Welcome to Young Church
Young Church parents/guardians, please read this section regularly for news on Sunday sessions, special services/events and youth group trips.
Servers and Acolytes
Please ask your child if they would like to serve/acolyte at the 8.30am or 11am. The word acolyte comes from the Greek word akolouthos, meaning follower, helper, or assistant. Our young people are a big part of worship at St Marylebone, and we wish to keep this tradition going! Full training will be provided.
Baptism and Confirmation (Year 5 & 6)
Talk to the Families Lead, Matthew, if your daughter or son would like to be Baptised and/or Confirmed this year.
Whilst baptism is available to all children, confirmation is for children in Year 5 & 6 only. We wish to ensure our young people are ready to affirm the promises made at their baptism, and commit themselves to a life following Jesus Christ.
The special church service at St Marylebone, led by the Bishop of London, will take place at 11am on Sunday 12th June 2022.
The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre
Children from Young Church aged 7-14 are invited to join us on a theatre trip to see The Lion King on Wednesday, 9 March, 2022 at 7:30 PM.
The Youth Group (Year 7 & 8) are given priority when booking, with 20 tickets available. 4 Young Church leaders, including Matthew (Families Lead), will accompany the group.
Young Church Membership
If your child is interested in joining Young Church, please call or email Mr Matthew Butler, the Families Lead:
Attendance Protocol. An attendance register, requiring both the name of the parent/guardian attending and the accompanied child, is taken by a sidesman before you enter the church. Please read the attendance-keeping policy by clicking here.
After you get in touch, you will receive (via email) a Welcome Letter from the Rector, a Young Church Registration form and an Electoral Roll/Church Membership form.
To help us run the work we do here at St Marylebone Parish Church, it would be great if you could fill in a standing order form to set up a regular donation. You can fill out a form for us by clicking here:
Thank you for your support. You can find out more about Giving and Stewardship under the “Donate” tab on this website.
All Virtual Young Church videos are available through this link:
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.
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 or undergoing major building work, 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.
The Junior Choir is not currently meeting.