Bus to tour York as mobile youth centre for St Michael le Belfrey Church

Lee Kirkby, the new youth worker for St Michael le Belfrey Church, on the double-decker bus which will tour York as a mobile youth centre

Lee Kirkby, the new youth worker for St Michael le Belfrey Church, on the double-decker bus which will tour York as a mobile youth centre

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THE new youth worker at one of York’s busiest churches is preparing to hit the city’s streets – with the help of a vintage London bus.

Lee Kirkby has been appointed at St Michael le Belfrey Church in Minster Yard and says he wants to take the church into the community, using the bus to visit various neighbourhoods to meet and chat to young people and to host events.

He said: “My real passion is going out there and reaching people. We are here to invest in the young people of York long-term – not just for one event.”

He said St Michael’s would work with other churches and youth organisations and said it was more sensible to approach people in their own neighbourhoods than to expect them to come to the church.

Lee, 25, grew up in Beverley and was England’s youngest verger when he was 13. Before being appointed to his new job, he was Youth Minister at Beverley Minster, overseeing major changes in the church’s youth work and launching a number of successful new projects, including a monthly youth café event that often attracted 200 people.

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9:32am Fri 16 Nov 12

TONY THE TORCHE says...

Polution. Congestion. Idiot.
Polution. Congestion. Idiot. TONY THE TORCHE
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12:50pm Fri 16 Nov 12

fuzzfelt says...

1980? Vintage? I'm feeling old
1980? Vintage? I'm feeling old fuzzfelt
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1:07pm Fri 16 Nov 12

GeorgevDragon says...

TONY THE TORCHE wrote:
Polution. Congestion. Idiot.
How amusing. You must be proud of your wit.

Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]TONY THE TORCHE[/bold] wrote: Polution. Congestion. Idiot.[/p][/quote]How amusing. You must be proud of your wit. Idiot. GeorgevDragon
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3:22pm Fri 16 Nov 12

TheTruthHurts says...

I think its just plain weird.
I think its just plain weird. TheTruthHurts
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4:13am Tue 20 Nov 12

Magicman! says...

Vintage London Bus??? This is a Bristol VR which was new to Crosville Ltd and has never operated in London! London never had any VR's anyway as they preferred Leyland products like the Titan and Olympian, and still had a good fleet of Routemasters at the time.

Still, at least it's nice to see an old VR that hasn't has its head cut off... I managed to snap a picture of this bus when it was last in York earlier in the year on a rainy day (yes, that doesn't really specify the date much!)
Vintage London Bus??? This is a Bristol VR which was new to Crosville Ltd and has never operated in London! London never had any VR's anyway as they preferred Leyland products like the Titan and Olympian, and still had a good fleet of Routemasters at the time. Still, at least it's nice to see an old VR that hasn't has its head cut off... I managed to snap a picture of this bus when it was last in York earlier in the year on a rainy day (yes, that doesn't really specify the date much!) Magicman!
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