Where have we come from?

BCY was founded in 1990, the result of churches in Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding district identifying a need to develop consistent Christian input into local middle and upper schools.

Today BCY continues to focus on its mission of ‘connecting young people to Jesus’ working with schools and churches. We provide lively and inspiring presentations in assemblies, lessons and lunch-time clubs, and run out-of-school events which complement the schools ministry. To deliver this we involve local churches wherever possible, seeing ourselves both as an arm of the Church reaching out and as a bridge between school and church.

Where are we going?

Together with local churches and youth workers, BCY has constantly sought new ways to bring the gospel to the attention of young people in a changing and challenging educational and social climate.

We are always looking to develop more meaningful relationships with churches and more far-reaching and impactful ways of engaging with schools. If you have an idea or an opportunity that you think might be of interest, then please get in touch!

What do we do?

For more information on our specific Projects and areas of work, visit ‘What we do’.

  • Stunning feedback on your assembly today. One of the pastoral staff made a point of coming to tell me how much she enjoyed it. Bravo!

    Local Headteacher

  • The BCY team's joyful approach allows young people to express their faith.

    Local Headteacher

  • The impact of Prayspace this week has been quite stunning! Thanks for your creativity and boldness in suggesting it and making it happen.

    Local Headteacher

  • It is clear to see your work really inspires our pupils - and staff. It is great to have you associated with the school.

    Local Headteacher

  • I like Rock Solid club because I can be myself, relax, socialize with new people and learn about God.


  • Thank you for your discipleship of our son at Rock Solid. We have been so struck by your commitment to the group - it has meant a lot to him and to his mother and me!

    Parent of Rock Solid Club member