The youth work is run together as a partnership across the parish, overseen by a Youth Missioner and Enabler (YME). The vision for the youth work is:

Reaching Wider – We aim to connect with young people regardless of their faith through developing relationships with local schools and developing youth activities in the area. We aim to share the gospel through words and activities where appropriate in an age and culturally appropriate manner, and also through our actions. 

Reaching Deeper – We aim to encourage young people to learn more about and connect with God as individuals through prayer, reading the Bible and worship in general. We also aim for them to do this individually and with support from others, which could involve showing the young people different ways to do this to help find the ways that work for individual young people to connect with God and by creating an appropriate environment. 

Rooted in Prayer – We aim to encourage the young people and volunteers to develop their prayer lives as individuals and as a team of volunteers. This includes praying with and for young people, the volunteer team and the wider community. We aim for this to happen in the form of monthly youth team prayer meetings, before, during and after sessions and with individuals where appropriate.


Although currently most of the youth activities is currently at St Philip’s, here at St Joe’s we make every effort to support our young people where possible and appropriate.


Meet our Youth Team

This is Joel, our Youth Missioner and Enabler. Joel oversees the youth activities across the parish.

If you have any questions about any of the activities or ways that we can support any individual young people you can contact him at: More information on the activities run across the parish can be found at

Where are these groups?

St Joseph's Church

Coalway Road
Merry Hill

St Philip's Church

Church Road