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Reaching a generation where YOU are

“I wish I’d known about all this support 13 years ago when I began my last pastorate. It would have been so much easier to begin youth and children’s work there like this.” Many people, all over the UK and Ireland, have probably seen the need... caught a glimpse of a group of...

Rebuilding and recycling

An Urban Saints Group from Northern Ireland have just returned from building a home for a struggling family in South Africa. They took some old Urban Saints clothing out with them to give it a new home too. Now we're hoping to send more Groups out to Mexico next Easter...

"Urban Saints feels like family to me"

Some of our supporters have grown up through Crusaders / Urban Saints whereas others find us later in life, maybe as a leader or a parent. Karen Hoar’s church used Energize when she helped with the children’s group in her local church and, in March 2019, she joined the Urban Saints...

Publicity image from the BBC documentary series 'Bradford on Duty'

Bradford on duty

Earlier this summer, a documentary series called 'Bradford on Duty' aired on the BBC. The series highlighted the massive challenges facing the public services in one of the UK's youngest cities. With nearly 30% of its population, Bradford needs Urban Saints to be there for its young people. Watch 'Bradford on...

Hannah taking part in an activity at Urban Saints Westbrook Centre

Growing up at Westbrook

Urban Saints Westbrook is our very own residential centre on the Isle of Wight, available for hire by youth groups, schools and churches. For Hannah Macklin, age 17, her annual trip to Westbrook is a significant part of her faith journey. “I have been going to Westbrook since I was a...

Two years of online training

Two years ago today we ran the first online Zoom based ‘All Inclusive?’ training session, responding to the need to take our additional needs training online as a response to the pandemic lockdowns.   In the two years since we’ve run 56 online training sessions, across five different training courses, equipping almost...