinks outreach service, and it seems unlikely that this can be safely resumed before the end of the year.
Preparations for the future are being made where possible. The Trustees of Contagious have been able to keep in touch by email, phone and via Zoom video meetings to review and consider the way forward for when activities might resume.
We believe that all young people should be encouraged to think about spiritual matters while recognising that they need the space to make their own choices as to what to believe.
We desire to raise the aspirations of young people and facilitate their healthy and full development.We wish to help young people become active in the community and develop into mature and responsible citizens.