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.
"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
Please click the link to find out more about what has been going on from July 2018 to January 2019... Youth Newsletter.
On Sundays at 10:45am young people in years 7-13 meet together in the Vicarage to share life, breakfast, good times and the bible together. The session is led by our youth worker Jonny and and incredible team of youth leaders.
Spark is a youth small group for boys which happens every Sunday at St Mary’s Parish Rooms, Chipping Norton. We enjoy games, food and get the bible open for discussion, along with socials. Junior Boys (School Years 7-10) @ 6-7.30pm
Impact is a girls small group which meets in Chippy.
It is an evening of friendship, good fun and discussing the bible and how it impacts our lives. It’s an opportunity to build great relationships. Junior Girls (School Years 7-10) 6-7.30pm, Senior Girls (School Years 11-13) 7.30-8.30pm.
Our young people met once a month to Worship together and be supported and equipped to lead Worship in our Services.
Mentoring continues to play a part in the life of youth work here at St Mary’s. Meeting one to one gives a space to many of the young people to share how they feel and discuss on a much deeper level, along with digging into God’s Word.
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. Visit the Remix Facebook page for more information. Check us out on Instagram @RemixChippy.
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.
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.
On a Saturday morning once a month, we have a boys hike, beginning at Top School at 9am. It finishes with a full english breakfast and a testimony back at St Mary's Parish Rooms, all finished by 12pm. What a great way to spend a Staurday morning!
Film Nights, Kayaking, Ten Pin Bowling, Nando’s, Cosmo Trip, Mini Golf, Sport, Fifa Competitions and more.