St Alban North Harrow

  Sunday Youth Groups

               Kingdom Come: Prayer Stations - Action Stations!       Our Young Leader, Abi , who accompanied 65 young people from our Harrow Deanery Churches to Soul Survivor this summer..Read what she has to say about it!      Balloon Race - team work in action

     Young Explorers (10-13s) and Youth Squad (14-18s)** meet Sunday mornings during the
     10am service for  fun, interactive sessions that are delivered in an informal and relatable way.   
     Sessions are designed to help anyone who's interested explore or find out more about:  
     *knowing my identity and value,   *finding my place and purpose,   *how to make the most of
                              .. everyday life (family, friends, relationships, school /
college/ uni, work, church etc)
     *how to not just survive but be successful,    *
living out the amazing adventure God calls us to;
     *peace and peace making*conflict and suffering,  
*justice and injustice*my world is God's world,         *what Christians believe,   *what God's done for us,  *did Jesus really exist?,   * what is the bible?,
*who is Jesus (and why should i bother with him)?,   *good news for real people,   *faith pictures,
*what is God like (and how do you know)?,   *5 helpful habits,  *reading the bible,  *prayer   [etc..]

          Groups provide a safe space to ask questions, learn together, and support each other.  

         fun and games at youth group     youth group away at Christian festival       Out for ice cream together at Baskin Robbins

  **Youth Squad currently meets 1st and 5th Sunday mornings, with 'Youth Hangout' 3rd & 4th 
Sunday evenings from 6-8pm:  food, games, challenges, sports, arts, music, movies, media,  
  discussion and debate, exploring youth-friendly worship, and fun activity/'hangout' socials.
    On the 2nd Sunday of each month YE & YS are in the 'All Age' service, which starts with breakfast!

       Focus Groups are a great chance to meet around key themes:  

               Congratulations & celebrations!  5 of our young people were Confirmed 17/02         our 5 confirmed young people together with Rt Rev'd Pete Broadbent (presiding Bishop), Rev'd Kate Tuckett (Vicar) and Chris Nalder (Youth Leader)

* 'Exploring Confirmation'  ran Sept 2018 - Feb 2019  as a very honest, open and practical look
         at what it means to live the Christian life.  This culminated in a special opportunity for anyone 
         who wanted to to be confirmed in their faith.  5 young people took the opportunity and their
         Confirmation was celebrated in a special service February 17th 2019 with Bishop of Willesden,
         the Rt. Rev'd Pete Broadbent.  It was great to see the church packed out including more than
         50 young people from diverse backgrounds, as around 200 people came to the service.

     Kingdom Come: our 1st Youth Led Service young people planning the youth service Kingdom Come: Prayer Stations - Action Stations!

   * 'Exploring Worship'  Running since mid-Feb 2019, this has involved us in a variety of worship
services as well as our own group work. Thinking about: what worship actually is and what it 
involves; how aspects of corporate worship could be helpful (or unhelpful) for different people;
 how people experience physical space, sound, light and colour;  teamwork and participation
     vs. spectator sport or concert audience; and has challenged us to think of what roles we can take
in our services, and what we can all bring to God in worship - rather than consumer approach.  
        * We ran our 1st YOUTH-LED SERVICE 2ND JUNE 2019 ..  35 Young People Came !! 
                            *  THE 'ADVENT-URE' FOLLOWED THIS 24TH NOVEMBER 2019  *

   Representing at Christian Aid's 'Circle the City' London   'advent-ure' : our new youth-led service   Christmas ice skating trip out to Hyde Park

      Next Up:  Please join us for 'PeaceMakers' ONLINE ST ALBAN'S 05.04.2020  6pm! *

         'PeaceMakers' youth led service

   Group members can access mentoring and coaching support through the week [see above tab]
   Each Half Term and Holidays our young people can also access trips, activities and key events.

       Trip Out    yp chose, ordered and built the furniture in their youth club rooms     Thorpe Park Trip: Oct Half-Term 2017