About Us

Our Mission

We work with parishes and schools to create opportunities for young people to encounter Jesus Christ, and to accompany those young people on the path to vocational awareness, equipping them to live ever-more willingly for the mission entrusted to them by the Lord.

The Diocese of Westminster Youth Ministry (DOWYM) is based at the beautiful grounds of Waxwell House, in London which also serves as the Retreat Centre.

Established in 1993, the purpose of the Retreat Centre is to facilitate a Spiritual and Personal Encounter with Christ and to that end it runs day and residential retreats for young people from across the Diocese, focusing primarily on school pupils.

The Outreach team was established in 2013 and focuses on engaging young people from 18-35, building networks and creating events across the Diocese and beyond.

Meet the Team

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Andrzej Wdowiak
Andrzej Wdowiak

Director of Youth Ministry

Fr Michael Guthrie
Fr Michael Guthrie

Diocesan Youth Chaplain

Sam Knight
Samuel Knight

Senior Retreat Leader

Holly Cook
Holly Cook

Outreach Team Manager

Alexsandra Jesiek
Aleksandra Jesiek

Retreat Leader

Phoebe Prendergast
Phoebe Prendergast

Outreach Project Manager

Beata Rozycka
Beata Rozycka

Retreat Leader

Hannah Phoenix
Hannah Phoenix

Youth Outreach Worker

Philip Hartley
Philip Hartley

Retreat Leader

Danielle Rudge
Danielle Rudge

Retreat Leader

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