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!


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

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!


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 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.

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