Is an exciting cross Malvern Youth event which we are taking a leading part in. Youth Church started last year at the Priory Church for its teenagers, and over the last few months St Andrew’s and All Saints have been joining together with the Priory and have been working together on developing this in the coming year. Youth Church will happen on the 3rd Sunday of every month starting on 21st October. Click Here for more details.
Youth Link is ‘a space where young people from across Malvern, connect, grow and encounter God.’ It emerged in 2015 from the Dyson Perrins Chaplaincy and Youth Work Project and has been a partnership between YMCA Worcestershire, Churches Together in Malvern and the Chaplaincy Project. Over the last couple of years there have been regular events held at different churches across Malvern, exploring a variety of different topics such as Mission, the Holy Spirit and Lent. An average of 30 young people have attended each of these events. Last June, Malvern Youth Link partnered with Malvern Hills District Council and Malvern Priory to deliver an action packed Family Fun Day with a range of activities and information about youth and family activities in the Malvern area. This was followed by the ‘One’ Youth Event which will drew young people from across the diocese for a night of worship and encounter with God at the Priory church. It is hoped that the Youth Pastor appointed can become a key leader in Youth Link to develop this exciting initiative further.
A couple of years ago, St Andrew’s, partnering with Malvern Youth Link hosted a Youth Alpha for 30 young people from 5 different churches on Sunday nights. This was a great success and an example of how our we can offer our great resources to serve youth from across the whole of Malvern. We’re hoping to do another course soon and are also looking to take this into local schools.