Youth

Hello! There’s lots going on for young people here at St James’ & St Luke’s. Come and join us! All our regular sessions are completely free. Find out more below. Our youth work is overseen by Samuel – you can find out more about him here.

Regular Sessions

Sunday Morning Youth is on 10:45am-12pm in the Vineyard for secondary school aged children.

  • Great games and snacks
  • Time to discuss questions about life and Christian faith and explore the Bible
  • Opportunities to listen to God and pray for one another

Come and get involved! It’s always great to have new faces. Email Samuel for more details (sam@whitfieldparish.org).

Roots youth club is on 7:00-8:30pm on Sundays in the Vineyard for secondary school aged children.

  • Tuck-shop, tabletop games and time to chat
  • Loads of fun doing crafts and active games
  • Drinks, snacks and interesting conversations
  • Chill quiet time to reflect and breath
  • Occasionally learn a new skill, eat together, and have a guest speakers

Come and join us, you’d be most welcome! Email Samuel for more details.

TNT is an afterschool drop-in 3-4:30pm on Fridays at Dinting Church for secondary school aged children.

  • Free toast (sometimes cake!)
  • Free teas/hot chocolates/milkshakes
  • Board/card games and good music

Come and chill out! TNT is overseen by Rev Nick Gurney (dintingvicar@gmail.com).

Events and Outings

We aim to have a monthly special event for the young people. This varies from BBQs to adventure trails or meeting with other youth groups in the wider area. Please do invite your friends! Email Samuel to find out what we are planning next.

Annual Youth Camps

Youth Weekend Away – Our next one planned is 7th-9th October 2022 in the Peak District and costs £50 per person. In collaboration with other regional youth groups we’ve had amazing fun on youth weekends away. Email Samuel for more details.

New Wine/Luminosity – This year we at Whitfield Parish are attending UNITED Week B: 29 July – 3 August 2022. We also encourage families with young people to join us! You can book here.

Get in Touch

Samuel has a work phone that young people can contact him on. If you feel you would like to have a chat, or text Samuel, get in touch on +44 7918 489499. He can make time to speak to you on his work days; Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Resources

Whether you’re a young person or a parent, here are some resources which are freely accessible that you may find fun, helpful and encouraging.

Answering Questions About Faith

These websites offer some good answers to help us understand Christian faith

https://request.org.uk/

https://412teens.org/blog/

https://www.gotquestions.org/

Devotional & Prayer Resources

YouVersion Bible app

A reflective prayer app

Mental Health Support Resources

https://youngminds.org.uk/

https://www.kooth.com/

https://www.woebot.io/

https://www.wysa.io/

https://www.childline.org.uk/

Activities & Fun

Youth for Christ have been putting out free youth sessions and plans: https://yfc.co.uk/youth-work-online-all-sessions/

Youth for Christ YouTube Channel

Scripture Union Lockdown: Support and Resources

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning

https://explorabl.es/

https://www.columnfivemedia.com/101-fantastic-interactive-infographics-youll-love/2

Why not browse the Christian Classics Ethereal Library?