City Youth

Youth work for 11-18 year olds.

At City Youth, we want to see our young people growing and maturing in their relationship with Jesus, and discovering their own, unique roles within the church community.

Sundays for years 7-10

City Youth spend time together on Sunday mornings having loads of fun, perhaps getting a bit messy and hopefully getting inspired to grow in their relationship with Jesus. We explore the Bible together and take time to receive prayer and pray for others.

Child protection

Safety is of the utmost importance to us, so we register all young people at the beginning and end of our time together so we know where they are at all times throughout the morning.We also ensure that all adults involved with the City Youth ministry have an up to date DBS certificate.

Sundays for years 11-13

We encourage our older youth to engage with the main meeting on Sunday. We do this for three reasons:

  1. To help them mature, grow, be stretched and challenged in what they receive
  2. To mature within the fellowship of the church community, where they will be treated as young adults rather than children
  3. To enable them to feel a sense of ownership of the church for themselves, through serving within the community of the church

Small Groups

Games, a lot of laughter, nibbles, worship and Bible study - what more could you want? In our Small Group, we aim to deepen relationships with one another whilst spending time in God’s presence. There is always time to socialise and opportunity to pray for each another in a secure setting. Whitstable Small Group meets on Thursdays and Canterbury Small Group meets on Fridays. We'd love to meet you there.


We love to spend time getting to know each other better. Throughout the year we have film evenings, girls/boys nights and beach trip... whatever we choose to do, we always have fun and it’s a great opportunity to invite friends along too!


Immersed is our new youth worship event. It’s an evening dedicated to wholeheartedly worshipping God in creative ways and building each other up in the faith.


Discipleship gives every young person an opportunity to meet with someone slightly more mature in age and faith, for encouragement, guidance and challenge. This may mean grabbing a coffee and a chat about life, or doing a Bible/book study, depending on the need of each young person. Through discipleship, we hope to see our young people develop in their relationship with Jesus, whilst they are supported through different seasons of life.

Weekend Away

The Youth Weekend Away is a fantastic opportunity to be together as a group, with slightly more time to hang out and delve a little deeper into our faith. We also enjoy a variety of activities, such as high ropes, films and of course, food!


Newday is the event everyone thoroughly looks forward to every year! Taking place in Norfolk during the Summer, our youth experience a week of camping, wellies and fun, whilst enjoying worship and meetings with gifted leaders. It is not to be missed!

For further information please contact the Church Office.

For the latest updates follow @CityYouthUK on twitter.