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17th September 2020

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Hello! Welcome to this week's blog. Olly, Jonny and I have had a good week on the whole, despite melting a bit in the boiling hot office! Time to invest in a fan I think...So here's your update for the week:I N   T H E   N E X T   W E E K Cell groups will be continuing with another social session. All groups will meet on the church land (see the last blog for a handy little map if you're not sure where that is) at their designated days and times. As ever, we're continuing to work on getting other groups up and running - so keep checking here or our Instagram page for the latest updates.O T H E R   T H I N G SWe've loved having cell groups back! It's been encouraging to see them so well attended as well as getting to spend time with our lovely young people. If your child is not in a cell group but would like to be, please get in touch on the contact details below and we'd be happy to help. I've been busy giving the blog a revamp (you may have noticed!). …

14th September 2020

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Hello there! It's Sarah here. If you're not sure who I am, I'm one of the two new Assistant Youth Workers here at St Leonard's. I'm delighted to be joining the team; you can read more about Jonny and myself in the previous blog.One of my roles will be to write this blog and oversee the social media to ensure you're all kept in the loop regarding what's coming up. So here goes...I N   T H E   N E X T   W E E KWe are excited to be able to begin some of the youth work again, following lockdown and the summer holidays. In this strange and changing time, we want to reassure you that everything we do is going to be informed by the latest government advice. This means things can change and we will have to adapt; as ever, the first priority will always be the safety and well-being of our young people. C E L L   G R O U P SHooray! Cell groups will be beginning again next week from Monday 14th September.The plan at the moment is to meet outside the church building (o…

Back to the 'new normal'

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Coming up... If you are a parent of a member of the youth group, hopefully you will have already received an email from me. If not, it probably means you aren't on our 'consent form' database, so please could you fill out the consent form which is linked below 
2020-2021 General Consent Form

New Team! 
As you may or may not have heard Steven Dobson was offered a fantasticopportunity to develop in a career that he is hoping to purse. Because of this he has left our employment but he will still be around as a volunteer and still very much is loved by us and loves the youth work in return! 
The good news is that we have recruited two amazing new members of staff who have joined the staff team called Sarah and Jonny! Here they are in their own words: 

"My name's Sarah and I'm delighted to be joining the youth work team here at St Leonard's! I am married to Harry (who many of you may also know) and we live near Cheltenham. I made the step to follow Jesus aged 17 and…

July 6th

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Coming up next week...  Finally, the pubs are open!!! But more importantly, the cell celebration is now only two weeks away! Read on to find out more about what that includes. 

Cell Groups/Cell Celebration Cell groups are on this week and the groups are beginning to plan for cell celebration which will be released on the 19th July. The theme is unity and each year group are doing a different part of the service.
Year 7 are leading the service, year 8 running the game, year 9 and 12 on snacks, year 10 prayer, year 11 on editing and uploading the service+advertising and the year 13 cell are on the talk. 
It is going to be really good, and we are even looking at how we could potentially all be viewing the service together and able to chat about it!

Friday Pathfinders 
Will be canceled until further notice... however both Olly and I will be available to chat or give you creative one player game ideas using the contact details below!! Genuinely do get in touch on a Friday night if you are bored..…

29th June

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Coming up next week...  Helloooo...As it looks like the country is starting to open up a little bit more, we encourage all members of the youth and anybody else to keep following the guidelines in place by the government. The guidance for the opening of places of worship have changed and there are conversations taking place about how this might be able to be done in a safe way. As for now, it is business as lockdown normal for the youth, find out what's going on this week below...


Cell Groups
Cell groups are beginning to come to the end of the devotional sessions. Some cells will be looking at Anna, whilst others will be looking at Paul. Both characters experienced a sort of lockdown in their story and they needed certain qualities to get through it. 



Friday Pathfinders 
Will be canceled until further notice... however both Olly and I will be available to chat or give you creative one player game ideas using the contact details below!! Genuinely do get in touch on a Friday night if you…

22nd June - 28th June

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Coming up next week...  Hello, another week goes by but we are still here, plodding on as a youth work team. Cell groups are on this week, CYFA is on this week and if you read you will find out all about the plans for the cell celebration...


Cell Groups
This week cell groups continue the programme of bible characters in lockdown. I think some cells are on John the Baptist whilst others are looking at Anna



Friday Pathfinders 
Will be canceled until further notice... however both Olly and I will be available to chat or give you creative one player game ideas using the contact details below!! Genuinely do get in touch on a Friday night if you are bored... we probably will be too. 



CYFA
CYFA is back this week. Using the app called RAVE again we will join together at 11:30 Sunday morning to watch a talk from Soul Survivor Watford. We will chat and discuss throughout the video. It would be great if people wanted to join, I its your first time come along and if you need any help sorting RAVE just g…

15th June - 22nd June

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Coming up next week...  Hello, this week we are business as usual, or as usual as it can be during lockdown. We have cell groups and to be honest, that is about it. We are thinking of some new things to do, and hopefully we will have them soon...

Find out what's going on this week below...



Cell Groups
Cell groups last week were based around racism, discussing the current national and worldwide situation and talking about what a christian response might be. It was great to have such mature and honest conversations with people. 
This week we are going back to the devotional sessions, which we hope you are enjoying. 



Friday Pathfinders 
Will be canceled until further notice... however both Olly and I will be available to chat or give you creative one player game ideas using the contact details below!! Genuinely do get in touch on a Friday night if you are bored... we probably will be too. 



CYFA
CYFA was great this week. We listened to Mike Pilavachi speak on redemption, sin and a christian re…