Youth at St Helen's

There’s lots going on at St Helen’s for teenagers and young people. Whether or not you’d call yourself a Christian we’d love to meet you.

We really enjoy having a range of young people with us across our youth groups, and we would love teenagers to visit us at St Helen’s and to get involved. Whether just exploring the Christian faith, or wanting to grow as a Christian, you are welcome! It’s a great chance to meet others at a similar stage of life and to discuss the Bible together.

Email Will for more information.

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Find out about youth life at St Helen's

Events in a typical week

Each week during term time, we meet together for various different groups. There are many opportunities to build genuine and Christ-centred friendships. Our Instagram page and term cards have more information about what's on for youth.

Events in a typical week - Instagram

Friday evenings - Bridge

For school years 7-9. We meet from 7pm–9pm for games, time to chat, and a chance to hear from the Bible and discuss it in small groups.
St Andrew’s Undershaft, EC3A 8BN

Friday evenings - Bridge - Term card


For school years 7-9. As part of the 10am, 10:30am and 4pm Sunday services, we have the chance to head out together during the meeting to discuss the Bible in small groups.
St Helen’s Bishopsgate, EC3A 6AT

Wednesday evenings - Youth RML

For school years 10-13. We meet from 6pm–8pm to study the Bible in small groups of about 8–12 (generally in year groups), and then to have dinner together. This is a great opportunity to dig deeper into what God has to say to us and to talk it through with each other.
St Peter-upon-Cornhill, EC3V 3PD

Wednesday evenings - Youth RML - Term card

Sunday evenings - Junction

For school years 10-13. We meet from 5:15pm–7pm for a chance to catch-up, to discuss a topic from the Bible and to think through its relevance for our lives today, and to have some fun together.
St Peter-upon-Cornhill, EC3V 3PD

Sunday evenings - Junction - Term card

Other events

The 'Brunction' youth weekend away

Each year in February the two age groups combine for an 11-18s youth weekend away extravaganza! We head off for a weekend of games, activities, Bible talks and discussion groups. It’s a great chance to have more time to get to know each other whilst having a lot of fun, great food, and time in the Bible together.

Guest events

Friends are always welcome at any of our youth groups throughout the year, and we regularly have guests joining us. However we also run some special guest events each term (eg at Christmas and Easter) which provide a particular opportunity for friends to be invited along for food, fun and a chance to consider the Christian faith.

Christian groups at school

Many of the young people at
St Helen’s are involved in groups at their schools which provide a chance to explore the Christian faith further and to encourage each other. Some have also recently started up new groups in their schools. Please do get in touch if you are interested in finding out more, we may be able to provide information about what is happening near you.

Post-exam getaways

For those in year 11 and year 13, we offer short getaways in June–a great way to celebrate the end of exams! A few days out of London in smaller groups, enjoying the countryside, relaxing, having fun, and doing some Bible studies together.

Summer camps

Each summer the majority of the young people in our youth groups head off to various different summer camps for a week of activities, fun, Bible talks and studies. Please do get in touch if you would like more information about some of the different camps that are available.

Supporting parents

There can be much to enjoy about parenting teenagers, but it can also feel challenging and worrying at times. Whilst the focus of our youth groups is on young people, we seek to support parents and families as much as we can where that is needed and wanted. We also run occasional formal and informal events for parents. Talks from a recent parenting morning can be found below.

Supporting parents - Recordings

Our team

The youth groups at St Helen’s are run by a large number of volunteer leaders at various stages of life and from various backgrounds, alongside a few employed youth workers.

All of our leaders have gone through the safer recruitment process and have an enhanced DBS check and references. If you’re interested in joining the team you can get in touch with us here.

Our team - Get in touch

Safety and safeguarding

The safety and well-being of every individual in our youth groups is of vital importance and we take this aspect of the youth groups very seriously. For more information, please see our Safeguarding page or contact Will if you have further questions.

Safety and safeguarding - Safeguarding information Safety and safeguarding - Contact Will