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The Boost of reimagining schoolswork together

With schools now returning all over the UK and Ireland, it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect back on the Boost Conference that took place earlier in the summer. The third Boost Conference – called Re-imagining Schoolswork – took place on 18th June at the Emmanuel Centre in London. It was the...

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...

Thanksgiving service for 100 years of Mill Hill Crusaders and Urban Saints

One hundred years of Mill Hill

Last month we celebrated the 100th birthday of Mill Hill Crusaders. What a legacy to see so many people who had their lives altered by the faithful ministry over the years. There were both past and present members of the Mill Hill Group gathered together at St Paul's Church in early May....

The Group in Ramsey and Dovercourt, Essex on their litter picking Journey

What a Journey

Over the weekend of 25th to 27th March, groups across Urban Saints took part in Our Big Journey - journeying together as one as a sign of belonging and togetherness. We had Journeys taking place along coasts, in parks, through the streets and even by canoe. So what was Our...

Shoes walking through undergrowth

Following in Kestin's footsteps

Picture the scene. A young man walks through a park one afternoon, praying and seeking lads to invite to a weekly Group to talk about Jesus. Sound familiar? Many of us know the story of how Crusaders / Urban Saints began with Albert Kestin meeting boys in a park in 1900. But...

Westbrook Mini Camp (Summer 2021) on the front steps at Westbrook

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...