Young people

Destination

Destination meets during the Sunday 9.30 am service at St Paul’s and is for children in years 6 to 8. Activities include drama, craft, discussion, hearing from outside speakers and visiting different churches. We sometimes meet at other times to share a meal or enjoy an activity together.

Transition

Transition meets during the Sunday 9.30 am service at St Paul’s and is for young people in Year 9 upwards. The group usually has a drink, food and a chat to start with, then Bible reading, discussion, craft and games. Sometimes members of the congregation are invited in to talk about their faith. There are also get-togethers on Sunday evenings at different people’s homes for pizza, games and quizzes and various outings.

Confirmation preparation

Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey when people affirm for themselves the faith into which they have been baptised. Young people often decide to do this between 12 and 16. The service includes prayer and the laying-on of hands by the confirming bishop. Once someone has been confirmed, they are able to participate fully in Eucharistic worship by receiving consecrated bread and wine. Read more about this here.  If you are a young person interested in being confirmed, please contact Revd Mary Copping to find out more. If you are an adult and thinking about this, please be in touch with Canon Peter Seal.

Sixth-form links

We are delighted to have good links with Peter Symonds, our local sixth-form college. Canon Peter Seal is chaplain there and can often be seen around campus on Monday lunch hours during term time; Revd Mary Copping visits the Christian Union on Fridays.