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Ignite (11-14)

Ignite is our regular Friday and Sunday group for 11-14 year olds.

The big aim for our youth (as with all our children's groups) is to help them grow in their faith in Christ, and to help them build deeper friendships with each other. So the Bible is at the centre of all we do, and all of it is great fun! Everyone is welcome to join us!


Due to COVID-19 we are meeting on Zoom during term time, on Fridays from 7:30-8:30pm. Each week we play games, catch up and have a short Bible study. If you'd like to join or have any questions please Contact Us or email

Currently we are meeting at Christ Church Sutton on Sundays and we are not running separate Youth groups during the services. Our Ignite age children are welcome to join either Sunday service (2:30pm Adult Service, 4pm All-Age Service) depending on their preference and concentration levels! You can find out more information on our new Sunday Services by clicking here

SUNDAYS (during normal times)

Ignite meets two or three times a month on Sunday mornings during the main Hope Church service (10-11.30am). We start the service in the main room with everyone else, and after 10-15 minutes of singing and prayers we go out to our own room and have a Bible study, play games, do drama, pray, eat snacks, grill-a-Christian... We stay in throughout the whole of the main service once or twice a month. 

We're keen for our teenagers to be fully involved in the life of church. However we recognise that they also need some age-specific input, both so that they make strong friendships with those of their age and so that the Bible teaching they receive is relevant to them at their age and stage.


We meet every week during term time on Fridays from 7.15pm - 8.30pm at the The Church of the Good Shepherd, Queen Mary's Avenue, Carshalton, SM5 4MP.

We meet each week together with the older youth group Epic (15-18s) with age-specific Bible study and games (see the calendar for when we're next meeting). Note Ignite finishes at 8.30pm but Epic carries on until 9.30pm.

Everyone who wants to join us is welcome (providing they're 11-14 years old...).

We also go out and about for socials - bowling, ice skating, fireworks, scavenger hunts, film nights... Get in touch to find out more!

If you'd like to find out more, please email us at