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Refreshing Urban Saints

March 29th has always been a special day for Urban Saints. It is the date the movement first began, when the handful of Crusader Classes joined together to become a Union in 1906. On the 113th birthday of this Union (when we once again 'become a teenager', so to speak),...

Walking from Crouch End to Luton for Urban Saints

The Long Walk

Spring 1900. An English missionary, enjoying some rest and study time at home from the mission field, started a youth group after a chance encounter in a North London park. Without knowing it, he began a long walk that we are all still on today. Albert Kestin responded to a need in...

The sensory space at Spree Central 2018

Spree to offer sensory spaces

Last year we launched the provision of sensory spaces at two of our Spree events (Central, and West). These sensory spaces, operating all day on the Saturday of Spree, provided a safe haven for children, young people, and even some leaders, who needed somewhere to escape the crowds, heat and...

Trust

To receive and to serve

I wonder what we think of when we hear the word Trust?   Something you have a confidence in or a high certainty that something will happen? When we Trust a person, perhaps we have a specific expectation and objectivity about the confidence we place in them, to see something through? We have...

Young people enjoying an uproarious barn dance in a marquee at the Dorset Venture Urban Saints Camp this summer (2018)

A great summer is just the beginning

"I can't believe how much coming to Camp has affected my life" The mission of Urban Saints is to make disciples for Jesus and we know that Camps provide significant moments on that journey for many people. Our 2018 season was no exception! A fabulous team of volunteers delivered 38 Camps, on...

A slingshot with three sharp stones

Giant Slayers

In June 2018 Matt Summerfield and Richard Langmead toured the UK and Ireland sharing the inspirational message of the boy David defeating the giant Goliath. This message really resonated with people because today our young people are facing so many giants – secularism, depression, social media, fake news, gang violence etc....