All Saintly Youth is our youth ministry at All Saint’s and St Mary’s, serving 11-18 years olds. It is run by Phil McNinch, our Youth Minister (the youth picked his picture) and a team of passionate volunteers. Phil is an all round nerd with his first passion being Jesus, the second is community and the last is coffee. Often he can be found engaging in all three at the Saltwater Cafe which he believes to be the best cafe in the parish – and trip advisor agrees!
The vision or All Saintly Youth is that ALL youth are welcome. No matter who you are ALL youth are welcome. There is no judgement from those running the group or the youth who already come. ALL are welcome because Jesus died for ALL the sins of ALL people. He loves us ALL and at All Saintly Youth, it doesn’t matter if you are a Christian or not, we want to meet you, say hi and get to know who you are.
There are three weekly evening youth groups which provide activities and space for youth to burn up energy, chill with friends, and chat about life. All Saintly Youth is committed to providing a safe space for youth to express themselves, have fun but, also share if there are things worrying or stressing them. As part of that All Saints’ has provided a fantastic room for the youth called The Den to the rear of All Saints’ Hall in which two of these groups are held. We do share our faith and relationships with Jesus if appropriate or asked and sometimes have prayer/reflection times but youth who come and are not interested do not have to take part. We simply ask that they are respectful of the youth expressing their faith or enquiring about Jesus.
On Sunday mornings the youth meet in The Den for Bacon & the Bible. Our focal aim here is to help the youth grow deeper in relationship with Jesus. It’s their church service and so within a supportive framework they pick the topics and issues they wish to discuss that week.
To find out more about our groups click Youth above and select a page from the drop down list or alternatively email Phil at email@example.com
Read our Safeguarding policy here