Youth – Loving the New Generation

Hello! There’s lots going on for young people here at St James’ & St Luke’s. Come and join us! Find out more below. All our Youth Work is overseen by Samuel – you can find out more about him here.

Regular Groups

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Morning Youth starts at 10:45am and takes place in the Vineyard. Sunday mornings are a time to explore and discuss questions of life and Christian faith. We have opportunities to listen to God and pray for one another as well as play games and enjoy snacks. Come and get involved! It’s great to have new faces. Email Samuel for more details.

Roots (11-14s)

Roots starts at 7:00pm and takes place in the Vineyard. This is our group for 11-14s. At Roots we have loads of fun and do a range of creative, active, discussion, and quiet reflection activities. Sometimes we learn a new skill or have a guest speaker share an interesting story from their life. Juice and snacks are involved! Come and join us, you’d be most welcome! Email Samuel for more details.

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.

Connecting Online

Discord Server

We have set up an online private community network using a Discord server. This is a place for young people to encourage and support one another and share honest thoughts and feelings.

Young people will need to register on Discord in order to join us online. You can also download the mobile app and register that way. Once you have a Discord account please email Samuel who can send you the link to join our private server.

Safeguarding Young People Online

Our youth ministry team takes safeguarding seriously and adheres strictly with our Safeguarding Policy regarding online communications and social media contact with young people under chapter 12 (pages 38-40). If you have questions about any of the applications we use to connect with young people, please email Samuel.

Pastoral Calls

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.


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.

Activities & Fun

Youth for Christ have been putting out free youth sessions and plans:

Youth for Christ YouTube Channel

Scripture Union Lockdown: Support and Resources

Why not browse the Christian Classics Ethereal Library?

Answering Questions – A brilliant website to look up more about Christianity.

Devotional & Prayer Resources

YouVersion Bible app

A contemplative prayer app (by 24-7 prayer)

Mental Health Support Resources