To all secondary-school aged young people: welcome! Below you’ll find all the information you need about youth events at St Andrew’s – which are still continuing within current restrictions and guidelines. We’re excited to get to know you, and to grow in faith and fellowship together. Come along and see what there is on offer.
You can also stay in touch with us regularly: we send out a weekly newsletter with up-to-date information about youth work and events, as well as some helpful resources to encourage you in faith. If you would like to receive this newsletter, get in touch with our Youth Worker and Pastoral Assistant, Hannah Fytche.
Midweek Groups (for young people aged 11-18)
We have two midweek groups which meet weekly after school, for fun, prayer, and spending time in the Bible. If you’d like to be involved in a small group, or to have a conversation to find out more, contact our Youth Worker and Pastoral Assistant, Hannah Fytche.
Our Sunday Youth Group is a space for 11 to 18s to meet together, socialise, grow in confidence and share ideas. We meet at St Andrew’s Hall on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. We are a youth group for all young people in our local community, whatever your background or beliefs — if you are aged 11 to 18 and would like to come along, get in touch with our Youth Worker and Pastoral Assistant, Hannah Fytche, for more details.
St Andrew’s has a Safeguarding Policy which is actively applied and monitored. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Rachel Clarke.
Some useful websites for young people:
Headstrong – Headstrong is a new online resource launched by Youthscape, in partnership with Mind & Soul foundation. It’s a website designed for young people, full of stories, fun stuff, questions, and challenges to help you think about mental health. It’s all about Real Life and Real Faith in the Real World.
St Andrew’s Instagram, @standrews_chesterton – come and find us on Instagram (either with your own or your parent’s account)! Each week you’ll find some Monday Motivation, a Midweek Devotion, some services info to help us Look to Sunday, and some Saturday #thankfulness.
The Road UK – videos for young people to answer many of the big questions surrounding the Christian faith. Topics include the historical accuracy of Christianity, the Bible, Science and faith, Judgement and tolerance, the Church.
Be thinking – aimed at 14-18s, to help you think through issues that may arise in the classroom or when talking with friends about Christianity.
We Are Tearfund – faith + lifestyle + ethical choices + tackling poverty and injustice
Bible in One Year – Soul Survivor Bible in One Year and New Testament in One Year, with videos to help you understand and apply God’s word each day.