Litter Pick

At Harvington Youth Project we want to look after the place we live in. That is why on Saturday 21st October we will be doing a litter pick across the village. After we have done our litter pick we will be coming back to the Baptist Chapel for hot chocolate and cake!

If you would like to help us and get involved then please contact Hannah or one of our other Youth Workers/Steering Group members!


Shaking Things Up!


We’re changing the way things look around here at the Youth Project…

Our vision for the Youth Project has always been based in a verse from the Bible where Jesus says that he has come to give us life in all its fullness. As a Youth Project we want to provide a safe and fun environment where you can experience and explore this fullness!

To do this we’re going to change the way some of our groups are run:

Adventurers: 7-10/11 (Starts 21st Sept)

This group will basically stay the same. You won’t notice much difference, apart from now you are able to stay on in this group until you’re 11 (if  you want to!), right through your first year in St Egwins. We’re hoping that this means we can help you to have a happy transition up to big school! We won’t say no if you want to move up a group when you’re 10 though 🙂

Come And See (CAS): 10/11 – 16 (Starts 19th Sept)

This is the group previously known as 10+. We’re going to change the atmosphere of this group slightly, creating more of a ‘drop-in’ environment. We will sometimes still have the same led games and discussions, only now there will be a lot more chance to chat with the leaders, play pool and get your craft on!

We’re raising the age of this group slightly to 16. We understand that for you guys, 11 to 16 is a big age gap, however we hope that by changing the way we run things this won’t have a huge impact! You will still get to hang out with your own friends – in fact there will be MORE of a chance for you to do this!

One thing we will be doing is asking those of you in the upper ages if you can help within the group. This might be helping to set up games, getting drinks, or putting tuck away. We love having you with us and we couldn’t run the group without you!

Deeper: 10/11 – 16 (Launches in Jan)

We are aiming to launch this group in January. This will be a safe place for those of you who wish to discuss issues close to you at a much deeper level than we are able to do at CAS. This will probably end up being a smaller group, with a slightly more formal set up.


If you have any questions about the groups or activities please let Hannah know on either 07837 848879, or

Autumn Term!

Hi all!

As you’re probably aware by now, Hannah Owen our youth leader begins her maternity leave at this next week.

Below are the dates of the next term for both 7+ and 10+ groups. If you have any questions please talk to our other leaders or any member of our Steering Group!





7+ Autumn Term 2016
Team Session
08.09.16 Hannah, Richard, Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream: JC brings life
15.09.16 Hannah, Richard, Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream: JC brings freedom
22.09.16 Hannah, John, Sheila SU XStream: JC brings salvation
29.09.16 Hannah, Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream: JC brings light!
06.10.16 Richard, Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream
13.10.16 Richard, Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream
20.10.16 Richard, Gill, John, Sheila Craft/Games: LIGHT
(Hannah will pre-organise)
Half Term
03.11.16 Richard, Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream
10.11.16 Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream
17.11.16 Richard, Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream
24.11.16 Richard, Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream
01.12.16 Richard, Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream
08.12.16 Richard, Gill, John, Sheila SU XStream/Christmas Movie Night?
15.12.16 Richard, Gill, John, Sheila Christmas Movie Night
Date 10+ Autumn Term 2016
06.09.16 Storyline: Story
13.09.16 Storyline: Source
20.09.16 Storyline: Broken
27.09.16 Storyline: Invitation
04.10.16 Storyline: Choice
11.10.16 Storyline: Reality
18.10.16 LIGHT NIGHT
Half Term
01.11.16 Storyline: Communication
08.11.16 Storyline: Challenge
15.11.16 Storyline: Solution
22.11.16 Storyline: Life
29.11.16 Storyline: Hope
06.12.16 Storyline: Continuing
13.12.16 Christmas Movie Night

We’re Back!

Hey there!

Hope everyone has had a good summer!? We have here at Harvington Youth Project, but now we’re getting cosy and thinking about long Autumn evenings! Both 7+ and 10+ groups start back up next week, times as follows:

10+ – Tuesday 6th September: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
7+ – Thursday 8th September: 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Hope to see you all there! Details of the terms activities will be posted soon – so keep an eye out!


Hi everyone!

You should have received a letter already – so this is just a reminder!

The Adventurers and 10+ groups are joining forces tonight at 6pm. To create and star in an Easter Play, which has been named by some of the older youth as After The Cross.

Some of the 10+ ladies will be directing the rest of the group and we’re hoping to learn it in an hour!!! Speedy acting!

Parents are reminded to come and collect their children at 7pm so that they can watch the performance!


There is no 13+ this week. All groups will return as normal following the holidays. Keep checking back for more information on programmes and rotas.

Happy Easter everyone 🙂 x



A while back we made some cookies in our youth group. These cookies were so delicious that a number of young people have asked if we will put the recipe on the website, so here it is..!

Tollhouse Cookies*

340g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
225g unsalted butter
150g granulated sugar
150g unrefined light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs
200g chopped pecans
150g dark chocolate chips

Pre-heat the oven to 190C. Grease and line a 23 x 33cm tin.

Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

Beat the butter and sugars together with the vanilla essence. Beat in the eggs. Stir the flour mixture, nut and chocolate chips into the mixture.

Spoon the mixture into the tin. Bake for 25 minutes until golden and firm. Cool in the tin for five minutes and cut into squares. Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

Store in an airtight container for three to four days.

For a crispier biscuit, put dollops of the mixture on to a greased baking tray.

You can substitute the pecans and chocolate chips for anything you like (within reason!).



* Recipe taken from 500 Cookies, by Philippa Vanstone