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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covid-19 measures: We're delighted to be meeting in the Mish again! We request that face coverings are worn during our sung worship sessions and when young people are transported in leaders' cars. We'll also be practicing some social distancing and keeping the Mish well ventilated, 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 3:15-5pm at 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 4th 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.
Following an 18-month wait due to Covid, we plan to restart Encounter this October. Drop Dave an email for more details!