Our team of professional youth workers, interns and volunteers run fantastic youth work on Sundays, fun youth clubs during the week, plus regular outings to things like ice skating, camping trips, Soul Survivor, Focus and more. There’s something safe and fun for every age group, whether or not you’re used to church.
Matt, Danny, Jessica and the team also work in most of the local schools during the week, supporting children and young people one-to-one, so they’re well known and popular throughout the area!
All our youth and children’s workers are fully DBS checked and are vetted and trained to ensure maximum child safety in all our activities.
Most of our activities take place either at Allen House, Founders Studio or the Yvonne Arnaud. Find details on our venues.
We believe that the key to growing in our relationship with Jesus and with each other is having good people around us to encourage us, challenge us and support us. Gro Groups are small groups of three young people and one adult leader who meet up every two weeks to hang out, pray together, look at the bible and encourage each other. We think that being part of one of these groups will transform your relationship with God and the way you look at life. If you'd like to join a Gro Group, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a DM on Instagram at @emmrdyouth or chat to one of the team in person.
Morning Service: 10.00am at Yvonne Arnaud
At our Sunday morning service we provide fun activities for all ages. For youth in year 7-9 we run youth church in Founders Studio. We have breakfast, Playstation 4, loads of games, time to hang out with friends, and we learn about what it means to follow Jesus. There are also groups for 0-10 year olds in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.
Please note that from 30th July and throughout August there will be no youth session on Sunday mornings. Sunday youth will be back in September!
Evening Service and Pre Evening Service Coffee: 5.45pm at Cafe Nero (High Street) and then 6.30pm at Founders Studio
We get the older youth (yr 10+) together for a coffee at Nero on the High Street to hang out before heading to the evening service at Founders to worship together.
Please note that from 30th July and throughout August there will be no evening service and no pre-service coffee meet up. We'll be back in September though!
Christ's College Christian Union: 3.00-4.00pm at Christ's College School
On Monday afternoons we help run the CU at Christ's College. We hang out, play games, eat some doughnuts and have a think about what it means to follow Jesus at school.
Year 7+8 Collective: 7-8:30pm at Allen House
Our brand new collective for year 7 and 8 is awesome. We eat, laugh, learn and pray!
Year 11+ Collective: 7.30-9.00pm at Danny's House
We spend time hanging out, having fun, eating some food and thinking about what it means to follow Jesus.
George Abbot Christian Union: 1.05-1.45pm at George Abbot School
On Tuesday lunchtimes we help run the CU at George Abbot. We eat some snacks, play some games and have a chat about following Jesus in our schools.
Year 9+10 Collective: 7.00pm-8.30pm at Matt's House
This group for year 9 and 10 is a great time to eat together, get stuck into the bible and meet a load of people your age around church!
Founders Youth Cafe: 3.30-5.00pm at Founders Studio
On Wednesdays after school we run an awesome youth cafe for anyone in year 7+. Drop in after a long day at school for a cup of tea, a smoothie and kick back and relax. We've got Xbox One, PS4, table football, table tennis and loads more!
Bushy Hill Youth Club (Yrs 7-11): 6.30-8.00pm at Merrow Methodist Church
On Thursday nights we run a youth club on the Bushy Hill estate. We’ve got PS4, football, table tennis, craft, a tuck shop and we also run a whole range of workshops and trips throughout the year. Merrow Methodist Church, Bushy Hill Drive, GU1 2SH.
Once a term or so on a Sunday night we team up with St Saviour's Church Youth and Guildford Baptist Church Youth to run a night of worship at the Boileroom in Guildford. We have great snacks, amazing worship and awesome speakers. Our next Ignite event will be in October and dates for the year will be announced really soon! Check out igniteguildford.com for more info.
We also go on loads of trip throughout the year. Have a look below to see where we're going next!
Focus Youth Gathering: 18th November at HTB, London
We had a such an awesome time at Focus in the summer that we're getting together with all the youth on in November to worship God and party hard. Details will be available really soon but be sure to get the date in your diary now!