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Gorse Hill Baptist Church, offers you a warm welcome to Ignite, our Friday night youth group for school years 7-13.

We have a fantastic schedule of activities each term, often including Games Nights, Chill Nights, Film Nights, Nerf Battle and many more new activities.

Ignite has a 50p entry fee. This is to help contribute to the running costs and our more expensive one off events. But if it’s your first week then you can come in for free.

We provide snacks and sometimes cook food for the youth. However, we can't guarantee how much food there will be to go round so do make sure your youth are fed before coming.

We are a church based youth group, and as such it is important for you to be aware that there is a short discussion element each week. This involves looking at God’s word in the Bible and talking about Jesus, His son, who came to earth to have a relationship with us. Please talk to one of the leaders if you would like more information.

If this is the first time you have come to Ignite and you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to come and talk to one of the leaders or contact us, we’re always happy to help answer any questions you might have and it would be great to meet you!

A Few Notes To Adults About Safety

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make sure their young people get to and from Ignite safely. This may mean you are happy for them to walk alone but we ask that particularly during winter month, you make them aware of the dangers and what to do if something happens.

Leaders must stay with the young people until they are picked up or walk home, if you are running late please inform us so we can make sure your young person is safe.

As a church we are committed to providing a safe environment for activities with children and young people and have adopted ways of working with children and young people that promote their safety and well-being. It recognises it’s responsibilities for the safeguarding of all children and young people under the age of 18 as set out in The Children Act 1989 and 2004, Safe from Harm (HM Government 1994) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (HM Government 2010). Each year we review and re-affirm our commitment to our Safeguarding Policy.