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Edgar the dragon and his kindly friend Ava as featured in the 2019 John Lewis Christmas advert. They are walking along together through their snow-covered town

Edgar the Dragon

(First published on the Additional Needs Blogfather blog) "Children with additional needs are best supported and helped not by trying to get them to ‘fit in’, or by trying to change them into someone that they are not and can never be, but by helping everyone to accept them for who...

A line of people side-by-side linking arms and looking out over the ocean.

What are you thankful for?

It’s always good to express gratitude and to reflect on what we are thankful for. In the run up to Christmas, it's a good discipline to practice. Reflection is one thing but when was the last time you actually contacted the person (or entire organisation for that matter!) and told them...

Will James leads the Urban Saints' New Year House Party with his wife Grace

My journey into New Year leadership

My involvement in working with young people all started when I was 16, where I undertook training in sports leadership through the Youth Sport Trust. A fantastic lady called Ann Triptree spent time with just three of us, developing us and growing us throughout a year. From this, I got...

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Additional Needs Ministry

Jesus told them, The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Luke 10:2 Thank you for supporting the Additional Needs Ministry at Urban Saints, whether by remembering us in prayer, attending events, sending encouragement or providing...

Richard Langmead praying for the Urban Saints' vision during the recent Urban Saints' Supporters event in Bournemouth

Thank You For Dinner

"The vision is something I can really get onboard with - it makes me wish I was 40 years younger!" We are so grateful to everyone who is willing to stand with Urban Saints. Whatever your age, if you pray with us, donate towards the mission or give up your time...

A local Isle of Wight school group enjoying the adventure activities at Urban Saints Westbrook in Ryde

Westbrook: Delighting local island schools

"In 16 years as a teacher, this has been the best residential I have ever been on..." The team at the Urban Saints Westbrook Centre have been working hard to make connections with local schools on the Isle of Wight. Earlier this year, Urban Saints Westbrook hosted one of the local primary...