What we do
ECT Youth Club is a two time award winning Youth group held at the Riverside church building, Edenbridge high street.
Our Friday night youth group times are from 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Our age range is from School year 6+
The club is an opportunity for young people to come together for some fun games and activities and to just socialise with their friends after a busy school week.
Activities include: Full size pool table, table tennis, Air hockey, Table football and Badminton, Indoor soft archery and more. We also organise small trips out occasionally.
We have a tuck shop and lots of loud music. If this is not for you we also have a chill out area where we sometimes have craft activities.
We run an annual weekend camp and in the past have attended the Soul Survivor festivals these were week long events held at the Peterborough showground this festival sees up to 8,000 young people attending.
ONE to ONE
Our ONE to ONE group is a mentoring group working with young people in a one to one capacity.
This group is aimed at young people that just need a little more support in their lives and works at promoting self-esteem and confidence.
There are two sessions each lasting 45 minutes, each session consists of 6 young people and six adult helpers from all walks of life bringing their talents and skills into a craft working environment. We have also been out on some trips where young people have developed their confidence through activities such as abseiling and swimming.
Session 1: 5.15pm - 6.05pm
Session 2: 6.15pm - 7.05pm
Currently over Zoom.
This group runs fortnightly on Sunday evenings in a home environment for young people that are interested in learning more about the Christian faith.
The group takes part in Bible studies, discussions on various topics past, present and future that could possibly relate to their lives. We also watch films and have discussions relating to the Christian faith. The session usually ends up with a game or two. Oh and not to mention some good food as well.
New Youth Café
ECT has also been recently very much involved in the development of the New Youth Café. This is a pilot project being run for 10 weeks focusing on post pandemic recovery for young people.
It is a drop in café offering various workshops and some FREE food and drink to participants.
The project partners Include ECT, The Bridges Centre, West Kent Youth Services & Sevenoaks District Council.
The Café is open every Monday evening from 4pm - 6pm in the Bridges centre Edenbridge high Street.
The BRIDGE Youth Church
The BRIDGE Youth Church meets every other Sunday at the Riverside building Edenbridge high street. The service is for young people of secondary school age but all are welcome!
New Service times: 5:00pm for a 5:15pm start, finishing at 6:15pm
We run school clubs in our four local primary schools both after school and in lunch times.
Quest club takes the form of a movies & Crafts/games club showing animated stories from the bible each story is half an hour long with some craft activities to compliment the stories. We also lead and take part in various assemblies as well as supporting the schools on trips and residentials.
For more info on school clubs please contact your local primary school and ask for details on Quest club or the lunchtime clubs.
Working In Partnership
ECT is dedicated to working with all young people in the Edenbridge community.
More recently we have been working much closer in partnership with West Kent Youth Services, where we have been going out on foot (detached) to area's where young people congregate, to engage with those young people that we will not usually see within our building based settings.
We have also been supporting WKYS with their Olympia boxing sessions which are held at the Eden Centre on Thursday evenings from 7pm - 8pm.
Both of our organisations have been seeing great cross over from the young people enjoying the different activities that we both offer.