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Welcome to Young Church

We look forward to seeing you for our services in the parish church for Holy Week and Easter, with an egg-trail on the PowerPoint slides at 11am on Easter Day!
On Maundy Thursday (1st April 2021), there will be a live online vigil especially for our Young Church families, beginning at 5pm and lasting one hour. You can “attend” online for any amount of time during the hour long reflection, which will focus on the events in the Garden of Gethsemane.
This will be followed by an online Stations of the Cross reflection on Good Friday, led by members of Young Church.  To view this, please follow this link to our YouTube playlist. The video will be made available at 9 o’clock in the morning on Friday, corresponding with the time Jesus was crucified according to Mark’s Gospel (15: 25)

Young Church’s Sunday activities remain online for the time being. We are adhering to government restrictions and following the National Youth Agency’s guidance regarding when activities are allowed to take place in person.

For more information please see the Diocese of London’s webpage for children and youth:

You and your children are very welcome to attend the parish church, as we remain open throughout the week, including for Sunday services at 8.30am and 11am. Attendance is being taken on the door on Sundays, as well as via Google Classroom for the time being.

All Virtual Young Church videos are available through this link:


School Admissions

We care very deeply for all our Church families. We want to get to know you, and grow in faith hope and love together. We realise the challenges of building faith-full communities in busy city life today and the pressures families experience around school admissions. Our sincere wish is to serve our families so they can flourish in faith, love and learning at Church, home, and school.
Please click here to read about the procedures in place for families choosing to worship with us.

Confirmation Classes

 Confirmation 2021 Poster

Open to adults and children in Year 6 at school. Confirmation is an important part of a lifetime journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ. At a special church service, you will be asked to confirm the promises that were made when you were baptised. If you are an adult who wants to explore confirmation, please do get in touch as well.

Please speak to Fr Jack or Matthew if you and/or your child would like to be baptised.

Sunday dates and themes for Confirmation classes starting on Zoom at 10.15am (45 minute sessions):

31st January  - Class 1 Passover and the Eucharist

7th February – Class 2  The Last Supper


28th February Class 3 A Lenten Prayer

7th  March Class 4 “The Creed: I believe in one God …”


21st  March Class 5  The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ

28th   March Class 6  The Resurrection:I am the resurrection and the life”

Easter Break

Subject to change:

18th April: Rehearsal in church

25th April: 11am Confirmation Service in church.

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Jesus said: ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.    (St Matthew 19:14)

At St Marylebone we take these words very seriously. Young Church exists to encourage and nurture children, young people and families in their Christian faith. All are welcome and we aim to offer a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which to explore our faith and grow together as Christians. Young Church is blessed with a team of dedicated leaders who bring with them a wide range of different backgrounds and experiences. Parent leaders are DBS checked. 

When we're not in lockdown we use the ample crypt facilities for our worship and activities on Sundays at 8.30am and 11am. Our teaching and activities are based on the Common Worship Lectionary and week by week we use the stories of Jesus Christ to tell children about how God loves them.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have taken precautions for everyone's safety. Please read the rota below and the Young Church Protocol.

You can view all the lockdown recordings by clicking on the links below.

The Junior Choir is not currently meeting. 

Virtual Young Church Sunday 15th November
Watch the video here

Virtual Young Church Book of Hours
Over the summer break, Young Church are invited to make their own medieval Books of Hours. These are prayer books than can deepen our prayer lives, just like they did hundreds of years ago.
Watch the video here
Young Church Summer Competition 2020  

Escape from Egypt! Virtual Young Church 19th July 2020
Before Young Church break for the summer, they return to Egypt to see the brave escape of the Israelites from captivity.
Watch the video here


Virtual Young Church The Ten Plagues 12th July 2020
Welcome to Ancient Egypt, but don't stay long because the 10 Plagues are about to appear because of Pharaoh's stubbornness and pride.
Watch the video here

Virtual Young Church 5th July 2020
This Sunday, Young Church reflect on Moses' encounter with God in the burning bush. How do we encounter God in our own lives?
Watch the video here

Virtual Young Church 28th June 2020
Walk with Young Church to the edge of the Nile, where a mother and daughter make preparations to save a baby you may have heard of. Jesus tells us that we must love him, must love God, more than our own families. What do we think he means by this?
Watch the video here

Trinity 2 Young Church 21st June 2020
Today Young Church discuss what it means to receive a blessing.

Watch the video here
Story Time Young Church 21st June 2020

This is the story of Jacob and Esau, and their struggle for their father Isaac's blessing and inheritance.
Watch the video here

Corpus Christi Young Church 14th June 2020
What do a journey up a mountain, guardian angels and bread from heaven have in common? The sacrifice and love of God for the world. This Sunday Young Church celebrates Corpus Christi, the body of Christ in the bread of the Eucharist. The children share their baking skills with their Trinity Bread, and we make depictions of our very own Guardian Angels.
Watch the video here
Trinity Young Church 7th June 2020
This Sunday, Young Church reflects on the nature of the Trinity, looks at how the Triune God first made His appearance in the Book of Genesis, and learns how to bake soda bread! We also display all of our beautiful Holy Spirit Wind Spirals.
Watch the video here

Pentecost Activity Video Young Church, 31st May 2020

After our Thy Kingdom Come prayers this week, Young Church create their own wind spirals and ask the Holy Spirit to enter into our homes.
Watch the video here

Young Church Ascensiontide and Noah's Ark, 24th May 2020
Please join us at St Marylebone Young Church as we compare the waiting of the apostles for the Holy Spirit and the experiences of Noah's family in Genesis. Our apples from the Tree of Knowledge are also displayed in the video, for a time of quiet reflection.
Watch the video here
A Young Church prayer journey for half term is available here

A big thank you to all the children that took part, as well as to Matthew's Christian community members at Hinde Street Methodist Church.

Young Church - Thy Kingdom Come
Young Church start their novena devotional, with a set prayer each day at different places or "stations" in our homes. Join us for a prayer holiday!
Watch the video here    

The following pdf prayer pack will be emailed to Young Church families: prayer pack

Ascenstiontide Young Church

Thank you to Tess for the beautiful picture of the church featured in this poster. To help Young Church celebrate the Feast of the Ascension there will be, from Thursday 21st May, a video on YouTube with suggested Ascensiontide activities. This will be followed by a series of prayers, sent via email and on Google Classroom. From the Families Ministry Lead, Matthew Butler. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sixth Sunday of Easter
Join Young Church at St Marylebone Parish Church, as we learn more about the Garden of Eden and how Adam and Eve were tempted. We make some apples to hang in the garden or on house plants, reflecting on our individual relationships with God and talking to him about those things we find difficult.
watch the video here

Fifth Sunday of Easter
This Sunday, we are going on a journey with God. We start thinking about what Stephen says in Acts about the story of the Jewish people; we then jump back in time to Mesopotamia and look at a votive figure; and then we go to the very beginning with the story of Adam and Eve.
Watch the video here
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Please join us for our worship this morning as we look at what the Peanuts comics can tell us about theology, how Jesus can be both a gate AND a shepherd, and witness our gratitude trees! The video also announces all the winners for our Easter Competition. Congratulations! And thank you to all who took part in this competition. Your artwork is now in a video on YouTube as well as in the Young Church gallery on the St Marylebone Parish Church website.
Watch the video here
The Road to Emmaus
Please join Young Church for our Sunday morning worship, where we look at the Road to Emmaus and how amazed Jesus' disciples were that he had returned to them. Our themes include the wonder we feel when we look at God's creation and how we can express our gratitude.
Watch the video here

The Easter Day service for Young Church, 12 April 2020. A Happy Easter to you all!
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Young Church Good Friday, 10th April 2020
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Young Church Palm Sunday, 5th April 2020
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Young Church 29th March 2020
Our worship video this morning explores the friendship between Jesus and a family, made up of a brother and two sisters. Lots of people in the story are upset because of the death of Lazarus, but when Jesus comes along things change for the better. Verse 35 is the shortest verse in the Bible: "Jesus wept" - we know that just like us there were things that made Jesus sad. When we are sad, we can known that Jesus understands and wants to comfort us just like he wanted to comfort his friends Mary and Martha. This video will also be made available on Google Classroom for Young Church to register.
Watch the video here
Young Church Early Years 29th March - Click here for story time  

Young Church Mothering Sunday – 22nd March
Please join Young Church for our first ever YouTube Video! 
We hope this is a good opportunity for everyone in your home to gather today and worship God,
as part of your household's Spiritual Communion.Please download the Spiritual Communion order of service here.
Together @ Home activities to do as a family, for week beginning Sunday 22nd March:
Please click here for the activity sheets                              
Watch the video here  

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