Welcome to our youth page! Here you'll find details of our weekly youth activities, which take place at our youth venue, The Mish (on Boulter Street, OX4 1AG). We have a vibrant group of 11-18 year olds and a programme of activities for all stages of faith. Read on for more info, or drop our youth worker Dave an email with any questions: email@example.com.
Covid-19 measures: We're delighted to be meeting in the Mish again! Currently the government guidance requires all young people and leaders to be wearing face coverings for indoor youth activities. We'll also be practicing social distancing and cleaning of surfaces after each activity, as well as providing individually-wrapped snacks.
Overflow meets every Saturday from 7-8.30pm and is a great opportunity to socialise with friends, and enjoy some great games, activities and of course snacks! We also have a group discussion about a different theme each week, using the Bible to explore how our faith in Jesus can impact our everyday lives. Aside from this weekly pattern, we also run Overflow trips out. These include outings to Christian events in Oxford and Soul Survivor's Saturday Celebrations in Watford, as well as social trips like bowling and ice skating. Once a month we hold an Overflow social, where we encourage our young people to bring their friends along for an evening of activities or a film.
Space is our after-school drop-in, which runs every Wednesday in term time from 4.155-5.155pm in the Youth Zoom Room. Here young people get the chance to unwind after a day at school with table tennis, pool, xbox and table football on offer, as well as group games and of course some snacks! Space is designed to be accessible to all - whether you're a regular at St Clement's or a first-timer, you're guaranteed to have fun and make some friends.
On the 2nd and 5th Sundays of the month, the young people meet in The Mish from 10.30am for Youth Church. Here we look at the themes that are being explored in the main service as a youth group, using discussions and prayer activities to help us engage with the Bible and apply it to our lives. Once the session is finished, we walk up to the church together for the tea and coffee time at the end of the service. For the remaining Sundays, we worship together with the whole church family.
Covid-19 measures: When the weather is bad, Youth Church will be meeting in the children's room in our church building rather than at the Mish because Junior Church need to use the main space in the Mish in order to socially distance. We have cleared the pre-school toys out of the room to allow more space (sorry young people!) and will again be wearing face masks and ensuring that social distance is adhered to.
Encounter is a monthly event on Thursdays for 11-18 year-olds where we gather to spend time in worship together. Our aim at Encounter is really simple: to draw closer to God and encounter Him. At each gathering we have some sung worship, followed by a talk or a relaxed time to pray, either on your own or with a leader if you'd prefer.
Unfortunately we are currently not allowed to have group singing under Coronavirus guidelines. Since Encounter is heavily based on sung worship, we are not able to restart this activity for the time being. Keep your eyes peeled on this page for news of when Encounter will be relaunching.