Sarah (the Good Dr) has already flagged this up from a mailing Ian the youthblog has sent out but quoting from the latest mailing from our new bishop. He is talking about youth work in the diocese and has some really encouraging things to say but this specific bit I think is not so specific just to our diocese:-
[Youth Ministry] This is absolutely frontline mission with an age group that has never been so alienated from the Christian Church. Its not that theyre against the Church; its just that they know almost nothing about it.
Anyone in our churches involved in youth work needs special thanks, regular encouragement and an occasional bottle of whiskey
Sarah goes on to comment on the state of her whiskey cupboard although as a non whiskey drinker I dont have a problem with that, although a good bottle of wine or various other spirits could be appreciated!