Local Youth Groups
The 267 Project run 'The Haven', which is a monthly support group, providing a safe space for those young people (aged 12+) who are dealing with stress and anxiety. This group can help you to learn practical tools to you manage and reduce your anxiety levels and connect with other people who understand what you are experiencing.
In St Albans, The Haven is in the Youth Room at St Paul’s, (Blandford Rd, AL1 4JP) and the group will run 4.30-6pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month in term-time, starting on May. In Harpenden The Haven will take place at The LX Youth Centre, High Street Methodist, (High Street, AL5 2RU) on the 2nd Thursday of the month in term-time, 4.30-6pm.
The group is open to all young people (12+) who feel they need some extra help with stress and anxiety. It is free to attend. To check there is space at the group you wish to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fixed time span for belonging to the group - we will work out with you what is best for your circumstances.
Fuel (Year 7+)
The 267 Project also run Fuel- a monthly cross city youth service held alternately at Christ Church in St Albans and High Street Methodist Church in Harpenden. It is usually held on the 4th Sunday of each month but please see their website (click link above) for the correct dates
Church Youth Groups
There are loads of youth groups in local churches that you can connect with to either find out more about the Christian faith or simply have a lot of fun with friends. Do contact us if you want more information or want to find your local group and we'll do our best to find one that suits you. However, to help you out, here's a few links to various groups you may want to go to:
An amazing team of youth workers (some you may have met at school) run various after school drop-ins and evening/weekend youth groups. For all the information, do visit their website here
Frog is a very popular Friday night youth group. For more information, please do visit their website here and find out more opportunities through Marshalswick Baptist Church
Marshalswick youth project
Step has partnered with Marshalswick Baptist Church to run an afterschool (3.30-5:30pm) drop-in on a Wednesday afternoon at the Children's Centre in Sherwood Park in Marshalswick. Come along to play indoor games, outdoor sports, craft, a bit of baking (with a microwave!!!) or just chill out and chat with friends.
The Hang Out Drop In at the Sitting Rooms
If you're around Hatfield Rd on a Friday after school, why not join the team at the Sitting Rooms. See the poster on the right for more details.
Ignite is our youth group for 10-14 year olds. We meet during the Sunday 10.30am service and again in the evening (5-6.30pm in term time) at the Parish Centre. We read the Bible together, eat snacks and play games, having plenty of fun as we go! Ignite:PM is particularly designed with people new to church and the claims of Jesus in mind. Come and join in ... what's stopping you?
Re:Fuel is our youth group for 15-18 year olds. It's a relaxed environment for our young people to explore faith and discipleship as they head into their late teens and all the challenges of a changing world. We have fun - often at a venue with an activity like bowling - explore the Bible and think about what it means to be a Christian in contemporary culture. We meet on a Sunday evening between 6.30 and 8pm in the Parish Centre.
For more information, do visit their website by clicking here
We are constantly trying to add more youth groups to this page but while we're gathering more information about the different groups, why not visit the following websites to see what our friends at these churches are up to.