Young people

Our secondary-school students meet during the Sunday 9.30 am service at St Paul’s and activities can include drama, craft, games, discussion, hearing from outside speakers and visiting different churches. Sometimes members of the congregation are invited in to talk about their faith. There are also get-togethers at other times at different people’s homes for pizza, games and various outings. During the pandemic, Zoom quizzes have been a particular feature.

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 or adult interested in being confirmed, please contact Revd Mary Copping to find out more.

Sixth-form links

We are delighted to have good links with Peter Symonds, our local sixth-form college. Revd Mary Copping visits campus and is involved with meetings such as the interfaith group.