How it all started
In 1900 Albert Kestin walked through a North London park on a Sunday afternoon and saw a group of boys playing instead of being in church.
He asked them, “Why are you not in church lads?”, “It’s boring Sir!” they said. So, Albert asked the lads,” Would you come to an exciting Christian group if I set it up for you?” The lads agreed and, in that moment, the Urban Saints movement of volunteers leading young people’s Christian groups was born. Lasting 120 years and active across the UK, we have been a life changing family for 100,000s of young people and volunteers.
Today we are a UK wide missional community, dedicated to making young disciples for Jesus, having amazing adventures, loving justice and passionate about seeing Christianity back at the heart of British society.
Our amazing volunteer leaders do this by providing young people and children with brilliant weekly groups, an exciting Christian programme and wonderful camps.