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Who is discipling our young people?

As CEO, my primary concern is rolling out the national strategy and it is a delight to see new Groups starting across the UK in Ireland, Scotland and Manchester etc, but it is also very special to be able to lead a Group myself and share the gospel on a...

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New website launches

We are just a little excited... it's our pleasure to reveal the new Urban Saints website! Do take a look around and make yourself at home. We've taken our time to redevelop the site, which was last updated back in 2012, to put a greater emphasis on recruiting and supporting volunteers. We...

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Support US as you shop for Christmas

Did you know that you can raise money for Urban Saints while you do your Christmas shopping? You can do your bit to support Urban Saints when taking advantage of the latest sales and offers too. Even better you can do so without it costing you anything more! Give As You Live It takes 2...

Edgar the dragon and his kindly friend Ava as featured in the 2019 John Lewis Christmas advert. They are walking along together through their snow-covered town

Edgar the Dragon

(First published on the Additional Needs Blogfather blog) "Children with additional needs are best supported and helped not by trying to get them to ‘fit in’, or by trying to change them into someone that they are not and can never be, but by helping everyone to accept them for who...

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What are you thankful for?

It’s always good to express gratitude and to reflect on what we are thankful for. In the run up to Christmas, it's a good discipline to practice. Reflection is one thing but when was the last time you actually contacted the person (or entire organisation for that matter!) and told them...

Will James leads the Urban Saints' New Year House Party with his wife Grace

My journey into New Year leadership

My involvement in working with young people all started when I was 16, where I undertook training in sports leadership through the Youth Sport Trust. A fantastic lady called Ann Triptree spent time with just three of us, developing us and growing us throughout a year. From this, I got...