Welcome to the Youth section of our website! Here you'll find details of all our regular youth activities - however if you'd like to be kept up to date with our upcoming schedule and one-off activities, drop an email to our youth worker, Dave, at email@example.com.
Overflow meets every Saturday from 7-9pm 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 3.30-5pm in The Mish. 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.
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. Come along and connect with God in your own way.
Our Encounter events run from 7pm-8:30pm at The Mish, and this term's dates are 16th January, 20th February and 19th March - all Thursdays.
Over the past few years we have taken our young people to Soul Survivor, a summer youth festival where thousands of teenagers from up and down the country gathered for 5 days of camping, activities and worshipping God.
After 27 years of festivals, Soul Survivor recently came to a close, with 2019 being its final year. However, there will be some similar new festivals starting up in the summer of 2020, and we're planning to take our youth group to one of them. Keep an eye on this page for the details!
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