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Oranges ready to be included in a Christingle kit

Christingle to go

Some Urban Saints’ Groups have managed to keep gathering throughout the various restrictions and periods of lockdown. The volunteers running these Groups have found ways to adapt, using online tools and other alternative methods of connecting with the Group members. For other Groups, opportunities have been more limited, with sessions...

Ian and Alison Mitchell - among a whole load of new Honorary Life Members of Urban Saints - holding their certificates, in recognition of many year's service to the mission

Honoured for life

Did you know that Urban Saints is a membership organisation? All Urban Saints Group Leaders are granted membership along with other key volunteers who have made a lasting impact through the ministry over the years. Our Trustees also grant the special distinction of becoming an Honorary Life Member (HLM) to volunteers who...

Camps 2021: Adventure with Us

Adventures are exciting; anything can happen (on an adventure) which is why all great adventurers prepare for multiple eventualities. 2021 promises to be another new adventure for all of us. In the midst of much uncertainty, we wanted to share our current thinking on Camps 2021. We recognise that we are...

Westbrook live "felt like Camp"

When we first had to cancel ('Westbrook Adventure and Challenge') Camp, we couldn’t see how we would be able to offer an online version. Surely the essential elements of Camp cannot be conveyed through Zoom?! A planning meeting took us no further forward, so we decided to ‘park it’ for a month...

The new Energize website demonstrated on a desktop computer

Thousands reenergised

“I was overwhelmed but now I feel more confident” - Energize subscriber The last few years have seen some major updates to our Energize website. Whilst we have responded to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic by creating new resources for online and socially distanced meetings, the Energize team has also...

Down memory lane at Westbrook

My friend Suzanne’s grandfather is Peter Stevens, who was Deputy Manager at Westbrook between 1991 and 2000. In September I invited them both, along with Peter’s wife June, back to Westbrook for a trip down memory lane. Peter and June moved to the island in 1988, living in Sandown where they...