Vacancy – Youth Minister, St Thomas Fair Oak


St Thomas Eastleigh are seeking to recruit a Youth Minister to develop, maintain and grow a welcoming culture of support, belonging and friendship within the Young Persons Ministry in the church. Invest in strategic development of the youth work and youth outreach of the Church and the integration of the young people of St Thomas’ into the wider Church family.

You can download the job description and application form here.

Applications please by the 15th September to: or Rev Ali Mepham, St Tom’s Church Office, Fair Oak Court, Fair Oak, SO50 7BG.

Harvest for Life – Send a Cow

Send a Cow is really excited to share with you our plans for this year’s Harvest. It’s is a great time to support and celebrate with rural communities across Africa where we are replacing fear, hunger and poverty with the tools and the skills to produce a Harvest for Life.


To kick start plans for your Harvest celebrations this year take a look at our video. We also have lots of inspiring resources for your churches and youth groups from vegetable jokes to discussion activities and Bible studies.  Download all the materials for free.


By celebrating Harvest with Send a Cow this year, you will give families in Africa the tools and training they need to grow a Harvest for Life Every family your church or youth group supports with our Gifts that Grow will pass on the seeds, knowledge and training to at least another five families!

REinspired Day Conference, Reading, 15th October

Inspiring Christian Faith in Schools

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Get all the details and book on here.

The Details

On Saturday 15 October 2016 :: Doors open at 9.30am and will close at 3.30pm

Held at Waingels College, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4RF

Keynote speaker is Rev Dr Kate Coleman

It is with great excitement that Rev Dr Kate Coleman will to speak to us at our Conference. We are sure that you’ll enjoy hearing her both in the morning and afternoon.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is three-fold:

  1. to affirm and encourage these Christians in their vocation
  2. to inspire schools and churches with stories of what is possible when they work together
  3. to give delegates:
    • an opportunity to see, hear and experience what resources and initiatives are available to support Christian education and ministry
    • to be inspired by fresh thinking on children’s spirituality

We will achieve this by:

  1. having an inspiring and visionary keynote speaker, Rev Dr Kate Coleman.
  2. providing opportunity for peer to peer sharing of resources via an exhibition space and workshops.
  3. providing an opportunity to network and hear about initiatives that work elsewhere

Our Programme

09.30 Conference open :: Market Place open

10.00 Welcome & Worship together

10.40 Keynote speaker – Rev Dr Kate Coleman

11.15 Coffee

11.30 Choice of Workshop

12.15 Lunch

13.00 Keynote speaker – Rev Dr Kate Coleman

13.45 Choice of Workshop

14.30 Tea

14.45 Feedback and Farewell

15.30 Close :: Market Place closes

Our Workshops

Choose 2 workshops 1 to attend in the morning and 1 in the afternoon from these choices:

Morning Workshops Afternoon Workshops
1. REinspired :: Bringing Christian RE to life :: Primary & Secondary School focused sessions 1. REinspired :: Bringing Christian RE to life :: Primary & Secondary School focused sessions
2. Mike Simmonds from BIG Ministries :: Enabling Governance that transforms schools 2. iSingPOP :: Schools, Churches and Communities brought together through music
3. Open the Book :: Bringing the Bible to life for every child in every primary school 3. Open the Book :: Bringing the Bible to life for every child in every primary school
4. The Lasar Project from University of Reading :: Science and Religion: New Ways of Thinking 4. SchoolsWork, focusing on Selfharm :: a dedicated self-harm project able to support young people
5. PrayerSpaces in Schools :: How to run a prayer space in a school 5. PrayerSpaces in Schools :: stand running throughout the day
6. Wayne Dixon, Christian Connections in Schools (CCiS) :: Secondary school focus 6. Wayne Dixon, Christian Connections in Schools (CCiS) :: sharing Scripture Union’s projects: ‘Christmas Unwrapped’and ‘It’s your Move’
7. Godly Play :: Introducing Godly Play 7. Pray for Schools :: How to pray for your local school

Choose your workshop for both morning and afternoon at the time of booking.

Book before 14 September to guarantee a place on your chosen workshop and pay the discounted price!

Booking details

Please use the booking form below to book your place. Alternatively, email us or give us a ring to book.

This link will take to a booking website where you will be able to pay for your ticket through PayPal or debit/credit card and also choose the workshops you’d like to attend.

Early bird ticket cost £17.50, up to 14 September

Standard ticket cost £20, from 15 September

Book places for your family and friends!

Get all the details and book on here.