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'Have you got ID?'

If you’ve watched the BBC programme ‘Who do you think you are?’ you’ll know that tracing your family history can be an eye-opening experience. In a recent episode one of the participants discovered he was a descendant of King Edward I! Our family tree can tell us something about our...

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“What would you have me do for you?”

My favourite story from all the encounters that Jesus had with people is the story of when he met Bartimaeus. Jesus was travelling around teaching, preaching, and performing miracles. On this occasion he was near Jericho, passing by the spot where Bartimaeus, a man who was blind, begged at the side of the...

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Westbrook: a year like no other

It's been a year like no other at Urban Saints Westbrook - here's a brief look back at 2021! January: Locked down again With a third national lockdown announced on 4th January 2021, Westbrook once again fell silent to the chatter and shouts of children and young people, allowing the birds and...

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The Journey - Looking back with the Impact Team

  2021 has been a tough year but the mission has continued. The Urban Saints team - especially our Impact Team Leaders - have looked for every opportunity to support Urban Saints Group Leaders, connect with young people directly and helped Groups to continue to flourish. This video captures some of...

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We will go...

"Create Groups that are sustainable but unshakeable,  Filled with Leaders who are teachable but untameable." Watch our newest Impact Team Leader, Sam, as he shares this spoken word (written and produced by our Impact Team) that perfectly captures the mission and vision of Urban Saints, uniting the past, present and future of...

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Meet Will James

At this year's AGM, some new Trustees were appointed to the Board and we asked them to share a little bit about their story and their involvement in Urban Saints. We'll begin with our current New Year House Party Main Leader - Will James... "Some of my greatest memories have been...