Welcome to the Youth online! Here you’ll find information about the activities that St Matthew’s offers for young people aged 11-18.

We are delighted to announce that we have been able to restart some of the provision for Youth. With the small size of the youth lounge, we are not currently able to socially distance, so for the time being young people are encouraged to join with the main service in the morning. We are able to meet in our usual evening slot 6.30-8.00pm, with some slight adaptations for Covid. For more information on how to join in with the group please do email John, the Children’s, Families and Youth Minister

What’s it all about?

If you’re aged 11-18, this is the place to be. We’re a friendly group who like to have fun and socialise while looking at the big questions: what does it mean to have faith? Who is God and how can we know Him? Our many activities include eating, chatting, creating works of art, reading the Bible, and watching movies: come and join us! We’d love to see you at one of our groups either Sunday morning or Sunday evening. For timings see the Youth Times page.

What do we do?

As well as meeting regularly on a Sunday morning, in the last few years we’ve taken part in a host of activities:

We Lead worship as part of the church Youth band and help with many jobs including operating the projectors, Bible reading, serving coffee.

We have raised money supporting some of our Mission Partners.

We like to get out and about exploring social activities in the local area or hosting events like family fireworks and our Easter Eggstravaganza for local families.

One of our favourite things is to go away with each other for a weekend near the end of September each year. Sleeping tends to be optional.

More Information

If you have any questions or are interested in helping out with our youth work please contact the Children’s, Families and Youth Minister or the Church Office.

Information for Parents & Guardians

Young people make an invaluable contribution to the life, growth and spirit of the church and it is important to our Youth Team that the young people are given opportunities to engage in all areas of life at St Matthews. All leaders are checked and trained according the the St Matthew’s Safeguarding policy.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please get in touch with the Children’s, Families and Youth Minister or the Church Office.

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