At the heart of our ministry for young people is the weekly youth group for anyone who is in secondary school (Year 8+). We meet every Monday during term-time for games, input and small group discussions. This youth group is open to all, no matter if a young person is passionate about their faith or not even sure what they believe. Being a part of our youth group helps a young person to decide and prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Occasionally, we organise off-site Sunday socials and weekend retreats which are usually the young people’s highlights of the year.
theASCENT is a three year discipleship process for Catholic young people in years 10-13 who want to embrace their faith in Jesus Christ at a whole new level and learn how to share it with others. This is an ideal next-step after receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation to really grow as a disciple of Christ. If you are in Year 10 and want to enquire about our next cohort then please sign up, we’d love to have you on board.
The Rosary is a powerful prayer and our Rosary group meets to pray for the intentions and needs of our parish community. We meet in-person after the 9am Mass on Fridays and our online Rosary takes place at noon every day..
Calling all men looking to grow in their faith and encourage other men to do the same. Our group is for men aged 18 and over who are practising their faith. In our group sessions we pray for each other and our families, receive teaching and leadership training, discuss our challenges and look for ways to serve the needs of the parish. We meet twice a month at 7pm on Wednesdays and will be running five men's events across the year which will be open to all.
At St Elizabeth’s we want everyone to be known by name and to be cared for. In addition to coming together as a parish for Sunday Mass, we encourage all our parishioners to meet together twice a month in smaller house groups. These groups are opportunities to pray and grow together, to share joys and sorrows, and to receive the support of God’s love mediated to us through the other members of the group.
At St Elizabeth's, we firmly believe that parents are the best educators of their children in the ways of faith. Our Family of Faith process is designed for parents with children in primary school (years 2-6) with activities suited to different ages and abilities. This forms part of a child’s preparation for First Confession and receiving Holy Communion for the first time. We currently meet twice a month on a Sunday after the parish 9am Mass.
Catholicism 101 is a small group for people who want to explore the basic tenets of the Catholic faith. It is for anyone aged 18-35 and ideal for anyone who may be thinking of joining the Church. We meet fortnightly and start by sharing a meal followed by a talk and discussion on the week’s topic. It is a very relaxed and open environment where no question is off the table. Some of our sessions are the same every year while others are prepared in response to the questions asked by those taking part.
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to ask life’s big questions. What is my purpose? What happens when I die? Why is there suffering? Alpha is a chance to ask these questions and explore the Christian faith in a fun, no-pressure environment. Each session includes a short film and a discussion where you can chat through your thoughts and questions with a small group of people just like you. Oh - and we feed you as well!
We believe that parents are the first and most effective educators of their children.
That is why we have developed our Family of Faith Programme to equip primary school parents to share the faith with their children. We are also committed to a relational ministry for teenagers, creating a home from home where they can explore their faith in a supportive and joyful environment. Contact Georgia, our Director of Youth Ministry, for more information.
See what's coming up on our youth calendar or visit our events page to see more.
Serving in youth ministry can be one of the most rewarding ways to use your gifts and talents to serve in the Church. That is why we have developed a Youth Ministry Internship Programme to allow young adults to experience and contribute to our effective and truly life-changing Youth Ministry.
You don't have to be an Intern to get involved. If you are passionate about seeing young people encounter Christ, we are always looking for the right people to help out. We need your support in areas such as hospitality, mentoring, music, and teaching.
Please Note: we are dedicated to safeguarding young people. All our volunteers must undergo a selection process which includes background checks and safeguarding training.
At the heart of our ministry for young people is the weekly youth group for anyone who is in secondary school (Year 8+). We meet every Monday during term-time for games, input and small group discussions. This youth group is open to all, no matter if a young person is passionate about their faith or not even sure what they believe. Being a part of our youth group helps a young person to decide and prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
theASCENT is a three year discipleship process for young Catholics in Years 10-13 who want to embrace their faith in Jesus Christ at a whole new level and learn how to share it with others.
This is an ideal next-step after receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation to grow as a disciple of Christ.
If you are in Year 10 and want to enquire about our next cohort then please sign up, we’d love to have you on board.
In the Gospels Jesus teaches adults and blesses children but we seem to have reversed that in our parishes. Family of Faith is a four year course for parents whom the church considers the "primary educators of their children in the ways of faith". In that way we seek to equip parents to share the faith with their children and to prepare them for Confession and first Holy Communion.
At St Elizabeth's our youth formation takes place in the context of our Youth Group. In the group young people develop the confidence to explore their faith and to ask questions. They learn how to pray and integrate their prayer within the context of their ordinary lives. As they begin to take ownership of, and mature in, their Christian life, they can request the Sacrament of Confirmation when the time is right for them. As such we do not run a separate Confirmation "course".
Once a month our teenagers organise our Sunday evening Mass. They are invited to prepare the music, intercessions, notices, and make suggestions for the homily. They also look after the hospitality at that Mass. They hope that their Teen Mass will increasingly become a Mass to which they can invite their friends.
We organise regular off-site Sunday socials which are a great way for our young people to introduce their friends to the youth group. These usually coincide with our monthly Teen Mass.
We also offer occasional weekend retreats which can really help a young person connect with their faith. Our young people often say these are the highlights of their year.
If you're not sure where to get started, get in touch and we'll help you find something.