—Wednesdays evenings at ‘The Crypt’ at Christ Church, 151 Manchester Rd, Island Gardens, London E14 3DR
- Group 1 (11-14 years): 5-6:30pm (food provided)
- Group 2 (14+ years): 6:30-7:45pm (snacks provided)
Secondary school age youth (11-18 years) meet weekly during term-time in the Crypt at Christ Church, for a safe space to meet and hang out with other teenagers. We often play some silly some games before having an informal discussion-base Bible study (complete with doughnuts, cucumber, biscuits and other snacks).
The group is split into two groups, with a crossover time of 30 minutes at 6pm allowing both age groups to mix and socialise together. If someone is unable to make the first group, then they can come along to the second one.
The youth often play table tennis, foosball, chess and football or just chill and chat during this time.
The youth group is a welcoming and safe space where young people can come as they are and are encouraged to engage with discussion and ask questions. Some of the youth have been in the group for years and now help out as young leaders.
This group provides a great way for local youth to explore the Christian faith in a safe environment.
If you have any questions then please email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will get back to you as soon as possible.
Trips and socials
During half terms and the summer holiday we often meet up and go on several local trips.
In the past the youth have gone on Treasure Trails, a Murder Mystery Dinner, ran movie night, toured the British Museum, shared picnics, and balanced on Paddleboards.
When the weather is warmer (and less wet) the youth enjoy playing a contact sport called Jugger. This game introduced to use by the Wheeler family who attend City of Peace Community Church.
This is played in Millwall Park and involves the use of padded, prop weapons and is a cross between dodgeball and capture the flag. You can watch a brief overview of the game here:
The youth group is overseen by Hannah Luke, City of Peace’s youth worker, and we have a variety of volunteers from the local community who give their time each week to enable the group to happen. A few of these volunteers attend Christ Church Isle of Dogs and Great Light Church.