Youth Ministry at Holy Rood

Welcome to the Youth Ministry page at Holy Rood. Click here for the calendar of events. This page is regularly updated so come back soon!


We want everyone involved in Youth Ministry activities and sessions, groups and events to feel welcome, at home and safe. Holy Rood Youth Ministry Team members and helpers will be following diocesan safeguarding guidelines and we expect young people, supported by their parents/ carers to look at and follow our code of conduct. Parents / carers will also need to have completed a YM consent form which can be downloaded here. To find out who the Safeguarding Representatives are at Holy Rood, click here, or to find out more about the Clifton Diocese Safeguarding Policy, follow the links at the Diocesan Website here.

HRYM Newsletter launch

The HRYM newsletter has arrived! This will be a regular publication giving all our up-to-date news – for our first edition click this link or look out for copies in the church porch.

Confirmation Programme 2018

The 2018 Confirmation Programme is now almost at it’s conclusion with the two Confirmation Masses taking place on the 18th and 19th July. We are looking forward to welcoming all the young people back again in September for four post-confirmation evenings, with the presentation of certificates and photographs on October 21st at the 5.30 Sunday mass.


We are always looking to recruit and train suitable new helpers. Could you be a helper? We are looking for more people for Children’s Liturgy of the Word, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. As a volunteer you will receive support from your team and via regular, monthly team building and training days. Do get in touch with us via the parish office or by email if you’d like to know more: and / or download an application form here: Holy Rood Youth Ministry helper application form  

You will be asked to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check if you join our Youth Ministry Team.


The Holy Rood Youth Ministry Team is keen to provide a varied programme of events, some regular and others one-off. If you have a suggestion for an event, please speak to a member of the team or contact us by email at and we will be happy to discuss it.

Regular events include:

  • film nights
  • adoration / Holy hour
  • Synergy Sports


All events are advertised on the church calendar and the Confirmation Programme calendar – see link above – and you can find out more information about the events there. 

Don’t miss our next film night!

Look out for details of the next film night – they will be scheduled approximately once a half-term from September ’18. Do let us know if there any good films you know about that would be suitable for us to show at these events.

Synergy Sports

The next Synergy Sports session is on Friday 29th June at 7pm. Please note, especially those of you who have been to this event before, that there is a change of venue. These events are now held at Playfootball which is on Techno Trading Estate, Kembrey Park, near to where Next Gen Gym used to be before it closed. The address is 29 Bramble Road SN2 8HB. There is a small charge of £2 for the session – have a fun evening playing sports, joining in lively worship, and listening to a great speaker – take a friend along too!

Swindon Youth Convention

This is a free event on Saturday 28th July at St. Joseph’s College 11-5pm. Find out what it’s all about by watching this video!

Do you like Camping?

Fanning the Flame Summer Camp is 20-24 August 2018. Check out the website for all the information – workshops, fun, fellowship, football, horseriding, adoration, music and much more for ages 10-25 years!


Holy Rood Youth Ministry is part of the wider Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry – click here for the Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry website pages to keep informed of what is going on throughout our area. You will find here other opportunities for attending summer camps too!

If you are interested in finding out about Youth Ministry across the country, try checking out the following websites:


Flame 2019

Flame 2019 is coming! Mark the date in your diary now – March 2nd 2019 – this is a great event held in Wembley Arena with excellent music and speakers. Those of us who attended the last event in March 2017 had a great time! To book your place, email HRYM team at Tickets are £20 plus a small charge for coach travel – £15 deposit required with booking.


Visit the website here!

Worship Leader Matt Redman