Teenagers are challenged in their faith by rival activities and by the transition they need to make from a child’s faith to an adult’s. Many young people fall away at this stage and don’t allow themselves the opportunity of discovering what faith can offer.

Retreats for teenagers are run by Worth Abbey’s Open Cloister and The Wellspring Community.

Retreats are suspended due to the coronavirus

During retreat weekends the teenagers will have a chance to participate in prayer with the monastic community and enjoy being in the beautiful Sussex countryside. The programme will include talks, creative activities, games, discussion, drama, space for silence, stillness and thinking, sports, walks and a healthy dollop of competition

Enquiries to: The Open Cloister, 01342 710318 or email TOC@worthabbey.net

Lectio Divina Leaflet for Teens with Bible Text 

Nazareth/Upper Room Youth Groups Suspended due to Coronavirus

Young people from the parish in Years 9 – 13 are warmly invited to join the Nazareth/Upper Room Youth Groups on a Wednesday evening in Compass House with the Forerunners Team from 5.45pm – 7.00pm. It includes pizza, games, worship and social time. Please contact Veronika if you are interested in coming.


theAscent is a three-year discipleship process involving three residential weekends a year, monthly mentoring and weekly online group sessions. It is designed for young people years 10-11 and is designed to take people with a real interest in their faith, helping them to make a deeper commitment and to explore who God created them to be, at the same time as making new friends and having some fun.

theAscent Parent information

For more information contact elizabeth.wakeling@abdiocese.org.uk

Find out about youth activities in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton on the Youth Service page

Youth SVP is a Christian organisation for young people who want to put their faith into action and make a real difference in their local community.  With an effective formula of “See, Think, Do,” groups of Youth SVP members ages 11 to 14 meet in schools and parishes across England and Wales to discuss how to support people in need around them.




Youth 2000 seeks to draw young people into a personal relationship with Jesus, lived at the heart of the Catholic Church. It does this primarily through weekend prayer festivals.