Catholic Church in UK Launches Gap Year Website

The website, a joint initiative between the Catholic Church’s Vocation and Youth offices, aims to provide young Catholics with information about how and where they can spend a gap-year in a faith environment. Given that more and more young people are choosing to take a gap-year before going to university or into work, the Church is keen to encourage young Catholics to spend time volunteering in projects which will help develop their faith and provide them with opportunities for vocational discernment, as well as developing the skills that other forms of gap-year ordinarily provide. Projects that young Catholics can apply to join include: residential youth work, sharing a home with physically disabled people and even some projects abroad in less-developed parts of the world. Visit the website at


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