Youth at St Mary's
At St Mary’s, we're passionate about young people coming to know, love and follow Jesus. We want to provide a safe place for everyone, no matter where they are at in their faith, to feel valued and accepted. We want to share the life-changing love of Jesus with young people and support and inspire them for a life of faith. Our aim is to invest in them as individuals, equip them with God’s word and encourage them to apply their faith to their daily lives and be open about their faith with their friends. Please click the link to find out more about what has been going on... Youth Newsletter.
"Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well."
1 Thessalonians 2:8
On Sundays at 10:45 young people in years 7-13 meet together to share life, chocolate, good times and the bible together. The session is led by our youth worker Jonny.
Our weekly community youth club runs from 3:15 - 4:45pm at Glyme Hall. Come along for games, sport, a cafe and a chance to chat.
Our boys' midweek group meets on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:30pm and is a chance to discuss the bible together and build friendships. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Our girls' home group meets on Sundays from 6 to 7:30pm and is a time to chat, laugh, enjoy friendships and discover God's word. Email email@example.com for more info.
Young people can meet up with an older christian for a coffee or an ice cream on a regular basis to chat and read the bible.
Film Nights, Kayaking, Hikes, Ten Pin Bowling, Nando’s, Sport, Fifa Competitions and more.
We really value time away together as a big youth group. We have a weekend away every year, alongside trips to Big Church Day Out and other summer camps like New Wine, Total Adventure and Sport Plus.
About our Youth Worker
Jonny, born and raised in Belfast, moved to Chipping Norton in August 2015. Having completed a degree in Economics, Jonny moved to Reading for two years, then married Katie, and moved to be the youth pastor at St Mary’s soon after. Jonny plays football for Milton under Wychwood FC and loves sport, food and country music. He loves spending time with Katie and is passionate about seeing young people come to know and follow Jesus.