YOUTHS will take centre stage when leaders of the Anglican Church in Polynesia and New Zealand meet next month.
Diocesan youth co-ordinator Sepiuta Halaapiapi said more than 300 youths from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and American Samoa, who make up the Diocese of Polynesia, would take care of the cultural welcome at the 60th General Synod.
Based on the theme In Christ We Move Together, more than 150 delegates will attend the synod in Nadi on July 7 and 8.
She said at the last synod, which was held at Gisborne in New Zealand in May, 2010, it was decided that the focus for next event be young people.
Thats why Archbishop Winston Halapua and the diocese has tasked the youths with the welcome, she said.
Ms Halaapiapi said on Saturday youths presented a sevu or first performance of cultural items to Archbishop Halapua in Suva.
Once we have done that then we can now focus on practising our items, she said.
Also youths will take charge of the Sunday service on July 8, from performance to preaching - we are doing everything.