Our parish is blessed to have an active youth group, meeting once a month and offering a threefold mix of:
formation (usually 40 minutes of interactive catechesis led by our parish priest);
social events (sports, games etc);
Youth work was a major focus of our parish priest's apostolate in the previous parishes where he has served and the Bishop's appointment of him to West Moors explicitly called for him to do this here and in the broader Bournemouth-Poole conurbation
You can read an article by Fr Dylan explaining the vision of youth work he follows in the Faith Movement here and more on this website here
Faith Summer Youth Weeks
When Fr Dylan served in both Shaftesbury and Poole parishes he took many of the youth on the Faith Youth weeks, which he strongly recommends!
These are two residential weeks for young Catholics, organised by the Faith Movement: the Faith Summer Break for those aged 11-15, and the Faith Summer Session for those 16 and older. The weeks combine lots of fun activity, social entertainment, prayer, and solid doctrinal input. They are competently and successfully run and offer a valuable formative experience.
An adult parishioner and Fr Dylan have accompanied those going to the younger age week and Fr Dylan likewise accompanied those going to the older age week. Dates of the next weeks can be seen here