Youth Blog

First Holy Communion 2017

On the feast of Christ the King, eight of our younger church members received their first holy communion.  It was lovely to see them so involved and engaged throughout the service, not least in leading the prayers and in asking adult church members about their...

Beavers and Cubs Visit the Church

On Monday evening Aldwick and Pagham Beavers visited Thomas a’beckett church. We went there to ring the bell, you had to ring the bell gently. I enjoyed doing it. We looked around the church I liked the organ because it was hidden. Father Mark showed us around...

Brownies and Rainbows Raise the Roof

On a fine afternoon on 20 May, some fifteen to twenty local Brownies and Rainbows (with siblings and parents) made a splendid coin trail around St Thomas à Becket Church.  One might have thought “those little coins aren’t going to make it round the whole...

Saints Residential 2017

On the SAINTS residential 2017 we had a LOT of fun. This year we went to Petersfield where we stayed in an old school. When we got there we settled into our rooms then got into our groups and chose our group leaders. After lunch we went to the activity centre, it was...

Youth Christmas Party 2016

As is the custom, to gain entry to the youth Christmas party guests have to wear festive gear. This year the array of Rudolph jumpers, decorated antlers, elf costumes and sparkles was most impressive. We kicked off our celebrations with a pizza building session and of...

Barbecue and Pagham Olympics

On September 4th we gathered at Copyhold Farm for our annual end-of-summer-back-to-school barbecue. This year we upped the ante with our very own Pagham Olympics, village green style. After a delicious lunch, 5 teams made their way round a course of 5 traditional...

Saints Residential 2016 – by Eden Congdon

For our residential this year we went to Cobnor, it was a short journey. When we arrived we had some free time to play some games. Afterwards we all went orienteering, I got very tired really quickly but enjoyed myself. Along the way we found some sheep which I found...

Big Sleep Out 2015 – by Ava Smith

In October my dad and I took part in the Stonepillow Big Sleep Out at Chichester Cathedral. Between us and with the help of friends, cardboard and lots of sellotape we built a cardboard church for us to sleep in. By the time we arrived many people had already started...

Paradise on Eartham (Families Barbecue 2015)

On Sunday 6th September, after several days of dismal weather, the sun shone for our end-of-summer Sunday School barbecue. This year we shared a delicious lunch on Jenny E’s family land in Eartham. This was the perfect spot – endless possibilities for...