Children and youth

We are really excited at how God is growing and developing our work with children and youth, both within the church and beyond.

We have different activities available for children and youth on Sundays at our congregations in Durham and Chester-le-Street. For more information, click below.

For our Durham congregation, click the links for the latest information on what's happening with our children and youth.

outside sundays

We also have children and youth activities available outside Sundays at The Durham Centre for both congregations.


School years three to six

Our Ignite group meets on a Friday night from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at The Durham Centre.
The sessions follow a separate programme to church and are designed to be more accessible, so it’s easier for children new to church and for children to bring their friends.

WILDFIRE on Fridays

School years seven to thirteen

Wildfire on Fridays is on, you guessed it, Fridays! The session runs from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at The Durham Centre.
The Friday group is a chance for young people to relax and enjoy the company of others the same age. The activities range from baking and challenge nights to the much loved ‘Nerf War’ evenings.

Whilst most of the young people also go to church, the Friday group is open to all, and is a great place to invite friends along.

The Wildfire on Friday Team is led by Naomi Ryan. Contact Naomi here.

youth house groups

Our Youth House Groups are a place to build friendships and study the Bible together, exploring faith and big questions.

Our groups are currently as follows:

Year 8: meets 3rd Sunday of the month, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Year 9: meets 4th Sunday of the month, 6pm to 8pm
Year 10 and up: meets 3rd Sunday of the month, 5:30pm to 7:30pm