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Trinity Youth Club & Trinity Older Age Teenagers

Trinity Youth Club (for 8 to 14 year olds) and the Trinity Older Age Teenagers - ‘OATS’ ( age: 12+)




Trinity Youth

Chris and Gill Mangham have now stepped down from running this group and we are all hugely grateful for all they have done over a good many years. Anything that invloves working with children involves a huge amount of administration and well as planning and running the actual evenings themselves, and we are thankful that they have done this for so long and grown the community of familes who call Trinity their Church. We will be having a Youth Club session on Friday 10th July to enable us to say a proper thank you to them both.

In the Autumn, we hope to be able to offer youth club on the first Friday of every other month, alternating with when we host Messy Church. Currently, due to Covid regulations, running youth club in its current format would be very difficult as children usually move freely from activities and games during an evening. We hope that in a few more months, things may be more relaxed again.

Thank you as always for your support

Ruth Parker

        Trinity Older Age Teenagers - ‘OATS’

2020 Helper’s Programme

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To keep our records up to date, a completed registration form is required for each young person.


For the last 10 years, every other Friday in term time, up to 40 children age 8 - 15 have arrived at church at 7 p.m. for Youth Club.

What do we do?

We usually start with some games - volleyball, dodge ball, hockey and football are the favourites - we have also tried unusual team games such as seated netball and a variety of relay races.

We often undertake a themed or seasonal craft.  This will usually involve cutting, sticking, painting, colouring or creating a design.  We started 2014 with everyone making their own coat of arms, complete with 2014 calendar.  We included on our coat of arms things we are good at, things we enjoy and also some of our hopes for 2014.

Every year we have a fundraising evening.  In November 2013 we raised £200 for Children in Need.  We made homemade cakes and sold them, we sold off toys that we no longer wanted, and had some lucky dip or test your skill stalls.

Last summer we had a mad science evening where we tested a chemical reaction between coke and mentos, we made dinosaurs that foamed at the mouth and tried to make a diver who floated up in a bottle.  We also saw DNA from an onion.

Vicky Jolley visited us one night with her birds of prey and everyone had the opportunity to hold an owl, and be photographed in the process. Unfortunately, our Orienteering and Crazy Golf events were rained off, but we will try again in summer 2014.

We have also enjoyed ten-pin bowling, bread making and treasure hunts.

Just before Christmas we had a Christingle Service in the Blue Room where parents joined us – it was a very informal event, followed by mince pies and drinks – and was a very special way to start the Christmas season.

Tuck shop is very popular, with time to eat our favourite treats and sit and chat to friends.  At this point the helpers might enjoy a cup of tea.

Over the years many friendships have developed at Youth Club, with children, parents and volunteer helpers.  Many of the adult helpers are parents of Youth Club members, and have developed strong ties with the church.

The Older Age Teenagers (OATS) group asked if they could organise an activity for the younger Youth Club.  At the next Youth Club they will be leading an activity that involves lots of newspaper and tape – we shall see what happens!

Over the years several teenagers have helped at Youth Club in undertaking the Service section of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

We are grateful for the support of many church members (too many to mention) in the running of Youth Club.  We are constantly amazed at the popularity of Youth Club, and after work on a Friday we sometimes want to collapse on the sofa, but there is a real buzz about working with such talented young people, and it is very rewarding.

Gill and Chris Mangham

February 2014


From Year 8 the Youth Club members have the opportunity to move up, they do this literally by being allowed to use the upstairs room and air hockey machine.  In the group we play games and talk about issues and faith.

The picture shows some of the members Max, Martin, James and William being introduced to the game of Subbuteo.

I am delighted that the group will help to lead our Family Nativity Service on Friday 22nd December 2017 at 7pm.   Younger members will also be involved. Please come and worship with our young people and please pray for them as they meet over the next year.


Check out the Wigan Youth Zone pamphlet below (reproduced by kind permission of the Wigan Youth Zone)

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We are very sorry but following the government’s advice and in the interests of everyone’s health, we have reluctantly decided to cancel youth club until further notice.