The Long Walk in the Same Direction

From the start of Crusaders to the future of Urban Saints

On Friday 29th March 2019 members of the Urban Saints team will be walking from Elthorne Park, in North London, to our offices at Kestin House in Luton (around 28 miles!) to "retrace the steps of our Founder" and to raise vital funds too.

Please help us raise valuable funds for the future of Urban Saints!

On Friday 29th March 2019 members of the Urban Saints team will be walking 28 miles from Elthorne Park in North London to our office at Kestin House in Luton.

For over 100 years the movement has been committed to supporting volunteer Leaders to run weekly youth and children's groups and an exciting programme of annual Camps and Overseas Adventures.

“Urban Saints are committed to walking the journey of faith with young people. This sponsored walk symbolises that commitment that goes back to our very beginnings and will continue to be our calling for many years to come." - Richard Langmead (CEO of Urban Saints)

Find out more about why we are taking this 'Long Walk in the Same Direction'.

Your sponsorship will be invested in supporting volunteers running Groups, Camps and Overseas Adventures.


Click here to support the team fundraising target

  • Urban Saints was known as Crusaders from 1906 to 2006
  • Elthorne Park is where the story of Crusaders began back in 1900 when Albert Kestin met a group of boys who weren't in Sunday school. 
  • In 1906, on the 29th March The Crusaders' Union was officially formed. 
  • Find out more about the history of Crusaders here.